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Teresa Gire has reason to smile Wednesday after voters in Park River approved an ordinance that will allow chickens (hens) to be kept in town. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Park River hens won’t have to fly the coop

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PARK RIVER, N.D. — Chickens — or at least hens — rule the roost in Park River, where voters overwhelmingly approved an ordinance amendment Tuesday to allow residents to keep up to eight hens.


Residents voted 265-159 in favor of the change to a decades-old law that outlawed all kinds of livestock in the city.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email or phone. 
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