A group that funds developers of North Dakota farm products is giving money to four projects. The quarterly grants from the Agricultural Products Utilization Commission, a state Commerce Department program better known as APUC, total nearly $213,000.
A Minneapolis man has been indicted on animal terrorism charges in Iowa, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. The indictment charges Scott Ryan DeMuth with one count of conspiring to commit animal enterprise terrorism and cause economic damage exceeding $10,000. It said the acts DeMuth is accused of committing occurred between Nov. 9, 2004, and Nov. 20, 2004.
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, November 20, 2009
Increasing the discharge of water from Devils Lake into the Sheyenne River could raise sulfate levels high enough that Fargo might eventually need to install $45 million in water treatment equipment, city officials said this week. Sulfates are a natural laxative and can cause diarrhea in people not used to high levels in their water, officials said.
Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are discussing the possibility of a railroad quiet zone. “Quiet zones” involve safety upgrades at street crossings so trains don’t have to blow their horns as they pass. Other cities such as Fargo and Jamestown have or are developing quiet zones.
Unofficially, 181 fire trucks took part in the special segment of the Cass County Summerfest parade in Casselton, N.D. That would be enough to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for largest parade of fire trucks, set in April 2006 in Switzerland with 159 trucks. “We shattered it,” said Greg Kempel, the Casselton ambulance crew member and winery owner who led Saturday’s effort.
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