STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Going live to the stable
Theirs is a gift that keeps on giving year after year after year.
For the past 24, the people of Holmes United Methodist Church, southwest of Thompson, N.D., have freely given a very special present... Posted on 12/21/12 at 4:08 PM
THE NEW FORTY Positive vibes indeed.
Whenever I travel, I try and regularly check the daily news in TheForum online (InForum).Glancing over the InForum site daily is the way that I stay grounded in the sensibilities of home.
Today I rea... Posted on 8/6/12 at 8:30 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Horse owners, take note
The South Dakota State University Extension Service reports that blister beetles have been found in alfalfa fields in the western part of the state. The bugs are particularly interesting in that they ... Posted on 5/30/12 at 10:06 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate approves bigger fireworks
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis
Minnesota skies could soon be lighting up on more than the Fourth of July.
State senators Tuesday approved a bill expanding legal fireworks 41-22. Some senators mad... Posted on 4/18/12 at 1:34 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Fire in the barn
Early Saturday morning I was awakened by thunder and lightening. Chance was nervoushe laid right beside me and panted. I dozed..Far Guy woke me up and said he was leaving Terrys barn is on... Posted on 7/25/11 at 6:05 AM
A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government would be better off investing in widespread fertility control of the mustangs and let nature cull any excess herds instead of spending millions to house them in overflowing holding pens.
On Saturday, Charlotte Tuhy hopes others will meet a horse they can bond with at the High Tail Horse Ranch’s biggest fundraising event of the year: an open house, adoption event and consignment auction.
When it came time for two Montana oilmen to name their horse, Frac Daddy was a natural choice. Petroleum geologist Carter Stewart, who does a lot of work in North Dakota, said the horse’s father is named Scat Daddy and naming the 3-year-old gray colt after hydraulic fracturing just popped out of his mouth.
Trainer Doug O'Neill had a pretty darned good day on two courses. First he birdied the eighth hole during a Wednesday afternoon golf outing at Valhalla and then he aced the Kentucky Derby draw when Goldencents landed in the No. 8 post and was made the 5-1 third choice for Saturday's race.
After their trailer ride from western North Dakota, Krystal, Ruby, Diamond, Princess, Karmel and Ginger were unloaded at the foot of a 1,000 pound-plus hay bale in the barn. They made a serious dent in it.
Founded more than 20 years ago as a place for abused or neglected girls, the Heartland Girls' Ranch accepts girls referred by county child protection workers for a variety of reasons, but largely because they have been abused or neglected. In recent years, Minnesota counties have increasingly sent girls who are victims of sex trafficking, some of whom were sold on websites like backpage.com.
The recent case of officials in Burleigh and Morton counties finding 99 dead horses in a man’s custody and seizing an additional 157 live ones that hadn’t been properly cared for has brought new attention to North Dakota’s animal welfare laws, described by many to be among the weakest in the country.
The 8-year-old quarter horse mare, one of about 150 malnourished and ailing horses seized last week by Burleigh and Morton county authorities, was sold last year by Gary Bernhardt, of Bernhardt Quarter Horses in Milnor, N.D., to Bill Kiefer, owner of the ranches where the horses were seized.
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