BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department wants to kill off the fish populations in Danzig Dam and the Storm Creek watershed in Morton County, in an effort to boost the fishery in the future.
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.
Burleigh and Morton county residents who are still fixing damaged homes from last year's flooding are eligible to receive portions of a $1.3 million grant. About 150 homeowners will be awarded money through the grant.
Morton County zoning board members are mad at the county's prosecutor because they say he won't enforce zoning violations. The Morton County Commission plans to meet later to discuss the dispute with State's Attorney Allen Koppy.
The proposed Northern Plains National Heritage Area includes sites in Burleigh, Morton, Mercer, McLean and Oliver counties. They border an 80-mile stretch of the Missouri River. Skeptics of the proposed heritage area call it a way to make the property open to regulation by the National Park Service.
A proposed power line in western North Dakota will help export some of the region's wind energy to Minnesota. Allete Inc. wants to construct the line along the border between Oliver and Morton counties. It will stretch for about 11 miles and cost $10 million to build.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has agreed to include seven additional counties where farmers suffered crop production losses due to flooding, frost damage and other weather-related causes. Those counties are Adams, Bowman, Burleigh, Logan, Morton, Slope and Stark.
Taylor Berhow entered the guilty pleas during a preliminary hearing Tuesday at the Morton County Courthouse. Authorities say Berhow's blood-alcohol concentration was more than three times the legal limit for driving when he crashed into a tree last October, killing three of his friends and injuring another.
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