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Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment
Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota. Full Story

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.
The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by Sonstegard Farms of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the company employs more than 200 people... Full Story

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee
Praising recent action by both countries, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the thaw in relations with the communist island nation. And while Cuomo, Empire State business leaders and Cuban... Full Story

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform
Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly survey of bank CEO’s in a ten-state region dominated by agriculture, revealed a resurgent U.S.... Full Story

Consumers buying more organic products despite high prices

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Full Story

USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and over 2.5 million birds in the Midwest. Full Story

FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal the estate tax, part of a package of bills highlighting Wednesday's... Full Story

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. Full Story

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Full Story

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:34 PM

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. Full Story

Des Moines Water Works restarts nitrate removal equipment

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Des Moines Water Works is restarting its nitrate removal equipment as nitrate levels in the rivers used for source water exceed federal regulations. Full Story

California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM

California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing agencies to slash water use by as... Full Story

Bird flu confirmed at 4 more Minnesota turkey farms

posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM

A deadly strain of bird flu was confirmed Friday at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the country's top turkey-producing state to 13 and the toll at farms across the Midwest to over 1 million. Full Story

Special police unit to focus on street gangs in Fargo area

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Law enforcement authorities say gang members headed to and from the North Dakota oil patch are setting up shop in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area. Full Story

California regulator: State's utility "too big" for safety?

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. Full Story
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