Otter Tail Power Offering Grants for AEDs
Posted by KSJB News on 6/27/2016 6:46:00 AM.
Fergus Falls, MN –(submitted) -  Otter Tail Power Company is granting up to nine $1,500 awards in 2016 to qualifying organizations in its service area for purchasing automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Mrs. North Dakota - America Pageant and Princess in the Mirror Pageant Coming to Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 6/27/2016 5:11:00 AM.

 Christene Jorissen - Mrs. NDA, 2015
JAMESTOWN – (submitted) - The Mrs. North Dakota /America Pageant Weekend will be held on July 8-10, 2016 in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Eckelson Man Charged After Rollover in Sunday
Posted by KSJB News on 6/26/2016 9:05:00 PM.
SANBORN - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old Eckelson man is charged with driving under the influence after a one-vehicle rollover Sunday evening.

Still Not Satisfied - Online Petition Started Against New Logo
Posted by KSJB News on 6/25/2016 1:00:00 PM.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — People not happy with the University of North Dakota's new Fighting Hawks logo are signing an online petition in an effort to get it changed.

Britain Votes to Leave European Union - Prime Minister to Resign
Posted by KSJB News on 6/24/2016 4:50:00 AM.
LONDON--(Reuters) - Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.

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  • The Week Ahead
    The Red River Farm Network will begin the week at a CHS town hall meeting in Grand Forks. As the week continues, RRFN will also participate in the National Sunflower Association Summer Seminar in Bismarck and a National Association of Farm Broadcasting event in Chicago. RRFN's weekly Crop Watch broadcast will originate in the Casselton and Jamestown areas this week. For timely news and information, follow Carah, Mike, Randy and Don on Twitter. Get more on the Red River Farm Network Facebook.     
  • House Revolt May Derail GMO Labeling Bill
    Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow have come to terms on a GMO labeling issue. The compromise language still needs to pass the full Senate before it goes to the House for a vote. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson is not confident that can happen. "I think this revolt in the House is going to mean that nothing is going to get done the rest of the year," said Peterson, "It's pretty ugly and there are upset people on both sides." Peterson says there are some Republicans that think the Senate bill is too prescriptive, which means a significant number of Democrats will need to vote for the GMO labeling bill if it is going to pass. Under normal circumstances, Peterson says that Democratic support would be likely, but the current environment complicates the issue. "Some of the people that were protesting gun control are the ones that are going to protest this agreement; it is not radical enough for them."
  • Bipartisan Agreement Forged on Biotech Labeling
    Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow have reached an agreement on a GMO labeling compromise. In a joint statement, the lawmakers said “the bipartisan agreement is an important path forward that represents a true compromise. Since time is of the essence, we urge our colleagues to move swiftly to support the bill.” This proposal would immediately prohibit states or other entities from mandating labels of food or seed that is genetically engineered. The agreement also focuses on a national, uniform standard and mandatory disclosure with several on-package options, including text on package or a link to a website. Very small manufacturers and restaurants would be exempt.  Foods where meat, poultry and egg products are the main ingredient are exempt. The legislation also prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture from considering any food product derived from an animal to be bioengineered solely because the animal may have consumed GMO feed.
  • Securing 60 Votes
    North Dakota Senator John Hoven says lawmakers are working to gain support for the GMO labeling legislation. “I think we have a good chance to pass it. Obviously, we’ll shoot to move it as soon as we can. We are already counting heads. I know Debbie Stabenow is doing the same on her side of the aisle. I think we’ll be able to move it. I think it has the elements we’ve been talking about for a while."
  • Jumping the House Hurdle
    Regarding the GMO labeling proposal, Informa Economics Senior Vice president Jim Weisemeyer says the Senate "is in, the House isn't." The House is back in session July 5 and is in town until July 15. "The Senate’s goal is to have the House pass the Senate-passed bill by July 15. That’s their strategy. Whether or not the House will go along with the details of the Senate bill remains to be seen.” Weisemeyer thinks President Obama could sign it quickly after it’s passed in Congress, but the hurdle is in the House.  
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