University of Jamestown Adding Engineering Program
Posted by KSJB News on 3/30/2015 4:39:00 PM.

Seeking inaugural chair for new Department of Engineering and Mathematics...

BNSF Adding Safety Rules for Oil Trains
Posted by KSJB News on 3/30/2015 4:27:00 PM.

Train speeds sharply reduced in metropolitan areas...

Good Friday Affects Garbage Routes in Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 3/30/2015 3:12:00 PM.

People on Thursday and Friday routes need to be early...

Homeland Security's Number 2 in North Dakota
Posted by KSJB News on 3/30/2015 10:12:00 AM.
U.S Senator Heidi Heitkamp bringing official to Larimore and elsewhere...

SD Visa Program Owes Banking Tax
Posted by KSJB News on 3/29/2015 10:15:00 AM.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A company set up to recruit foreign investors in an investment-for-visa program that became entangled in scandal and swept up into in last year's U.S. Senate race must pay a state banking tax.

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  • Lerner Cautious About Early Planting
    World Weather, Inc. senior ag meteorologist Drew Lerner says there should be some opportunities for farmers to get their crops planted. However, Lerner sees quite a variety of weather ahead. “I think planting early is a great idea since I think it’ll turn a little drier later in the year. My biggest word of caution is be careful not to get too far ahead of the last frost/freeze date because I think there is a little bit of a higher risk of such occurrences taking place this year because we are still going to be dominated by a northwesterly flow aloft. That will bring shots of cold air periodically. We are going to see that repeated quite often as we go through April and May. There is a chance we may see something like that occur in June as well.” Regarding moisture, Lerner thinks we may run on the short side.
  • Planting Spring Wheat in the Onida Area
    Farmers have been seeding spring wheat in the Onida, South Dakota area. Oahe Grain Onida location manager Tim Luken says farmers started seeding a couple of weeks ago. “We have some guys that are done, some that are in the middle and some that are just starting. The winter wheat is starting to come out of dormancy. From what I’ve been told, the winter wheat west of Highway 83 is in good shape. The wheat east is touch-and-go because we were kind of dry last fall.” Luken says moisture is a big concern in his area.
  • Waiting for the Ground to be Ready
    Underwood, Minnesota farmer Lance Peterson is waiting for his ground to get fit before he can head to the field. Peterson thinks it could be another week. “Our soil temperatures are still very cold, there’s still frost in some areas. We only got about a half an inch of precipitation last fall and very little snow. It’s a real change over last year. It’s appearing that we might have a chance to plant from one end of the field to the other.” Peterson is expecting slightly less corn acres. “I think we’re going to see corn off some and soybeans are probably going to pick those acres up. We’re too far away from the sorghum growing areas where they’re seeing big changes in light of the tremendous price on that crop.”
  • Genotyping Center Aiming for June 1 Open
    Renovations are underway at the USDA-ARS Research lab in Fargo, North Dakota to turn it into the National Agricultural Genotyping Center. National Corn Growers Association Director of Research and Business Development Dr. Richard Vierling says they’d like to open June 1. “We’re looking to buy equipment soon. We have a lot of things to do between now and June 1. Hopefully we can get them all done.” Vierling says job openings may be posted this week. “We’re going to start small, about ten employees to start. You can look at the North Dakota State University employment website to see the job descriptions.”
  • USDA Awards Economic Development Loans
    USDA has awarded $31 million in loans and grants for 38 projects in 12 states to promote rural economic development. Agralite Electric Coop got a $1 million loan to help expand the Benson, Minnesota propane terminal and build a propane rail offloading facility. Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. in South Dakota got two grants, totaling $415,000, to help the Jasper Rural Fire Department buy a fire truck, and to help the Lake Area Improvement Corp. build a spec building in the Madison industrial park.
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