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Democrats Told Not to Talk "Recovery"
April 18

WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such ta...(more)

National Guard Chaplain Service at Full Strength
April 18

BISMARCK, N.D. - For the first time in more than 15 years, the N.D. Army National Guard's chaplain corps is at full strength. 1st Lt. Yacob Makonnen, with the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement B...(more)

Help Offered for Gamblers
April 18

BISMARCK, N.D. While many people enjoy gambling as a recreational activity, between two and three percent of the population struggles with problem gambling that affects not only the gambler, but als...(more)

54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 17

JAMESTOWN - The 54th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Elks #995 & Jamestown Parks & Recreation Dept. and will be held Saturday, April 19th, 2014 (weather permitting) at 11:00am in McElroy Pa...(more)

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Cooler Temps Expected Into May
Fri, 18 Apr 2014

According to a recent report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, cooler than average temperatures are expected to continue across the northern states in May. South Dakota State University Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says the area that is most likely to continue the cool trend includes northern South Dakota and the northern half of Minnesota. The climate outlook for the next three months shows Montana and North Dakota to remain in an area of cooler than average temperatures. You can find more information on the iGrow website.
Franken and Vilsack Talk Rail While in Minnesota
Fri, 18 Apr 2014

The ongoing rail service issues have been a wake-up call for agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has met with BNSF Railway officials about the lack of cars and the long wait times for ag shippers. In an interview with the Red River Farm Network, Vilsack said BNSF has pledged to hire as many as 5,000 new employees in 2014, with a substantial number of those workers in the northern corridor. In addition, BNSF plans to add more than 500 new locomotives to its fleet. Vilsack said the railroad must treat all commodities fairly. “I think it’s important that we reassure our producers that we’re not going to see crops on the ground,” because, Vislack said “that puts us at a competitive disadvantage in a very competitive global economy.” The conversation with Secretary Vilsack and Minnesota Senator Al Franken is available on the RRFN website or on our smartphone app under "Today's Broadcast."
Triple the Soybean Acres
Fri, 18 Apr 2014

A Hazelton, North Dakota farmer is dramatically increasing the amount of soybeans he’ll plant this year. Mike Appert tells RRFN his decision is market driven. “Our soybean acreage this year will probably be triple the highest acreage we’ve ever had on this farm. Soybean price, particularly the new crop, seems to be strong so a lot of corn acres on this farm are getting switched to soybeans this year.”
BNSF Adding Trains
Fri, 18 Apr 2014

The BNSF Railway is adding trains in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana to handle the demand for fertilizer. Fifty-two fertilizer-dedicated trainloads will be moved in this region over the next six weeks. Each train would pull 65-to-85 cars. The Surface Transportation Board ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific to respond to the continuing service problems by today. At this point, CP has not filed its response.
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