If people are what they eat, Marcia McMullen, a professor and extension plant pathologist at North Dakota State University, has been making people better for years. McMullen works on a plant disease commonly known as "scab" that affects cereal crops including wheat, barley and corn. It was the topic of McMullen's Carhart Lecture on Monday in the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. Should the disease affect a crop and be ingested by a human or animal, it would cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches. The U.S.
Area emergency workers responded to a number of accidents throughout the region Friday morning as blowing snow and icy roads caused drivers to lose control of their vehicles. One driver near the Miner and McCook county line on U.S. Highway 81 lost control of a car and was hit by a semitruck, totaling the back end of the car, according to the Miner County Sheriff's Office. No injuries or citations were reported. Elsewhere, icy roads caused a pickup to roll around 9:20 a.m.