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BILLINGS, Mont.—It was only a matter of time before ranchers began replacing the 4.3 million American cattle lost to drought since 2012. Now, they're filling the void with livestock from the northern states. Since early spring, buyers from as far away as Texas and Tennessee have been represented in the bleachers of Montana auction arenas, where bidding on replacement heifers has been brisk. The trend should bolster Montana's gross income from cattle sales, which was already surging from $961 million in 2009 to roughly $1.6 billion in last year, according to the U.S.
DEGRAFF, Minn. -- A South Dakota man died from injuries sustained in a car accident reported around 12:21 a.m. Thursday morning north of Degraff in west-central Minnesota. John Sherman, 58,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry with 97 percent of the nation's 2.1 million farms in the U.S.
SIOUX FALLS -- A man selling a racist paper target at a Sioux Falls gun show has been banned from any future show. The vendor, whose name hasn’t been released...
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Temperatures that reached into the 50s in Williston Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making the contamination spread more quickly into the state's waterways, officials said. Melting snow and increased flows made it difficult for cleanup crews to collect some of the contamination in Blacktail Creek, said Dave Glatt, chief of the North Dakota Department of Health's Environmental Health Section. A pipeline leak discovered Jan.
Trina Nguyen and Loc Tran face federal human trafficking charges and other charges after allegedly operating a brothel in Minot, N.D., and then, after posting bond on similar state charges...
SISSETON -- The names of the three victims killed in a shooting in Sisseton over the weekend were released Monday by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. Vernon Renville Jr.,...
SISSETON – This small city reeled Saturday from reports by authorities that a local 22-year-old man killed three people and seriously injured another in a shooting before taking his own...
On a hot summer day, there are certain flavors that sound more refreshing than others. A couple of my favorites are ice cold margaritas and key lime pie. Obviously, some of what is so refreshing is the ice in the margaritas and the pucker-inducing freshly squeezed lime juice in both items. I like to keep various fruit juice concentrates in my freezer because they are a great way to add a flavorful punch to foods in a hurry.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction. The U.S.