INKSTER, N.D. -- Some five dozen volunteers heeded the call Monday morning to help clean after a weekend fire heavily damaged a portion of Midway Public School. Less than an hour after the volunteer effort began, the school’s website and Facebook pages announced, “The turnout has been great. We need no more volunteers!!” The fire, which was reported about midday Saturday, heavily damaged a shop and storage area at the rear of the building.
DEVILS LAKE — Lagging oil prices have stalled plans for a proposed diesel oil refinery here. About a year ago, Eagles Ledge Energy, based in Vancouver, B.C., had announced plans to build a $200 million, 20,000-barrel-per-day clean fuels oil refinery in Devils Lake. The refinery, operating under the name of American Dakota Refinery, is proposed to convert crude oil from the Bakken Formation in western North Dakota into off-road diesel fuel for use in farm and construction equipment.
DEVILS LAKE — Lake Region State College didn’t wait for Grand Forks to be named one of six national unmanned aircraft systems test sites last week before launching its own UAS curriculum. Its program has been off the ground for several years and officials are confident it’ll keep soaring into the future. The Precision Ag Center, for example, has its roots in 2006, when the school received the first of two Centers of Excellence grants from the state of North Dakota. The grants have allowed the school to establish partnerships with several businesses to, among other benefits, develop UAS appl