Project Safe Send starts this month — allowing people to safely dispose of their old, unusable or banned pesticides and other chemicals. Herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides will be accepted and shipped out of state for incineration. The project is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers, according to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Collections will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at state Department of Transportation facilities.
BOWMAN — Traffic jams outside and inside Bowman’s ambulance service building has prompted officials to consider sites for a new facility. Southwest Healthcare Services is already expanding its rural health clinic and long-term care facility as part of a $25 million project to replace its hospital.
BISMARCK — On Tuesday, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled in favor of a McKenzie County man in a dispute over old oil and gas leases. The decision may affect other landowners in the Bakken with old leases, which some energy companies hold onto even after they are profitable, according to the plaintiff’s lawyers.
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., will be making separate stops in Dickinson on Monday. Heitkamp will speak at the opening of a new Univar oil and gas distribution center on 545 28th Avenue East at 10:45 a.m.
REGENT — In 100 years, many things have changed in rural Regent. Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems.
From Stark County to the Red River Valley, the threat of flooding continues to loom statewide. For city and county officials, as well as engineers, navigating federal flood insurance can be confusing, said Federal Emergency Management Agency natural hazards specialist Tom Birney. Representatives from FEMA and engineering consulting firm Michael Baker Jr. presented information Wednesday morning about applying to change flood area maps, which can affect insurance rates. About 20 attendees learned tips and tricks at Dickinson Area Public Library.
REGENT -- A farm house west of Regent was extensively damaged by a Monday night fire, which firefighters believe was started by an electric water heater. No one was injured. Regent Fire Chief Terry Hartman said his crew received a call from one of the homeowners, Shane Magelky, at 7 p.m. Magelky was on his way back from New England, and saw smoke coming from the house’s windows.
After several harsh winters that decimated the state’s mule deer, the animals are experiencing a short-term comeback, according to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
BISMARCK -- A new pipeline will do the work of 4,300 trucks daily in transporting oil to and from North Dakota, Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk said Wednesday. The PSC unanimously approved permits for construction of the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline during its regular meeting.
MEDORA — Eight minors were hospitalized Monday afternoon after being bucked from their horses during a trail ride near the Medora riding stables. One boy suffered a broken nose, a contusion and knee injuries because of the accident. He was airlifted to Bismarck to receive medical care. Others came away with bumps and bruises, and were taken by Billings County Ambulance Service responders to St.