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Sarena Selbo, a graduate of Fargo South High School and the University of North Dakota, will soon be chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands, which include American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
New research shows that the health benefits of adding trees and other elements of nature to urban areas may help close the lifespan gap between people living in the most and least deprived areas. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
The endangered birds are expected to fly through North Dakota over the next few weeks as they migrate from Canada to Texas.
North Dakota Health and Human Services said the raccoon, which was killed after his visit to Maddock Bar, did not have rabies.
The differences in the way various plants deal with frost are rooted in their internal chemistry.
Rabies "attacks the nervous system and causes swelling of the brain. There is no treatment and rabies is nearly always fatal," according to the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services.

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The Center for Biological Diversity says not enough is being done to get more wolves in more places.
A family living outside Hope, North Dakota, have been enjoying a daily summer visitor. After finding an injured fawn on their farm, the family nursed it back to health, then let it become independent.
Bison that lived 3,000 years ago were 37% larger than those living today because of a warming climate — a trend that will accelerate, with bison projected to become 46% smaller by the end of the century. Bison are shaggy sentinels of climate change on the prairie.

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