$370 million for road maintenance and construction for ND DOT this year

The price tag for keeping our roads in shape is nothing to joke about. This year’s $370 million DOT budget is in line with past year’s budgets of $380 million and $360 million. These numbers are down considerably from oil-boom years when annual budgets exceeded $700 million. Catch up with the full coverage below from

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U.S. Senate Bills address Missouri River floods

Flooding across the Missouri and Mississippi rivers this spring have politicians talking, and one of the topics is the Corp’s management practices and priorities. On that topic, two bills were introduced this week that may have impacts in North Dakota. One would remove fish and wildlife as one priority on the list of those that

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North Dakota Game and Fish changes record policy after walleye controversy

It’s official. As result of the controversy surrounding a recently caught largest-ever walleye, the North Dakota Game and Fish are changing their policy on determining records. In the future, when the biggest fish is caught, the Game and Fish will wait 2-weeks before formally declaring it a record. Mike McFeely writing at the Grand Forks

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North Dakota walleye fisheries in great shape, you can help keep it that way!

North Dakota’s walleye fisheries — particularly those a part of the Missouri River system and Lake Sakakawea are in great shape. But that doesn’t just happen. The health of the fish resource is regularly monitored by North Dakota Game and Fish and policies and stocking practices are aligned to match needs. And it’s tagging studies

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#GoodTalking Minot Beer & Teaching Science

Last week on the first hour of #GoodTalk Minot we were joined by Dr. Brian Schmidt. Brian’s an Associate Professor at Minot State and the Brewer at Souris River Brewing. What do these careers have in common and what’s the added value in drinking local beer? Find out in the conversation below.

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Africa is leading the world in plastic bag reform

Whether through bans, taxes, or simple acknowledgment of the problem — people and countries across the globe are waking up to the scourge of plastic invading our natural environments. And in countries throughout Africa, they’re taking aggressive steps to reduce usage and impacts — particularly of plastic bags. It’s a local story because the impacts

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ND ranchers cheer; U.S. beef gains full access to Japan

In a move that’s being lauded as removal of non-science-based trade barriers, U.S. beef producers will gain full access to Japanese markets. U.S. beef exports to Japan have been restricted going back more than a decade due to scares of bovine spongiform encephalopathy; those restrictions will be lifted Jenny Schlect with Forum News Service has

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Josh Duhamel talks about North Dakota roots and Hollywood career

Minot-native Jush Duhamel was awarded an honorary degree by UND last weekend. As a part of the experience, he sat down with WDAY’s Matt Henson and talked about North Dakota and what it means to him to be from this place. Follow the link below to catch the 7-minute interview.

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