North Dakota News

New Crop Insurance Program to Benefit Small Ag Producers in North Dakota

Small farmers and ranchers in North Dakota who once were unable to insure their crops will get a chance to do so in 2015 under a new insurance program. Small and mid-size producers will be able to insure all of …

Minot to Hire Flood Consultant with $1M in State Funds

Minot, N.D., is getting $1 million in state money to help the city deal with properties left neglected or abandoned after a devastating flood in 2011. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that the money from the state Division of Emergency Services …

North Dakota Farmers Filing Insurance Claims for Wheat Crop

Crop insurance agents in North Dakota say they have begun receiving claims and expect more than the usual number to come in because a lot of wheat still unharvested. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a snowy April and wet May …

New Insurance Program Meant to Boost North Dakota Ag Exports

North Dakota officials are touting a new export program designed to help farmers increase sales and minimize their risk. The program authorizes the Bank of North Dakota to provide insurance coverage of not less than 90 percent on bulk commodity …

Report: Midwest Economy Still Strong, Growth to Continue

The economy remained strong in nine Midwest and Plains states in August, and a monthly survey of business leaders released Sept. 2 suggests growth will continue in the months ahead. The region’s overall economic index inched up to 57.2 last …

Flood Control Plan for North Dakota’s Souris River Valley in Limbo

Plans for an $823 million flood control project for the Souris River Valley in North Dakota are in limbo due to federal policy changes and disagreements in Congress. Corps of Engineers officials are studying new rules that impact changes to …

Torrential Rains Leave Flooded Homes, Injuries in North Dakota

Torrential rains led to weekend flooding in parts of North Dakota, inundating or threatening more than a dozen homes in the west and causing at least two injuries in the east. Many areas of the state got several inches of …

Insurance to Pay After North Dakota Senior Drives Through Fresh Cement

A road construction company says it will have to redo 50 feet of concrete on a Fargo street after a 78-year-old woman drove through fresh cement. The accident happened in a construction zone near 25th Street and Interstate 94. Authorities …

Judge Says Inspectors Must Have Full Access to North Dakota Mine

A North Dakota company must allow federal inspectors unfettered access to a sand and gravel mine that is the subject of workplace safety complaints, a federal judge ordered Aug. 6. The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit in July …

U.S. Attorneys in Dakotas Turning Up Heat on Health Care Fraud

The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal …