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North Dakota schools create plans to make up time missed for Blizzard

(Bismarck, ND) -- Some North Dakota schools are creating plans to make up time missed because of the recent blizzard. Schools in Divide County remain closed while Powers Lake is adding time onto the end of class days. Burke County schools won't have to make up days because extra time was already built into the school day.
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2022 Grazing Outlook

Most of Burke County had grazing conditions better than many other areas of the state in 2021 following wet snow received in April. Heavy rains in early June provide some runoff to many pastures in the county for stock water. However, by late fall most of that water was gone and soil moisture was almost nonexistent. Current snowfall promises some surface run off water this spring but soil moisture supplies are critical. Extension Specialists Miranda Meehan and Kevin Sedivic have some great information about what to expect from your rangeland and pastures in 2022 and what to look for to help guide your grazing management decisions.
Minot Daily News

Dustin Hagman, Stanley, man charged with domestic violence-related crimes

Dustin Troy Hagman, 49, Stanley, is charged in district court in Burke County with Class C felony reckless endangerment with extreme indifference – domestic violence, Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm, Class A misdemeanor domestic violence causing substantial bodily injury, and Class A misdemeanor menacing – domestic violence, all allegedly committed on Jan. 11.

Abstract building damaged in winds

In a year of strong windstorms, gusts Wednesday night last week were the final push to dislodge a section of stucco siding from the Divide-Burke Abstract building, formerly J.C. Penney's. Brad Nygaard -- The JournalCalling it “no big deal,” Sandra Simonson, owner of Divide-Burke Abstract in the former JC Penney building, said wind damage last week could have been a lot worse.

Counties likely to continue position of wellness agent

Commissioners in Divide and Burke counties likely will continue a joint extension position recently vacated. Divide County Commissioners last week met with NDSU’s Jim Gray and Divide County Extension Agent Travis Binde to discuss whether the Family and Community Wellness (FCW) agent position will be refilled. Gray said it’s...

Company reports two oil well fires, spills in western North Dakota

BISMARCK — Two oil field sites operated by the same company caught fire in Burke County on Monday, Jan. 31, resulting in spills of oil and highly saturated salt water. The incidents at sites operated by Petro Harvester Operating Co. LLC appear to be unrelated, but the causes of each will be investigated, the state's Oil and Gas Division said in a news release on Wednesday. Incident reports filed by the company did not provide any information on the cause of either fire.
Williston Daily Herald

Petro Harvester reports tank fires in Burke County

Two oilfield fires are going in Burke County, according to a media release from the North Dakota Division of Oil and Gas. The fires were reported by Petro Harvester Operating Company and started on Monday Jan. 31. The first fire occurred at the Busch 5-aH & 32-1H well pad, about...
Bismarck Tribune

Fires, spills occur at Burke County oil sites

Fires occurred Monday at two oil-related sites operated by Petro Harvester Operating Co. in Burke County. The incidents appear to be unrelated, and no information on what caused the fires was available Wednesday. Both led to saltwater spills, and oil also leaked in one of the incidents. The first fire...

Schedule changes made

Divide County High School and the Crosby Blue Line Club collectively rescheduled, canceled or added several games for its youth sports teams last week due to a variety of factors, including inclement weather and coronavirus exposures. • Divide County boys’ basketball: The team’s Jan. 18 game at Ray was postponed...
Minot Daily News

NRCS helps Burke County farmers go on offense against soil salinity

BOWBELLS — The Natural Resources Conservation Service field office in Burke County reports having some good luck in halting the spread of saline areas in cropland. Burke County has about 425,000 acres of cropland. Nearly every quarter of ground has some sort of saline problem; sometimes it covers as much as 20% of a field, said Mark Crosby, NRCS district conservationist.