The Finder for 9-20-17

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Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, Crowned Miss America 2018

Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, was crowned Miss America 2018 tonight at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for its 97th Anniversary broadcast on the ABC Television Network. Returning for his 9th time as host,…
Department of Ag gives to ND FFA Foundation for use in classrooms

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), through its Ag. In the Classroom program, has awarded the North Dakota FFA Foundation (ND FFA Foundation) $30,000 to benefit North Dakota schools, FFA chapters, 4-H Chapters and/or businesses who present ideas, timelines…
Vietnam to resume imports of U.S. dried distiller grains

Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that Vietnam will resume imports of dried distillers grains produced in the U.S. According to the North Dakota Ethanol Council,…
North Dakota Community Foundation scholarships

The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) will award over $600,000 in scholarships to over 375 North Dakota students in 2017. Nineteen recipients came from Hettinger and Slope counties. Those awarded scholarship funds were Levi Stegner (Amidon) – Ismael & Rose…
Heitkamp announces intention to run again

During her brother’s Fargo-based KFGO morning radio show News and Views, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced that she intends to run for re-election in 2018. News and Views host Joel Heitkamp asked twice, and she confirmed both times that…
Music Scholarships & Inspiration

North Dakota native Kat Perkins, a top 5 contestant on The Voice, starts Rising Star Foundation to guide aspiring musicians. Kat Perkins, nationally recognized singer/songwriter and speaker, recently announced a new foundation benefiting aspiring musicians called The Rising Star Foundation.…
Plan Your Fall Getaway in North Dakota

Autumn in North Dakota is centered in the outdoors, from angling on a quiet lake to hitching a hayride or tailgating at a football game. Convene at a coveted spot with family and friends to take in September’s delightful sights…
Federal Rural Development Funds for North Dakota

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced nine federal grants totaling over $687,000 to help rural communities throughout North Dakota start new small businesses and provide assistance for existing ones to grow. “Small businesses throughout North Dakota support jobs, grow the…
Bins require clearance from power lines

Grain bins play an integral role in the efficiency and profitability of farm and ranch operations, and safety regulations should always be considered when working around these structures. Whether you’re purchasing new grain bins or remodeling areas that contain existing…
Burgum requests Disaster Declaration

Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a presidential major disaster declaration for extensive storm damage sustained by infrastructure, farmsteads and ranches in July. The request follows the governor’s action last week declaring a severe summer storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and…
Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

STATE POINT—Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to…
Hettinger County 4-H youth participate in shotgun invite

Six Hettinger county 4-H Youth attended the ND 4-H Shotgun Invitational in Bismarck on Saturday, August 12, 2017. It was the culmination for the participants of the 4-H summer shooting sports program in Hettinger County. Four of the five families…
Gov. Doug Burgum declares 3 counties severe storm disaster areas

Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday, Aug. 17, signed an executive order declaring three western North Dakota counties a severe storm disaster area, according to a press released from Burgum’s office issued the same day. By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor…
Going Dark

The nation, and the world, will soon experience the celestial phenomena of a total solar eclipse. Barring weather, on Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be able to witness at least a partial eclipse, with multiple cities along…