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DICKINSON, N.D. -- As the Christmas season approaches, the men and women of the United States Postal Service -- Santa’s hardest-working elves -- are seeing a noticeable increase in activity for addresses overseas.
The National Pest Management Association released its bi-annual forecast report of pest pressure and activity North Dakotans can expect moving into the fall and winter seasons. The report is based on weather patterns, long-term predictions and pest biological behaviors. According to the NPMA entomologists, erratic weather patterns and record-breaking rainfall are expected to cause an increase in pest pressure across the continental U.S. this fall and winter.
DICKINSON—North Dakota's first West Nile Virus-related death of 2018 was announced by the North Dakota Department of Health earlier this week, raising concerns about the virus in the state. The unidentified man who died was in his 60s, resided in the northwest region of the state and may have had underlying health issues contributing to a greater risk of severe illness associated with West Nile Virus.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Western Edge hunters will soon be hitting the grasslands for North Dakota's 2018 pronghorn season, as the state Game and Fish Department allocates 1,075 licenses. Pronghorn hunting has been an on-again, off-again, affair in North Dakota as a series of debilitating winters devastated the pronghorn population in the early half of the decade, halting hunting of the popular game. Last year, five units were prohibited hunting areas, making those prime hunting locations this year, according to avid hunters.
DICKINSON, N.D.—In the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history—which claimed the lives of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012—the American College of Surgeons began an extensive study on how to improve survivability in similar situations moving forward.