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Survey: Americans losing billions by taking less vacation time

WASHINGTON - Americans took the least amount of vacation time in almost four decades last year, forfeiting billions of dollars in compensation without scoring points with their bosses, according to an industry group analysis released on Tuesday.

Mitchell city council delays new city hall

Mitchell, S.D., Mayor Ken Tracy cast the deciding vote Monday night to delay the construction of a new city hall, clearing the way for a competition-sized indoor pool to be built in the city.

Finding funding for pheasant habitat

Paul Coughlin talks about the landscape in South Dakota as if it were a radiant, elaborate painting.

ND ranch expands into agritourism to accommodate next generation

ND ranch expands into agritourism to accommodate next generation

MCKENZIE, N.D. – Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.

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36-hour adventure race coming to western ND

A new type of athlete is coming to western North Dakota.

Howard building back in business for SD hunting season

HOWARD, S.D. - A behemoth building on Howard's Main Street will spring to life this fall during hunting season.

VIP Hunt showcases Montevideo as hunting destination

VIP Hunt showcases Montevideo as hunting destination

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The North Shore and Minnesota’s lake country may beckon in the heat of summer, but come autumn and the start of the hunting season, Montevideo Mayor Debra Lee Fader wants you to know there is really only one destination.

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Worthington ready for Minn. governor’s pheasant opener

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With 99 percent of the corn crop still in the field, participants in the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Saturday will have more than enough challenge to find the ever-elusive ringnecks.

After decades of donations Bonanzaville has run out of space

After decades of donations Bonanzaville has run out of space

WEST FARGO, N.D. – For decades, relics of North Dakota’s past have found their way to Bonanzaville.

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Pheasants Forever donates $100K to SD conservation fund

Pheasants Forever donates $100K to SD conservation fund

MITCHELL, S.D. - South Dakota's newly created conservation fund has already doubled, thanks to a $100,000 donation from Pheasants Forever.

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ND governor unveils $80M plan for parks, conservation

ND governor unveils $80M plan for parks, conservation

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple rolled out a plan Monday to spend more than $80 million on state parks and conservation efforts as a “sound and balanced” alternative to a November ballot measure that would establish a conservation fund supported by oil tax revenue.

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Public art agreement between GF, commission delayed

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Public Arts Commission has more planning ahead of it when comes to public art projects in Grand Forks following a lengthy discussion Monday with City Council members.

Longtime employee Berg hired as director of ND Historical Society

BISMARCK – Claudia Berg, a 33-year employee of the State Historical Society and coordinator of the nearly completed $51.7 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center, was picked Wednesday to lead the agency after current Director Merl Paaverud retires Nov. 14.

ND Historical Board member 'concerned' with results of search for new director

BISMARCK – A member of the State Historical Board said she’s “challenged to reconcile” how a search committee that was directed to forward three finalists for interviews for director of the State Historical Society ended up advancing only two finalists – both internal candidates – despite more than 40 applicants for the position.

Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota.

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