DICKINSON, N.D. — There’s a surprising trend taking root in North Dakota and Minnesota — agriculture fatalities. Last month, a western North Dakota farmer was killed when his clothing became entangled with a farm implement on Dec. 15. Less than a month prior on Nov. 16, a young mother was killed in a farm accident after being pinned by a hay bale in western Minnesota. 60 days before that, in September, a juvenile died after being trapped in a grain auger-conveyor in central South Dakota.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The impasse continues over government spending, with party lines drawn over funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall. As the spending bill lapsed, the resulting turmoil has left large swathes of the federal government in shutdown. The affected agencies include the National Park Service, homeland security, law enforcement, tax collection and transportation.