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Minnesota farmers pitch ways to offer small dairies relief

Apr. 22, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

GREENWALD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are sketching proposals to prevent the closure of small dairies during a sustained slump in milk prices. The Star Tribune reports that local farmers recently gathered in Greenwald to voice concerns about the loss of small dairies, which face higher milk production...

Lawmaker seeks to restore South Dakota's Flaming Fountain

Apr. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Efforts are under way to restore flame to South Dakota's Flaming Fountain, an attraction that began life as a glorified natural-gas flare. The fountain is just east of the Capitol building in Pierre, on the shore of Capitol Lake between memorials dedicated to South Dakota veterans...

Pedestrian dies from injuries after being hit by car in Reno

Apr. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a car while in a Reno crosswalk. Reno police say 63-year-old Deven Dyer Hickingbotham died at a hospital about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, some seven hours after he was run over. They say the 38-year-old driver is facing three...

Bill requires Ohioans be at least 16½ for driver's license

Apr. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A bill before the Ohio Legislature requiring teenage drivers under 18 years old to use their learner's permits for a full year would mean minors would have to be at least 16½ before they could get their probationary driver's license. The proposed legislation aims to give young...

Transmission line project receives Wyoming approval

Apr. 21, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have approved construction of transmission lines to connect energy generated from wind farms in southern Wyoming to southwestern states. The state Industrial Siting Council voted unanimously Friday during its meeting in Saratoga to approve the permit application by...

Community forum scheduled for UP utility's service plans

Apr. 21, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A forum will be held in Escanaba to get residents' input on a utility's long-term service plans in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Sessions are scheduled May 17 at Bay de Noc Community College and will include presentations on Upper Peninsula Power's integrated resource plan that's...

Legislative commission recommends change for adult education

Apr. 21, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A legislative commission is recommending that adult education programs should be moved to the Department of Labor and Training. A state Senate commission recently recommended relocating the administration of these programs from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to...

Colorado inspections at oil and gas sites showing results

Apr. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

DACONO, Colo. (AP) — State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites — half the frequency of leaks they...

Lamont taps Maryland woman for open regulatory position

Apr. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated the former advisor to the chairman of Maryland's utility regulator for a position on Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The Democrat has tapped Marissa Paslick Gillett of Baltimore to serve as a PURA commissioner. PURA is responsible...

Law lets some hospitals seize tax refunds

Apr. 21, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina law originally written to help state and local governments collect debts is being used by some state hospitals to seize tax refunds from people with past-due medical bills. A report on the practice in Sunday's Post and Courier says much of the money flows to some of...