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North Dakota beekeeping supply to serve top US honey states

Jan. 16, 2022 11:57 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A commercial beekeeping supply business has opened in far southwestern North Dakota that will serve people in three of the top five honey producing states in the country. State Department of Commerce officials say Commercial Bee Supply in Hettinger is meant...

Vermont's free ice fishing day slated for this month

Jan. 16, 2022 10:49 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s annual Free Ice Fishing Day sponsored by the Department of Fish and Wildlife will be held this year on Jan. 29. On Free Ice Fishing Day, resident and nonresident anglers can ice fish on any Vermont water body that is open to ice fishing without a...

Arizona couple reunited with dog lost 6 days in Wyoming snow

Jan. 16, 2022 10:14 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jonathan Lounds had just proposed to his girlfriend in the Tetons when the couple heard their dog was missing. P.J., a blue heeler, was an Arizona “desert dog,” Lounds said. But when he and fiance Calen Harding dropped P.J....

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...

Florida couple is saving Earth, a bucket of litter at a time

Jan. 16, 2022 03:12 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to clearing their surroundings of trash, this couple has it in the bag — and bucket, and recycling and trash receptacles — from Thailand to Hawaii to Brevard County. It’s as simple as this for Rich and Kanok Datin, who scour Space Coast...

Remote artist residencies return to Isle Royale, Porcupines

Jan. 16, 2022 00:02 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Artist residency programs in two of Michigan’s most remote parks are once again giving creators the chance to find inspiration through deep solitude and connection with unspoiled nature. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located in the western...

Virginia woman charged after dog found buried alive

Jan. 15, 2022 17:57 PM EST

PETERSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after officials say she buried her dog alive. The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday from someone claiming to have witnessed the incident in the Jones Trailer Park. ...

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

Jan. 15, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the official seasons to hunt for game and to gather prized truffles. Earlier this month, a...

Cowboy recalls years working Montana ranch bought by Murdoch

Jan. 15, 2022 10:28 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Ray Marxer’s first day as a hired hand at the Matador Cattle Co. ranch south of Dillon began with two lessons in humility. As dawn approached, jitters struck. “I was so nervous, I threw up,” Marxer recalled. Next, he joined a...

Sea turtle swims wild after long rehab at 2 aquariums

Jan. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — An endangered sea turtle is back in the ocean after more than a year of rehabilitation at aquariums in Boston and Mississippi. The Mississippi Aquarium released the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Typhoon on Thursday into the Mississippi Sound at Biloxi. ...