Go outdoors in North Dakota!

Craving wide-open spaces? Lucky for you, North Dakota has hundreds of miles of wide-open space, and the most stunning outdoor attractions are free of traffic jams and crowded trails. Take in the sounds of a bison’s hooves slowly crossing the road at Theodore Roosevelt National Park or an elk’s antlers brushing through leaves at the White Horse National Game Preserve.

Mike Schlosser, Jay Mathern, Tim Moch, Grant Mathern and Garitt Irey

Butcher’s Edge: Edgeley ranchers build small-town beef processing plant

In an industry dominated by giants, Butcher’s Edge, a new beef processing plant located at the south edge of Edgeley, may seem like a small player.

Even so, Butcher’s Edge will play a big role boosting the local economy by offering ranchers a place to process their beef, providing employment for at least six local workers and offering customers a reliable source for some of the most wholesome beef raised in the United States.

Williston will host its fifth Babe Ruth World Series next month at Ardean Aafedt Stadium.

The baseball capital of the West

Williston might be known to America as a boom town. But the Western Star city is quickly developing another outside reputation – as a baseball town.

In August, Williston will host its fifth Babe Ruth World Series and third in the past decade. The town of nearly 30,000 expects to welcome around 40,000 World Series attendees over the 25-game period, with an estimated 40% coming from outside Williams County.

Brad Schmitt, an apprentice line technician with Slope Electric Cooperative, repairs a damaged power line near Crosby May 4.

Through snow, mud and miles

An ice and snow storm rolled into North Dakota late April 22. Over two days, icy rains, heavy, wet snow and winds up to 60 miles per hour wreaked havoc on western and north central North Dakota. The storm affected 14 electric cooperatives, toppling more than 4,000 poles, downing distribution and high-voltage transmission lines, and damaging substations, with the brunt of damage sustained in the northwestern quadrant of the state and areas served by Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, McLean Electric Cooperative, McKenzie Electric Cooperative and Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative.

Local food truck vendors serve the gamut of palates, with unique and mouth-watering bites, at food truck festivals across the state.

The face of Food Trucks

It’s not beans and biscuits feeding hungry cowboys anymore.

The chuckwagons of the Old West have evolved to serve the gamut of palates. From barbecue sundaes and pulled pork parfaits, to Mexican-German fusion chili and the Fargo Fillie, the modern food truck has found a permanent parking spot in America’s food scene.