Patriotism abounds in Okabena on Independence Day
1/3: Children collect their share of candy along the parade route at Okabena's Independence Day parade. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)
2/3: A mixture of four-wheeled vehicles take part in Okabena's 4th of July parade. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)
3/3: Okabena American Legion Post 608 band members bring up the tail end of the parade. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)
“Why would we create new major programs, when we can’t even fund the programs that we have?” a public education lobbyist said in opposition to Noem's three-year, $15 million proposal.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol investigated the Wednesday, Jan. 25, crash.
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.