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Some people rejected the offer, but Harley-Davidson Inc. says it has persuaded most residents of Ryder, N.D., to become motorcyclists. About four months after Milwaukee-based Harley launched its effort to get nearly every adult in Ryder (population 84) licensed to ride, about 70 percent of the town's eligible residents have completed the free riding lessons.
BELCOURT, N.D. — Jessica Metcalfe paced the stage in high heels, waiting while they adjusted the lights for a fashion show in an unlikely spot: a reservation in rural North Dakota. Metcalfe, 36, has highlighted Native American-made designs with runway shows in New York City, Phoenix, Santa Fe — big-budget affairs with high-end looks and professional models.
You've heard about the carbon footprint, but what about the carbon paw-print? According to a new study, U.S. cats' and dogs' eating patterns have as big an effect as driving 13.6 million cars for a year. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals how our furry, four-legged companions' consumption of meat and other animal products adds a sizable, and largely overlooked, climate cost.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota and Wisconsin farms generate 60 million to 80 million pounds of plastic each year but until now had no real options to recycle it. They had to make a choice of paying for it to go to a landfill, burying it on their own land or illegally burning it--none of them, they knew, good for the environment. An Arkansas company has come up with a solution: In the past two years, it has given more than 4,400 dumpsters to farmers in the two states and then picked up the waste to turn into trash bags that are being used in parks locally.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump quietly signed legislation Wednesday that imposes new limits on his ability to lift sanctions against Russia, saying that parts of the measure are unconstitutional but that he was signing it for the "sake of national unity." The signing brought a protest from Russia, whose prime minister accused Trump of showing "total weakness." The new law marks a significant surrender by Trump to congressional efforts to limit his discretion in handling relations with Moscow.
CHICAGO — Dread might be too strong a word. But Kate Hunt's feelings about back-to-school shopping aren't far from those of kids who soon will have to give up lazy afternoons at the pool for long hours in the classroom.
***Editor's Note: A photo within this story shows the severity of the injuries and may be disturbing to some readers.*** MINNEAPOLIS - Had Maren Kesselhon suffered severe lacerations to her left ankle and foot in any Minnesota body of water other than Island Lake north of Duluth, the incident would have been shrouded less in mystery, and controversy, than it is.