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American Crystal Sugar Co. growers who couldn't deliver crop will have to repay company $343 per unharvested acre

Farmers who grow sugar beets for American Crystal Sugar Co. were unable to harvest about one-third of the crop, said Jeff Schweitzer, American Crystal Sugar Co. spokesman. The company received about 7.5 million tons of sugar beets this fall, Schweitzer said. American Crystal Sugar Co. typically receives about 11.5 million tons of beets each harvest. Read More…

A tiny deer-like creature was feared extinct, but scientists just photographed it for the first time in a generation

Scientists had last spotted the silver-backed chevrotain, also called the Vietnamese mouse-deer, in 1990 in central Vietnam, Global Wildlife Conservation said in a statement. The rabbit-size chevrotain lives in a tropical forest-covered part of the Asian nation, is often targeted by poachers and is the first mammal on the Texas-based organization’s list of 25 most-wanted Read More…

Afghan leader announces release of Taliban commanders for kidnapped U.S., Australian professors

Speaking on live television, Ghani said the exchange is intended to help bring “peace and stability” to the country. “In consultations with our international partners, especially the U.S., we have adopted a mechanism and approach to make sure the release of these three men wouldn’t reinforce the … enemy and intensify attacks by them,” he Read More…

North Dakota grain trader sentenced to 8 years in prison; victim says he 'totally destroyed me, financially'

Schmaltz was one of four victims who testified Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the sentencing hearing for Hanson, 22, who pleaded guilty in July to wire fraud and money laundering charges after his grain dealing scheme unraveled, leaving farmers and elevators being owed millions of dollars. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Hanson at the Read More…

Supreme Court allows families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to sue gunmaker Remington

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 12, turned down an appeal from the gun industry intended to block a lawsuit from families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. The decision lets stand a groundbreaking ruling from the Connecticut Supreme Court that said the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle can Read More…