Severed calf head puzzles N.D. rancher, authorities

Farm Forum

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which someone placed a severed calf’s head atop a sign on a rural road just north of Dickinson. The head was put atop a ”private property” sign on Howard Newton’s ranch. The landowner tells The Dickinson Press that he doesn’t know how or why the head was put on his sign. He says he tends horses but doesn’t own any cattle. Sheriff’s Capt. Dean Franchuk says there have been no reports of missing cattle in the area.