BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Reward money has been increased for information that solves two year-old cases of cattle killings in North Dakota.
The reward in a Richland County case in which 13 cows and a calf were shot and killed in a pasture near Hankinson is now up to $15,100. Officials say it's the largest cattle shooting in the state in recent memory.
The reward in an Oliver County case in which nine cattle were killed is now up to $27,000, the largest such reward in state history.
The main reason for the reward increases is a decision by the North Dakota Stockmen's Association to increase its standing reward in any case of someone stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in North Dakota. The amount has been increased from $1,000 to $10,000.