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County votes to keep weather mod

The weather modification program will continue in Bowman County, per the wishes of the majority of voters in Tuesday’s election.

By BRYCE MARTIN
Pioneer Editor | bmartin@countrymedia.net

The weather modification program will continue in Bowman County, per the wishes of the majority of voters in Tuesday’s election.

It was a sometimes brutal fight for John Palczewski, who served as the face of the weather modification ballot measure. He had successfully gotten the item onto the general election ballot, and said was mostly pleased just with that feat.

“We achieved what we initially set out to do which was get it on the ballot,” Palczewski told The Pioneer on Wednesday.

“Of course we are disappointed that it didn’t get voted out, but I’m happy to know that the residents of Bowman County were given the opportunity to vote.”

But the residents seemed to thoroughly oppose the measure to abolish the cloud seeding program, with nearly a landslide vote to deny the measure.

About 70 percent of the vote, 1,247 votes, were cast in favor of keeping weather modification, while only 30 percent, or 532 votes, sought to abolish the program.

The largest amount of votes in favor of keeping weather mod came from the Four Seasons precinct, which encompasses mostly rural townships throughout Bowman County.


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