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POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Veterans in northern Idaho could find out tomorrow whether Post Falls will host a state veterans home. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the Idaho Division of Veterans Services has been developing a feasibility report for veteran care facilities in the state. Proponents of the plan say an 88-bed home will be built in three to five years.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho-based J.R. Simplot has filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled. According to the lawsuit, the company paid more than $12,000 last year to deliver roughly 5,000 cases of french fries at 10 degrees. Officials in Doraville, Georgia, discovered that a door had not been closed all the way.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park opens tomorrow for snowmobiles and other motorized snow machines. Recent warm weather and limited snowfall means there's very little snowpack on many of the park's interior roads. Until conditions improve, visitors will be allowed to take snowmobile trips or travel by commercial snowcoach between the park's South Entrance and Old Faithful.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — There are nearly three times more elk wandering the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming than normal in mid-December. Elk hunting on the preserve ends today, and refuge biologist Eric Cole says it's likely elk numbers will rise in the following week. Cole tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that weather and snow conditions typically dictate how long the Jackson Elk Herd takes to arrive.

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