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AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
February 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Farmers need to look for low-investment opportunities to increase income in this tough ag economy. That was just some of the advice from lenders...
Passenger boardings continue to fall at most ND airports
February 17, 2017 - 11:25am
FARGO — Passenger boardings continued to tick down last month at nearly all of North Dakota’s commercial airports. The North Dakota Aeronautics...
Dow Jones barely notches sixth straight record high close
February 17, 2017 - 11:20am
The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, Feb. 16, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower...
American Crystal Sugar, union to talk in April
February 17, 2017 - 11:18am
MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. in Moorhead, Minn., says it has settled on dates starting in mid-April for talks with the factory...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: For the week of Feb. 17
February 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Ackerman to lead Wells Fargo Private Bank in the Dakotas and greater Minnesota Fargo – Wells Fargo Private Bank has announced that Stacey J....
ND oil production fell 9 percent in December
February 16, 2017 - 3:06pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — Severe winter weather caused North Dakota oil production to drop 9 percent in December, the largest monthly decline in state...
Enbridge closes on $1.5 billion stake in Dakota Access Pipeline
February 16, 2017 - 2:36pm
DULUTH, Minn. -- Enbridge has closed on its $1.5 billion purchase of a stake in the contentious Dakota Access pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners...
Williston confident they’ll still get state money for new airport
February 16, 2017 - 2:34pm
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Legislators voted down a bill this week that would have set aside millions promised by the state to Williston’s new airport,...
Minnesota private colleges emphasize undergrad research
February 16, 2017 - 12:05pm
ST. PAUL — A summer in France gave Ruth Sexton a chance to research invasive plants in Minnesota lakes. In Europe, the plants can obstruct...
Economist: New recession unlikely for now as America enters ‘bunny market’
February 16, 2017 - 11:53am
FARGO — Forget about bulls and bears because the country is in a “bunny” market, according to a nationally recognized economist. Jim Paulsen,...
Wall Street rises further into uncharted territory
February 16, 2017 - 11:46am
Wall Street pushed further into record-high territory on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with the S&P 500 notching a seven-session winning streak, helped...
High-value North Dakota McM farm liquidates
February 16, 2017 - 10:01am
THOMAS, N.D. — One of North Dakota's largest high-value crop farms has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fargo.McM,...
USDA looks at size, profits of family farms
February 16, 2017 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON — Family farms are one of the most controversial topics in modern agriculture. There’s widespread disagreement on what constitutes...
Work to begin this week on F-M diversion’s controversial dam
February 15, 2017 - 12:37pm
FARGO – Construction will start this week on the first component of a controversial dam that’s part of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
SD ag secretary expects poor ag economy to continue
February 15, 2017 - 12:33pm
PIERRE — After seven months as South Dakota’s secretary of agriculture, Mike Jaspers believes farmers’ financial struggles could continue...