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INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What qualities in a resume or cover letter make you really sit up and take notice?
January 3, 2019 - 6:54pm
The ways we communicate and interact with others are soft skills that are needed in almost any job. An applicant who has the knowledge and ability...
Ethanol update, 2019: Here’s a snapshot of an industry that’s proving vital to rural America
January 3, 2019 - 6:44pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The remarkable thing about the ethanol industry is not how big it is today. It’s how fast it has grown. Think 500 percent...
A Look Back: The 1980s Farm Crisis
January 3, 2019 - 2:59pm
The North Dakota lawyer who helped many farmers through the farm crisis of the 1980’s and one farmer who managed to survive it. Watch the...
Grand Forks area drone industry announces ‘huge’ milestone
January 2, 2019 - 4:04pm
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota achieved a “major industry milestone” on Dec. 21 with first-ever test flights that will open...
Climate change increases crop specialization risks in Midwest, study suggests
January 2, 2019 - 6:00am
Specialization generally is beneficial in economics. But too much of anything, even economic specialization, may not be a good thing. “We need...
President Trump announces second trade aid payment for farmers
January 1, 2019 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON — The nation’s farmers will be receiving a second trade aid payment under USDA’s Market Facilitation Program. President Donald...
Questions over Lake Sakakawea mineral ownership return to 2019 session
December 29, 2018 - 3:34pm
BISMARCK -- Royalty owners who supported legislation in 2017 related to oil and gas mineral ownership under Lake Sakakawea will likely have to...
Welcome to the largest farm toy store in the U.S.
December 28, 2018 - 9:28am
Le Mars, Iowa, has long been known as the "Ice Cream Capital of the World." However, this northwest Iowa town is also home to another hidden...
North Dakota natural gas flaring hits record high; improvement expected in 2019
December 25, 2018 - 5:41pm
BISMARCK — Natural gas flaring reached record volumes in North Dakota in 2018, enough in October to heat 4.25 million average U.S. homes. The...
Fargo medical marijuana dispensary should be completed by mid-February
December 24, 2018 - 7:00am
FARGO -- Construction on a medical marijuana dispensary in a Fargo shopping district should be completed by mid-February, according to the corporation...
State officials nearing decision on Devils Lake hog farm
December 23, 2018 - 6:12am
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- North Dakota likely won’t reach a final decision on a controversial hog farm proposed near Devils Lake until after the...
‘From his hand to yours,’ custom rod builder lands a keeper
December 22, 2018 - 4:16pm
GRAND FORKS — In his quest for the perfect ice fishing rod, Brandon Greene says he never could find one he liked and that fit just right. So,...
Beef: Tips for cooking perfection
December 20, 2018 - 5:36pm
Cooking that perfect prime rib or holiday roast can be intimidating. Michelle Rook got some tips from the experts at the South Dakota Beef Industry...
Minnesota cattle industry, a $2 billion business, often overlooked
December 20, 2018 - 6:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Minnesota often is associated with lakes, trees, corn and soybeans. But cattle are important to the state, too, Minnesota cattle industry officials say.
Seasons of change: Changes in agriculture tied to changing weather as well as science improvements
December 20, 2018 - 6:00am
GRAND FORKS — Before Sarah Lovas married her husband and moved from one fourth-generation farm to another, she recalled an exceptionally wet...