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Mixed bag on projected 2020 crop returns
January 8, 2020 - 6:00am
The 2020 crop season will bring more financial challenges for area farmers, with some crops potentially showing a net loss per acre, a new North...
Study tackles local foods in northeast ND
January 7, 2020 - 3:45pm
Devils Lake, N.D. — Local foods, usually defined as foods purchased within 100 miles of where they’re produced, offer both potential and...
Optimism growing for grain markets in 2020
January 4, 2020 - 8:30am
The grain markets in 2019 were dominated by headlines tied to the trade war, weather, and production concerns. Market analysts Randy Martinson...
The Sorting Pen: Remembering the immigrant farmers who came before us
January 3, 2020 - 6:00am
A few months back, I noticed I had a few messages on Facebook Messenger from people I didn’t know. The first was quickly disposed of as a case...
A clean energy compromise? One plan gets new life in Minnesota Legislature
January 2, 2020 - 4:48pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday, Jan. 2, announced they'd introduce a plan to require the state's electric utilities to...
Attorneys in Small Towns: How big-city firms are doing small-town lawyering in the prairieland
January 2, 2020 - 11:42am
When Josh Wolfe was a teenager living on his family’s farm in a rural North Dakota community, he picked up a book that pointed him to his career....
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 2
January 2, 2020 - 10:30am
Starion Bank names new president BISMARCK, N.D. — Starion Bank has named Don Morgan president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of...
Change: The Law of Life and Business
January 2, 2020 - 10:13am
I read once that there is not much growth in our comfort zones, and not much comfort in our growth zones. Change – whether that’s relocating...
The upper Midwest’s resilient coal industry
January 2, 2020 - 9:58am
Leon Weisenburger plans to retire a coal miner. He’s bounced around the country, working in coal in the 1990s before taking a high-ranking...
Expanding Culture and Economy: What colleges and universities are doing to attract more international students
January 2, 2020 - 9:53am
A South Dakota-based university is expanding its footprint with its first international recruitment office in Africa, and by so doing hopes...
Make safety a priority within your business
January 2, 2020 - 9:46am
FARGO, N.D. — People sat at tables, some of them with eye patches, artificial limbs, and scarred bodies — the victims of workplace accidents....
Report: Family farms still dominant
January 2, 2020 - 6:00am
Family farms continue to be the core of U.S. agriculture, a new federal government report says. Family farms account for 98% of U.S. farms and...
Study: Putting doctors on salary delivers equity
December 31, 2019 - 11:49pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Given all that we think we know about human nature, the way they pay doctors at Mayo Clinic should be a prescription for...
The year of the miserable harvest
December 31, 2019 - 6:00am
Upper Midwest agriculturalists are hardly strangers to difficult harvest conditions. But the 2019 crop season brought what many in area ag say...
Getting federal aid to farmers quickly is key, ag leaders say
December 27, 2019 - 4:10pm
FARGO — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., huddled with farm group leaders in Fargo to look ahead to implementing disaster payments and potential...