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Grand Sky Marks First Anniversary

Feb 22, 2016
Grand Sky Development Co.

The President of Grand Sky Development Company says a lot has been accomplished in the first year of operations at the Grand Sky Tech Park, and look for the progress to continue in year two. Prairie Public reporter Todd McDonald had a chance to talk with Grand Sky President, Thomas Swoyer, Jr. and files this report...

Novermber Economic Index Lags

Dec 1, 2015

A Creighton University economist says with energy prices down and ag commodity prices still depressed, the region has fallen into an economic slump. Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

ND Exploring New Trade Ventures In India

Nov 4, 2015

A group of North Dakota business leaders are developing plans to take part in a trade mission to India. Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

Interest Rate Discussions Continue

Sep 16, 2015

The President and C-E-O of American Crystal Sugar says the 2014 sugar beet payment for growers will be what he calls

“a miserable 37-dollars-per ton.” Dave Berg says at that price he is expecting to see some growers lose money on this year’s crop. Berg says this year’s crop was challenged from the beginning…

ND Looks At Trade Potential With Singapore

Nov 12, 2014

Over the past several years the North Dakota Trade Office has been working to build trade relations between North Dakota and Singapore. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri is Singapore ambassador to the United States and had the chance this week to meet with area business leaders about the trade opportunities that exist with Singapore. He says it’s an ideal situation to talk about because North Dakota and Singapore are two very unlikely partners…

Cenex-Harvest States says it will build a nearly $3 billion fertilizer plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park near Jamestown.

In a statement, CHS says the plant will be the largest single investment in the cooperative’s history – as well as the single largest investment project in North Dakota’s history.

"This is a huge investment," said Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND). "It's a huge win in terms of using gas from the Bakken that's now being flared. And it's a big win for farmers here in North Dakota."

GMO Two: Soybeans and European imports

May 21, 2014

Europe has been against GMO -- Genetically Modified Organisms -- products. Much of Asia also doesn’t feel comfortable eating GMO products. Soy is a particular commodity in this region and is a particular concern. Erika Lorentzsen has the story.

The pros and cons of GMOs - part 1

May 19, 2014

GMOs, genetically modified organisms or transgenetic plants, do not happen in nature. They have traits such as resistance to pests and herbicides, as well as increased nutritional value. Their genes are spliced from one organism to another. With more, Erika Lorentzsen has the story.

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A new workforce recruiting effort is being launched in North Dakota.

It’s dubbed “Find the Good Life in North Dakota” – and it’s being spearheaded by the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation. It’s aimed at finding a more permanent workforce to fill the open jobs across the state.