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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.

From Westhope to the Super Bowl?

Oct 8, 2013

The owner of a small business in north central North Dakota is hoping BIG determination will bring about some big-time exposure…

Todd McDonald has details.

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Business to higher ed: Promote the positives

Aug 15, 2013

The president and CEO of the Greater North Dakota Chamber says the University System needs to toot its own horn more.

Andy Peterson says that’s one of the big takeaways he had from a meeting between college presidents and business leaders. The meeting was to talk about what business wants from higher education – in terms of a ready workforce. Peterson says the system is already doing a great job of meeting that need – and needs to tell that story.

The U-S economy continues to be “the nicest house on a bad street…” That’s how an economist with Wells Fargo compares the U-S economy to other developed nations. Aryan (uh-RYAN) Vasquez spoke with business leaders in Fargo as part of the North Dakota Trade Office’s January Trade Talk. Vasquez says despite challenges with the European Union and structural vulnerabilities, there is optimism to be found – although dealings on the federal level are not providing much for encouragement...

NDSCS and Case IH Dealers Partner Up

Jan 10, 2013

The North Dakota State College of Science is teaming up with 11 Case-I-H dealerships around the state to launch a new diesel technology program. The two-year program is expected to begin this fall in Wahpeton. President John Richman says the partnerships benefit everyone. He says it’s good for the school, the customer, and the Case I-H dealers…

Noodles by Leonardo closing

Jul 12, 2012

A pasta processing company based in Cando and Devils Lake, ND, will close its doors this fall.