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Ag from ND to Brazil: Rural leadership group flies overseas to witness global agri-business

March 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Rural Leadership North Dakota started its 10th year in a big way, with a first-ever overseas trip to Brazil to see agri-business and tourist attractions in the South American country. Continue Reading

Brazilian ethanol prices sign that millers may favor biofuel

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LONDON Brazilian ethanol prices trading above raw sugar futures for the first time in almost two years are spurring speculation that millers will favor making the biofuel over the sweetener in the season starting in April.
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Ethanol helping Brazilian sugar makers

January 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SAO PAULO Raizen, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s sugar venture with Cosan Industria & Comercio, is among producers set to profit from funneling more of a record cane crop into ethanol as a government measure bolsters demand. Continue Reading

Grand Forks-made wind turbine parts bound for Brazil

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An unusual circumstance will occur this week when the 469-foot-long Atlanticborg arrives in Duluth, first to unload wind turbine components for projects in Montana and North Dakota and then to load 60 wind turbine blades made in North Dakota for export to Brazil. Continue Reading

LM’s blades headed for Brazil

June 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dozens of wind turbine blades manufactured at Grand Forks’ LM Wind Power plant began a three-week journey to Brazil Friday. During the past two weeks, 60 blades were trucked to Duluth and loaded onto the 469-foot ship Alamosborg. Continue Reading

2 detained in Rio in connection to school massacre

April 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two men have been detained and questioned for allegedly helping provide a gun to a man who entered a Rio de Janeiro school, opened fire and killed at least 12 children before taking his own life, a police official said today. Continue Reading

Brazil buries schoolchildren victims of gunman’s massacre, debates gun laws

April 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grief-stricken relatives threw themselves upon caskets and wept to exhaustion as Rio buried most of the 12 children killed in a school shooting. The massacre shocked Brazilians and stoked new calls for stricter guns laws. Continue Reading

12 children die, 11 more injured as gunman stalks former school in Brazil

April 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Stalking the halls of his one-time elementary school, 23-year-old Wellington Oliveira killed 10 girls and two boys, most with shots to their heads even as children begged him to stop, witnesses said. Open the article to see a video report on the Brazil school massacre. Continue Reading

Obama: U.S. launches military action against Libya

March 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya today, saying Moammar Gadhafi’s continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from U.S. and United Kingdom ships and subs, hitting 20 targets. Continue Reading

Obama’s trip seeks to engage with Latin America

March 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A nuclear crisis in Japan, fighting in Libya, turmoil in the Mideast and the threat of a government shutdown at home. It’s a tough time for President Barack Obama to leave on a trip to Latin America. Continue Reading