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Rain makes grain as U.S. Midwest set for big crops

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — A wet June across the main U.S. grain belt and the continuing outlook for a mild summer are pointing to another bumper corn and soybean harvest for the world’s largest food exporter, analysts say.
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Judge rules Chicago ban on gun sales as unconstitutional

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO – A Chicago ban on gun sales within the city, aimed at reducing gun violence, is unconstitutional because it goes too far in barring buyers and dealers from engaging in lawful sales, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

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Judge rules Chicago ban on gun sales as unconstitutional

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO – A Chicago ban on gun sales within the city, aimed at reducing gun violence, is unconstitutional because it goes too far in barring buyers and dealers from engaging in lawful sales, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

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Chicago council approves $500M Wrigley renovations

July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CHICAGO Chicago’s City Council has approved a $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field, including a Jumbotron above the ivy-covered left-field wall. Continue Reading

Revitalization plan creates divide in Williston

May 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A Chicago developer wants to revitalize downtown Williston with a $16 million investment, but opponents say the loss of an existing parking lot would be detrimental to businesses. Continue Reading

Pipestone grad dies in fall

December 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

23-year-old perishes wedged in smokestack of Chicago hotel
CHICAGO A Minnesota State University Moorhead alumnus known for his kindness, creativity and humor died Thursday while trying to take a photo on a smokestack atop a 42-story luxury hotel in downtown Chicago. Continue Reading

Kimball band headed to Chicago to march in Thanksgiving Day parade

November 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

KIMBALL Two charter buses will leave Kimball before dawn Tuesday carrying tired, but ecstatic, band members to march and play in the 79th Annual Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.
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Grand Forks native now works on the cast of “I Love Lucy on Stage”

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Growing up, Ashley Braxton of Grand Forks was a fixture in the local theater scene, now she has her Actors Equity card and is in Chicago working with the cast of “I Love Lucy on Stage” Continue Reading

Smart Mart brings big-city flavor to Dickinson

June 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Smart Mart is part hotdog stand, part fast-food restaurant, part convenience store and part whatever the customer wants it to be, Invested District Manager Kathy Blackwell said. Continue Reading

Report: Divide Great Lakes, Mississippi watersheds for invasive species protection

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region today proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a massive engineering project to separate the lakes from the Mississippi River watershed in the Chicago area, describing it as the only sure way to protect both aquatic systems from invasions by destructive species such as Asian carp. Continue Reading