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Production of Ford Ranger pickup ends Friday with St. Paul plant closing

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Ford Ranger was introduced in 1982 to fight small pickups from Japan. Friday, Ford plans to stop production of the Ranger. Continue Reading

Closure of storied Ford plant to end 86-year era

December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Del Peterson walked into the roar of the Ford plant for the first time, his eyes wide. Skeletons of vehicles rolled down snaking conveyor belts as workers in sunken pits tinkered with axles rolling over their heads. Others squinted behind face shields, their welding guns unleashing sparks, or scurried to bolt tires into place before the next chassis rolled up a minute later. Continue Reading