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Ford launches redesigned Fusion, seeks to catch the Camry

January 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DETROIT – Ford hopes its redesigned Fusion can help it catch the Camry. Continue Reading

St. Paul Ford plant closes after 86 years

December 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The plant’s 86-year run comes to an end Friday when the last Ranger pickup truck rolls off the line. Its closing means about 800 workers will be transferring to other plants or simply looking for a new job. Continue Reading

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

Ford workers approve new contract

October 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The vote means that new contracts have been approved at Ford and General Motors Co., with Chrysler workers just starting to vote on their deal. At all three companies, union leaders agreed to profit sharing and signing bonuses instead of annual pay raises, a novel concept that helps the companies control their costs yet rewards workers. Continue Reading

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Volt wins North American Car of the Year; Explorer is top truck

January 10, 2011 in INFORUM

DETROIT The Chevrolet Volt has won yet another major award: The North American Car of the Year. Continue Reading

Ford nixes, Rubin nabs co-workers’ election support

September 16, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

St. Louis County attorney candidate Mark Rubin already has endorsements from the unions associated with Duluth police, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and Chisholm police. On Thursday, he got the nod from attorneys and investigators in his own office.
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Domestic auto sales show promise

August 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

GM’s July sales rose 2.6 percent from the previous month and 5 percent from July of last year. Ford said its sales from June to July were flat, but were up 3 percent compared with July last year. Continue Reading