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Upper Midwest-Plains survey: Economy rebounds in January, poised to grow more

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The region’s employment index rose above neutral for the first time since July, reaching 54.5 in January. That’s up from December’s 49.5. The survey of business leaders and supply managers covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Continue Reading

Great Plains Zoo opens ‘Dino-Roars’ exhibit

January 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History today opened its new traveling dinosaur exhibit, “Dino-Roars.”

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Banking survey shows continued economic growth of Midwest, Great Plains

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says growth in U.S. regions tied to agriculture and energy are outpacing urban areas. Continue Reading

Great Plains Zoo receives national accreditation

December 6, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Sioux Falls’ Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Continue Reading

Survey suggests weak economic growth continuing in Upper Midwest, Plains

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the region is being helped by the relative strength of businesses tied to agriculture or exports.
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Great Plains farmland severely damaged by Missouri River flooding may be out of production for year or more

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials don’t expect the Missouri to fully return to its banks until October, so farmers already busy with the fall harvest will have little time to rehab their fields before the onset of winter. Plus, farmers must wait for fields to dry out before doing any significant work with heavy equipment. Continue Reading

Midwest, Plains bankers optimistic on economy

February 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new survey of bankers suggests the outlook for rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains positive thanks to the improving economy. Continue Reading