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JBS hog buyer retires after 45½ years

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — While growing up on a farm outside the tiny town of Myrtle, southeast of Albert Lea, Paul Schilling’s chores included helping with the family’s purebred Duroc hog operation. He showed hogs as a 4-H’er, participated on the genera…continue reading on

Final farmers market

October 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Printmaking project comes to Becker Market today

September 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Take a group of kids and adults interested in art, and give them the materials to make a printing block. Add ink and paper, then apply a small motorized steamroller.
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Asian delegation checks soybean crop

September 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BRANDON, S.D. With both hands holding it open, Fadjar Setiawan plunged a small, clear plastic bag into the cascade of soybeans flowing from a truck unloading at the Eastern Farmers Cooperative in Brandon. Continue Reading

Railroad oil capacity up more than 50 percent

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota’s capacity to export oil by rail has jumped more than 50 percent in June as shippers in the state increasingly turn to mile-long trains to move crude to markets not linked by pipelines. Continue Reading

Dow’s 13,000 close has some investors worried

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What’s not to like about Dow 13,000? While most investors cheered when the blue-chip index closed above that level Tuesday for the first time since May 2008, some were wringing their hands. The Dow Jones industrial average has left the Dow transportation average behind, and that could mean trouble. Continue Reading

U.S. stocks slide; Yelp jumps 60 percent after IPO

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stock indexes crept lower in midday trading Friday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average on track for its first weekly loss following two weeks of gains. The Dow fell 12 points to 12,967 shortly after noon Eastern time. Continue Reading

Dow Jones industrial average approaches highest level since 2008

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Dow Jones industrial average traded near its highest close since the 2008 financial crisis this afternoon after solid news on factory orders and strong earnings from U.S. manufacturers highlighted the economy’s growing momentum. Continue Reading

Stocks mostly lower ahead of Federal Reserve policy statement

January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stocks mostly fell this afternoon ahead of a statement on interest rates from the Federal Reserve and a news conference by its chairman. Also dampening the mood were fears about Greece’s slow progress in talks with bondholders about reducing the nation’s crushing debt load. Continue Reading

U.S. job market ends year in better shape

December 29, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began.
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