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Search is on for rail congestion cure

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly eve…continue reading on dglobe.com

First freeze causes little damage to Northern Plains crops

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — The U.S. northern Plains and far western Midwest crop regions saw their first freeze of the season but the cold temperatures were only in pockets of the belt, limiting damage to immature corn and soybeans, agricultural meteorologists said…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Prevention urged to slow spread of enterovirus

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — While Minnesota has not had a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in other parts of the Midwest, a Minnesota pediatrician advises the public to take appropriate steps for preve…continue reading on dglobe.com

KLJ to open office in Florida

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota-based engineering firm KLJ is expanding to Florida.
The firm said Wednesday in a statement that it is opening an office in Lake Worth, Fla., that will specialize in hydrogeological services and provide comprehensive water s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

KLJ to open office in Florida

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota-based engineering firm KLJ is expanding to Florida.
The firm said Wednesday in a statement that it is opening an office in Lake Worth, Fla., that will specialize in hydrogeological services and provide comprehensive water s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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.
By the eve of the Fourth of July holid…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wet May could further slow planting

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

If the National Weather Service’s new May forecast becomes reality, the Upper Midwest’s already-slow planting pace will slow even more.
The NWS Climate Prediction Center’s May forecast, issued April 30, calls for below-average temperatures and…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Regional dialects reflect history, culture

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — English may be the dominant language spoken throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean we all speak the same dialect. Each region of the country has many words and phrases of its own.
For example, Joan Hall, editor of the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LINCOLN, Neb. Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering conditions and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. Continue Reading

African farmer delegation touring Midwest

August 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home while manufacturers in the U.S. are hoping the visit could lead to new opportunities in a market that is expected to grow in coming years. Continue Reading