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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.
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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

Top state ag officials meeting in North Dakota

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MEDORA Top agriculture officials from 12 Midwestern states are gathering in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Midwest economy: March state-by-state glance

April 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. Continue Reading

Midwest, Plains bankers see rural economy growing

December 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

OMAHA, Neb. Rising commodity prices and lower energy costs are boosting rural business in Midwestern states and the northern Plains, according to the newest monthly survey of small-town bankers. Continue Reading

Economy remains weak in Midwest, Plains states

December 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states likely will remain sluggish because of weakness in ethanol and food production, but conditions vary widely across the region, according to a report released Monday.
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Midwest economic index rises slightly

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.
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Famous formation named for homesteaders in N.D. with ties to Granite Falls, Minn.

November 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

TIOGA, N.D. Lorin Bakken recalls it was 2007 when he began seeing his name in the newspaper and on TV frequently as the oil boom started to heat up. Continue Reading

Survey suggests economic slump looming in Midwest

November 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

OMAHA, Neb. Another economic slump may be developing in the Midwest and Plains states, according to a survey of business leaders released Thursday. Continue Reading