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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

Drought drags down Midwest economy

August 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The ongoing drought, combined with global economic turmoil, is hurting business in nine Midwest and Plains states and boosting worries about the possibility of another recession, according to a monthly report released Wednesday. Continue Reading

Harsh winters, habitat loss hurts Plains hunting

December 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Hunters in the northern Plains who’ve grown accustomed to bringing home three pheasants or a deer are finding the years of abundance may be over. Continue Reading

Blizzards crawling across sourthern Great Plains blamed for at least 6 deaths, halting pre-holiday travel

December 20, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Fierce winds and snow that caused fatal road accidents and shuttered highways in five states, crawled deeper into the Great Plains early Tuesday, with forecasters warning that pre-holiday travel would be difficult if not impossible across the region. Continue Reading

Hoeven pushes pro-growth strategy

June 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO What the United States economy needs to get back on track is a pro-jobs, pro-growth climate like the one in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Midwest, Plains brace for massive winter storm

January 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Transportation officials lined up snow plows and utilities prepared for the worst as a blizzard crept towards the Midwest Monday. Forecasters said the storm could drop up to an inch of freezing rain and warned of high winds, whiteout conditions and snow drifts that might reach 10 feet in parts of the region. Continue Reading&

Survey: Midwest economic recovery continues modest improvement

December 1, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A survey of supply managers in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests the region will continue the modest pace of its recovery in the months ahead. Continue Reading