THE NEW FORTY Our collective scar to bear...
Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. 11 years have come and gone;yet, the images, horror, anger, disgust, and disbelief roll right back into my... Posted on 9/11/12 at 5:01 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Ambassador Fujisaki
Just about the time you think you'vebeen throughit all, along comes a surprise.
Today one of the world' very top diplomats sang a chorus of The Red River Valley on News @5. To say I was surprised, wo... Posted on 7/31/12 at 7:33 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Keeping tabs on trade barriers
Foreign trade barriers are a huge problem for U.S. agricultural producers. Too many countries try, in one form or another, to keep out U.S. ag products.
Keeping track of all the roadblocks is no easy... Posted on 4/18/12 at 3:38 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA How is my premium spent?
We know health care insurance isn't cheap - but do you know how your premium dollars are spent?
Suprised? Not? What do you think?
We're still listening.... Posted on 2/13/12 at 11:19 AM
The hype for the latest trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has begun, and with no surprises: It’s basically the same propaganda we’ve been getting since NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The first-term governor is leading a 50-member delegation on a trip that includes stops in Beijing and Shanghai. The itinerary also includes a meeting with a vice premier of the People's Republic of China and a private meeting between Dayton and U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke.
Two government marketing experts are in Fargo this week meeting with company officials who want to take part in a trade mission to Colombia. The trip is being scheduled after Congress approved a free-trade agreement with the South American country. The deal will eliminate most tariffs on U.S. exports to Columbia.
Government and business leaders from North Dakota say a recent trade mission to China was mostly a promotional trip but it could pay off down the road. The 10-day trip in March led by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring included representatives from the pea, lentil, soybean, flax and flour industries, as well as from commercial companies and investment groups.
North Dakota exports increased by about $900 million in 2011 led by strong global sales of agricultural and construction machinery and a record volume of crude that was shipped to Canada before returning to the U.S. by pipeline, federal Commerce Department statistics show.
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