STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT No fun, but important nonetheless
Completing the once-in-every-five-years Census of Agriculture form isn't something that farmers and ranchers enjoy. Ag producers generally say the task is a nuisance or an intrusion, or both.
But ag ... Posted on 3/26/13 at 2:07 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Forecast to take budget temperature
By Don Davis
One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing.
The budget forecast, released tw... Posted on 2/22/13 at 5:21 PM
ASTRO BOB First radar images of 2012 DA14 - Watch it spin!
NASA released the first radar images of 2012 DA14 made with the Deep Space Network's 230-foot radio antenna at Goldstone during last Friday's flyby. Astronomers used the dish to beam radio waves at ... Posted on 2/20/13 at 12:51 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Into the Great Wide Open
One true mark of lazy journalism is using the calendar to choose a
topical subject. At this time of year, that would be a retrospective
on 2012 or to peer into my crystal ball for 2013. I choo... Posted on 1/5/13 at 9:36 AM
Drought is the top climate story of 2012 in the Northern Plains, according to the National Weather Service. The year ranks as the second warmest on record in Grand Forks and Fargo, while it was the 10th driest on record in Grand Forks.
In the first 11 months of 2012, Dickinson issued permits for more than $300 million worth of construction in a city trying to catch up with the droves of people coming to the Oil Patch to seek their fortune.
North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said the state’s investment portfolio has swelled from about $750 million to more than $2 billion since 2004, when she was elected. Challenger Ross Mushik said the state should be doing even better, adding that his experience as a financial planner, as well as a state budget analyst, qualifies him for the job.
It pleases me to know that such a person would consider becoming a municipal judge, someone whose experience, sense of fairness and justice, can be used in the daily dealings of the court that helps assure a smoothly running Grand Forks community.
Democrat says Congress needs to encourage small businesses, enact energy policy The success of the locally owned Dakota Harvest Bakers in downtown Grand Forks is an example of “the best story of America,” Democratic U.S. House candidate Pam Gulleson said Wednesday during a campaign tour across North Dakota.
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