STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Presidential candidates show energy split
Republican Mitt Romney makes it clear that he is a friend of coal and oil as he campaigns for president.
In his re-election effort, Democratic President Barack Obama often promotes new energy sources... Posted on 10/10/12 at 2:46 PM
David Flynn, assistant professor of economics at UND, said this concert stood out from many other events in recent years due to the number of outside visitors it attracted. About one-third of tickets were sold to Canadians, he said.
“That outside influence is going to give this a larger impact than it might typically,” he said.
North Dakota has largely escaped the recession, enjoying slow but steady growth and even a budget surplus. But as the floodwaters begin to recede, the swollen Red River still threatens to wash away some of that prosperity. One economist predicts the economic disruption will probably exceed $100 million in lost sales, missed pay for workers and crop-planting delays. And that figure could grow as the flood threat lingers.
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