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The plant will be able to process up to 42 million bushels of soybeans per year into crude degummed soybean oil, meal and hulls. CEO Dennis Egan says soybean oil will likely go into the renewable diesel industry, while the meal will go into the livestock industry.
A first-of-its-kind study highlighted Monday at the North Dakota Capitol showed an $18.8 billion direct output from agriculture, as well as $12 billion secondary output in North Dakota. The industry also supports 43,060 direct jobs and 67,420 secondary jobs.
When a fire destroyed much of the dining area of the Ranch House in 2000, the community of Fullerton, North Dakota, took over the building to keep the restaurant running. But the restaurant is closing until new management can be found.
Thief River Falls Regional Airport closing in on 40-year high in passenger count

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Calgary, Alberta-based TC is widely known for its Keystone oil pipeline, a critical artery for moving Canadian oil to U.S. refiners that dominated headlines over the past decade for an expansion that ultimately failed. But moving natural gas around the United States, Canada and Mexico is the bigger part of TC's business.
According to recent business surveys completed by the Red River Regional Council, the region will need upwards of 1,000 new employees in manufacturing, healthcare, education and small businesses over the next five years. The goal of the new initiative is to address this need by creating a marketing strategy to promote rural northeastern North Dakota as a quality place to live, work and play.
The grand opening celebration, which will have special offers for customers, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, with a ribbon cutting ceremony set to be held at 10 a.m.
The labor intensive nature of the work, the length of time it takes for an evergreen tree in North Dakota to grow to a saleable height, and the competition from “big box” stores are deterrents to raising Christmas trees, said Tom Claeys, North Dakota state forester.
Cathy Scheibe, at 82, of LaMoure, North Dakota, continues with Toy Farmer Magazine, more than 22 years after her husband and co-founder, Claire, died. She talks about how the company is changing and preparing for transitions, about how markets for toy tractors and construction equipment have been unusually strong due to the pandemic and supply chain issues for new toy commemorative projects.
Kelley Palmiscno, owner of Picks, suspects that overall, more people are turning to resale and thrift stores to find a good deal. “I think people are getting a little bit thriftier,” she said.

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With four locations in North Dakota, Cal Helgeson, of Grand Forks, said he's kept roughly 2,000 broken hockey sticks on the ice, saving players and their families more than $400,000.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Grand Forks-based grocery chain announced it has purchased Palubicki’s Family Market and Spirits, Fosston’s grocery store.
Despite the popularity of online shopping, David Flynn, an economics and finance professor at UND, said he thinks many will still get out and shop on Black Friday this year as people view it as back-to-normal activity after the pandemic. And adding to the optimism is an increase in traffic at the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina.

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