Farming Is Still The Most Popular Job In ND, SD. Truckers Coming On.

If you want to see an interesting map of the United States, check out National Public Radio’s animation of the most popular jobs. You’ll see that in North Dakota and South Dakota, farming is still No. 1, but that trucking is taking over in surrounding states. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/02/05/382664837/map-the-most-common-job-in-every-state  

Queens And New Friends At The Black Hills Stock Show In Rapid City, SD

I am just home from the Black Hills Stock Show, which runs through Feb. 8 at Rapid City, S.D. — a great get-together for friends. Among the new friends were  Miss Faith (S.D.) Stock Show Rodeo Queen Mikayla Sich. Originally from Duluth, Minn., Sich is an alumni of the University of Minnesota,  Crookston, Minn., but…
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Would “Honest John” Burke Recognize Today’s N.D. Legislature?

As the Republican-led North Dakota Legislature grapples with issues big and small, many of its members walk past the statue of John Burke. “Honest John” came to Dakota Territory in 1888 and is said to have done everything from pitching bundles to teaching school, reading law — even publishing a newspaper. I don’t know how he had…
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Mexican Deal On Sugar With U.S. Is Complete, Details Later From DOC

  Red River Valley sugar beet growers appear to have gotten what they are looking for in a deal over Mexican sugar imports. Here is today’s press release from the American Sugar Alliance: WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) today announced that the U.S. and Mexican governments have reached an agreement to suspend the ongoing antidumping…
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USA Vs. Johnsons: Spud Crop Insurance Trial Starts Today In Fargo

The USA vs. Aaron Scott Johnson, Derek Johnson and Johnson Potato Co. starts today, Monday, Dec. 1.  Pre-trial conferences start at 9 a.m., Monday,  and the jury trial starts at 9:30 a.m. in Fargo, and are scheduled in the calendar of U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson through Friday, Dec. 12. The potato farmers from…
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