STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The shortcomings (and necessity) of generalizations
A few years ago, I wrote a harvest story that said Upper Midwest farmers, on balance, were enjoying good yields. I was careful to note that crops in some areas had been hurt by unfavorable weather and... Posted on 7/15/14 at 10:14 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Weather Giveth and Taketh Away
I grew up in the Midwest, yet, after spending nearly 50 years in this region there is one element of Midwestern thought I have never understood. That would be the concept of somehow we will end up get... Posted on 10/25/11 at 12:03 PM
Grand Forks is a college town and sits at the intersection of two four-lane highways. But attracting new businesses still is tough.
And if economic development is a challenge in Grand Forks, it can seem almost impossible in rural North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Especially because the Great Plains lacks mountains and beach front, the “scenic amenities” that help drive rural growth.
Even in recession, N.D.'s economy stronger than region's, nation's, survey finds A survey of business leaders in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests that despite some encouraging signs, the region is well short of economic recovery.
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