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Plans for Horace factory pulled back hours before hearing

HORACE, N.D. – About 100 residents here turned out to a city meeting Tuesday to protest a proposed new factory, only to find out the company had already pulled back on its plans earlier in the day.

Summers Manufacturing to trim hours

Summers Manufacturing, an agricultural equipment maker with plants in Devils Lake and Maddock, N.D., and Aberdeen, S.D., will scale back its production schedule for two months.

Arctic Cat recalls ATVs over possible crash hazard

WASHINGTON - Arctic Cat Inc is recalling about 40,000 all-terrain vehicles after parts failures caused four reported injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

Pasta plant expanding Grand Forks warehouse

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Philadelphia Macaroni Co. is adding almost 60,000 square feet of warehouse space at its Grand Forks facility.

State grant would give Thief River Falls, Minn., jumpstart on new housing projects

Thief River Falls, Minn., is hoping to cash in on a special state grant that would kick-start construction of a 100-unit housing complex.

Willmar, Kandiyohi county EDC, chamber survey: area needs workers

WILLMAR, Minn. — Finding qualified workers is a top concern for local business owners, according to a recent survey by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

Grand Forks extends LM Wind Power lease

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A board made up of Grand Forks City Council members agreed to extend a lease with LM Wind Power last week.

Roseau's economic expansion hampered by housing shortage

ROSEAU, Minn. - The city of Karlstad, Minn., is helping a Roseau, Minn., manufacturer deal with an acute housing shortage that has been restraining economic expansion.

Dalrymple, Badlands NGL announce largest private equity project in ND history

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.

SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

MITCHELL, S.D. Bruce Yakley stood inside the Trail King plant in Mitchell and watched the sparks fly off welding torches held by workers fusing together huge beams of metal.


Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

BEMIDJI,, Minn. - Standing over his work, Bemidji High School student Brett Schussman demonstrated how he learned to assemble an air hose with a barbed fitting.


Minnesota West receives manufacturing grant

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has been selected to receive a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for advanced manufacturing education throughout Minnesota.

2 medical marijuana firms hope to build in Proctor

PROCTOR, Minn. -- The Proctor City Council will hear Monday from two firms hoping to open medical marijuana facilities in the community.

Ramada remodeling and more biz news

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A hotel that’s been in Grand Forks for decades is getting a facelift as more new hotels open for business.

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