The new head of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation comes from Minnesota state government. Kevin McKinnon is currently Director of Business Development at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. He starts his new job Oct. 25. Ron Robson, a U.S. Bank Regional President and Chair of the economic development authority believes Read more →
Archives for September 2010
Analyst thinks PolyMet and Duluth Metals hot prospects
An ethanol plant shutdown for most of the past two years is getting ready to reopen. The DENCO plant in Morris in west central Minnesota fell victim to a sharp downturn in the ethanol industry in 2007-2008. The plant’s Australian owner, the now-defunct Babcock and Brown Environmental Interests, closed it in January 2009. A new Read more →
Dan Gunderson, who covers Northwest Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, talks to Cathy Wurzer about important stories on his beat during Morning Edition. He reports on a a legal dispute over genetically modified seed, this year’s harvest, rain in the forecast and a flood diversion project for Fargo Moohead.
There has been talk recently about having multi-party talks in Washington D.C. to negotiate several water issues causing political skirmishes across the international border.
New crop data suggest corn will see less supply and higher prices. For soybeans the opposite will probably happen.
Some of the fastest fingers in Minnesota are in Fergus Falls for the first annual West Central Guitar Summit.
The Minnesota DNR is looking for public comment to help create the master plan for the new Lake Vermilion State Park, established just this summer.
Heads up, Med City residents. The University of Minnesota-Rochester may not have a football team or cheerleading squad in its cards, but it will have a mascot soon.
Minnesota organic farmers had a tough financial year in 2009 — just like their peers in conventional farming. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.