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Del Monte Plant In Minnesota To Close This Fall

69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees Will Be Out of Jobs

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — The Del Monte Foods plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will close permanently sometime this fall, affecting 69 full-time and 294 seasonal employees. According to Del Monte Pacific Limited, the plant will permanently close after the current pack season, which it expects to be on or around Oct. 21, 2019. The layoffs will begin in stages when…

NDSU Team Takes 15th Place At “Olympics of Landscaping”

The National Association of Landscape Professionals holds the event to grow the lawn and landscape professions workforce

FORT COLLINS, CO — NDSU places 15th overall in the “Olympics of Landscaping” competition held in Fort Collins, Colorado. NDSU sent 16 students to the 43rd annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University. They joined more than 800 students from across the country. The National Association of Landscape Professionals holds the event to grow the lawn and landscape professions…

SunOpta Inc. of Wahpeton to Close, 35 Employees Out of Work

The company states that it's because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June

WAHPETON, ND — Natural food snacks maker SunOpta Inc. says it will close its roasting facility in Wahpeton next year, putting about 35 employees out of work. The company states that it’s because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June. SunOpta says it is encouraging its employees…

Cause of Explosion Released at Hankinson Renewable Energy Plant

Both augers were up and running again Sunday afternoon

HANKINSON, ND — No one was hurt after a fire and explosion at the Hankinson Renewable Energy Plant. It was reported Saturday night shortly after 9:30. Richland County Director of Emergency Services Brett Lambrecht says the majority of the fire was put out within 45 minutes but crews did stay on scene to monitor hot spots. Lambrecht says the fire…

Cause of Minot Recycling Plant Fire Still Unknown

It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles

  MINOT, ND — Authorities say they will never know what started a large fire at a Minot recycling business, though they have some theories. The blaze at Earth Recycling broke out around noon on May 18. It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Sisk says he couldn’t pinpoint the exact…

West Fargo Officials May Take Action Against the Waste Pond Stench

In a public meeting on Thursday, city officials brought up three options

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For many years, people living in West Fargo have complained about bad summertime smells. City workers are looking into possible solutions. You smell them before you see them. Bad smells coming from West Fargo’s stabilization ponds are a growing concern among citizens. City officials want to hear your thoughts on three proposed ways to reduce the…

Farm Rescue Helps Local Farmer in Time of Need

The Horace-based non-profit helped the Baumgarten family get their growing season started

DAVENPORT, ND — A West Fargo man gets a helping hand on his Davenport Farm.  Farm Rescue jumps in after Bob Baumgarten had a heart attack. The growing season comes at the same time every year, but hard times hit often when it’s least expected. “Dad had a heart attack on the 23rd, and shortly thereafter we realized he wouldn’t be…

It’s “Go Time” for Area Farmers

Warmer weather and proper soil conditions make this week the optimal time for planting

CASS COUNTY, ND — It’s “go time” for many area farmers and they’re getting into the fields to start another growing season. Now that May has started, and with temperatures in the seventies for much of the next seven days, many North Dakota farmers believe that this is the best time to start the planting process. “It’s go time,” said Jacob…

Big Announcement for Ag Producers at the Soybean Expo

Minnesota Soybean Processors Announced They Will Be Constructing A New Soybean Plant Facility

FARGO, N.D. — Ag officials call soybeans the miracle crop because of the many products that can be made from it. Step aside wheat and corn, soybeans are the agricultural commodity to beat in the global market. Especially…in the Red River Valley. People who were attending the the Soybean Expo at the Holiday Inn heard from Governor Doug Burgum and…