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Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall In Moorhead

The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation next stopped in Moorhead to meet with growers. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson hosted a town hall meeting. The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA. The purpose of the town hall was to encourage farmers to voice their concerns and for their representatives…

Number of Uber Drivers, Prices Affected By Blizzard Conditions

Some drivers are having car troubles themselves

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe conditions outside mean fewer Uber drivers are on the road and that means it’ll cost you more to use the service. Some drivers can’t get their own cars to start or can’t get their cars through the snow. The weather means good business for the ones who are able to drive. One Uber driver, Dan Haglund, says…

Higher Crude Oil Prices Are Great News For North Dakota’s Bottom Line

oil and gas revenue is $323 million more than initial estimates

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil and gas tax collections in North Dakota are running 25 percent above forecast due to rebounding crude prices. A report by the Legislature’s research arm shows oil and gas revenue is $1.6 billion for the current two-year budget cycle that began in July. That’s $323 million more than initial estimates. Oil prices are a key contributor…

Price of Gas Hits 28-Month High

Average price for a gallon of gas in North Dakota is $2.54

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve filled up at the pump recently, you’ve probably noticed the higher prices. The average price for a gallon of gas in North Dakota has hit a 28-month high. The statewide average is $2.54. In Fargo, the highest price is $2.45 at Casey’s and the lowest is $2.24 at Fleet Farm and Sam’s Club. The key…

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

2017 Drought Impact on North Dakota Crops

Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 4 percent from the previous year, corn down 13 percent, oil sunflowers down 41 percent and flaxseed down 56 percent. Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent. Meanwhile, North…

Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

Walmart Parts Ways with Danskin Brand Products

The retail giant is cutting ties with Danskin brand products in their stores nationwide

  NATIONAL — Walmart is saying goodbye to one of the nation’s oldest dance and athletic brands. The retail giant is cutting ties with Danskin brand products in their stores nationwide. After Walmart officials made the announcement, Danskin’s parent company, Iconix Brand Group took a direct hit on Wall Street, with shares tumbling 62 percent. Danskin has been making products…

Mylan Finalizes $465 Million Settlement Deal Over EpiPen Price Hike

It made Mylan more than a billion dollars

  NATIONAL — Mylan has finalized their $465 million dollar settlement with the federal government over the company’s hike of EpiPen prices by 400 percent between 2010 and 2016. The issue was brought to light in 2016 and sparked a nationwide outcry after the company raised the prices on EpiPens from $100 for a two pack to $600. EpiPens are…