Prevent A Fall, Play With Invisible Ball

To someone walking in late, dozens of people sitting in folding chairs may have looked like they were part of a mime class. It would have been pretty obvious to the latecomer that each was pretending to hold a beach ball. But to those of us entering senior citizen status, as well as those well…
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A Wake-up Call: North Dakota Tax Revenue Falling $40 Million Short

By Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service BISMARCK – North Dakota’s tax revenues fell more than $40 million short of projections in July and August as the oil industry continued to idle drilling rigs amid low crude prices, prompting state lawmakers to warn of the budget effects and suggest an updated revenue forecast may be needed. “This…
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Dayton Calls For St. Cloud Human Rights Office

St. Cloud needs a state human rights office, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as questions mount about economic differences between white and black Minnesotans. “I promised I will put that in my supplemental budget,” the governor told reporters about spending adjustments he will propose when state legislators return to St. Paul next March. The state…
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Taiwan Agrees To Buy U.S. Grain

Taiwan is on a small island, depending on the American farm belt for much of its grain, so officials from there on Monday signed documents in Minnesota indicating they plan to buy up to $2.5 billion worth of corn and soybeans in the next two years. Su Ye of the Minnesota Agriculture Department said the…
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More Ethanol Choices On The Way

Finding gasoline mixed with higher percentages of ethanol soon will be easier for Upper Midwest motorists. A federal grant is due to help fund 620 new “blender pumps” around Minnesota that can dispense fuels with 15 percent to 85 percent ethanol content. That is third to the number of pumps the federal program will help…
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