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As we were trimming our severely rabbit-damaged cotoneasters the other day, we came across this plant.
We didn't plant it, and I don't know what it is. To me it looks like grapevine, although I'm n... Posted on 6/17/13 at 7:39 AM
STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER Artists seek input for power plant garden
Artists Rob Fischer and Kevin Johnson, along with representatives of the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, and the city of Moorhead, will meet with residents, artists, master gardeners and anyone interested i... Posted on 7/19/10 at 3:55 AM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Stop aquatic hitchhikers!
If you are a water recreationist—boater, angler, water-skier, sailor, or canoeist—there are some important things you can do to prevent the transport of harmful invasive species from one l... Posted on 6/28/10 at 4:44 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana, the obedient plant. There are two colors, white which is called 'Crown of Snow'. My white ones bloomed in the middle of August.
Pink which is called 'Rose Queen'. And yes th... Posted on 9/26/09 at 6:22 AM
A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.
The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast is closing after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced Friday.
Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
The old wastewater treatment plant site may possibly be used for future storm water management after the new treatment plant begins operation this fall, under action taken by the Willmar City Council.
The council this week revised the contract with Donohue and Associates to redesign the plan for decommissioning the old plant. The revised decommissioning plan would allow for future storm water improvements at the old plant site.
By David Little, Forum Communications Co.
, May 21, 2010
More than 140 employees of the Smucker’s sandwich production plant in West Fargo were told Tuesday that the facility will close in April.
The plant produces peanut butter and jelly sandwiches called Uncrustables.
“We have made the difficult decision to close the West Fargo plant and consolidate production to our manufacturing facility located in Scottsville, Ky.,” said Maribeth Badertscher, vice president of corporate communications for the J.M. Smucker Co., based in Orrville, Ohio.
By Craig McEwen, Forum Communications Co.
, December 09, 2009
A Fargo company is seeking investors for a plant in northwestern North Dakota that would make diesel fuel to help run drilling rigs in the state’s oil patch, but one oil industry official said it might be a risky business.
Mike Wavra, president of Dakota Oil Processing LLC, said his company wants to build the plant near Trenton, a town of about 100 people a few miles southwest of Williston. It would cost at least $180 million and provide more than 50 jobs in the area, he said.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
, November 27, 2009
The Stark County Commission has approved a rezoning and special use permit for a coal drying plant, repeating an action it took last year.
Auditor Alice Schulz said Tuesday’s vote was unanimous among the five commissioners, hours after the county zoning board gave its approval. The change will rezone land near South Heart, about 13 miles west of Dickinson, from agricultural to industrial.
Otter Tail Power Company today announced its withdrawal as a participating utility and as the project’s lead developer from Big Stone II, a 500-to-600-megawatt coal-fired power plant proposed for near Milbank, S.D., with related transmission upgrades in South Dakota and Minnesota.
Sen. Byron Dorgan says the parent company of the JLG Industries, Inc., plant in Oakes is taking another look at plans to close it.
Dorgan, D-N.D., said JLG’s parent company, Oshkosh Corp., has a new military contract totaling more than $1 billion. He said the company’s CEO, Robert Bohn, has agreed to take a “very serious look” at keeping the Oakes plant open.
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