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FARGO, N.D.-- Wheat production this year is up in North Dakota but down in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department's annual small grains summary shows spring wheat production up 53 percent in North Dakota, durum wheat up 133 percent and winter wheat up 189 percent.
Lynn Helms says North Dakota crude oil also could be in demand to make jet fuel for Delta Air Lines Inc.. He says they'll make it easier for North Dakota crude oil to flow to refineries in Texas and the Gulf Coast. The airline is exploring getting North Dakota crude, because it's cheaper than oil from Britain's North Sea.
WASHINGTON-- The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14- month lockout of union workers.
FARGO, N.D.-- Dry conditions have allowed North Dakota farmers to continue a rapid pace of harvesting late season crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn was 98 percent mature and 36 percent harvested, well ahead of last year and the five-year average. The dry edible bean harvest was 95 percent complete.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- An airline that for two decades has received federal subsidies to fly to a small North Dakota city says it no longer needs taxpayer help because the oil boom in the area has made the service self-sufficient.
OMAHA, Neb.-- Little or no economic growth is likely this year in most of the nine Midwest and Plains states covered by a survey of business leaders, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma, according to the report released Monday.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- A lawmaker says he's expecting the North Dakota Legislature to take up the issue of whether workers who are locked out of their jobs should get unemployment benefits. The North Dakota Supreme Court is considering whether state law provides jobless benefits for about 400 locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co..
WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.
Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.
While Bismarck, North Dakota is seeing the best of times with an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent, El Centro, California has a rate of 28.2 percent. Sedalia Sanders, mayor of El Centro, weighs in.
The Lone Star State is tops again, displacing Virginia, which didn't even finish second this year. And who's last? Rhode Island.
Harold Hamm, Continental Resources founder, chairman & CEO, discusses the huge potential in developing oil resources in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields, and a look at where gasoline prices are headed, with Lacey Plache, Edmonds.com chief economist.
Will controversy surrounding the chemicals used in "fracking" put a potential U.S. energy boom on hold? CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details.
There is a huge operating cost to drill down two miles and then two more miles laterally to find oil. The process of fracking — or hydraulic fracturing — is both costly and controversial.
The money is still flowing in Williston, N.D., but the problems surrounding it are growing as well.
Cramer highlights one incredibly cheap company with excellent growth prospects.
The oil and gas company's stock has taken a hit lately, but is the decline a mistake?
During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Click to see the photos.
Lawmakers don't understand America has the resources to break free from foreign oil, billionaire energy investor T. Boone Pickens told Cramer.
ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple sits down with Cramer to talk about the Bakken shale and the wealth of jobs available in the state.