FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The National Corn Growers Association has selected Fargo as the site for a national research center. The association considered North Dakota's largest city and Decatur, Illinois, for the National Agricultural Genotyping Center. Fargo was picked after visits by a selection committee.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A monthly economic survey index for Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August. A survey report issued today says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up to 57.2 last month from 57.0 in July. The survey covers North Dakota and eight other states.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota legislators are hammering out details on potential legislation that could allow for consumer-direct wine shipping. Committee lawmakers will discuss today whether to bring a bill to the full Legislature that would allow residents to get their favorite vintages shipped to them directly from wineries. South Dakota is one of nine states that doesn't allow residents consumer-direct wine shipping.
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A wagon train will leave Yankton for Pierre this week. The trip is part of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood. A send-off for the train will be held at the Yankton rodeo grounds in the afternoon and evening tomorrow. All events are free, but there is a charge for dinner.
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