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RED RIVER VALLEY

The Red River Valley Water Supply Project will sue farmland owners for eminent domain if they don’t sign easements before July 8, 2022. Farmers say the project is paying one-tenth what others pay for far smaller oil, gas and water pipelines.
A warmup is coming in June, but conflicting forces make it impossible to predict whether the summer will be hot and dry or hot and wet.
A La Niña weather pattern can produce a colder, snowier winter on the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, but sometimes is overridden by other weather systems. This winter likely will be colder and snowier than last year's mild, dry winter, forecasters say.
Sugarbeet harvest plays a large role in the Red River Valley's agriculture industry. Due to the harvest being non-stop once the campaign begins, many local businesses extend their hours in an effort to rally behind sugarbeet producers.

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Sugarbeet harvest in the Red River Valley is an around the clock operation, requiring a multitude of seasonal workers to get the job done.
Near Climax, Minnesota, a small crack in the ground has grown, causing a quarter-mile long stretch of bean field to fall 25 feet. Few have ever seen anything like it.
Farmers in the southern Red River Valley who experienced drought conditions a month ago, along with 50 mph winds, now have gotten a shot of rain. Soils that moved also moved weed seed, which can contaminate neighboring fields with tough-to-control waterhemp. A return to hot, dry conditions makes those weeds even harder to control.
WDAY chief meteorologist John Wheeler warns that, without needed rains, the drought could become severe this summer.
“Roots of the Red River Valley: Through the Lens of Russell Lee,” now on display in Moorhead, uses images of the late photographer to look at the 1937 sugar beet harvest in Polk County and highlight the importance of migrant workers in the process.
American Crystal Sugar Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Astrup and Board Chairman David Mueller addressed shareholders virtually from their traditional venue in the Great Hall of the Fargo Holiday Inn, Dec. 3, 2020.

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Bruce Gjovig, of Grand Forks, N.D., and Hiram Drache of Moorhead, Minn., co-authored of a new book 'Innovative Entrepreneurs of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota: 150 years of Impact!'
International Sugarbeet Institute to convene after difficult harvest
GLYNDON, Minn. - The Thomas farm is nestled in a sharp bend of the Buffalo River, 12 miles outside Moorhead. It's been in this spot and in the family since 1878.

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