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GRAND FORKS—Although the air remains relatively clean in North Dakota and Minnesota, according to each state's division of air quality, the organizations have shifted their concern to smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada during the past couple of years.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Although North American leaders have announced they reached a new trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, North Dakota industries say there's still much the pact has left to address. The new deal, referred to as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, will directly benefit U.S. dairy farmers, automobile manufacturers and wheat producers, the latter by changing a wheat grading system in Canada accused of downgrading U.S. grains to a lower quality.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—U.S. House Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has been on a road trip across Minnesota, reaching beyond his district in Minneapolis to connect with voters all over the state, as part of his campaign for attorney general. "I know Minneapolis," Ellison said in an interview in Crookston on Thursday. "I don't need to stay in Minneapolis, I need to get out state. ... You can't ask somebody to support you if they don't know you."