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    Friday, January 1, 2021
    Asking the Experts: BNSF on the right track

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNSF) is the largest freight railroad network in North America with a rail network of 32,500 miles across 28 states, including a large presence in Fargo Moorhead West Fargo. We connected with Lydia Bjorge to talk about current and future projects in Moorhead and BNSF’s regional economic impact.

    Mason Rademacher

    Sunday, November 1, 2020
    Asking the Experts: Powering the Power Grid

    As winter approaches and the debate continues on regarding the best approach to powering a future electric grid, we sat down with Marshal Albright of Cass County Electric to learn more about what role fossil fuels and renewable energy have in our power supply, and Marshal’s perspective on the future of electric vehicles.

    Mason Rademacher

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    Asking the Experts: A look inside the Happy Hooligans

    Supporting the military is one of The Chamber’s top priorities. With an Air National Guard base right here in Fargo, they not only contribute to our local economy, but affect our community in a multitude of ways and defend our nation. We talked with the commander of the Happy Hooligans for an overview of their history, missions, impact and recruiting efforts.

    Katie Mastel

    Saturday, August 1, 2020
    Asking the Experts: U.S. Senator John Hoeven on ag, tech and federal initiatives

    This month, we chatted with Senator Hoeven about a range of federal programs and work to support business and industry. Read on to see what he shared with us about supporting farmers, ranchers, producers and ag tech in our region and across the country.

    Mason Rademacher

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    Asking the Experts: FM Diversion Update

    The Chamber holds permanent flood protection as one of its highest priorities to help protect the economic vitality of our region and remain dedicated in both support and advocacy for the FM Area Diversion project. This month, we had the opportunity to virtually discuss the status of the project with Joel Paulsen of the FM Diversion for an update and what we can expect in the future.

    Mason Rademacher

    Friday, April 24, 2020
    Asking the Experts: A look inside Cass County’s June Election & New Approval Voting in Fargo

    We had the opportunity to virtually interview Michael Montplaisir, Cass County Finance Director, who has over 30 years’ experience of running elections and ask him about the upcoming June primary election, the transition to by-mail voting only, and the shift to approval voting within Fargo.

    Mason Rademacher