BC-ND--North Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, ND
AP-North Dakota stories for Dec. 29-31. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 612-332-2727.
For Saturday, Dec. 29, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-BUILDING A BAR
MANDAN, N.D. _ Two Mandan natives plan to offer a family-friendly dining experience in their hometown. Cody Stern and Allan Miller have been good friends since they were kids in junior high. The two are teaming up with a couple of longtime restaurant operators to open Old Ten Bar and Grill. Miller says Old Ten will be a sports bar “but we’re not going for the totally bar scene.” By Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 438 words, photos.
For Monday, Dec. 31, and thereafter.
EXCHANGE-SHARING SEED PRICES
HOPE, N.D. _ A startup is using technology to help farmers compare seed and fertilizer prices from different companies. The Farmers Business Network was born of farmers frustrated with opaque seed and chemical pricing, and tech guys who believe that data is the answer. Its pitch to farmers is simple: Share your seed and crop data with us, and we’ll help you save money on seed and chemicals _ and try to get you a better price on your crops. By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1381 words, photos.