5 things to know today: sugar market, UND football recruiting class, Canadian drug export ban, colder weather, FBI increases reward for information

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1. The sugar market is stable and optimistic, according to an economist

Sugar beet growers can expect a positive sugar price until at least 2023. And there are positive signs beyond.

That’s the optimistic message from Jack Roney, senior director of economics and policy analysis for the American Sugar Alliance, which represents both the beet and cane industries – producers, processors and refiners. .

2. Kansas linebacker with FBS offers UND football picks as recruiting class grows to 17

As the December 16 early signing period approaches for NCAA football programs, the UND football program completes the 2021 recruiting class.

His latest scholarship addition joins the class with distinction of holding FBS offerings.

Sabetha, Kan. Linebacker Drew Schmelzle, who received offers from Akron and Tulane, said coaching staff and facilities were ultimately the reason for his decision to engage with the Fighting Hawks.

3. Export ban to Canada delays cheaper prescriptions for North Dakotas

Canada, currently experiencing a shortage of prescription drugs, does not allow high demand prescriptions to be sent across the border.

Sanford Health staff say the ban is a big barrier to getting cheaper prescription drugs.

4. John Wheeler watches a colder weather pattern

John Wheeler examines colder weather pattern for early December

5. Increased Reward Brings New Leads to Spirit Lake Homicide Investigation

It has been over a year since the remains of a man from Grand Forks were discovered on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Now, six months after the FBI increased the reward for information regarding the death of Joseph “Joe” Bruce Sr. to $ 10,000, local law enforcement says new leads have been received and the investigation is progressing.

The 38-year-old father of five last spoke to his family on June 25, 2018, when they called him in Devils Lake to tell him that his youngest son, Joseph Jr., was flown to the Twin Cities after undergoing a medical examination. emergency.

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