GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ Efforts are under way to speed up trade
and travel across the Canada-U.S. border, a move that could help
North Dakota sell even more goods to its northerly neighbor.
Statistics show that about $2.2 billion in goods from North
Dakota went to Canada in 2011. Canada buys more products from North
Dakota than all of its other trading partner countries combined.
Officials at a conference in Grand Forks Friday said both
countries are working on programs that allow much of the security
work to be done before truckers and travelers reach the border.
North Dakota Chamber of Commerce president Andy Peterson says
it's a good time to be in North Dakota and a good time to promote