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    Video: A sentimental goodbye to the last Ford Ranger
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    It's been more than five months since the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota went dark. The facility produced Ford vehicles for nearly 100 years before finally being closed as part of ongoing restructuring. The closure coincided with the production of the very last North American ...

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    Final Ford Ranger to be built mid-month, already sold to Orkin
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    The Ranger pickup has been an integral part of the Ford truck lineup for decades. But later this month, that will cease to be – at least here in the States. That's when the very last Ranger will roll off the assembly line in St. Paul, Minnesota. And what do you know, it's already found a ...

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    Report: U.S. Ford Ranger production ending this December
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    After nearly 30 years, it's finally time for the sun to set on the Ford Ranger. The folks at PickupTrucks.com report that the latest United Auto Workers 879 newsletter states that the Ranger will stop production on December 22, 2011. UAW 879 covers factory workers at Ford's Twin Cities assembly ...

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    Video: Visit Motorplex Minneapolis, the Twin Cities' incredible garage village
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    Motorplex Minneapolis is a one-of-a-kind condo development in the suburban Twin Cities. Unlike most condominium spreads, it's not in a garden spot for vacations, and doesn't have a golf course. That's because it doesn't need any of that. The brainchild of former corporate exec Bruno Silikowsky, ...

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    U.S.-spec Ford Ranger to officially end production in 2011, Ford explains why
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    If you live in the States, say goodbye to the Ford Ranger. The oft-neglected baby pickup from the Blue Oval is set to end production at its Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Minnesota next year, thereby kicking Dearborn out of the segment for the first time in nearly 30 years. The rest of the world ...

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    Report: Despite meeting with governor, Ford set to close Minnesota Ranger plant
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    2010 Ford Ranger – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to The Detroit News, Ford officials met with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty yesterday to discuss the future of the automaker's St. Paul assembly plant. The facility, which builds Ford's Ranger compact pickup has been earmarked ...

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    Evergreener: Long-running Ford Ranger augments safety features for 2010
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    Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Ranger
    Despite dwindling sales in a dwindling segment, Ford's Ranger refuses to pack up. For 2010, the compact pickup looks unchanged on the outside, but beneath the skin it gains some new electronic gubbins to help make it more ...

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    Could Ford plant closing in Twin Cities strike Olympic gold for Minnesota?
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    If Ford decides to broom the company's Highland Park complex in 2008 as rumored, the Twin Cities want to be ready. Instead of Blue Ovals, local officials are thinking Olympic rings. The truck plant is being floated as being one of the potential locations that might help entice Minnesotans make ...

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