University of Minnesota Crookston adds ag education major
CROOKSTON, Minn. — the University of Minnesota Crookston has added an agriculture education major to its list offerings for its students. The universi...
UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center developing eco-friendly drilling fluids
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BISMARCK – Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota hope to start collecting petition signatures next week, the chairman of the sponsoring committee said.
As more unmanned aircraft take to the sky in North Dakota and around the country, government officials are discussing means of tracking who owns what device.
A second LM Wind Power plant in India is not expected to affect the company's other facilities, including one in Grand Forks.
WILLMAR — It took two votes Monday night for the Willmar City Council to approve the employment agreement and appoint Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse as the next Willmar city administrator.
FARGO — Tom Poole remembers well the King Leo's restaurant that once operated on University Drive in south Fargo next to Interstate 94; it was a place he frequented during his schoolboy days in the 1970s.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – Despite being born and raised in North Dakota, Matt Fern didn't know much about the controversy that swirled in Grand Forks over UND's nickname for a long time.
TIOGA, N.D. – Crews completed maintenance work at the Hess Tioga Gas Plant over the weekend after days of significant natural gas flaring in the region.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Monday the situation is so dire for the U.S. iron ore and steel industries that the time has come to ban steel imports to protect American jobs.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota turkey growers are back in time for Thanksgiving.RELATED CONTENT
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Lagging oil prices have stalled plans for a proposed diesel oil refinery here.
ROTHSAY, Minn. -- Max Velo's turkey farms didn't take a direct hit from the bird flu epidemic of 2015, but he's quick to say "100 percent of the industry was affected," emotionally and operationally.RELATED CONTENT
CHICAGO, Ill. — American Crystal Sugar Co. is building a $40 million dome sugar warehouse in the Chicago area, to take advantage of transportation efficiencies.
Beginning Dec. 1, for the first time since 2013, owners of farmland have a crack at enrolling it in the Conservation Reserve Program through a general sign-up. But while the sign-up is expected to draw some interest because of poor crop prices, farmers and others don't expect a huge response.
FARGO, N.D. -- The 45th Northern Ag Expo, Dec. 1 and 2 at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., will be a showcase for precision agriculture education and marketing help for farmers navigating a period of difficult commodity pricing.RELATED CONTENT
GALCHUTT, N.D. -- When Dirk and Jessie Monson moved to a 5-acre farm here, about 30 minutes south of the conveniences of Fargo, their friends joked, "You should get an alpaca!"RELATED CONTENT
Vikre Distillery in Duluth, which began distributing its handcrafted gins in 2013, has added whiskey to its lineup.
The percentage of UND students who don't pay back their student loans continues to be substantially lower than the national average.
It can be difficult for employees to detach from incomplete work tasks, but having a plan for dealing with those tasks may help, a new study suggests.
WEST FARGO—Before buildings can be built or roads installed, surveyors like Riana Hendrickson of Moore Engineering in West Fargo spend time mapping and measuring land to ensure builders have all the information they need before breaking ground.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Almost two decades ago, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, retired its American Indian nickname, Redskins, after years of controversy.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A retirement facility on the Dickinson State University campus, and previously owned by an investment arm of the bankrupt university foundation, will likely maintain services for the foreseeable future under its current management, despite multiple outstanding bills.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks community leaders are headed to Washington, D.C., in December to meet top officials with the U.S. Department of Defense, where they'll advocate for continued investment and missions at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- If your kid, by age 22, could make $45,000 a year with full benefits and have zero college debt, would you tell him that's something worth looking into?RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- More than a decade after the idea was first hatched, a marketplace that will sell international goods and services, and launch businesses for local refugees and immigrants is almost ready to open in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- Store managers are making a list and checking it twice as thousands of Santas soon will be coming to town for Black Friday.RELATED CONTENT
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis musician Chris Koza has a charming premise for his latest music video, largely recorded in St. Paul’s Lowertown and involving star-crossed soulmates: A man and woman are so involved with each other online, they keep missing opportunities to meet for the first time “IRL” — “in real life.”RELATED CONTENT
HURON, S.D. -- The Farm Bill payments are in for South Dakota producers, and some aren't happy with the returns.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- A group that is working on ways to ease the region's labor shortage hopes to release a report on its progress sometime in the first three months of 2016.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- As business, education and government leaders continue seeking solutions to the area's workforce shortage, local companies are doing their best to find their own answers.
FARGO -- Dennis Kooren, 63, retired from UPS eight years ago when the damage to his knees, wrists and shoulders made it too painful to even consider lifting boxes another Christmas.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Boyd Wright is on his third career.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The owners of Happy Harry's Bottle Shops are taking steps to transfer ownership of the regional liquor store chain to its employees.
SPIRITWOOD, N.D. -- The application for regulatory approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the planned Wind Ridge Pipeline to carry natural gas to near Spiritwood has been withdrawn, but business leaders in the Jamestown area are still hoping it will one day be constructed.
WASHINGTON - A Federal Aviation Administration task force will submit recommendations for registering drone operators on Saturday, setting the stage for regulators next month to propose regulations intended to help reverse a surge in rogue drone flights.RELATED CONTENT
MORRIS, Minn. — After 49 years in downtown Morris, Bon Jos will be closing its doors by the end of the year, but a new business will fill that storefront in early 2016.RELATED CONTENT
The bad news is the worker shortage in northwestern Minnesota isn't going away anytime soon, and is actually expected to get worse.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Thirty years ago, Laure Zirbel remembers being newly divorced with two children to support. She needed a full-time job.RELATED CONTENT
About 92,000 Minnesota farms that enrolled in new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will soon begin receiving financial assistance for the 2014 crop year.
WINDOM — With PM Beef in Windom (PM Windom) slated to shutter its doors three weeks from today, Windom Economic Development Authority Executive Director Aaron Backman has been fielding calls from prospects interested in potentially buying the cattle processing facility.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Allison O’Toole will remain the chief executive officer of MNsure, the group’s board of directors announced Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
One of Grand Forks' largest employers is looking to add another 100 workers in the coming months.RELATED CONTENT
UnitedHealth Group Inc. said it may exit the individual insurance exchanges created under U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law, raising new questions about the long-term sustainability of a key Obamacare program.RELATED CONTENT
NEW YORK - Early indications of wage pressures in pockets of corporate America have begun emerging in recent weeks, suggesting labor costs could be a bigger headwind for U.S. companies in 2016.
FARGO — Area business owners gathered Thursday for coffee at Nichole's Fine Pastry to join Mayor Tim Mahoney, who proclaimed Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The U.S. unemployment rate in October was 5 percent.
HUDSON, Wis. -- A part owner of the site and co-developer of a planned new four-story hotel along Interstate 94 in Hudson has filed a lawsuit against another major player, claiming the architect derailed the project.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- MDU Resources’ plans for a second refinery in North Dakota are being put on hold after a volatile mix of market conditions -- largely paced by low oil prices -- led the Dakota Prairie Refinery west of Dickinson to post larger-than-expected losses in 2015.RELATED CONTENT
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- Callaway, Minn.-based Toxic Taters Thursday filed a petition with the state to conduct an environmental study on potato grower R.D. Offutt's expansion of cropland in north-central Minnesota.
FARGO -- If retail workers were elves, Santa would be offering a bounty on them in Fargo-Moorhead.RELATED CONTENT
PROSPER, N.D. -- Prompted by rapid growth over the last decade, Peterson Farms Seed has built a new, high-tech soybean processing plant at its headquarters in Prosper.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK-MANDAN, N.D. - The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that Kelvin Hullet, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will resign his position effective Jan. 15.
BISMARCK, N.D. - The University of Mary Press recently announced a magazine focusing on the northern Great Plains.RELATED CONTENT
Eide Bailly recently announced the acquisition of two certified public accounting firms.
FARGO — Boardings at commercial airports across the state were down more than 10 percent last month from a year ago, with the most drastic drops in western North Dakota cities.
TIOGA, N.D. – North Dakota’s largest natural gas processing plant shut down for maintenance Wednesday afternoon, a move expected to temporarily cause more flaring in the Bakken.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – Energy-efficient LED lights could illuminate streets in more than a dozen North Dakota cities with an overall cost savings to customers, Xcel Energy says.
BISMARCK – State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said Wednesday she will seek a fourth term in office and won’t run for governor next year, leaving just one question mark among Republicans who have said they’re considering a gubernatorial bid in 2016.RELATED CONTENT
LUVERNE, Minn. — The executive director of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System told the Minnesota State Senate bonding committee Wednesday in Luverne that an estimated $21 million is needed to extend the water pipeline about 20 miles from Adrian to water-starved Worthington.RELATED CONTENT
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. --Montevideo offered a hero's welcome to members of the state Senate's Capital Investment Committee as they arrived to see where the community hopes to build a 70-bed nursing home for veterans.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will continue using Accuplacer tests for determining the college readiness of incoming students.
ST. PAUL -- The leaders of Minnesota’s largest higher education system want to start rewarding colleges for performance.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- Grand Rapids-based Magnetation LLC, already mired in bankruptcy since May, said Wednesday it likely will idle another of its iron ore recovery plants by January as the global glut of ore and cheap steel continue to pummel the Iron Range.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Decades of debate and turmoil culminated in one 15-minute press conference on the University of North Dakota campus Wednesday where UND President Robert Kelley announced the university's new athletic nickname, effective immediately, will be the Fighting Hawks.RELATED CONTENT
Alerus Center officials are preparing to measure the value of naming rights at the arena, setting the stage for negotiations to keep the Alerus logo on the home of UND football.
SILVER BAY, Minn. -- Cliffs Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its Northshore Mining operations in Silver Bay and Babbitt due to the continuing oversupply of iron ore in the U.S. and global markets.
AGENCY VILLAGE, S.D -- The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal chairman is out of a job.
North Dakota's higher education board discussed areas of concern pointed out by an accreditation agency last week.
BISMARCK – State utility regulators unanimously approved a wind farm in north-central North Dakota on Wednesday, despite a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisor saying a day earlier that more study was needed on its potential impacts to bald eagles in the area.
FARGO — Amy Bannor did not consider herself a "gearhead" when she applied in 2009 to sell cars for Corwin Automotive. In fact, her prior experience was in wedding dress sales for David's Bridal.
WEST FARGO – School district voters here overwhelmingly approved a $98.1 million bond referendum Tuesday, giving the OK to two new elementary schools, a new indoor ice rink and a community aquatic center.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s tax revenues fell short of projections by nearly $49 million in October, marking the third consecutive month of lower-than-expected collections and prompting the state budget office to engage in talks about updating the forecast given to lawmakers in March.
GRAND FORKS - Fighting Hawks will be the University of North Dakota’s new athletic nickname.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – More oil is now gathered by pipeline than truck in western North Dakota, taking pressure off Oil Patch communities faced with congestion, traffic fatalities and dust.
BISMARCK – A proposed wind farm breezing toward approval by North Dakota regulators deserves more study on its potential risks to bald eagles, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official said Tuesday.
BISMARCK – The second Republican to enter the race for North Dakota state auditor said Tuesday his business experience sets him apart from his competition for the GOP nomination.
ST. PAUL -- That Dayton administration is looking into whether the health of northeast Minnesotans should be included in a decision about allowing a copper-nickel mine to open.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats and the governor want a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits for nearly 600 people laid off from an Iron Range mine.
FARGO -- Sanford Health employees will receive a double bonus -- its first ever -- as thanks for their efforts in achieving a very healthy bottom line.
FARGO -- Santa has arrived at the gas pump.
ST. PAUL -- College and university sponsors of dual-credit classes that allow Minnesota high school students to earn college credits now can have an extra five years to meet new requirements for the class instructors.
LONDON -- Contradictory advice from two European-based agencies about the cancer risk posed by the weed-killer glyphosate offers clarity on only one message: that uncertainty is inherent in the scientific process.RELATED CONTENT
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as better-than-expected earnings from Wal-Mart and Home Depot allayed some concerns about consumer spending ahead of the holiday shopping season.
President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration defended his ties to the pharmaceutical industry on Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing that included questions on soaring drug prices.
LONDON -- A Roche drug that can prolong the lives of some women with advanced breast cancer has been plunged back into the centre of a drug pricing row after Britain's health cost agency declared that it is still too expensive.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gender diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area technology sector has improved over the last five years, but the region's most gender-diverse businesses are in the retail, biopharmaceuticals and financial services sector, a new study from the University of California, Davis, found.
LAS VEGAS -- Bombardier Inc is in talks with the new Canadian government about a further cash infusion into its struggling CSeries jet program, which the planemaker expects to turn a profit by around 2020, according to Chief Executive Alain Bellemare.RELATED CONTENT
NEW YORK -- An autumn credit crunch was expected to hit many independent U.S. oil producers, starving the industry of billions of dollars and further denting company budgets and drilling plans.RELATED CONTENT
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Returning by popular demand: An agricultural education major at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
BOSTON -- U.S. corporate executives and directors have pledged at least $15 billion of their own company stock holdings to secure personal loans, in spite of recent examples of these arrangements creating bigger losses for other investors during selloffs.RELATED CONTENT
Verso Corp. is considering the sale of some of its paper mills — including the one in West Duluth — or filing for bankruptcy, the company announced Monday.RELATED CONTENT
LONDON - Oil prices fell on Tuesday, erasing gains linked to security fears after the Paris attacks, as investor focused again on the global oversupply in crude and petroleum products that is showing no signs of abating.
Coal and iron ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources Inc said it would temporarily halt operations and cut 450 jobs at its Northshore iron ore mine in Minnesota by Dec. 1, aiming to lower costs at a time when miners battle weak prices and demand.
Ideal Aerosmith, a manufacturer and designer of electronic test systems for the aerospace, defense and energy industries, has decided to bring most of its operations to its facility at 3001 S. Washington St.
MOORHEAD — Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar Co. is teaming with United Sugars Corp., a sugar marketing company partly owned by American Crystal, in building a $40 million bulk sugar storage and transfer facility in Montgomery, Ill., about 45 miles west of Chicago.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The crop season is over and the meeting season is beginning -- which means it's time for another Prairie Grains Conference.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholder-growers attended factory district meetings and received details about a first projection of beet payments for the 2015 crop at a gross payment of $45 per ton.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mike Hergert started out as a disc jockey and sportscaster. What he calls a "lateral move" into a job that included a bit of farm broadcasting has led him to the National Farm Broadcasting Hall of Fame.RELATED CONTENT
Applications are now being accepted for the position of UND's next president.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Victoria Kronz was inspired to become a truck driver by her father, who still drives today.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- The Corn Palace is back at full force, and officials say it's better than ever.RELATED CONTENT
GLENDIVE, Mont. — For decades, the Riverside Inn on the northern edge of this Badlands town has survived on regular truck drivers, business travelers and drivers passing through Eastern Montana.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell 2 percent in September as low oil prices prompted companies to make deeper cuts than regulators expected.
BOONE, Iowa — A turnstile of more than 200 people — by design, half in favor and half opposed — spoke in two-minute increments laying out the pros and cons of a proposal to build a Bakken crude oil pipeline through Iowa during a hearing Thursday before state regulators.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Two excavators sat idle Friday afternoon at a construction site near the corner of 32nd Avenue South and Columbia Road in Grand Forks amid a commercial lease dispute.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With seemingly more questions than answers, Minnesota’s new buffer law may just be an attorney’s dream come true.
BELEK, Turkey -- Turkey has canceled a $3.4 billion long-range missile defense system tender which was provisionally awarded to China, a move that had stirred U.S. and Western concern, an official at the Turkish prime minister's office told Reuters on Sunday.
ST. PAUL -- Environmentalists say the Dayton administration has failed to adequately vet a proposed Iron Range copper-nickel mine and they want thousands of Minnesotans to let state officials know how they feel.RELATED CONTENT
Europe's second-ever floating windfarm will be built off the coast of Portugal under plans set out on Monday by a group of energy utilities and engineering companies.
GRAND FORKS - Gary Emineth has accomplished a lot in his professional life, from running grocery stores to leading the state Republican party.RELATED CONTENT
LONDON (Reuters) - Cargill Inc., one of the world's largest privately held corporations, has launched a restructuring that includes job cuts, one company source and four industry sources said on Friday, the latest casualty of a downturn in the farm economy.RELATED CONTENT
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES -- In recent days, the largest U.S. managers of private prescription drug benefits have cut off at least eight pharmacies that work closely with drugmakers, intensifying scrutiny of a system that helps inflate drug prices, officials at the benefit managers told Reuters.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Brainerd Dispatch publisher Tim Bogenschutz has announced his retirement from the publisher's job he's held for the past five years.RELATED CONTENT
LONDON -- People across the world are confused about the major threat to public health posed by drug-resistant superbugs and do not know how to stop that risk growing, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
ABU DHABI -- NMC Health, the United Arab Emirates-based healthcare provider, has submitted an offer for rival Al Noor Hospitals but will not negotiate on price, vice chairman and chief executive BR Shetty told Reuters on Monday.
The group planning to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Grand Forks will spend an additional $9 million to mitigate effects on a nearby airport.RELATED CONTENT
LAUNCESTON, Australia -- Let's assume that you are a somewhat contrarian investor and take the view that the recent slump to fresh lows in commodity prices, and the share prices of producers, is a sign that a turnaround is coming in 2016.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. -- It's a big year for Monaco Air Duluth, the general aviation hub at the Duluth International Airport.RELATED CONTENT
Financial implications from the attacks on Paris on Nov. 13 that killed at least 129 people are of a second or third order. Still, companies may now find the world is different. Lower revenue, coupled with increased security and energy costs, will squeeze profit margins, and not just in the short term.
FARGO – Straus Clothing, a name synonymous with high-quality menswear in North Dakota for more than 135 years, is hanging it up.RELATED CONTENT
TORONTO -- Commercial borrowing by small businesses in Canada accelerated in September, data from PayNet showed on Monday, in a sign that activity is shifting from big companies to small companies.
NEW YORK -- When Carly Fiorina started at Hewlett-Packard Co in July 1999, one of her first acts as chief executive officer was to start buying back the company's shares. By the time she was ousted in 2005, HP had snapped up $14 billion of its stock, more than its $12 billion in profits during that time.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Ken Reile is a "yes" man. The owner of Reile's Transfer and Delivery believes in saying "yes" to an opportunity, confident he can figure out how to accomplish it later.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – Ed Schafer had barely made it inside Fargo's James Carlson Library on Thursday when someone recognized him. After the two shook hands, the 69-year-old former North Dakota governor said exchanges like that happen all the time.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – Faculty and staff at UND feel the campus needs healing and were worried about the future in the days before a new interim president was appointed.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – An unusual scene played out in downtown Fargo this summer.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – Doug Burgum stood one night on the roof of the abandoned Northern School Supply building, which he'd recently spared from demolition, and scanned the downtown landscape in the dim light.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. - The University of Mary recently announced three new programs.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Northland Community & Technical College and Northland Aerospace have been granted a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly small unmanned aircraft systems across the region.
Thirty-seven critical access hospitals in the country will be getting computer tomography (CT) scanners through $14 million in donated funds. The Rural Healthcare Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is donating the funds through the next six months for the machines.
WASHINGTON - Many Americans are lukewarm on President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, with more than a third saying they didn't care either way, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson State University is looking to build a new program in reclamation while phasing out another in communications education.
FARGO – A census map showing places where people working in Cass County call home has the feel of a picture of a galaxy.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – Oil industry leaders in Williston applauded efforts to repeal a ban on crude oil exports Thursday which they say could reverse the recent slowdown in oil activity.
BISMARCK – North Dakota added 79 millionaires to its tax rolls based on annual income last year, but a state Tax Department official said the number could drop this year as depressed crude prices cut into oil production and royalty payments to mineral rights owners.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state-owned bank is launching a $300 million loan program to aid farmers struggling with low commodity prices and below-average crop production.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota teacher licensing board learned Thursday that the shortage of teachers in North Dakota extends well beyond the Oil Patch.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. -- Residential customers of Minnesota Power would pay more for electricity each month to help taconite plants and paper mills survive an onslaught of global competition under a plan to be filed today with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.RELATED CONTENT
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Winona LaDuke of environmentalist group Honor the Earth on Thursday said opponents of new crude oil pipelines by Enbridge Energy planned to call for a debate.RELATED CONTENT
Hornbacher's has filed for temporary restraining order against Grand Forks Associates Limited Partnership, the landowners based out of Chicago. Court documents say there's supposed to be a new philly cheesesteak joint, Pepperjax Grill, moving in, but right now that's on hold.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits for laid-off miners.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Gold shovels hit the dirt south of Bagley, Minn., Thursday during the groundbreaking ceremony for a second Shooting Star Casino.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A pockmark the size of a penny on a 154-foot wind turbine blade doesn't look like much, but with time can turn one into a menace.RELATED CONTENT
MINOT, N.D. -- A potential venture that would have united Trinity Health in Minot with Montana's Billings Clinic Regional RegionalCare has unraveled.
SLAYTON, Minn. — The landscape of southwest Minnesota has certainly changed in recent years as one looks across farm fields to see towering turbines and their blades cutting through the sky to harvest the wind.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Mill and Elevator set a record in October for flour shipments in a single month and posted its second-highest first-quarter profit ever from July to September, General Manager Vance Taylor said Thursday.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s first new license plate in more than 20 years will soon hit the streets.RELATED CONTENT
LILLE, France/BERLIN - The strip lights in the hypermarket know where you are, and can tell you where to go.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - Two U.S. consumer groups announced the formation of a coalition with New York labor unions on Thursday to press antitrust regulators to oppose big insurance mergers that would cut the number of nationwide for-profit health insurers from five to three.
Duluth-based Como Oil & Propane has been purchased by ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Md.
WASHINGTON — All recent U.S. military veterans and their families will now be offered in-state tuition rates to public colleges and universities throughout the country, the White House said on Wednesday.
In Duluth's circle of property developers, Heidi Timm-Bijold is known by an unusual but fitting nickname, according to Sandy Hoff, one of the investors in a new $29.1 million waterfront hotel now rising from the site of the former Lafarge Cement Terminal.RELATED CONTENT
Students were set to walk out of classrooms across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges and a minimum wage hike for campus workers.RELATED CONTENT
Supermarket operator Kroger Co said it would buy smaller chain Roundy's Inc for $800 million including debt to expand in Wisconsin and the Chicago area.
LONDON -- Oil is unlikely to return to $80 a barrel before the end of the decade, despite unprecedented declines in investment, as yearly demand growth struggles to top 1 million barrels per day, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
WILLISTON -- North Dakota's public universities have launched a scholarship program to enroll laid-off oilfield workers in energy classes, contending their best path to a new job is learning mechanical and computer skills.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Blue Ribbon Task Force came to a consensus on recommendations to increase teacher salaries and education funding in South Dakota, but three items that failed to earn a consensus may be more telling of the task force's success.
FARGO -- When Ben Hanson ran for the state House in 2012, he could hardly believe that his campaign war chest could be spent on absolutely anything.
ST. PAUL--On a grueling final day of the legislative session last May, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt breezed through the final language of a major budget bill, passing motions at the pace of an auctioneer as his colleagues cried in vain for a copy of the legislation.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Target Logistics’ feet on the ground in Williston Travis Kelly walked away from Tuesday night’s Williston City Commission meeting somewhat encouraged, in spite of the fact the vote didn’t necessarily go the way he was hoping.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- As the final University of North Dakota nickname vote kicks off Thursday between Fighting Hawks and Roughriders, the university remains mum on how a corresponding logo will be developed for the winning name.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Public Radio said Wednesday it recently received one of the largest donations any public radio station ever has received.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- North America's two largest bus manufacturers, both with production plants in the Red River Valley, are about to become hitched.
After the position sat open for almost a year, UND has hired an ombuds.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — the University of Minnesota Crookston has added an agriculture education major to its list offerings for its students. The university says the addition is the result of high demand for teachers in ag and a desire to serve the needs of the region, which has a heavy ag impact.RELATED CONTENT
Commentary on the Bakken seems to come in spurts but one thing is consistent — the opinions are usually from those not living or working in it. Much of it is unsupported in fact.
FARGO — Life could be a bowl of cherries for Fargo's planned co-op grocery store.RELATED CONTENT
Mitchell's Corn Palace will likely have a new director at the start of 2016. Mayor Jerry Toomey, City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein and Human Resources Director Billie Kelly have narrowed 59 applications for the Corn Palace director position down to 15 since the application deadline closed on Oct. 12.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. — Federal rules for coal-fired power plants could "gut our economy" in North Dakota if the state doesn't develop its own plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a health official said Monday.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK—The state Board of Higher Education has decided it will "expect" presidential search committees to forward three or more names for consideration.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston city commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to close crew camps next year, prompting oil industry representatives to warn that their workforce may leave without temporary housing.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The State Board of Higher Education Tuesday approved masters of arts in teaching programs to start in the fall at Dickinson State University, Mayville State University and Valley City State University.
RICHFIELD, Minn. -- Best Buy on Tuesday announced details of its Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday shopping promotions, or “doorbusters,” including discounts on computers and televisions.
GRAND FORK - Ed Schafer can add one more title to his already long list of accomplishments.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Ed Schafer has been named UND's interim president.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has sued to stop United Continental Holdings Inc from acquiring 24 takeoff and landing slots at Newark Liberty International Airport from Delta Air Lines Inc., which could possibly thwart United's expansion plans at its New Jersey hub.RELATED CONTENT
LONDON - Microsoft launched a cloud-based blockchain platform on Tuesday with Brooklyn-based start-up ConsensYs, which will allow financial institutions to experiment cheaply and easily with the technology underpinning bitcoin.RELATED CONTENT
NEW YORK - What do you tell your financial adviser when you are leaving for an algorithm?
TORONTO/WINNIPEG - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said on Tuesday its dermatology business would be hurt in the short term as it moves rapidly to sever ties with a controversial specialty pharmacy.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The UND Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution Sunday in support of Uber, UND Student Body President Matt Kopp said Tuesday, marking the start of a campaign they hope will lure the ride-sharing service to Grand Forks.RELATED CONTENT
Fast-food workers kicked off a nationwide protest in New York on Tuesday backing higher wages and union rights in a campaign they hope will catch the attention of candidates in the 2016 elections.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – The committee steering the design of a new official residence for North Dakota's governor reaffirmed its preference for a one-story design over a pair of two-story schemes on Monday, while also agreeing to live within the $5 million cost limit set by state lawmakers.RELATED CONTENT
FLANDREAU, S. D. – A recreational and medicinal marijuana resort planned for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in southeast South Dakota has been put on hold.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - In Col. Rodney Lewis’ first State of the Base address, he focused on the people who help carry out the mission of the Grand Forks Air Force Base each day. Lewis, the Base’s commander, allowed each of the commanders below him to speak about their duties and missions while also highlighting outstanding airmen at Tuesday’s State of the Base event, held at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks.RELATED CONTENT
Officially, UND now has a multi-purpose athletic training and practice facility -- an on-campus venue designed to help take North Dakota athletics to the next level.RELATED CONTENT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan in August. Although this plan has been discussed frequently before and since the actual release, I believe most people have not been told how this plan will impact their personal finances.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Federal rules for coal-fired power plants could “gut our economy” in North Dakota if the state doesn’t develop its own plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a health official said Monday.RELATED CONTENT
Doctors David Baldes and Mitch Cardwell partake in a yearly weeklong fishing trip together. "I've known his dad since I moved here," Cardwell, 52, said about Baldes, 33.RELATED CONTENT
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Leland "Lee" Sudlow used a historic camera to record South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service activities from 1952 to 1990.RELATED CONTENT
The average age of U.S. farmers has risen to 58, increasing the need to bring in a fresh crop of producers.
Members of American Agri-Women sometimes say their organization is one of the best-kept secrets in agriculture. They also say they hope to change that, making their organization better known to women involved in ag or to those who want to learn more about it.RELATED CONTENT
The North Dakota State University Extension Service is looking for a sheep specialist -- at a time the long-declining U.S. sheep industry is enjoying a much-needed resurgence.
HETTINGER, N.D. -- The first of 43 turbines at ALLETE Clean Energy's 10,000-acre Thunder Spirit wind farm in Adams County has begun generating renewable energy.
TIOGA, N.D. – It’s taken as long as 2½ years for western North Dakota farmer Dennis Johnsrud to resolve one issue with a pipeline company. But now Johnsrud is seeing results a lot quicker after using a new Department of Agriculture program aimed at settling disputes between landowners and companies.RELATED CONTENT
The State Board of Higher Education is expected to name one of two candidates as interim president of UND at its Tuesday meeting: former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer or Thomas DiLorenzo, UND provost and vice president of academic affairs.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks Air Force Base Commander Col. Rodney Lewis welcomed the latest in a series of new neighbors at Grand Sky business park Monday.RELATED CONTENT
The average age of U.S. farmers has risen to 58, increasing the need to bring in a fresh crop of producers.
Members of American Agri-Women sometimes say their organization is one of the best-kept secrets in agriculture. They also say they hope to change that, making their organization better known to women involved in ag or to those who want to learn more about it.
ST. PAUL - A taste of what could be the next green revolution sits crisp as a cookie in front of Tonya Schoenfuss.
ST. PAUL - The long-anticipated Final Environmental Impact Statement on Minnesota's first-ever copper mine was unveiled Friday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the result of a back-and-forth regulatory process that's spanned a decade.
DICKINSON, N.D. - A new Dickinson exit for Interstate 94 has been completed and is open to traffic.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. - Grey hung in the sky, slowly coating the ground with an icy drizzle. Individuals sat quietly in the Salvation Army chapel waiting for their appointment, hoping they could be seen that day. Others simply took the opportunity to get some quality sleep in the warmth of the padded pews.
SCRANTON, N.D. - Ken Steiner looks out the window of his house and sees thousands of pipes sitting in a railyard.RELATED CONTENT
President Barack Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline was met with mixed reaction from the Dakotas on Friday, but one South Dakota landowner was celebrating after hearing Friday's news.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – A grassroots group sponsored by the North Dakota Petroleum Council is fighting to keep crew camps in Williston as city leaders prepare to vote on banning the temporary housing for oilfield workers.
Forum Communications Co. announces the launch of four new media products for Northland Outdoors, a brand focused on outdoor sports, recreation and living in the Upper Midwest. The new Northland Outdoors website, magazine, TV show and radio program will cover a range of outdoor topics, from hunting and fishing to camping and kayaking.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Like many of her peers, Kelsey Conneran uses financial aid to help pay for school.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - When Chief Warrant Officer III Tashie Wehrman wanted to move to Fargo to join her new husband, she knew it was unlikely she could secure an Active Guard Reserve position similar to the one she had with the South Dakota Army National Guard. Full-time positions like hers were lucrative and rare.RELATED CONTENT
ROSEAU, Minn. — Patients in need of urgent care in northwestern Minnesota will no longer need to wait for a medical flight from Grand Forks or Bemidji to take them to a hospital.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - UND student leaders are preparing an effort to lure Uber to Grand Forks.
WASHINGTON - A federal task force is expected to recommend a Web-based registry for drone owners that would impose no registration fees, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Some storefronts and apartments in downtown Crookston could get a facelift if the city is successful in procuring $750,000 in rehabilitation grants.
FARGO – A field on the fringe of south Fargo is the intended spot for what could be the city's first community "solar garden."RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – It’s back to the ballot for two remaining UND nickname options.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - General Atomics broke ground Monday for a $2.5 million training facility for unmanned aerial systems pilots at Grand Sky, Grand Forks County’s new business and technology park. General Atomics is one of the world’s leading developers of high-technology systems, including the Predator and Reaper series of UAS.
Minnesota has released an environmental report on a proposed electric transmission line expected to run through the northwest region of the state.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years.RELATED CONTENT
Rock climbers and equestrians have a lot riding on Monday night's Duluth City Council meeting.
WASHINGTON — When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry’s campaign to delay a Dec. 31 deadline to install technology to prevent such disasters appeared to be finished.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR — Megan Hollermann has it all planned out.RELATED CONTENT
RURAL DICKINSON, N.D. - Landowners offered differing and even split opinions Wednesday night during an open house for an 87-turbine wind project proposed for southern Stark County and a potential second project to be located in northern Hettinger County.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK - Strategies for meeting federal coal power carbon dioxide emissions standards may hinge on carbon credits and stifling power plant output, according to industry officials.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - UND department leaders are providing suggestions over the next few weeks on ways to eliminate the university's $5 million budget gap for 2016.
NEW YORK - Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report released on Thursday showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.
Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $81.6 million to homeowners for denying them a chance to challenge mortgage payment increases imposed during their bankruptcy proceedings, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is pushing for more cooperative agreements between the U.S. Department of Energy and national universities, using ongoing research in North Dakota as an example.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Chemists at the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center are working to further develop a process that uses crop feedstock from North Dakota to make products that will benefit the state’s oil industry.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota Wheat Commission has pledged $350,000 to the Center for Risk and Trade endowment at North Dakota State University.
North Dakota had the lowest construction unemployment rate in the country in September, at 1.6 percent, followed by South Dakota with 2.4 percent. Nationally, unemployment in the industry was at 5.5 percent.RELATED CONTENT
Privately held outdoors retailer Bass Pro Shops is exploring an offer for Cabela's Inc, the U.S. hunting and fishing store chain targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, people familiar with the matter said.RELATED CONTENT
A recent U.S. regulatory review could force banks to scale back loans to energy companies whose revenues have been hit hard by falling oil prices, and could force more oil drillers into bankruptcy, analysts said.
Tammy Dolan is now the North Dakota University System chief financial officer.
The math department at the University of Jamestown offers a pre-engineering program, which gives students two years of curriculum before transferring elsewhere. But as of fall 2016, UJ will begin offering a mechanical engineering major.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to do away with the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. But opponents of the legislation still need to overcome a presidential veto, which they say they're unlikely to do.
Graduates would earn higher salaries if they studied somewhere other than UND and NDSU, according to college rankings calculated by the the Economist news magazine.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Robert Hill, dean of the University of North Dakota’s College of Education and Human Development, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
DULUTH, Minn. - Just last week Barritt Lovelace was hanging from ropes to inspect the High Bridge in St. Paul.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Kate Noterman's career path didn't start with a concrete vision back in 2004 when she was working at the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks while attending UND.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - The United States has formally denied a TransCanada Corp request to pause the U.S. review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The Fargo Amtrak station is finally receiving upgrades required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – An institution often touted as a big piece of North Dakota State University's research potential, the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been dissolved due to a lack of funding.RELATED CONTENT
The UND School of Medicine and Health Science is now one of 20 new medical schools receiving grants to join an American Medical Association group.
BISMARCK – North Dakota utility regulators on Wednesday approved a natural gas rate increase for customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. that is smaller than what the company originally proposed but still spreads out the costs in a way that drew objections from AARP North Dakota.
The Target store in Superior will close Jan. 30, the Minnesota-based retailer confirmed Tuesday.RELATED CONTENT
Winds are blowing in the right direction for a renewable energy project in Bon Homme County.
Retail business construction along the west side of Veterans Boulevard in West Fargo has been brisk recently with three side-by-side projects currently underway, including space for new eateries.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Dickinson Museum Center is in need of a new director as it considers how it will adapt the newly acquired Dakota Dinosaur Museum into the city-managed facility.RELATED CONTENT
North Dakota Supreme Court justices didn't hold back when four UND School of Law students argued a case in a mock trial Tuesday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Steve Halverson remembers the day he opened Heartland Trust Co. for business 25 years ago.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, an insurance company based in White Plains, N.Y., has purchased Dawson Insurance Co. in Fargo, a family-owned firm founded nearly 100 years ago.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is getting ready to sue over a law legislators passed earlier this year removing some of her power.
FARGO, N.D. -- Three assistant U.S. attorneys have been promoted to leadership roles in North Dakota.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon rejected an attempt to move forward with the debate on a bill that would block implementation of the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule.
NEW YORK -- PBF Energy, one of the largest independent oil refiners in the United States, spent heavily in recent years to build the rail terminals at its Delaware City complex that it needed to take delivery of large loads of crude coming from North Dakota's Bakken oilfields.
The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority is planning for the next 20 years with a new master plan.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - Internet giant Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of Google's drone effort said on Monday.
The Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. government to suspend review of the $8 billion project that sparked a political war between environmentalists and the oil industry.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing that Lorz Construction of Fargo be fined $105,000 for violating safety regulations at a work site in West Fargo earlier this year.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The call came during the summer from a downtown Duluth business.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. -- Several people protesting against the construction of new or replacement Enbridge Energy oil pipelines in the Upper Midwest were arrested and charged with trespassing after entering the company's downtown Duluth offices on Monday afternoon.RELATED CONTENT
Karen Diver is leaving her leadership position with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to serve in the White House -- and she's bringing a sense of urgency with her.RELATED CONTENT
MARSHALL, Minn. -- Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting of the Minnesota West Technology Campus.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Despite having a project denied earlier this year, NextEra Energy Resources is continuing its work to put a wind farm in southwest North Dakota. And this time, the Florida-based energy company has even bigger plans for the area.
A bullet and ammunition manufacturer is expanding into South Dakota.
LEOLA, S.D. -- Jerome Mack is a busy man.RELATED CONTENT
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Unless you're part of the U.S. potato industry, you've probably never heard of the U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility in East Grand Forks, Minn.RELATED CONTENT
Enough is enough, says the National Association of Wheat Growers, which is working on a new plan to combat the long decline in U.S. wheat acreage.
BISMARCK -- Though major challenges remain, North Dakota can become a major source of the high-quality food that Cuba needs, say members of a state delegation that recently visited the island nation.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - First International Bank & Trust announced Monday it will be opening a new location in Rugby, N.D. The temporary building, located at 215 Highway 2 SW, is scheduled to open in mid-November.
As North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota struggle to fill the workforce gap, the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council’s apprenticeship program is booming.
BISMARCK – After having their petition rejected last week, supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota submitted a revised version Monday with all of the required elements that had been missing, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Schurkey Swanke is "trolling for idiots," as he puts it.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House on Monday said it continues to expect that President Barack Obama will make a decision on whether to grant a permit to TransCanada Corp. for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline before he leaves office in January 2017.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The chancellor of the university system supports a bigger enrollment at North Dakota State University, on one condition: He does not want all of the new students in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- A Sanford Health advertising campaign this month proclaiming "Dense Breast Tissue -- 50% of women have it" from a bright pink background is tough to miss.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A $250 million Williston airport relocation is edging closer to becoming a reality as one local official is questioning the need for a new facility and its feasibility.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. -- They are one of the few oil companies who can say they’ve laid no one off during the downturn, and they have no plans to do so over the next two to three years, despite the low oil price environment. They can also now lay claim to a brick and mortar office in the Williston Basin — one that is so nice, it has to be the envy of most any other field office in the Bakken.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. -- After administrative errors at the University of Minnesota Duluth caused its teacher preparation programs to lose required state approval -- and led to a pending lawsuit by several graduates -- university officials say they are on track to bring the programs back into compliance.
ST. PAUL -- It’s a simple, ingrained transaction for most Americans: You eat a meal at a restaurant, then you pay your bill, adding an extra percentage for a tip.RELATED CONTENT
A Devils Lake man is facing felony arson and burglary charges in connection with an Oct. 25 fire that destroyed the Hardee’s Restaurant in Devils Lake.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants PolyMet Mining to communicate with Minnesotans if the state issues a permit to open a copper-nickel mine, he said Friday after returning from a Michigan mine that impressed him.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Benjamin Enterman, an engineering intern for Stantec Inc., planned that Friday would be his last day of work and then he’d be back to South Dakota today to pick up a Jeep Wrangler he had worked and saved for since May.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- New federal rules aimed at reducing the cost of communicating with jail and prison inmates by phone will hit a Grand Forks company, but its CEO predicts it eventually will benefit the industry.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- Algorithme Pharma USA launched its first clinical drug trial just 91 days after opening its doors here last October and completed a total of 21 trials during its first year in business.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- Marco, a provider of voice, data, video and print services, has been sold to Minneapolis-based equity firm Norwest Equity Partners.
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. - Sweetwater Energy will get $26 million in public financing to build a plant in Mountain Iron that will turn northern Minnesota trees into industrial alcohols.
CLOQUET, Minn. - For the first time in memory, there were no doctors to see patients in the emergency room Oct. 16 at Community Memorial Hospital.
The Brazilian government will next month hold an auction to sell operating rights for 29 existing hydropower plants, betting that a couple of coveted assets will boost interest from large investors.
China is considering cutting the electricity price paid by grid firms to solar and wind power generators to reflect recent declines in operating costs, a government source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.
U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a ninth week in a row this week, the longest losing streak since June, data showed on Friday, a sign low prices continued to keep drillers away from the well pad.
Green energy is benefiting from the downturn in the oil sector, with more cash available for investments and more skilled manpower at hand, the chief executive of Europe's largest producer of renewable power told Reuters.
Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No. 3 integrated oil company, reported a third quarter loss due to after-tax impairment charges of C$3.8 billion ($2.9 billion) on Friday and forecast a gloomy long-term outlook for oil and gas prices.
Greece on Friday unveiled a bank recapitalization bill that outlines how fresh funds will be pumped into its ailing banks to shore up their capital base.
Hundreds of U.S. hospitals will pay a total of more than $250 million stemming from allegations that they implanted cardiac devices in Medicare patients in violation of coverage requirements, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
PIERRE, S.D. - NorthWestern Energy in South Dakota will raise its electric rates for the first time in more than 30 years, effective Jan. 1.RELATED CONTENT
Businesses have started to return to looking at their operating costs and what it takes to effectively market certain products to a particular market segmentRELATED CONTENT
Bismarck State College completes three projects with another underwayRELATED CONTENT
With an understanding that a direct relationship exists between success and health and wellness, South Dakota State University has launched an initiative designed to improve the health and wellness of SDSU students, faculty and staff members, as well as other individuals throughout the region.RELATED CONTENT
New training opportunities are available for workers throughout the region, thanks to a federal grant awarded last year to Minnesota State Community and Technical College.RELATED CONTENT
Most companies take it as a given that firewalls, antivirus and backups are minimum security controls for the standard business.RELATED CONTENT
Health care workers are at higher than average risk of infection with the hepatitis C virus, a research review suggests.
CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore chain, reported a 10.3 percent rise in quarterly net revenue, helped by strong demand for its pharmacy benefit management services.
After years of declining output, major oil companies have ramped up crude production this year, just as they are being battered by a plunge in prices due to already excessive supplies.RELATED CONTENT
Three buyout funds are vying to buy General Electric's banking unit in France as the U.S. conglomerate presses ahead with its plan to offload its financing operations in Europe, four sources familiar with the matter said.RELATED CONTENT
AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes began talks with bankers to take Asia's No.1 budget airline private after a plunge in its stock price put $200 million worth of loans borrowed against AirAsia's shares at risk, people familiar with the situation told Reuters.RELATED CONTENT
PINE RIVER, Minn. - Unmanned aircraft and model aircraft have created issues in certain metropolitan airspace in recent months, but rural airports like Breezy Point and Pine River have experienced no problems with recreational drones as of yet.
Joining four Air Canada jets squeezed into the vast AAR Aircraft Services hangar in Duluth, officials on Thursday promised growth for the city's expanding aviation maintenance sector.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI—A meeting between the state House's Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Committee and Bemidji business owners Thursday was all about finding qualified employees.RELATED CONTENT
DEERWOOD, Minn. — The director of Minnesota’s tourism board John Edman said state tourism industries have reported its best summer in six years.
KENSINGTON, Minn. - Over the next few years, Douglas County's Kensington Rune Stone Park could undergo a series of improvements — things like a visitor center, improved picnic areas, expanded trails and more.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK - A delegation from the Iraq Ministry of Oil and the U.S. Department of Energy visited North Dakota this week to study technologies that are capturing natural gas.
HETTINGER, N.D. - A wind farm along the southern border of the state is on track to be completed by the end of the year.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – The board that manages state-owned trust lands in North Dakota is looking to cash in on a chunk of the capital city, meaning some cows may have to find a different pasture.
NEW YORK - Target Corp said it will drop shipping fees for all online orders during the holiday shopping season for a second year in a row, ratcheting up competition with rivals including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Fargo-Moorhead's housing market ranks 13th among 364 metropolitan areas surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders. Jerry Howard, the organization's executive vice president and COO, said the success is due to this area's economic diversity.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The North Dakota State University Development Foundation and Alumni Association are merging into one organization.RELATED CONTENT
Upper Midwest farmers were happy Thursday to learn the federal government will not cut crop insurance programs.
NEW YORK - America's sugar beet growers are under siege as U.S. food companies increasingly shun genetically modified (GMO) crops.
A new clinical trial at Sanford Health might uncover ways to improve breast cancer treatment through genetic analysis of tumors at different stages.RELATED CONTENT
Ongoing depressed prices for iron ore and declining prices for hot-rolled steel continue to weigh heavy on Cliffs Natural Resources and its Minnesota taconite mining operations.
The number of cattle on feedlots in South Dakota is up from the same time last year, while the number marketed for slaughter is unchanged.
China stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors eyed weak financial sector earnings and subdued expectations for a rebound in manufacturing.
European shares surrendered early gains on Thursday after disappointing updates from companies like Deutsche Bank, Saint-Gobain and Barclays and a sharp drop in mining shares.
Warner Chilcott US Sales LLC, now part of Allergan Plc, agreed to plead guilty to felony health care fraud and pay $125 million to resolve U.S. charges that it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe several of its drugs.
Health insurer Aetna Inc reported a 1.5 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by membership growth in its government business.
PayPal Holdings Inc., the online payment processor, said on Tuesday its small-business lending program has processed $1 billion in loans in the first two years of its launch and more than doubled loan growth in that span.RELATED CONTENT
DEERWOOD, Minn. - The director of Minnesota's tourism board emphasized unity and resilience Wednesday after a summer tourism season when the industry weathered tough blows.RELATED CONTENT
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - After 32 years, Detroit Lakes’ only travel agency is switching hands, as the business has been sold to Cindy Tyo, owner of Travel Travel in Fargo. The acquisition went through Sept. 18.RELATED CONTENT
FLANDREAU, S.D. -- A huge South Dakota chicken farm that lost its entire flock last May due to avian flu is taking a step to help restock faster by building two baby chick growing barns about 10 miles away -- and the state is giving the family-owned southeast South Dakota business some help.
ST. PAUL -- The commercial and public sides of Minnesota's health insurance exchange are in one place as the start of this year's open enrollment season nears.
ST. PAUL -- The utility that heats and cools downtown St. Paul is phasing out coal in a move that will greatly reduce its carbon emissions.
State and regional economic development agencies are ready to throw $26 million in public funding toward a proposed $53 million biotech plant in Mountain Iron.
The University of Jamestown and Valley City State University Fall Job & Internship Fair on Tuesday brought students and community together, said Heidi Larson, UJ career services and experiential education director.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its giving about $100 million in grants nationwide to help fund nearly 5,000 new biodiesel gas pumps at 1,500 gas stations in the tri-state area of the upper Midwest along with another 18 states.
WILLISTON, N.D. - Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday due to plunging crude prices and the writedown of its 2014 buyout of rival Kodiak Oil & Gas.
MOORHEAD—Lots of dirt is being moved in the area of 11th Street and 30th Avenue South.RELATED CONTENT
The State Department of Health opened a 30-day public comment period Wednesday for a proposed 39-acre oilfield waste landfill that would be located 3 miles south of Ross in Mountrail County.
FARGO — Officials say it pays to shop around for health insurance coverage under the new marketplace that is part of the Affordable Care Act.
University of North Dakota representatives maintain vote results for the school's future nickname will be upheld, even though an attorney for the university said it was merely a "feeling-out process" during a court hearing.
JOLIETTE, N.D. — Xcel Energy launched North Dakota's first Federal Aviation Administration-sanctioned utility flight of an unmanned aircraft Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK—A former Bismarck mayor is still trying to keep the University of North Dakota from selecting a new athletic nickname.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO—Kitten lovers in Fargo are in for a treat Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — North Dakota State University is considering a change to its general education program, from content-based approach to a new outcome-based learning.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Farmers in the region again face low corn and soybean prices as they approach the end of harvest, which means spending into the reserves they built up during the good years.RELATED CONTENT
A summer avian flu outbreak killed more than 1 million hens in South Dakota, and egg production hasn't bounced back.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- The need for sand to help produce North Dakota oil has fallen with the price of oil, but probably will rise again.RELATED CONTENT
UND’s new athletic nickname will be decided by majority vote, meaning there’s a possibility a winner won’t be chosen until well into November.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. - A regional energy company conducted the first Federal Aviation Administration-sanctioned utility flight using unmanned aerial systems in North Dakota today.
WASHINGTON -- Northrop Grumman has this week won the bid for a US military contract worth almost $60 billion — the largest contract awarded by the Pentagon in over a decade.
Area farm group leaders say they’re dismayed and surprised by the new agreement that includes a $3 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - A weekend fire that destroyed the Hardee’s Restaurant in Devils Lake is being investigated as suspicious in nature.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota are among 21 states awarded federal grants to increase the number of blender pumps available to their residents.RELATED CONTENT
PINE RIVER, Minn. - Students from Pine River-Backus' junior and senior classes spent Tuesday, Oct. 20, touring some of the lakes area's largest employers.RELATED CONTENT
NISSWA, Minn. - In April, Mann Lake LTD in Hackensack began an aggressive effort to attract dozens of workers to its manufacturing plant, foreshadowing a growing worker shortage throughout the lakes area.
Prairie Roots Food Co-op hopes to open a full-service, retail grocery store in Fargo at the end of 2016, providing natural, organic and local food.RELATED CONTENT
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - WE Fest was a weaker draw than usual this year, and that impacted the bottom line of hotels, restaurants and bars in Detroit Lakes, as reflected in a drop in revenues from the city’s Lodging Tax and its Food and Beverage Tax.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Expanded access is translating into improving success – and that goes for students, the community and staff of M State.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant for Willmar’s rail connector and industrial access wye project.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders proposed to sell 58 million barrels of oil from U.S. emergency reserves over six years starting in fiscal 2018 to help pay for a budget deal that ends mandatory spending cuts, according to a copy of the bill posted to a congressional website.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The experts at USA Today Travel have figured out what Minnesotans have known for years: Stillwater is one of the most picturesque small towns in the country.
DuPont is talking to rivals about its agriculture business, interim Chief Executive Edward Breen said on Tuesday, less than a week after Dow Chemical Co announced a review of its farm chemicals and seeds unit.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, boosted by iPhone sales, and issued an outlook that Wall Street interpreted as a sign of solid demand for its latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.RELATED CONTENT
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said on Tuesday it would acquire smaller peer Rite Aid Corp. for $9.4 billion to widen its footprint in the United States and negotiate for lower drug costs.
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc gave a disappointing revenue forecast and reported slower user growth than expected, pushing shares of the microblogging company down about 13 percent.
A University of North Dakota program that supports the development of STEM education is set to receive more than $66,000 in federal funding.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton returned from touring a South Dakota mine Tuesday determined to make sure any northeastern Minnesota copper-nickel mine owner pays for clean-up costs before the mine opens.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - Nearly half of the U.S. Senate supports a resolution to challenge the Obama administration's regulation cutting carbon emissions from power plants, the core of the United States' broader climate change strategy, sponsors of the measure said on Tuesday.RELATED CONTENT
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Polaris Industries Inc. announced the company is expanding into Spearfish, S.D., and has purchased a 51,000-square-foot facility to paint its Indian and Victory motorcycles.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth nursing facility has been prohibited from receiving Medicare and Medicaid payments for new patients and faces the possibility of losing payments from the two programs altogether if it does not pass an upcoming inspection.RELATED CONTENT
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The owners of two companies in Rapid City and Hermosa have been ordered to pay more than $1.2 million for employing undocumented immigrants under a U.S. Forest Service contract.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — When Matthew Sullivan drives from here to Minneapolis, he pays close attention to the cars moving in the westbound lanes.RELATED CONTENT
City-owned liquor store in Detroit Lakes had banner 2014, but municipal liquor not always a money-maker
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Last year was the best year for the city-owned liquor store here since 2011, according to the Minnesota Auditor's Office.RELATED CONTENT
SISSETON, S.D. – A Dec. 15 trial has been scheduled for two current and three former executives and one employee of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe for issuing checks to themselves to pay for home repairs and helping to pay their income taxes.
MOORHEAD – A major street improvement project here that was delayed this summer when a contractor's bid came in too high will move forward after city leaders realized they would not find a substantially cheaper bid.
FARGO – Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, which claimed millions of dollars in damages from a mixup in distributing cancer research vials, settled its lawsuit against Fargo-based Clinical Supplies Management for $600,000, according to documents.
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is nearing a deal to buy smaller peer Rite Aid Corp. for more than $10 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
BISMARCK – U.S. senators from North Dakota and South Dakota are among those sponsoring bipartisan Senate resolutions that aim to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules restricting greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.
BISMARCK – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger rejected a petition submitted Tuesday by backers of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana, saying they have more paperwork to complete before he can review it.
With grain prices dropping since 2013, farmers are closing the 2015 season with big crops and difficulty penciling profits.RELATED CONTENT
BALDWIN, N.D. -- Clark Coleman has raised sunflowers for many years. But there have been only a few years in which the Baldwin, N.D., farmer has been as happy with the crop as he is this fall.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Alexandria’s appeal as a vacation hot spot is stronger than ever, based on lodging tax information presented at Monday’s Alexandria City Council meeting.
WORTHINGTON — The developer of the former Northland Mall property and the city of Worthington seem to be spinning in a vicious circle in terms of moving forward with the development of the proposed Promenade on Oxford project.RELATED CONTENT
MINNEAPOLIS - Twins fans will find a new pub and a new club at Target Field next season. The venues will be under the Minnie and Paul sign in center field. At the upper level, a pub named Minnie & Paul’s featuring Minnesota-themed foods will be open to all fans.
WILLMAR — The downtown project that includes development of a commercial kitchen where area growers can process and preserve locally grown produce for resale is halfway to completion, about 120 local food supporters learned Monday.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer joined 38 other members of Congress in sending a letter Monday to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez urging him to undo a recent change that imposes stricter regulations on 275 retailers of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in North Dakota.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR — Members of The Barn Theatre board joined Monday afternoon for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark today’s start of the first phase of the theater’s major remodeling project. They gathered briefly with shovels on the stage area for a photo but didn’t really turn over any dirt.RELATED CONTENT
MITCHELL, S.D. - According to Councilman Marty Barington and Jeff Logan, owner of Logan Luxury Theatres and president of Mitchell Main Street and Beyond, people are having trouble seeing the new Corn Palace murals at night after the installation of LED lighting on the mural borders.RELATED CONTENT
CAPUTA, S.D. -- Two years ago, in early October, a winter storm unexpectedly ripped through the western part of South Dakota and surrounding states.RELATED CONTENT
CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.
The 108-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Jamestown is scheduled to open Friday. Located at 930 25th St. SW, the Fairfield Inn & Suites will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Buffalo City Holdings LLC and managed by Pace’s Lodging LLC. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature the brand’s new design and décor.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The 2015 sugar beet crop hit a new record of about 27.7 tons per acre in the northern Red River Valley, and also came in as the cleanest and most storable on record.RELATED CONTENT
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The DemKota Ranch Beef brand is so new there isn’t even a logo. But a whiteboard in the company’s conference room has something more important — a U.S. Department of Agriculture federal inspection number.RELATED CONTENT
LONDON - Oil edged lower on Monday on a global supply glut pushing fuel storage sites close to capacity, and with fewer speculators betting on a rise in crude prices.RELATED CONTENT
DILWORTH, N.D. — Denise Tollefson and her brother, Richard Anderson, attended a conference in South Dakota a few years ago hosted by the Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach nonprofit based out of the University of South Dakota.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The new head of Sanford Health Plan noted its recent "exponential" growth in North Dakota and said he aims to continue to build on that success.
BISMARCK – As crude oil prices hang low, about $43 per barrel Monday, some North Dakota operators are trying to divest interests in the Bakken.
FARGO – City leaders are studying the construction of what is essentially a lake nearly as big as Big and Little Detroit Lakes put together if the lakes were 6½-feet deep.RELATED CONTENT
HILLSBORO, N.D. – Community leaders are trying to resolve a child care services crisis created by the closing of a community day care center late last month.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – Sunday was a big day for the University of North Dakota as the school announced three nicknames would move forward for a runoff vote for new a name, rather the top two, as was the original plan.
FARGO – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Sanford Medical Center of "grossly excessive" charges for emergency room services.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – The chairman of a group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota said they will submit a petition Tuesday to the Secretary of State’s Office for approval so they can start gathering signatures to try to put the measure to voters next year.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Imagine trying to look through a book. Pretty impossible right? You can see the outside of it fine but not the details inside on each page.RELATED CONTENT
Join AgweekTV's Shawna Olson for the latest in ag news, technology, lifestyle and more.
BEMIDJI—Paul Bunyan Communications recently announced that expansion of its all-fiber optic network is complete in two more regions of rural Park Rapids, bringing access to Gigabit broadband and cable TV services to more than 400 more locations. One region is north and west of Two Inlets, which includes the Boot Lake area. The other region is to the east of the city of Park Rapids and includes an area from the east side of Long Lake to Big Stony Lake.
MINNETONKA — “Famous Dave” is returning to Famous Dave’s.
WILLMAR — Rice Care Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a public open house, refreshments and tours of the recently renovated facility from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital saw an unusual convergence last year: a record number of long-term employees and a record number of retirements.
Though dinosaurs and oil have always had a scientific kind of connection, a new movie set and filmed in North Dakota will add a dramatic angle to that multimillion-year relationship.RELATED CONTENT
Altru Health System patients and their health insurance providers pay more for their care on average compared with patients at regional competitors but pay close to the Minnesota statewide average, according to a recent report.
VIRGINIA, Minn. - The King of the Lode was an easy one to drive, said Jim Drobnick.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Jim Arthaud doesn't look like a man at the helm of a multimillion-dollar oilfield services company.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. - After sitting empty for three years, a sale is pending for the shuttered Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth.RELATED CONTENT
Grand Forks business leaders are working to expand a trade zone to cover Grand Forks County, a change they say could boost an already burgeoning unmanned aerial systems industry.
WARROAD, Minn. - Marvin Windows and Doors will soon have a new president.RELATED CONTENT
WARREN, Minn. — A new hotel could start construction here next year to alleviate a shortage of accommodations in this city of 1,560.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - North Dakota regulators approved a plan on Thursday to give oil producers an extra year to bring a new well online, a change designed to give the energy industry breathing room during the crude price downturn.
BISMARCK - David Saggau has a dream that air-quality regulators had invited King Coal companies to solve the carbon-dioxide problem, invest in innovative research and development and share their know-how with the world.RELATED CONTENT
A bus rapid transit system in Grand Forks is in the very early stages of planning, but community officials have already hopped in the driver's seat with ideas of where to steer the concept.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. - Clinical Supplies Management has settled a lawsuit filed by a drug maker seeking millions of dollars in damages stemming from a mix-up in labeling during a cancer drug trial.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A Hardee's restaurant in Devils Lake is a "total loss" after a fire early Sunday morning, Fire Chief Jim Moe said.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD — Officials at Minnesota State Community and Technical College here believe one way to meet the area's workforce demands is to bring the classroom to the student.RELATED CONTENT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health Plan has hired the CEO of a competitor to be its new president starting Dec. 1.
GRAND FORKS – Sitting near a hospital bed at Altru Hospital, Leslie Saulsbury spreads the tools of her trade on the blanket in front of 7-year-old Josiah Green.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – Rail line improvements and increased grain storage are helping relieve congested train tracks in the Red River Valley, farmers and an agriculture expert say.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – And then there were three.
GRAND FORKS – With concerns growing about the safety of unmanned aircraft flights, the U.S. Department of Transportation plans to recommend a registration process for the devices—a move that has local support.
FARGO – Those little "L"s painted on Fargo streets don't mean "Lucky you, construction season is almost over!"RELATED CONTENT
RURAL FARGO – Surrounded by miles of farmland, an industrial park is under construction where Interstate 29 meets 100th Avenue South.RELATED CONTENT
PENNOCK, Minn. — Last winter — when construction plans were simply on paper — it was determined that the first cow would be milked Oct. 26 at the Meadow Star Dairy near Pennock.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - The manager of a Dickinson convenience store went before a Congressional committee earlier this week to speak about an issue that is affecting his business.RELATED CONTENT
Grand Forks-based Alerus will acquire a Minnesota-based retirement firm, the financial services company announced Thursday.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - American Crystal Sugar Co. is asking East Grand Forks to sponsor bonds to help it build a new pellet mill at its local plant.
BISMARCK - U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has asked the U.S. Geological Survey to update the agency’s study of recoverable reserves of oil and natural gas in the Williston Basin.
GRAND FORKS - UND staff and faculty members gathered Thursday to learn about and give input on the development of the university's master plan.
BISMARCK - Brian Kroshus, publisher of the Bismarck Tribune, announced Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for North Dakota state auditor.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota Industrial Commission adopted new policies Thursday to reward oil companies that exceed their gas capture goals and to allow producers to store oil in the ground until prices recover.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS - When Meir Zorea stepped foot in Grand Forks on Thursday, there were more than 6,000 miles between where his company was founded and where its future could be.
FARGO – New housing activity in the metro area remains largely steady compared to the same period last year, according to a third-quarter building permit report released by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead.
BISMARCK – Workers filing complaints over unpaid wages and employment discrimination are waiting six months to a year or longer for the state to investigate, Labor Commissioner Troy Seibel said, blaming the backlog on an exploding caseload that has overwhelmed his agency's small staff.
FARGO – Mathison's, a downtown fixture since it opened its first shop almost six decades ago, is moving to a new location.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – Sanford Health's South University Drive campus will become an orthopedic and sports medicine specialty center in a couple years as part of a reshuffling of services stemming from the new southwest medical center slated to open in 2017.RELATED CONTENT
PERHAM, Minn. - Rooms in the former Perham Hospital have been cleared of furniture, medical equipment and curtains in anticipation of a remodeling project to add memory care assisted living space, extend the therapy department and create a new, bright and inviting entrance to Perham Living.
WILLISTON, N.D. - Oasis Petroleum Inc said on Wednesday it has asked its bondholders to allow it the ability to take on second-lien debt, a step that would let the oil producer raise more capital to weather the current downturn in crude oil prices.
Sanford Health president to take on new role: Olson to now oversee operations at multitude of Sanford facilities; interim president named
BEMIDJI - Dan Olson, president of Sanford Health in Bemidji and a hospital administrator there since 2009, is stepping away, but not far away.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI - The results are in and they look good for municipal liquor store operations across Minnesota.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Small Business Development Center is looking for partners in the community to help fill the gap in a $200,000 state deficit, its North Dakota director said.
GRAND FORKS - The leaders of UND's presidential search committee plan to start working with consultants to pen a job advertisement using feedback from the community.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - A new foundation has been formed for Dickinson State University as the dissolution of the old foundation awaits.
WEST FARGO – The Dakota on Veterans apartment complex is big and it's getting bigger.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has revealed an unanticipated $12.7 million hit to its finances as enrollment continues to slip and contract talks prove costlier than expected.
BISMARCK – Bald eagles have put the brakes on a proposed wind farm in North Dakota as state regulators seek input on how the towers with their spinning blades could impact the national bird.RELATED CONTENT
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Work has started to build a greenhouse/agriculture education center at Alexandria Area High School (AAHS).RELATED CONTENT
HOUSTON - Stagnating rig productivity shows U.S. shale oil producers are running out of tricks to pump more with less in the face of crashing prices and points to a slide in output that should help rebalance global markets.
BROOKINGS - Wyshbone Market LLC is spreading its wings -- "bringing the taste of South Dakota to the world," company leaders say.RELATED CONTENT
Farmers have been harvesting for weeks, but it's not over.RELATED CONTENT
A recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation pegs South Dakota as one of the best places to do business.
BISMARCK - The University of Mary has a $272 million vision.
ST. PAUL - North Dakota and Minnesota continue to duke out a dispute over coal-generated electricity in a Wednesday federal appeals court hearing.
FARGO — Nearly 770 women rose to give a standing ovation to New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan at the 2015 United Way of Cass Clay's Women's Leadership Luncheon Tuesday at the Ramada Plaza Suites.RELATED CONTENT
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Jamestown Regional Medical Center now offers a urology specialist and department.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS - A flurry of activity in southwest Grand Forks signals progress on several new construction projects.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. – Delta Airlines announced Monday morning that it’s suspending service to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport effective Dec. 1, due to what the company cited as lack of passenger demand and profitability on the route.
FARGO — Another national study has been released and once more North Dakota is looking good.
FARGO – When Joe Burgum talks about Fargo's entrepreneurial environment, he uses terms like "economic gardening" and "coopetition."RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – State agency leaders huddled Monday to start brainstorming on how to improve security for North Dakota's statewide computer network, which one official said was attacked about 68 million times in the past two months.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration, faced with rising safety and security risks from a surge in unauthorized drone flights, announced a new task force on Monday to develop a new federal register for the owners of unmanned aerial systems.
WILLMAR — The University of Minnesota’s standing among research universities continues to grow while it also focuses its efforts on improving the education of children in the state’s K-12 school system. University president Eric Kaler spoke with a group of about 35 people, mostly alumni, Friday at The Oaks at Eagle Creek. He provided an update on the university’s activities and answered questions.
MITCHELL, S.D. - The Avera Cancer Institute in Mitchell continues to thrive after 15 years in the community.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS - Local entrepreneurs spent the weekend honing and perfecting project ideas at the first Startup Weekend Grand Forks, with participants pitching their startup ideas before a panel of judges Sunday.
FARGO – Some recent mergers have impacted Fargo-area software companies, including the acquisition of Red River Software Inc. by Volaris Group, a company based in Toronto.
FARGO — When Randy Newman started in banking in the early 1980s, there were about 18,000 banks and savings and loans in the United States.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – If you want to take public transportation to Hector International Airport today, the closest bus stop is a mile and a half away at the North Dakota State University research park.RELATED CONTENT
PEMBINA, N.D. – Compared to last year, the number of people crossing the Canadian border at the Pembina port of entry took its hardest hit in August, according to a recent report.
WILLISTON, N.D. - Occidental Petroleum Corp's move to sell its North Dakota acreage likely removes a logjam that had impeded U.S. oilfield deals for much of the year, though the deal's price sets an unusually low bar for future deals and gives buyers the advantage over sellers.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI - Increasing the strength of the regional workforce has been a priority this month with investments from the state and federal level being made at local training centers.
MITCHELL, S.D. - There's a growing shortage of rural health care workers, and Diane Sandhoff wants to help.RELATED CONTENT
HORACE, N.D. - Terrie Dahl's experience around horses and Brian Dahl's experience in ag machinery manufacturing have combined to create a new state-of-the-art equine center near here.RELATED CONTENT
PIERRE, S.D. – The state minimum wage will increase from $8.50 an hour to $8.55 effective Jan. 1.
HAZEN, N.D. — A new hospital will replace one built 45 years ago in a town that was much smaller before a thriving coal industry turned Hazen and surrounding communities into thriving places where young people build homes and families.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D./NEW YORK - Occidental Petroleum Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. oil producer, has agreed to sell all of its North Dakota shale oil acreage and assets to private equity fund Lime Rock Resources in a deal worth around $500 million, according to sources familiar with the matter.RELATED CONTENT
Brisk North Dakota winds greeted guests Thursday in the midst of an active construction site for Northrop Grumman's groundbreaking ceremony near Grand Forks.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota government officials gathered Thursday near UND to celebrate construction progress on a new unmanned aerial system research facility.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — DMS Health Technologies, a Fargo-based company that provides mobile diagnostic imaging and related sales and services to small and regional hospitals, has been purchased by Digirad Corp., a company based in Georgia.
The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals has honored four people with awards recognizing their commitment to the community.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Dennis Bona has only been the president of Northland Community and Technical College for about three months and already change is in the air.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Phenomenal, incredible, outstanding, record-breaking — those are all words area crop producers and grain specialists are using to describe this year’s corn and soybean yields across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.RELATED CONTENT
SOUTH HEART, N.D. - A coal testing plant located five miles south of South Heart and operated by GTL Energy USA Ltd. is moving its work overseas because of strict federal regulations, a company spokesperson said Tuesday.RELATED CONTENT
An agriculture group are spending a week in southwest North Dakota to learn about the areas crops and oil, and how the two industries co-exist.RELATED CONTENT
Plans for a new White Earth-operated casino between Dent and Pelican Rapids include a 110-room hotel, RV park, three restaurants (bar and grill, deli and buffet), gift shop, ballroom and event center, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, observation tower and gaming facility.
Unmanned aircraft test flights conducted by North Dakota researchers will expand beyond state borders in the coming months.
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday said it will put the brakes on its expansion of flight capacity in 2016, in a move to fill up more planes and sell more seats at higher fares.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK - A study on housing shortages identified a need for more than 9,000 housing units in Bismarck and nearly 4,000 in Mandan.
WEST FARGO — Workplace shootings have been a reality ever since "going postal" was first a phrase that grabbed the American imagination decades ago.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — The 2015 sugar beet harvest is winding down in the Red River Valley and will be one of the largest yields on record.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. — As one official put it, a new truck route will end "truckmageddon" in Williston.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK — A slew of overreaching federal regulations poses a bigger threat to oil and gas development in North Dakota than slumping crude prices, an industry group leader said Wednesday after updating state lawmakers on regulatory challenges confronting the industry.
BISMARCK—A year from now up to 100,000 barrels per day of more Bakken crude oil will be moving through pipelines to refineries across the country.
FARGO — North Dakotans have a strong appetite for dining out. The National Restaurant Association predicts restaurant and food service sales in the state will reach $927.4 million in 2015, a 4.8 percent increase over last year.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. - The number of North Dakota oil wells that have been drilled but not fracked rose to an all-time high in August of almost 1,000, as producers delayed bringing them online as long as possible in hopes that crude prices would rebound.
WINDOM — Southwest Minnesota’s last remaining beef processing facility announced Monday that it is closing its doors.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - As U.S. health insurers chart an unprecedented consolidation of the industry, hospitals are taking a fresh look at becoming insurers themselves to keep more of their patients' healthcare dollars in house.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production dropped 1.7 percent in August, a time of year when production usually is on the rise.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Here are 11 more reasons to visit the land of 10,000 lakes: the state’s American Indian reservations.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - The University of Mary plans to build upon the splash it made in Watford City one year ago by offering more courses in the Oil Patch town.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. — There’s an electric super avenue coming to Williston, and it’s expected to pave the way to bring substantially more power and increased reliability for the western North Dakota oil region.
FARGO — Essentia Health will officially break ground Oct. 20 for a new clinic at 4110 51st Ave. S. here.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — The city of Fargo unveiled a new smartphone app Monday that lets residents report potholes, graffiti, fallen trees, damaged garbage cans and other headaches that city departments can soothe.RELATED CONTENT
As long as this country continues to be dependent on fossil fuel to power its economy, the long-term effects of its consumption are going to continue to be felt — socially, environmentally and politically.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI - Bemidji State University hit its highest enrollment since 2012 this fall with more than 5,000 students attending the university.
The buzz of aerial drones may soon be heard over western North Dakota’s farms and Badlands.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A development company seeking to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant project near Grand Forks said the project is nearly ready to move on to its next step.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Edgewood Corporate Plaza at Fourth Street and DeMers Avenue is a "collision between modern design and history," according to one downtown Grand Forks business owner.RELATED CONTENT
Cyberattacks against large corporations have made headlines in recent years, but local officials say small businesses are increasingly vulnerable.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Shovels hitting the dirt later this week at Northrop Grumman's groundbreaking ceremony is a sound local officials hope will ring in a period of job growth and development for the area.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A budget shortfall at UND means school officials will be looking at ways to cut costs and find more revenue.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Warehouse Apartments, which usually has a long wait list, is advertising an open unit at the location for the first time in 15 years.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A student group at UND has gained real life experience by creating a $1.4 million investment fund.
FARGO — When CoCo, a Minneapolis-based co-working company, closed its downtown Fargo location in June citing a lack of sustainable memberships, several area business leaders and entrepreneurs here were not ready to give up on the concept.RELATED CONTENT
FLANDREAU, S.D. – The marijuana plants are already growing in a remodeled building on the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation as the southeast South Dakota tribe shoots for a New Year's Eve opening for its first-of-its-kind resort.RELATED CONTENT
MERRIFIELD, Minn. - Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visited Merrifield on Thursday to talk about an industrial sector that employs roughly 2,400 people in the Brainerd lakes area: manufacturing.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - The search for Dickinson State University’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs is underway.
FARGO - North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says he'd like to see the school's enrollment reach 18,000 students in the next five years.RELATED CONTENT
TIOGA, N.D. – The first wind farm proposed for oil-rich northwest North Dakota has area residents divided, with some advocating for renewable energy and others arguing the region is already inundated with energy development.RELATED CONTENT
UND, Grand Forks and North Dakota officials had a lot of ideas about what the world will look like in 50 years, which is when a time capsule will be opened at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — An internationally recognized authority on economic and social trends said Thursday that compared to 20 years ago, Fargo has transformed itself from a gray, lackluster place into one that is humming with activity and possibility.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley tried to clarify his recent comments on taking over for University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley, saying Thursday he would be interested in leading UND if it were not an interim role.
MINNEAPOLIS – Online retail giant Amazon is planning to offer same-day grocery delivery in the Twin Cities, according to food safety review materials the company filed with the city of Minneapolis.
MITCHELL, S.D. - Mitchell is facing a workforce shortage, but one of the city's manufacturing staples has avoided much of the blowback caused by the labor deficit.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – Job Service North Dakota saw a whopping 130 percent increase in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in September compared with the same month last year, underscoring the ripple effect that depressed crude oil prices have had on the state’s labor force.
While some states and utility companies prepare to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency over recently released emission reduction requirements, a regional energy provider is looking to increase its renewable energy output.RELATED CONTENT
MADISON, Wis. - The Dakotas again were competing for dairy industry interest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., last week.
FARGO — A new tech startup operating at North Dakota State University's Research and Technology Park will soon get some direct assistance from students.RELATED CONTENT
BRAINERD, Minn.—Mills Fleet Farm may have a new ownership later this year or early in 2016.RELATED CONTENT
PERHAM, Minn.—Timing is everything they say, and according to KLN management, the timing was now right to sell Barrel O' Fun.RELATED CONTENT
At least one public official is not interested in taking over as the president of the University of North Dakota.
FARGO – Total enrollment fell at all of the four-year colleges in Fargo-Moorhead this fall.RELATED CONTENT
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - The annual statewide Tour of Manufacturing running through October featured Alexandria Industries’ Not So Heavy Metal Tour on Saturday morning.RELATED CONTENT
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A new arena for the University of Jamestown Jimmies will have a bell tower that will be rung after every win.RELATED CONTENT
BEULAH, N.D. - While some man camps are disappearing in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota, a permit was granted this week for a new one in Beulah.
WILLMAR, Minn. - Folks in California pride themselves on being the trendsetters when it comes to the growing national interest in culinary choices that are both good for you and taste great.
WASHINGTON - Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grant Shaft spent eight years on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, and now as the co-chairman of the committee searching for UND's new president, he said it's time for the school to find its niche.
FARGO — When it comes to helping solve the area's workforce shortage, five schools are better than one.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – North Dakota's economy slowed down in the second quarter of this year, posting the first double-digit decrease in year-over-year taxable sales and purchases since 2009 as slumping oil prices hurt drilling and the businesses that support it.RELATED CONTENT
A local nonprofit has secured a space in downtown Grand Forks for a co-working venture aimed at providing room for startups and entrepreneurs.
Altru Health System plans on rolling out eVisits to its patients in 2016, Chief Information Officer Mark Waind said Tuesday.
Wall Street banks have cut Oasis Petroleum Inc's credit line by roughly $170 million, the largest reported reduction this autumn of an oil producer's access to debt markets in the wake of plunging crude prices.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases dropped 16 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, led by a 31.4 percent decrease in the mining and oil extraction sector that reflects a slowdown in drilling activity as a result of depressed crude oil prices.
HILLSBORO, N.D. - North Dakota continues to change and evolve, and the North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding a series of 11 community forums across the state to help the organization remain relevant and useful.
BISMARCK – One of the partners behind a proposed crude oil pipeline that would pass under Lake Sakakawea has agreed to install an additional safety measure to ease concerns about how quickly a spill could pollute the lake.
A new initiative from the North Dakota University System called Bakken U seeks to bring workers from the energy industry into the fold of higher education at Dickinson State University.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Almost everything about Sky's Fine Dining is new.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD – Consultants hired to help create a game plan for revitalizing downtown Moorhead say the city has many things going for it and communities that faced similar challenges have done great things.RELATED CONTENT
MAPLETON, N.D. — With the drop in commodity prices for crops like soybeans and corn, headlines have been gloomy for ag equipment makers, with many laying off workers in the wake of the downturn in the farm economy.RELATED CONTENT
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – The past 18 months have have included a mix of headlines for Arctic Cat.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Forum Communications Company editor with a wide range of experience has been hired as the next editor of Prairie Business magazine.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- An Alaska-based vocational and safety training company that came to Dickinson at the height of the Bakken oil boom has announced it is indefinitely suspended its services in the state.
BEMIDJI -- Leaders from BSU, Northwest Technical College and the broader Bemidji community painted the portrait of their ideal president Wednesday for the visiting Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI -- With less than a month under his belt as the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Doug Loon is making it a priority to visit cities statewide for a better understanding of local business communities.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI—Northwest Technical College has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the federal Economic Development Administration to support the construction of a technical training center on its Bemidji campus.
Officials at UND are looking at decreasing the total number of credits required to graduate in an effort to address scheduling issues for high-demand courses.
DICKINSON - It's still unclear how internal audits will be handled at the universities and colleges in North Dakota after the Legislature cut that funding.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Dickinson State University has a new president with a new vision for the school.
BISMARCK – The company responsible for an oil spill in the Yellowstone River this year received permission from state regulators Wednesday to build a new crude oil pipeline in southwest North Dakota.
A new survey adds to concerns that a slumping Canadian dollar is discouraging North Dakota's northern neighbors from visiting here.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - North Dakota Blue Cross Blue Shield, which continues to recover from a bruising loss in 2013, saw its profit margin rise to 3.5 percent, a healthy increase over the normal 1 to 2 percent margin.
WILLMAR — A small town in Illinois that expanded its infrastructure to the nearby interstate highway is earning six times the revenue of the sister city on the other side of the interstate that did not expand its infrastructure.RELATED CONTENT
Dickinson State University has a new president.
When Hornbacher's opens its new Grand Forks supermarket in October, its site in a former Super One store will bring something new to the local grocery scene, according to the company's president.RELATED CONTENT
The annual Wake Up to UND breakfast was all about honoring UND President Robert Kelley and his legacy.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Business ideas are like loose socks, La Royce Batchelor said.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Technology developed by a Fargo-based company is helping health care providers across the country reduce costs and meet patient needs.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO — Sanford Health is installing its own fiber optic network here to provide a data link between its existing campuses and the new southwest medical center under construction.RELATED CONTENT
BRAINERD, Minn. - Although Minnesota's economy may have greatly improved in recent years, the state's women still face financial challenges that are unique to their gender.RELATED CONTENT
UND will have a temporary leader for about six months next year.
FARGO, N.D. — Rather than home to the Oil Patch, North Dakota will likely soon be best known as home of the Drone Patch, say representatives of Absolute Marketing Group. In anticipation, the Fargo firm recently debuted Launchboxx, a division that will focus exclusively on drone advertising and marketing.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The final round of interviews in the Dickinson State University presidential search will bring the last remaining candidate to be vetted by the State Board of Higher Education on campus Wednesday.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A new crop of young people is entering the business of agriculture, and one new entry point is the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake -- a program that touts an up-close and personal approach.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- On Oct. 4, AgweekTV will debut on KELO-TV of Sioux Falls, S.D., expanding the reach of a program that began broadcasting in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota less than a year ago.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO—Carina Schell was in first grade when she saw the "pretty pink" ballet tutu displayed in a store. She's been hooked on dance ever since.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL — Flying a small drone around a bridge may be safer and less costly than traditional ways of inspection, with Minnesota officials planning more tests to gauge their usefulness.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR — As president of the Minnesota Medical Association from 2013 to 2014, Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith crisscrossed the state, talking to doctors in towns large and small, listening to their concerns, their frustrations and their hopes.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - Despite some contention, the Dickinson State University Presidential Search Committee voted to move forward with interviewing only candidate Thomas Mitzel on Friday morning during a conference call.RELATED CONTENT
COURTENAY, N.D.—Officials broke ground on a $300 million wind farm project that has been eight years in the making Friday. The event marks the official start of construction for the Courtenay Wind Farm.RELATED CONTENT
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - A new assisted-living and memory-care center under construction will serve up to 72 people when completed next summer, according to Hollie Britten, corporate sales and marketing manager for Edgewood Management Group.RELATED CONTENT
Sitting near the bank of the Red River, Grand Forks' historic Metropolitan Opera House felt the water's wrath during the 1997 flood.RELATED CONTENT
Distance learning and part-time enrollment continue to grow at UND, according to new figures from the university.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- From the industrial park to downtown, Bemidji’s economy is both expanding and diversifying.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Falling oil prices and the resulting oil drilling slowdown in the Bakken Oil Patch has led one of the world's largest oilfield services companies to make major cutbacks at its Dickinson office.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO—Network security has more to do with smoke and mirrors than actual security at many companies today, according to Corey Steele, network security engineer for local voice and data network solutions provider High Point Networks.RELATED CONTENT
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – The White Earth Nation said Friday that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-the-way neighborhood are excited by the news.
BISMARCK — Job Service North Dakota is offering its employees voluntary buyouts and looking to cut other costs to cope with a $4.1 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – A Denver-based company that unveiled plans last fall for a $4 billion petrochemical plant in North Dakota said Friday it has entered into a long-term ethane supply agreement with one of the biggest players in the state's Oil Patch.
FARGO – A wedding planner sweats the details of an upcoming ceremony so the bride-to-be can try to relax and enjoy the big day. In much the same way, a "birth designer" at Sanford Health will soon help women plan the pregnancy and birth experience they've always imagined.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO—BlackRidge Financial, with 11 banks and an insurance company in Minnesota and North Dakota, is building a new headquarters facility here.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR — The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2015 struck a number of states, but Minnesota and Iowa suffered the greatest economic harm by a country mile.
FARGO — Morrie Lanning and his long and storied career in public service took center stage Thursday when the former Moorhead mayor and Minnesota legislator accepted the 2015 Legacy Leader Award from the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.RELATED CONTENT
Smart technology transforms homes and offices for peace of mind, constant connectivityRELATED CONTENT
South Dakota continues to see the effects of Poet and the ethanol industryRELATED CONTENT
Tom Swoyer helps grow UAS industry in North DakotaRELATED CONTENT
Sanford Health combines all cancer services with Edith Sanford Breast CenterRELATED CONTENT
Precast concrete company helps western North Dakota cities build in a hurryRELATED CONTENT
Brookings experiences economic growth beyond SDSURELATED CONTENT
Most of us think of a new business being started by young, vibrant, go-getting entrepreneurs.RELATED CONTENT
Trucks – we see them every day on North Dakota roads. We ride alongside them on the highway, and we see their trailers, decorated with the logos of nearly every major industry that moves goods and services across our country.RELATED CONTENT
When you bring up the term “strategic planning” to most company owners, you normally get some hesitant stares and mumbled words.RELATED CONTENT
In 1981, as part of the Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA), Congress enacted a new tax credit.RELATED CONTENT