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BOSTON/NEW YORK - Target Corp. warned that last year's massive security breach could have been more extensive than reported so far, leading to further losses at the No. 3 U.S. retailer.RELATED CONTENT
STEELE CITY, Neb. - In the heated debate over whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the energy industry and lawmakers have predicted that the project could unleash an economic bonanza in the Midwest, and provide jobs for up to a half-million people.
Sandwich chain Quiznos Corp. filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection on Friday after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years.
HOWARD, S.D. -- A $6.5 million facility in Howard once envisioned as a gathering place for rural development will be sold next month to the highest bidder.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — With a goal of starting construction on the proposed 36-mile flood channel next spring, Fargo-Moorhead Diversion leaders are considering a complex financing mechanism that may require voters’ approval to extend half-cent sales taxes in Fargo and Cass County.
WILLISTON, N.D. – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said.
DICKINSON, N.D. - After a 21-year partnership, Great Lakes Airlines will no longer offer service to and from Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson.
FARGO, N.D. — Michel Stern is the last living member of a group of more than 175 Jews who escaped the Holocaust and came to America with the help of his great-uncle, Herman Stern.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - BNSF Railway is releasing data about delays its trains face at the request of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., his office said.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it will award grants to state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program. Applications for the grants are open now through April 11.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota legislative staff will investigate whether a $9.8 million loan agreement that the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks signed to buy a struggling research facility can be voided.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - After a string of deaths and lawsuits the past five years, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national fraternity with chapters at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and North Dakota State University in Fargo, has ended a traditional initiation rite members have practiced for more than a half century.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - After a server breach in February, the North Dakota University System has a all center up and running to answer questions regarding the incident, the system said this morning.
McDonald's Corp. workers in three U.S. states filed lawsuits this week against the fast-food chain, alleging it is stealing wages by forcing them to work off the clock, by cheating them out of overtime and by denying them rest breaks.
BOSTON/WASHINGTON - Target Corp.'s security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year's massive data breach but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – The arrival of one of three tower cranes at the construction site of the new Sanford Medical Center is a sign the project is about to gain elevation.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Those without health coverage should bear in mind the consequences of the personal health insurance mandate as enrollment winds to a close March 31: financial penalties apply.
ST. PAUL – Kurt Rutzen trusted his personal care attendant, who helped him with such varied tasks as bathing and filling out complex government forms.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Windy January weather contributed to a less than 1 percent increase in North Dakota oil production, likely delaying the much-anticipated 1 million barrel a day milestone until spring.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 announced Thursday that he will be running for state agriculture commissioner.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions already can get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - A rare U.S. test of its strategic oil reserves may be just coincidentally timed with the most serious stand-off with Russia in decades, but the underlying message of the move announced on Wednesday left little doubt: Prepare for the rise of a new global energy superpower.
NEW YORK - New York's Albany County issued a moratorium on Wednesday on the expansion of crude oil processing in the Port of Albany, pending a public health investigation.
VANCOUVER - Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel.
LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending by a fifth and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, the company said on Thursday, in another sign that oil majors are struggling to profit from the booming U.S. shale sector.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As the Legislature continues to examine the $9.8 million sale of a University of North Dakota research facility, lawmakers and higher education officials agree that the building has struggled financially.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has placed its consumer affairs portfolio in the hands of a single commissioner in an effort to improve communication with the public.
BISMARCK — New oil and gas rules that include oversight over 18,000 miles of gathering pipelines have received final approval and will take effect April 1.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven and two senators from Wyoming introduced federal legislation Wednesday that aims to reduce natural gas flaring.RELATED CONTENT
SOUTH HEART, N.D. — The South Heart City Council unanimously approved the annexation of a chunk of land to be used by a multinational oil field services company during a special meeting Wednesday night.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The push for a $100 million upgrade of broadband Internet service in rural Minnesota is underway in the Legislature -- without the backing of Gov. Mark Dayton.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Going green appears to have paid off for the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Kelly Brantner, a fourth-generation sugar beet farmer, has seen tough times before.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – The question is an important one for educators and business operators: What will tomorrow’s jobs require from today’s students?RELATED CONTENT
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Dollar General is celebrating the opening of a new location at 801 Front St. North in Barnesville.
ST. PAUL – MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials said Wednesday, as they unveiled plans for a balanced budget in 2015.RELATED CONTENT
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Investigators determined a mechanical failure caused a fire and explosion Monday afternoon at an ethanol plant here.
BISMARCK – A request by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department for permission to spend money to operate a marina on Lake Sakakawea purchased with public funds last year ran into some rough waters on Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – The former business manager for a local nonprofit fundraising firm and her husband are being sued by the firm in civil court after she pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from the company.
FARGO, N.D. – Peoples Organic Café, the area’s first entirely organic restaurant, was set to open today at 2853 45th St. S.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – As part of a 5-year global strategy plan announced last month, Tim Hortons plans to open 15 locations in North Dakota in the Fargo and Minot areas.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - In a setback to the U.S. government's long-running policy of converting abandoned railroads into public trails, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Wyoming property owner who objected to a plan to extend a pathway across his land.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy will sell up to 5 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move it said was to test the capabilities of the nation's emergency stockpile in a rapidly changing oil market.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will seek to increase the number of people who earn overtime pay by updating regulations that exempt broad swaths of supervisors, managers and office workers from making overtime, a White House official said on Wednesday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Devils Lake officials are revving their promotional engines in advance of the return of commercial air passenger service to the region.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Altru Health System gave a first glimpse of a new hospital facility Tuesday in Grand Forks’ south end, one that some health officials said may be a “game-changer” for orthopedic care.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- Forum Communications Co. has announced that Roz Randorf has been promoted to vice president of advertising.RELATED CONTENT
NOONAN, N.D. — Authorities are investigating the discovery of radioactive waste piled into an abandoned gas station in this small Divide County, N.D., town.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON - The strong revenue growth that U.S. states enjoyed early in 2013 from taxpayers taking advantage of expiring tax breaks has ended, with revenues registering only a scant gain in the fourth quarter, the Rockefeller Institute reported on Tuesday.
BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc. crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour.
FARGO, N.D. -- Two local Snap Fitness franchisees are ending their run in Fargo.
BISMARCK – Six people are vying for two open seats on the State Board of Higher Education.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Fire officials here have determined the cause of an explosion that delayed the opening of the new Sanford Clinic in south Moorhead.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – A Potbelly Sandwich Shop is coming to Fargo.
WILLMAR, Minn. - When she lived on her own in New London, Phyllis “Clem” Tone, 83, was often alone and felt she depended on her adult children “more than I wanted to.”RELATED CONTENT
MITCHELL, Minn. - A Mitchell native is expanding his restaurant chain to Brookings, S.D.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A burrito chain that got its start as a food truck in the oil patch in western North Dakota is moving into Grand Forks.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Fire crews responded late Monday afternoon to a fire at an ethanol plant in Fergus Falls.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Alerus Financial announced Monday that it has acquired Twin Cities-based Private Bank Minnesota.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday he expects to decide sometime in April whether to call the state Legislature into special session to address pressing needs facing cities and counties affected by western North Dakota’s oil bonanza.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Grand Forks state legislator won’t seek re-election this fall after moving out of his district.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- When a North Dakota University System server containing the personal information of more than 290,000 people was hacked last week, it was merely the latest incident in a constant battle for online security.
MINNEAPOLIS – Buffalo Wild Wings customers will be able to order food, request songs and TV programming, play games and pay their bill on a touchscreen tablet.
FARG, N.D. -- When Marilyn Nielsen of Moorhead saw the My Pet Dish booth at the Pride of Dakota trade show, she immediately thought of her Shih Tzu-poodle cross Ringo.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO, N.D. – Residents here who live near a proposed gated community worry that building one in their neighborhood will create not just aesthetic concerns, but will also create an unneighborly attitude they say isn’t welcome.
ST. PAUL - When it comes to the technologies mining companies employ to scrape minerals out of the ground, process them, and safely dispose of the waste, everything is on an immense scale.
NEW ENGLAND, N.D. — Steve LaFramboise had a nice little thing going inside his bowling alley. He had turned a small corner section of The B.A. restaurant into a bar and lounge area where bowlers could gather.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Grand Forks International Airport was named commercial service airport of the year at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium on March 4 in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As housing continues to boom on Grand Forks’ far south end, commercial development is poised to follow.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- By the end of 2012, Ashley Rae Johnson had been operating her own Web development and marketing business, Brand Logic, for 10 years, but she began to feel “like something was missing,” she said.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Efforts by Minnesota's Democratic legislators to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour have alarmed some business leaders, who say a higher wage would cost jobs and hurt economic growth.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Mark Amann has had his contractor’s license for 25 years. So when he didn’t get his renewal when he thought he would, and with a bid coming up, Amann put a call in to the Secretary of State’s Office.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A shortage of health care workers — including doctors, specialists, nurses and other professionals — is a major concern in three-fourths of the 36 North Dakota communities surveyed in health needs assessments conducted over the past three years.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Terry Harmon took some good-natured ribbing when he turned 50 in January 2013.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- On a recent Thursday night, a row of college students in suits sat in a room in the University of North Dakota’s Skalicky Tech Incubator watching a high-definition monitor the size of the entire wall. Several students spoke into their headsets.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Hollie Nelson worked in occupational therapy. Now, you could say she works in retail therapy.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – After a year marked by delays in passenger service and agricultural shipments, BNSF Railway says it plans to spend almost $250 million to expand rail traffic on its network in North Dakota.
FARGO, N.D. - Kristen Burbank worked in the financial industry for nine years. The 32-year-old lived in Minneapolis and had a well-paying corporate job.RELATED CONTENT
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – One might say construction seems to be at its “peak” at Detroit Mountain these days.
FARGO, N.D. – Claudia Voorhees is a self-proclaimed fabric addict.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Stittsworth Meats of Bemidji has found a cutting edge in the high-stakes game of small business: Facebook.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions and EngagePoint for years enjoyed a cozy business relationship.
FARGO, N.D. - While hops may get all the credit for flavor in your favorite IPA, brewing experts say it’s malt’s time to shine.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – There’s no one view among doctors about whether Minnesota should legalize medical marijuana.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR, Minn. - Years ago, workers first looked for a job and then lived where the job was located. Today’s younger workers first find the community where they want to live and then find the job to support them. This dramatic change in how people — especially young business people and professionals — decide where they want to live means communities must develop and market quality-of-life amenities that differentiate their community from other communities across Minnesota and the country.RELATED CONTENT
PRESHO, S.D. -- Get railroad improvements into Lyman County. That's dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson. If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.
BURKE, S.D. -- In a pair of black-and-white photos, a young Donivan Lambley watches from behind the auction block as cattle are guided by men on horseback through the ring at Burke Livestock Auction.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The city of Medora, N.D., will host a public meeting to discuss the “feasibility of reestablishing a recreational airstrip,” according to minutes from Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
HOUSTON — Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without “shutting down business in its tracks,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said at a major energy conference on Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The State Board of Higher Education will consider a maximum 3.7 percent increase in tuition at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and rate hikes at other schools following a recommendation by its Budget and Finance Committee Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO, N.D. – Ceaja Philp opened Motorheadz Boutique in early January, just as the region was settling into yet another cold spell.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – In her 20 years in the corporate world and seven years as a mindset coach and speaker, Teresa Lewis has seen women lack assertiveness, meekly voicing opinions and shrinking themselves into a boardroom chair.RELATED CONTENT
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- Amanda, a California native, and her husband, the Rev. Joe Johnson, moved to Hillsboro in 2011 after he was called to serve as senior pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays remains a steep climb in the Minnesota Legislature, so its prime proponent is willing to accept “baby steps.”
FARGO, N.D. – City commissioners took action Monday night that aims to protect future homeowners from potentially skyrocketing flood insurance costs.
WEST FARGO, N.D. – Visitors to her mom’s suite in Nancy Kelly’s new home in the Shadow Wood development here have one of two extreme reactions.RELATED CONTENT
The Red River Valley Research Corridor, along with co-hosts, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer, are pleased to announce that Soo Young Kim, senior product marketing manager at Google, will provide keynote remarks at the Small Business Innovations Summit on March 19 at the Fargo Hilton Garden Inn.
FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo businessman is running for a seat on the North Dakota Public Service Commission.RELATED CONTENT
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A $7.175 million renovation of the Corn Palace will move ahead as planned despite the sudden resignation Monday of the director of Mitchell's city-owned arena and tourist attraction.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add the former Ace Sign company site in Willmar to the list of Superfund sites in the state.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Going to the doctor won’t require an actual visit to the doctor’s office after the University of North Dakota begins its mental health teleclinic.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Plans for a new development by Hugo’s supermarkets in south Grand Forks received final approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The decision to move the University of North Dakota Women’s Center from its current location in a residential home on the Grand Forks campus has been postponed, the university said Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
United Parcel Service Inc. is spending $70 million to add 1,000 propane-fueled trucks to its delivery fleet, the biggest bulk purchase of propane-fired vehicles yet as output of the fuel in the United States hits record highs.
FARGO, N.D. – A food truck that rolled into town last year is opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant here.
FARGO, N.D. – A locally owned downtown boutique in Fargo is taking its wares to Uptown Minneapolis, too.
WEST FARGO, N.D. – For Charley Johnson, the question of where Fargo should build a new convention center isn’t as important as getting the project done.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – State health officials are moving up their timeline on setting new rules for radioactive waste generated in the oil field, prompted by recent stockpiling of waste and other illegal dumping incidents.
ST. PAUL – Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – After meeting for five days in a row, House and Senate conferees working on a minimum-wage compromise appeared deadlocked Wednesday and decided to take a break.
FARGO, N.D. – The committee in charge of choosing a design for a new City Hall took a look at more detailed plans Wednesday and gave preliminary approval to a three-story building with a brick, glass and limestone exterior.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – A North Dakota University System server containing the personal information of more than 290,000 former students and faculty was hacked in early February, system officials said Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – After flirting with the idea of relocating a popular downtown Fargo restaurant to downtown Moorhead, Minn., the owners of Juano’s say they are keeping the business where it is.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO, N.D. – House hunters looking for privacy and high-end design will soon have the option of moving into one of two gated communities under construction here, a first in the metro area.RELATED CONTENT
The North Dakota University System is reporting "suspicious activity" on one of its computer servers in which personal information about students and former students were stored.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar City Council has voted to rezone a nearly two-acre site southeast of the Kandi Mall to allow a proposed ALDI grocery store.RELATED CONTENT
MITCHELL, S.D. -- The Davison County Register of Deeds Office recorded one of its best years ever for property transactions with $75.8 million in 2013, according to Register of Deeds Deb Young.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- State investigators are determining whether the activity that led to Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling's Monday resignation included any crimes, according to Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- What looks like a flat piece of land is actually a treasure trove in the eyes of the University of North Dakota’s grassland ecologist, Kathryn Yurkonis.
DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy said Tuesday it plans to build yet another new oil pipeline through Minnesota, on top of two expansion projects already in the works.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Federal Aviation Administration has leveled the playing field for anyone wanting to work as an air traffic controller.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Weaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized.
Fargo, N.D. -- When Joel Thomsen worked for the state of Maine 15 years ago, he wedged cinderblocks under his desk so he could stand while working.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – A Bismarck-based engineering firm hired to study the future impacts of North Dakota’s oil and gas industry came under fire Tuesday from a Grand Forks Democrat who blasted the company for not sharing information with lawmakers.RELATED CONTENT
HOUSTON - The controversial Keystone XL pipeline will receive President Obama's blessing and be built to transport crude oil from Canada to Texas, TransCanada Corp. Chief Executive Russ Girling predicted on Tuesday.
FARGO, N.D. - Casey Absey hopes to breathe new life into the local pizza scene with his new restaurant here.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Like many adventurers before him, Google Glass Explorer Jesus Garcia Garcia is bringing fresh eyes to the new territory he’s charting.RELATED CONTENT
RadioShack Corp. said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after reporting a wider quarterly loss and huge drop in sales during the holidays that raised concerns about the longer-term prospects for the U.S. electronics chain.
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers might someday be able to quickly fabricate parts and components for their machines using 3-D printers.
ST. PAUL — University of Minnesota officials want legislators to be more generous in funding their construction and repair requests than Gov. Mark Dayton.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Mitchell Technical Institute and Butler Machinery Co. on Monday announced a new educational partnership to be delivered at the Mitchell campus.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling resigned Monday due to findings in an as-yet unreleased state audit of Mitchell’s city-owned attraction, according to Mayor Ken Tracy.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK — An oil company that proposed developing 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit has withdrawn its application.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Dickinson City commissioners have endorsed a recommendation that would move rail spurs near State Avenue, which would guarantee access to most businesses affected by a proposed railroad overpass along the street.
SOUTH HEART, N.D. — After hearing from 70 concerned citizens, the South Heart City Council on Monday decided to table a decision about the annexation of a large swath of land for a proposed industrial site.
Seven finalists have been named for the Idea Competition, which grants $10,000 and technical aid to the winning entrepreneurs in northwestern Minnesota.
ST. PAUL -- Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease?
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Grand Forks City Council approved allocating the city’s remaining HOME funds Monday.
Darden Restaurants Inc. said it would proceed with its plan to spin off or sell its Red Lobster chain, rebuffing two activist investment firms that had urged the company to take other actions to boost results, including selling real estate.
BISMARCK - The state Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Two local colleges plan to ramp up the number of students they send abroad every year.
FARGO, N.D. – City commissioners here unanimously turned down a restaurant owner’s plea to have a fee forgiven after an alcohol compliance test failure in December.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – After hearing protests from some area bar owners, city commissioners here said they will take another look at a south Fargo bar expansion they originally approved last summer.RELATED CONTENT
WEST FARGO, N.D. – The metro area’s first karaoke bar, Divas and Rockstars, closed here Sunday, but another unique hotspot is on tap to open shop in the Divas location.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – Gina McCarthy said Friday during her first trip to North Dakota as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that she wanted to understand “both the intended and unintended consequences of our actions,” and representatives of the state’s ethanol and coal industries gave her plenty to consider.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission on Monday adopted several steps aimed at curbing natural gas flaring as recommended by Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.
OMAHA, Neb. – A new National Park Service report shows that 669,242 visitors to national parks in North Dakota spent $39.2 million and supported 528 jobs in the state in 2012.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Hoping to spark discussion and generate innovative ideas, local organizers are bringing a one-day live stream of the noted TED conference to Willmar this coming month.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. — If Minnesota’s business-to-business tax on warehouse rental and storage goes into effect April 1 as scheduled, the impact on port activity in Duluth could be huge.
BISMARCK — A petition to reconsider a controversial oil drilling proposal in McKenzie County will be heard on Monday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Bureau of Land Management’s North Dakota field office is inundated with permit applications for drilling on federal lands.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Stark County zoning commission approved the permitting for a wind energy project that will include up to 55 wind turbines across Stark and Morton counties.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Leaders in Valley City have had steady success attracting industry over the years, but now they’re aiming for businesses that improve the quality of life for a population they hope starts growing after a decade of decline.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Anyone who’s spent a day in North Dakota knows it’s windy here, which is why energy companies are investing in wind farms throughout the state, including a new wind farm in southwest North Dakota near Hettinger.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Mike Gayda tried going to college. After attending Dickinson State University for a short time he acknowledged, “College wasn’t for me.”RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Medora Corp. in Dickinson had a record-breaking 2013 and is still innovating and growing after more than 35 years.RELATED CONTENT
BEULAH, N.D. — If there’s a war on coal, the top environmental regulator in the nation said that she isn’t waging it.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Ten years ago, Steffes Corp. focused on making snowmobile skis, hopper bottom storage bins and furniture frames. Now the business manufactures just about anything needed for oil production.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — There are days, Brent Sanford said, when he struggles to wrap his head around everything happening in his hometown.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Business has been doubling every year at Weave Got Maille, a maker of chainmail jewelry in Ada, Minn., and owner Edie Ramstad gives all the credit to broadband access to the Internet.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Everything isn’t as bad as it seems at the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library, according to university officials.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The extreme winter is delaying the completion of Minnkota Power Cooperative’s 345-kilovolt Center-to-Grand Forks transmission line in North Dakota by about five months.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Alonzo Guzman has owned two businesses in the Grand Cities Mall, one successful, one not.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Flowers won’t be the only thing blooming in the Fargo-Moorhead area this spring and summer.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – A byproduct of oil drilling that generates a huge amount of waste could one day be recycled in North Dakota, but state health officials say they haven’t yet seen a proposal that would protect the environment.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Bill Burgess and Brandon Medenwald say last year’s Startup Weekend here was the shot in the arm their business, Simply Made Apps, needed.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- Two Microsoft Corp. executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, are preparing to leave the company as Satya Nadella takes over as chief executive, according to a media report.RELATED CONTENT
WILLISTON, N.D. – Six weeks at a time, employees of a crew camp here work long shifts away from their families, supporting oil workers out in the field.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – Reignited health care inflation is one factor driving an expected loss for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s health insurance operations for 2013.
FARGO, N.D. – Some area bar owners are asking the City Commission to rescind a liquor license expansion granted last summer, which could stall the opening of a new Irish pub in south Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
Anthony Scott arrived at the Mitchell Community Job Fair on Thursday as a confident man.RELATED CONTENT
Continental hired contractor that stockpiled waste: Oil producer suspends RP Services, companies under investigation
WATFORD CITY — The top oil producer in the Bakken is linked to an investigation into radioactive oilfield waste that was stockpiled in rural McKenzie County.RELATED CONTENT
Bees are probably best known for the honey they produce, but that’s not the only benefit they provide for mankind.RELATED CONTENT
An aircraft maker with a factory in Grand Forks announced last week that it shipped 9 percent more planes last year than it had in 2012.RELATED CONTENT
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Oil shipments by rail from the booming Bakken oil fields in North Dakota have slowed over the past two days, data showed on Friday, but a U.S. regulator knocked down rumors that some terminals have been shut down due to new rules.
FARGO - About half of the good farmland that’s left in the world is in southeast Africa, says Wallie Hardie, a Fairmount, N.D., producer and past president of the National Corn Growers Association.
NEW YORK - Oil production in North Dakota's Bakken shale stayed flat in January after falling sharply the month before, according to independent data that illustrate how this winter's bitter cold put a freeze on the world's fastest-growing oil patches.
EDDYSTONE, Penn. - A handful of new East Coast terminals that will pump Bakken and other crude from trains onto barges may end demand for imported light, sweet oil in the U.S. Northeast, the latest twist in the shale revolution that is reshaping the market.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's state budget surplus is growing.
FARGO – The city’s parking board moved forward with plans for a new downtown parking ramp at a meeting this morning.
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