OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target
Pheasant season is make-or-break for many SD communities...
HIGHER EDUCATION: Elevating entrepreneurship
UND becomes one of first public universities to establish School of Entrepreneurship...
COWORKING: Collaboration Central
Coworking spaces encourage entrepreneurial collaborations...
ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe
Pipeline projects pile up as Bakken crude, gas production increases...
TALK OF THE TOWN: Booming all by itself
Sioux Falls experiences boomtown feel without energy production...
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Innovative Incubator
Fargo Startup House offers free room, board to aspiring tech-preneurs...
TOURISM: Outdoor recreation still plentiful in western North Dakota
Did you know there is more to western North Dakota than oil, gas, trucks, pipelines and booked-up hotels?...
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Ed Fischer isn’t surprised that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway balked Monday at postponing Friday’s scheduled doubling of speeds — from 30 to 60 mph — of some freight trains traveling through town to consider local safety concerns.
FARGO, N.D. – About 430 Essentia Health patients recently received notice of a “breach of patient information” resulting from a marketing firm’s involvement in promoting an education seminar for patients.
BELFIELD, N.D. - Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.RELATED CONTENT
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for retired veterinarian Dr. Marshall Brinton of Spicer to allow a medical marijuana production lab/dispensary at laboratory facilities he owns at 208 Lakeland Dr. S.E.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Using solid business practices, one-on-one relationships and cultural understanding has translated into growing success for the Willmar Area Multicultural Business Center in downtown Willmar.
WORTHINGTO, Minn. — It appears new life may be coming to the long-dormant Northland Mall site in Worthington.
FARGO, N.D. - Acme Tools, a company that celebrated 65 years in business last year, has recently made some big investments in its future.RELATED CONTENT
BISMARCK, N.D. – To meet the demands of increased regional development and the energy boom from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) today announced that it will open an office in Bismarck, N.D.
WORTHINGTON, MInn. - MVTV Wireless is a small, local wireless phone, Internet and television provider serving a large portion of southwest and central Minnesota — a combined area of more than 20,000 square miles — and well over 6,000 customers. To add to that, the company is always looking to expand.
BRAINERD, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan voiced opposition Thursday to Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline route, which would cut across northern Minnesota.
FARGO - Clouds of dust carried by prairie winds can impact everything from soil to crops, animals, humans, and the environment.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford says it’s time to shift the focus on why the oil patch is important to the entire state.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel and crude oil.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - In the middle of a Dickinson industrial park is a renovated building, fully equipped with niceties and necessities, and above its door is a professionally designed sign for a new business that already has so much business the owners often work 12-hour days, they say.RELATED CONTENT
HOUSTON — A top U.S. railcar maker, The Greenbrier Companies Inc., said on Wednesday a two-year timeline to retire older railcars that carry dangerous flammable liquids, including North Dakota Bakken crude, is “aggressive” but can be done.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — It can be difficult for moms to return to work after the birth of a child.
DICKINSON, N.D. - City officials are getting ready to study how to use approximately 6,100 acres of land west of Dickinson.
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Dickinson Park Board will begin considering the possibility for an 18-hole golf course to be built in the city at its next meeting in August.
Amazon.com Inc.'s heavy investment in new content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving expensive and analysts fear this will hurt operating earnings for some time.
FARGO, N.D. – A stellar concert season so far this year has led to big profits for the Fargodome.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - It’s no secret that North Dakota has been experiencing rapid growth since the Bakken oil boom began about eight years ago.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Bob Mullen is looking for a few good veterans.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The city of Grand Forks is planning to upgrade a section of South Columbia Road that city staff doesn’t have enough capacity to serve the growing south end.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Part of DeMers Avenue could be reconstructed in 2017, along with possibly raising the Sorlie Bridge, according to a report being presented to Grand Forks City Council members Tuesday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks Air Force Base is the sixth best base for airmen, according to the Air Force Times newspaper.
FARGO, N.D. - Texting with a friend, playing a quick game of Candy Crush or checking Facebook. Many employers see personal smartphones as a temptation and distraction in the workplace.
FARGO, N.D. - Uncorked, a do-it-yourself winery in downtown Fargo, is moving from its home at 12 Broadway to a new location at 1700 32nd Ave. South.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Projected 2014 profits for the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D., are well over what the staff expected, and they’re higher than the expected profit at the Fargodome in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
BARNESVILLE, Minn. - For now, a trio of rented downtown apartments forms the company headquarters for Stoneridge Software.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With pressure already on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to put a stop to delays of grain shipments in North Dakota, attention now shifts to Canadian Pacific Railway.
STANLEY, N.D. — For Dorothy Lantto, the price is finally right. Lantto, 69, of Stanley sat watching “The Price is Right,” a popular TV game show, in her new income-based one-bedroom apartment here at Southside Apartments, which is where she has been since May 1 thanks to the help of Mountrail County Social Services.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – When Jane Schuh was a graduate student at North Dakota State University in Fargo in the 1990s, she sometimes had to stop her research because the power had failed in her building.RELATED CONTENT
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Environmentalist group Honor the Earth will hold a canoe rally Friday in Bemidji against the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline.
MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota senior Kendal Shell lives in the urban heart of Dinkytown, but when it’s time for a big grocery run, he and his girlfriend have been trekking to the suburbs.RELATED CONTENT
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The long-awaited Devils Lake veterans clinic will open Aug. 19 at Mercy Hospital.
FARGO, N.D. – One of the many governmental entities represented on the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority is asking a Cass County judge to order some landowners in the county to give them access to their land for surveying purposes.
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Brookings, S.D.-based Daktronics has partnered with the Minnesota Wild to upgrade the technology at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.RELATED CONTENT
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There is a revolution happening in the workplace today and it is redefining what it means to go to work.RELATED CONTENT
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Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Lake Region Healthcare recently opened a Be Fit Circuit on the Lake Alice walking path as part of its commitment to community wellness.
GrandStay Hospitality LLC recently signed a franchise agreement with VC Lodging LLC, a group of Valley City, N.D., residents, to develop a hotel in Valley City.
Fargo-based Evolution1, a cloud-based technology and payment solutions provider for the health care industry, has agreed to be acquired by WEX Inc. for $532.5 million in cash.
The National Rural Health Association recently announced the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S., as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.
In May, Perham, Minn.-based telecommunications provider Arvig Enterprises announced its intent to purchase the operations of the St. Olaf Telecom in Northfield, Minn., from St. Olaf College.
Cornerstone Holding Co., a banking group with offices in Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D., has agreed to merge with New Town, N.D.-based Lakeside Bank Holding Co., effective in late 2014.
Eide Bailly has acquired Fort Collins, Colo.-based Sample & Bailey CPAs, bringing the firm's number of employees to 1,449, including 211 partners.
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification to the L.D. Rhoades Science Center at Valley City (N.D.) State University.RELATED CONTENT
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. will build a new district high school and adjoining event and recreation center in Watford City, N.D.RELATED CONTENT
United Airlines will begin offering United Express service from Williston, N.D., to Houston beginning Aug.RELATED CONTENT
Global consulting engineering firm Stanley Consultants has been selected by the North Dakota Department of Transportation to assess the condition of all regulatory and warning signs in the Bismarck District that are older than 10 years to determine if replacement is necessary.
A book recently released by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb., offers tools and resources to help economic developers encourage entrepreneurial growth in their communities.
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Career and Professional Development Center has found that the average starting salary for its 2012-’13 graduates was just over $62,000, with a 98 percent placement rate.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Flint Communications received a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America during an awards ceremony held June 12 in New York City.
Avera Health and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced in June plans to build a three-story medical office building in Mitchell, S.D., with expectations of also building a new hosptital and related facilities on the 30-acre property in the future.
The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has received a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to encourage more North Dakota businesses to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The center will host a workshop Aug. 13 to explain the programs and provide advice on grant writing. For more information, email email@example.com.