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ENERGY: Realizing Potential

ENERGY: Realizing Potential

Major projects point toward growth in Dakotas’ wind power...

TECHNOLOGY: Securing the Bank

TECHNOLOGY: Securing the Bank

Tech firm’s research finds security flaw in finance industry...

TALK OF THE TOWN: Southern anchor

TALK OF THE TOWN: Southern anchor

Wahpeton drives home importance of community, collaboration...

ENERGY: Economic boom opens  doors for closing company

ENERGY: Economic boom opens doors for closing company

North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. doubles staff in 3 years...

FINANCE: A New Approach

FINANCE: A New Approach

Finding funding in rural America can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Will a federal investment fund help?...

MTI announces record $1M donation

MTI announces record $1M donation

MITCHELL, S.D. - Earl Nordby, a retired businessman, is making a $1 million contribution to Mitchell Technical Institute, the largest cash donation ever made to a technical school in South Dakota.

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Area tourism entities receive grant funding

BISMARCK — Sixteen North Dakota tourism entities have received grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Tourism Division to expand their respective marketing efforts.

Amazon holiday quarter sales forecasts disappoint, shares dive

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower.

Fargo UPS Store selected to offer 3D printing

Fargo UPS Store selected to offer 3D printing

FARGO, N.D. - A curious customer approaches the whirring machine with awe. “Is that a 3-D printer?” she asks Erica LaDue, manager of The UPS Store on 13th Avenue South in Fargo.

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UND, Alerus establish entrepreneur internship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - An entrepreneur internship is being established at the University of North Dakota to assist fledgling business ventures.

Arctic Cat recalls ATVs over possible crash hazard

WASHINGTON - Arctic Cat Inc is recalling about 40,000 all-terrain vehicles after parts failures caused four reported injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

Grand Forks water district to build new reservoir

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The expanding Grand Forks-Traill Water District will receive a $500,000 USDA Rural Development loan guarantee to build a new 500,000-gallon concrete water reservoir.

Calif. getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

SAN FRANCISCO - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom.

Pasta plant expanding Grand Forks warehouse

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Philadelphia Macaroni Co. is adding almost 60,000 square feet of warehouse space at its Grand Forks facility.

UND's EERC appoints director

UND's EERC appoints director

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Tom Erickson had been named director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota.

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Altru prepared to handle Ebola, other infectious diseases

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As the nationwide Ebola scare continues — a physician in New York tested positive for the disease Thursday — the risk of Ebola hitting Grand Forks is low.

High beef prices have ranchers selling early

MANDAN, N.D. – There were 3,000 cattle sold at Kist Livestock in Mandan this week. Only 1,800 were on the auction block this time last year.

Luverne Brew Partners completes licensing

Luverne Brew Partners completes licensing

LUVERNE — Two years after a group of men crafted the idea of an investor-owned brewery in Luverne, all of the i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed on state and federal licenses. Now in hand, the licenses mean all systems go for Luverne Brew Partners and its Take 16 Brewing Co. on East Main Street.

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Rice Hospital turns to data-diving to measure, improve pneumonia care

WILLMAR, Minn. — When hospitals undertake a project to improve patient care, how do they know they’re actually making a difference?

Williston State College president will remain on leave until Nov. 19 after alleged misconduct

BISMARCK – Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny, who was placed on indefinite paid leave last week for alleged misconduct involving alcohol, has completed a medical evaluation and will remain on leave for about a month, North Dakota University System Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen said.

Proposed apartment complex in Moorhead for homeless fails to receive $6M in state funding

MOORHEAD – Funding for an apartment complex for the homeless here won’t get state funding this year.

BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County raises $510,400

BILLINGS, Mont. - Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in North Dakota’s Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

Islamic loans give businesses headed by Muslims in F-M an interest-free option

Islamic loans give businesses headed by Muslims in F-M an interest-free option

FARGO – When Bille Abyan needed financial help opening the Fargo Halal Market, he sought out a loan that, like the food he planned to sell, would comply with Islamic law.

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Rep. Carlson calls for state funding for Fargo dikes, water supply

Rep. Carlson calls for state funding for Fargo dikes, water supply

FARGO – Surrounded by fellow area Republicans and city officials, a legislative leader from Fargo promised Wednesday to seek $275 million in next year’s legislative session for flood protection in the city and drought protection for the Red River Valley.

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ND regulators approve permit for state's first new coal mine since 1970s

BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for the state’s first new coal mine since the late 1970s.

Google says new email program 'is not Gmail'

Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.

Citing oil boom, HUD raises limits for housing vouchers in western N.D.

BISMARCK – The federal government has agreed to raise the dollar limits for housing vouchers in nine western North Dakota counties facing a housing crunch and higher rental rates because of the state’s oil boom.

Sanford donates $1M to McKenzie County Healthcare hospital

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A health care partnership in northwestern North Dakota is expanding to a management agreement that will provide additional health resources into rapidly growing McKenzie County.

McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this month.

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Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant may be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.

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Grand Forks leaders share downtown ideas with Fargo

Grand Forks leaders share downtown ideas with Fargo

Fargo city leaders turned to Grand Forks Tuesday as an example of downtown development, especially along the riverfront.

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Blog: China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud users

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign.

MnSCU overhaul may lose faculty group's support

MnSCU overhaul may lose faculty group's support

ST. PAUL - Unhappy faculty are threatening to derail Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system’s major collaboration initiative.

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Oil refinery in Devils Lake one step closer to reality

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery could be operating near Devils Lake within three years.

Toastmasters helps members improve public speaking, develop other skills

Toastmasters helps members improve public speaking, develop other skills

Fargo - A speech impediment made Char Feldman shy away from public speaking for much of her life. She wanted to improve at it, though, so she attended a Toastmasters meeting where members practice speaking in front of an audience and critiquing one another.

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Survey: Americans losing billions by taking less vacation time

WASHINGTON - Americans took the least amount of vacation time in almost four decades last year, forfeiting billions of dollars in compensation without scoring points with their bosses, according to an industry group analysis released on Tuesday.

South Dakota sees bright dairy future

FARGO, N.D. — Officials say construction of a $35 million milking dairy southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the grand opening of a $140 million cheese plant in Brookings, S.D., are two big indicators of investment in the region’s dairy industry.

State grant would give Thief River Falls, Minn., jumpstart on new housing projects

Thief River Falls, Minn., is hoping to cash in on a special state grant that would kick-start construction of a 100-unit housing complex.

F-M area construction permit values exceed records

FARGO - At almost $907 million, the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead's 2014 third-quarter building permit report for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area shows the highest overall permit values ever.

Amended ordinance broadens business use of sidewalks

WILLMAR, Minn. — An ordinance amended by the Willmar City Council in an 8-0 vote Monday night broadens use of sidewalks by businesses in the the downtown central business district.

BSU, NTC follow trend with fewer students

BEMIDJI - Enrollment at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College is down a bit from last year, following a trend evident throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Railroads show on-time improvement

FARGO, N.D. — The region’s two Class I railroads — BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway — are reporting improved status on late cars, and CP has proposed a major merger to bypass an infamous Chicago bottleneck blamed for last winter’s delays.

CTE consortium takes off in four SD towns

CTE consortium takes off in four SD towns

GREGORY, S.D. — There may not be a better example of hands-on learning than what's being built in Gregory. Or Burke, Bonesteel and Colome.

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Mitchell city council delays new city hall

Mitchell, S.D., Mayor Ken Tracy cast the deciding vote Monday night to delay the construction of a new city hall, clearing the way for a competition-sized indoor pool to be built in the city.

In it for the long hauls

In it for the long hauls

For years, after leaving the family ranch in a brother’s hands, Clayton Neuhauser worked as a long-haul truck driver.

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Delayed Dickinson subdivision could be annexed soon

An unfinished development agreement with the city has once again delayed the Koch Meadow Hills Fifth Addition, but the sprawling subdivision in northwest Dickinson could be annexed into the city "fairly shortly," officials say.

Widseth Smith Nolting enters partnership and other biz news

The firms Kane and Johnson Architects and Widseth Smith Nolting have merged, uniting their complementary services and portfolios in a number of projects in southern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.

Grand Forks City Council approves Icon loan to help finance new corporate office

A group of Grand Forks City Council members agreed Monday to lend Icon Architectural Group more than $53,000 to help finance the construction of its new corporate office.

Truck spills 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel along roadway in western ND

ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A part that became dislodged from a fuel truck cut open one of the truck’s tanks, spilling about 3,000 gallons of fuel along a western North Dakota roadway.

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

FARGO, N.D. — The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.

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RevelDigital settles into new NP Avenue location

RevelDigital settles into new NP Avenue location

Fargo - Enter RevelDigital in downtown Fargo and you are greeted by video games – the stand-up, old-school kind that populated arcades in the ’80s and ’90s.

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Bemidji companies to take part in Manufacturer's Week

BEMIDJI - Several regional businesses will take part in the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing next week as businesses open their doors to showcase modern manufacturing and products made in Minnesota, including snowmobiles, airplane parts, military technology, baseball bats, wooden toys and medical devices.

Finding funding for pheasant habitat

Paul Coughlin talks about the landscape in South Dakota as if it were a radiant, elaborate painting.

Sinking oil prices may curb U.S. output too slowly for Saudis

NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. Slowing a U.S. drilling boom, however, could take more than a year.

Grand Forks-based Avianax to meet with DoD about potential Ebola treatment

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As worldwide concern over the Ebola virus continues to mount, a Grand Forks company that specializes in antibody technology may potentially help fight the disease.

Capitol Cafe to reopen after $1.1 million remodeling

Capitol Cafe to reopen after $1.1 million remodeling

BISMARCK – Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.

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BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

RAY, N.D. – What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?

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Blue Goose lands in museum and other biz news

FARGO - The Plains Art Museum will soon be home to the Blue Goose Café, an eatery that for the past two summers made its nest in the Great Northern Bicycle Co. in downtown Fargo.

Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

WILLMAR, Minn. - A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized.

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On its 75th anniversary, Bethany launches several expansion projects

On its 75th anniversary, Bethany launches several expansion projects

FARGO - Bethany Retirement Living broke ground this summer on a $20 million construction project expected to take over three years to complete at its Bethany on University campus.

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Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama planned to sign an executive order on Friday to make federal payments safer, urging banks and retailers to follow suit after massive data breaches put millions of consumers at risk.

MNsure promises better website this year after last years' glitches

ST. PAUL -- Shoppers on the MNsure health insurance exchange will encounter a much improved user experience when open enrollment begins next month, officials said Wednesday.

Northern Beef's $30M loan hinged on $10 million in SD state funds, no taxes

MITCHELL, S.D. When a $30 million loan from unidentified off-shore funds was put together for Aberdeen's Northern Beef Packers in 2010, part of the deal was a requirement that the state of South Dakota promised to kick in an additional $10 million.

Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

BISMARCK — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.

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Enbridge donates 19 trucks to emergency response in ND's oil patch

MINOT, N.D. — A pipeline company has donated a fleet of pickups to several North Dakota emergency response organizations.

Whiting's tab for Kodiak dips with oil prices, but risks remain

While the recent slump in crude oil prices has fanned concern about the longevity of the U.S. shale boom, it's created a benefit of sorts for Whiting Petroleum Corp. by lowering the price the North Dakota oil producer will pay for Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc.

High beef prices have ranchers selling early

MANDAN, N.D. — There were 3,000 cattle sold at Kist Livestock in Mandan this week. Only 1,800 were on the auction block this time last year.

UND group promises new nickname plan by 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota’s new nickname task force decided on a broad goal at their second official meeting Thursday.

ND Aeronautics Commission starts economic impact study

DICKINSON, N.D. - The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is researching how 89 airports, including the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, impact the state’s economy.

Fargo woman brings hiring expertise to entrepreneurs

Fargo woman brings hiring expertise to entrepreneurs

FARGO, N.D. - For more than a decade, Rikka Brandon has been connecting employers with employees as an executive recruiter.

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ND ag commissioner proposes pipeline reclamation inspection program

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said Thursday he will ask the state Legislature to fund two inspectors to help resolve complaints from landowners, farmers and ranchers unhappy with how their land has been restored around pipelines.

Study: Legalizing gay marriage would bring little new spending to ND

Study: Legalizing gay marriage would bring little new spending to ND

FARGO, N.D. – Legalizing same-sex marriage in North Dakota would generate an estimated $1.9 million in additional spending over three years, the smallest bump in spending that legal gay marriage would produce in any state, according to a recent study.

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MSUM gives sorority 3 years of probation for bullying

MSUM gives sorority 3 years of probation for bullying

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A sorority at Minnesota State University Moorhead will be on probation for three years and was ordered to review its policies and procedures after a university panel found its members engaged in bullying behavior.

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2 Fargo stores target lovers of ethnic food

2 Fargo stores target lovers of ethnic food

FARGO, N.D. - A new grocery store has opened in south Fargo that aims to satisfy lovers of Indian food.

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Demand for massage therapists grows in F-M metro

Demand for massage therapists grows in F-M metro

FARGO, N.D. – Since Toby Mulvihill was a child growing up here, he has seen the phone book’s listing of massage therapists expand from one column to more than three pages.

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U.S. Internet plans rollout of fiber access for St. Paul area

ST. PAUL -- St. Paul is an Internet-access backwater compared with some other Minnesota cities, where fiber-optic connections to residences and businesses are capable of delivering blazingly fast data downloads.

ND legislators propose increase in local oil money allocation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, and other western North Dakota legislators are proposing two bills to increase allocations of oil tax revenue to maintain and develop infrastructure.

Railroad takes ND town to court over ordinance targeting trains blocking roads, sidewalks

ENDERLIN, N.D. – This city of 886 in southeast North Dakota people picked a fight with a multibillion-dollar railroad company when it passed an ordinance this month banning trains from blocking roadways and sidewalks for more than 10 minutes.

NCTC president says college is fit to meet financial challenges

NCTC president says college is fit to meet financial challenges

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Northland Community and Technical College has faced financial hardship, but at the State of the College Address Thursday, President Anne Temte said the school is working hard to get back on top.

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GF officials look to expand Global Hawk mission to arctic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The next frontier for Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft systems at Grand Forks Air Force Base may lie to the north.

Construction management conference to be held in F-M

Two construction membership associations, Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota and North Dakota (ABC) and Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Dakota Chapter, have teamed up to offer a first annual, premier conference showcasing timely topics and informative speakers in construction.

Williston State College president placed on leave for alleged misconduct involving alcohol use

BISMARCK – Williston State College President Raymond Nadolny was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday for an indefinite period because of alleged misconduct involving alcohol use, according to the North Dakota University System.

Sanford Health eyes expansion in Worthington

Sanford Health eyes expansion in Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Sanford Health announced Wednesday that it has purchased the former Avera Clinic building in downtown Worthington. The building is adjacent to the Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC)campus and was listed at $1.1 million.

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Jamestown airport boardings up in September

Jamestown Regional Airport reported its fourth-highest monthly boardings in recent years in September, according to Jim Boyd, chairman of the Jamestown Airport Authority.

Dickinson debates smaller lot sizes for Barons Vista

The Barons Vista development planned for Dickinson’s growing west side could push city officials to reconsider current ordinances on residential lot sizes.

36-hour adventure race coming to western ND

A new type of athlete is coming to western North Dakota.

Pot business conference draws hundreds, hoping U.S. will legalize

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade.

Knight Foundation offers $5 million to its cities, which includes Grand Forks

A tactile garden, a collaborative workspace and a community flock of sheep are just a few of the many ideas that were discussed Wednesday by Grand Forks community members.

High construction costs may cause Fargo to delay 13th Avenue project

FARGO – Some of the factors responsible for delays in 30 city construction projects this year have caused city officials to think twice about the big project on 13th Avenue South scheduled next year.

Lower oil prices could hurt growth in ND oil production

BISMARCK – With oil prices on the move, pressure on North Dakota oil and gas production may be mounting.

Affordable housing project announced for Watford City

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.

Former co-workers launch business aimed at helping elderly, homebound live a more independent lifestyle

Former co-workers launch business aimed at helping elderly, homebound live a more independent lifestyle

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Kindra Larsen’s father suffers from Parkinson’s disease, and for more than a year she and her siblings did what they could to help him continue to live in his own home.

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Downtown Fargo YMCA plans big splash with $5 million in pool upgrades

Downtown Fargo YMCA plans big splash with $5 million in pool upgrades

FARGO – A new zero-depth entry pool and an expanded lap pool are planned for the downtown branch of the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties.

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Dickinson apartment building to get underground parking, car wash

A West Ridge apartment will be the first in Dickinson to offer underground parking and a car wash bay.

Starboard coming to Williston: Store that started in Dickinson may be sign of retail boom

Starboard coming to Williston: Store that started in Dickinson may be sign of retail boom

WILLISTON — With the opening of their second retail store set for the end of November, brothers Jeff Hafner and Lenny Johnson hope to be on the leading edge of what Williston’s mayor predicts will be the year of retail for the Oil Patch hub.

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Hotel opens next to Bemidji's Sanford Center

BEMIDJI - After a year of construction, the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson opened Friday with the hubbub of the Blue Ox Marathon happening only feet away at the Sanford Center.

Downtown Grand Forks hotel becomes Red Roof Inn

Downtown Grand Forks hotel becomes Red Roof Inn

Drivers on DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks, N.D., may notice a new bright red sign hovering over downtown.

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Analysis: Department stores fight back from online challenge

PARIS - Department stores are starting to enjoy a renaissance after finding ways to attract a new generation of consumers in an age of global fashion chains and online shopping.

Fall enrollment at University of Minnesota-Crookston hits new record

The University of Minnesota-Crookston saw record-breaking enrollment this fall for the eighth year in a row.

Grand Forks amends law to include 'growlers' trend

The growing popularity of craft beer, particularly sold in containers called “growlers,” has spurred the city of Grand Forks to address its laws regulating those sales.

Fargo YMCA plans remodel and other biz news

FARGO – The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is planning a major construction and remodel project of the pools at its downtown Fercho location.

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Apple, Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent.

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ADM acquires Fargo-based firm

ADM acquires Fargo-based firm

FARGO – Specialty Commodities Inc., a Fargo-based company that processes and distributes high-quality ingredients for products such as snack food and pet food, is being acquired by Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. for $170 million, according to a statement posted on the ADM website.

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Gas prices hit $2.99 at some Fargo-Moorhead stations

FARGO, N.D. - Gas prices have dipped just under $3 a gallon at some stations in Fargo-Moorhead.

Young ND farmer expands his operation through industry highs and lows

Young ND farmer expands his operation through industry highs and lows

STEELE, N.D. — Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices. Fortunately for him, he has livestock as a hedge in the market.

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Willmar, Kandiyohi county EDC, chamber survey: area needs workers

WILLMAR, Minn. — Finding qualified workers is a top concern for local business owners, according to a recent survey by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

Multicultural business center kick-starts small, cleaning business

Multicultural business center kick-starts small, cleaning business

WILLMAR, Minn. — Clients were a little hard to come by at first for Luz Adame in her 1st Choice Cleaning Services.

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Worthington discusses plan to redevelop Oxford St.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A motion to hire Cuningham Group, a consulting firm out of Minneapolis, for a contract not to exceed $80,000 to create a plan to redevelop Oxford Street was passed during Monday night’s Worthington city council meeting.

Political email to NDSU staff draws criticism, school apologizes

FARGO, N.D. – An email sent to North Dakota State University staff on Sunday night drew criticism for its political advocacy, and the staff senate president apologized Monday morning.

EmPower ND energy conference starts today in Bismarck

BISMARCK — Energy policy and technological advancements in oil drilling will be among the topics discussed during the eighth annual Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference on Tuesday at Bismarck State College.

Environmental Solutions presents plan for industrial landfill in ND

DICKINSON, N.D. - A proposed industrial landfill in Stark County, N.D., continues to move forward and could gain approval from the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Waste Management by early November.

Howard building back in business for SD hunting season

HOWARD, S.D. - A behemoth building on Howard's Main Street will spring to life this fall during hunting season.

Minn. leaders seek federal help to ease rail delays

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays.

F-M businesses say finding workers is a tough job

F-M businesses say finding workers is a tough job

FARGO, N.D. - Fargo recently said good-bye to its last Quiznos sandwich shop. The departure wasn’t due so much to a lack of customers as it was to a shortage of workers.

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Privately, Saudis tell oil market to get used to lower prices

LONDON/NEW YORK - Saudi Arabia is quietly telling the oil market it would be comfortable with much lower oil prices for an extended period, a sharp shift in policy that may be aimed at slowing the expansion of rival producers including those in the U.S. shale patch.

UPDATED: $4B petrochemical plant planned in ND

UPDATED: $4B petrochemical plant planned in ND

BISMARCK – A company unveiled plans Monday for a $4 billion manufacturing plant in North Dakota that will convert a byproduct of natural gas processing into an ingredient for plastic products, representing what Gov. Jack Dalrymple called the largest private investment in state history.

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Grand Forks extends LM Wind Power lease

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A board made up of Grand Forks City Council members agreed to extend a lease with LM Wind Power last week.

Roseau's economic expansion hampered by housing shortage

ROSEAU, Minn. - The city of Karlstad, Minn., is helping a Roseau, Minn., manufacturer deal with an acute housing shortage that has been restraining economic expansion.

Northwood plant is crushing canola again

Northwood plant is crushing canola again

NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.

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Senators, elevators hail US STB rail ruling

FARGO, N.D. — Grain elevator and agriculture groups are cautiously optimistic that a more extensive reporting system for railroads, ordered Oct. 8 by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.

Professional organizer uses expertise to clean clients’ clutter

Professional organizer uses expertise to clean clients’ clutter

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - In her work as a professional organizer, Marielle Eischens once walked through “paths” between chest-high piles of stuff in a home.

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Former ND ethanol plant a foundation for local entrepreneurs

Former ND ethanol plant a foundation for local entrepreneurs

WALHALLA, N.D. — The former ADM Corn Ethanol Plant, which laid off about 60 people — more than 5 percent of the Walhalla workforce — when it closed in 2012, is slowly coming back to life.

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VIP Hunt showcases Montevideo as hunting destination

VIP Hunt showcases Montevideo as hunting destination

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The North Shore and Minnesota’s lake country may beckon in the heat of summer, but come autumn and the start of the hunting season, Montevideo Mayor Debra Lee Fader wants you to know there is really only one destination.

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SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

MITCHELL, S.D. Bruce Yakley stood inside the Trail King plant in Mitchell and watched the sparks fly off welding torches held by workers fusing together huge beams of metal.

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LifeQuest renames building for former director

LifeQuest renames building for former director

MITCHELL, S.D. - Only six months after he retired, Daryl Kilstrom says he fell into another job almost by accident.

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Refiners taking oil trading back in-house

Refiners taking oil trading back in-house

NEW YORK — Independent U.S. refiners are taking back control of their crude supplies just a few years after outsourcing trading to Wall Street banks and bigger companies, hoping to capture more profit from a global market in flux.

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Green groups sue over Calif. crude-by-rail expansion

SAN FRANCISCO — California environmentalists on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors for its approval last month of a major oil-by-rail project in the state, saying the county failed to disclose the risks of the project to the public.

Ulteig has seen many changes in its 70 years

Ulteig has seen many changes in its 70 years

FARGO, N.D. - Mel Ulteig wanted to electrify North Dakota. Within a decade of his company’s start in 1944, Ulteig Engineering Inc. installed more than 7,000 miles of Rural Electrification Administration transmission lines.

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Juano’s is now John Alexander’s and more biz news

FARGO, N.D. - The Juano’s restaurant marquee, a fixture in downtown Fargo for nearly 20 years, is no more.

WDAY, The CW return to Cable One

FARGO, N.D. – WDAY and Cable One reached a deal Friday afternoon after weeks of negotiations.

NDUS: Open records requests politically motivated

NDUS: Open records requests politically motivated

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has had to review thousands of documents for what they think are politically motivated open records requests.

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F-M economy boom driven by service growth

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota’s leading metropolitan hubs are economic hot spots, growing at more than twice the national rate as the state rides a boom in energy and solid growth in agriculture.

New Fargo boutique to promote ethical commerce

New Fargo boutique to promote ethical commerce

FARGO, N.D. - Backers of the new boutique Others want to do more than sell merchandise. Founder Laura Morris and director Jodi Regan also hope to promote ethical shopping, a form of consumer activism.

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UND celebrates law school renovation and addition

UND celebrates law school renovation and addition

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Many prominent North Dakota politicians were on the UND campus Friday afternoon for a brick-laying ceremony celebrating the new addition at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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Sears says Kmart stores hit by data breach

Sears Holdings Corp. said it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some customer payment cards at its Kmart stores, the latest in a series of computer security breaches to hit U.S. companies and dealing a fresh blow to the struggling U.S. retailer.

New Minn. Ebola fear: Labs may balk at testing blood

ST. PAUL - Twin Cities doctors and nurses say they can safely handle an Ebola patient, but state health officials are hearing a different story from hospital labs.

Darden activist ousts Olive Garden owner's full board

ORLANDO/LOS ANGELES - Activist shareholder Starboard Value LP won its standoff with Darden Restaurants Inc., convincing shareholders to replace the entire board of the Olive Garden parent, a rare victory for dissident investors.

Acme Tools first company operating in new GF business park

Acme Tools first company operating in new GF business park

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Dennis Griffin walks between the rows of shelves at the new Acme Tools distribution center he manages, he points out two boxes sitting on a metal conveyer, each destined for different parts of the country.

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99 Bottles may not come to EGF and more biz news

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Don’t take one down or pass it around just yet.

Construction costs high in the Bakken

DICKINSON, N.D. -- As the energy industry brings more and more money to western North Dakota, counties and contractors are finding that when building up infrastructure to meet the demand, their dollar doesn't go as far.

UND’s architectural gems sit amid a changing campus

UND’s architectural gems sit amid a changing campus

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The imposing and ornate presence of Merrifield Hall dwarfed a University of North Dakota employee on its brilliant green lawn Wednesday.

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Farmers stock up on propane

Farmers stock up on propane

FARGO, N.D. — It’s likely propane supplies won’t run out for farmers on the Northern Plains this year, officials say, because of increased rail-fed propane capacity and more retail and customer storage.

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Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

BEMIDJI,, Minn. - Standing over his work, Bemidji High School student Brett Schussman demonstrated how he learned to assemble an air hose with a barbed fitting.

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WDAY goes dark on Cable One over price dispute

FARGO, N.D. – As of 9 a.m. Friday, WDAY’s television programming is no longer available on Cable One in Fargo area.

Record 105 firms come looking for SDSU engineering students

Record 105 firms come looking for SDSU engineering students

Engineering students preparing to take their sheepskin and depart into the world of change orders and service requests are finding no shortage of companies wanting to take their resumes.

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Solar energy project proposed for Worthington

Solar energy project proposed for Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Energy Concepts Inc. passed two of three hurdles Wednesday night in its quest for approval to construct a solar array just north of Worthington.

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F-M diversion authority lowers Oxbow dikes

FARGO, N.D. – A motion that was approved to lower the ring dike being built in the Oxbow, N.D., area in response to pressure from Minnesota state officials was made Thursday by the only Minnesotans on the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority.

Minnesota West receives manufacturing grant

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has been selected to receive a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for advanced manufacturing education throughout Minnesota.

Wheat Growers to break ground on $38.9M grain facility in SD

KENNEBEC, S.D. — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week.

Owners preparing to open $150M beef processing plant in SD

Owners preparing to open $150M beef processing plant in SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.

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Woonsocket clinic gets new building

Woonsocket clinic gets new building

WOONSOCKET, S.D. — For years, the Woonsocket medical clinic got by with what it had.

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Proposed EPA water rules worry farmers

Proposed EPA water rules worry farmers

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are known to be wary of the federal government.

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Poll: Americans still fear gasoline spike

A year of increasingly vocal support for easing a decades-old ban on U.S. crude exports has failed to convince American voters that doing so would be a good idea, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll that highlights the political perils of opening the door to shale oil sales abroad.

Harold Hamm divorce trial ends, billions at stake

Thursday marked the end of the epic nine-week divorce trial of Oklahoma’s richest man, oil magnate and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. With billions of dollars of company wealth at stake, the unusually secretive trial could end with the largest divorce judgment in history.

Thompson resigns as DSU Foundation executive director

DICKINSON, N.D. - Kevin Thompson has resigned as executive director of the Dickinson State University Foundation.

Speakers discuss new farm bill programs

Speakers discuss new farm bill programs

DICKINSON, N.D. - The 2014 farm bill has prompted crop producers across the country to make decisions that will affect farming operations for five growing seasons.

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Expert: Workers respond best when valued

Expert: Workers respond best when valued

WEST FARGO, N.D. - At a time when many area employers are desperate to find and keep workers, Pam McGee shares this advice: Show a little respect.

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Drekker Brewing taproom opening in downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – Drekker Brewing Co. is opening its new taproom in downtown Fargo to the public starting at 4 p.m. Friday.

NDSU president to hire new faculty, offer more scholarships

NDSU president to hire new faculty, offer more scholarships

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University in Fargo will spend the next several years hiring faculty, increasing “meager” scholarships and recruiting graduate students, President Dean Bresciani said Thursday in his State of the University address.

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Dairy Queen confirms data breach including ND, SD, Minn., stores

EDNA, Minn. – Dairy Queen confirmed Thursday that restaurants in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota were affected by the customer payment card data breach the company suffered in August.

Microsoft CEO criticized for suggesting women not ask for raises

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp.'s chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement.

Empire Builder trains forced to reverse directions in ND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Amtrak’s temporary detour of Empire Builder trains has reversed directions in North Dakota.

Malware found on NDSCS computers

FARGO, N.D. – The discovery of malware on North Dakota State College of Science computers that stored the personal information of more than 15,000 current and former students and employees has prompted the school to tighten its network security and offer a year of free identity-theft protection to those affected.

Familiar downtown Grand Forks shop gets new store, name

Familiar downtown Grand Forks shop gets new store, name

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Grand Forks-based clothing store is announcing a new venture along with a new name.

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NDSCS to offer identity theft protection for students after malware attack

WAHPETON, N.D. - Personal information of more than 15,000 current and former students at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton was on computers affected by malware activity, the school said in a news release Thursday.

Willmar to host national speaker on aging, dementia

WILLMAR, Minn. — A packed house is expected this coming week when a nationally recognized speaker visits Willmar to talk about a serious and urgent topic: caring for the rising number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

Worthington ready for Minn. governor’s pheasant opener

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With 99 percent of the corn crop still in the field, participants in the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Saturday will have more than enough challenge to find the ever-elusive ringnecks.

SD hospitals say they are ready for Ebola patients

MITCHELL, S.D. - A man died from Ebola Wednesday morning in Dallas, but that doesn't concern medical officials in South Dakota as much as the flu and enterovirus.

ND oil production will continue to rise despite limitations

ND oil production will continue to rise despite limitations

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s top oil and gas industry regulator told lawmakers Wednesday the state’s oil production is poised to continue increasing although oil prices and the state’s clamping down on flaring could cause negative impacts.

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Canada rail service to resume after fiery derailment

TORONTO — Canadian National Railway will resume service on a line in rural Saskatchewan on Wednesday after workers removed debris from a fiery train derailment that occurred a day earlier and led to the evacuation of a nearby village.

Oilfield waste landfill planned near Belfield

DICKINSON, N.D. - A company has proposed an oilfield special waste facility south of Belfield, N.D., that would be the 12th landfill of its kind in North Dakota.

AT&T to pay $105M to settle charges it 'crammed' phone bills

WASHINGTON - Telecommunications giant AT&T Inc has agreed to pay $105 million to settle allegations that it put unauthorized charges on customers' cell phone bills, a practice known as cramming, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

New apartments being built to ease housing shortage in Hawley, Minn.

New apartments being built to ease housing shortage in Hawley, Minn.

HAWLEY, Minn. - The project is easy to see if you drive on Highway 10 through Hawley and take a glance to the north.

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ND PSC approves permit to upgrade oil pipeline

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a permit to convert a 197-mile gathering pipeline into a transmission line.

STB: All major U.S. railroads must report service stats

The top U.S. rail regulator ruled on Wednesday that all Class 1 railroads operating in the United States must provide detailed weekly freight service reports, a decision that cited months of congestion that has hit the grain and power industries particularly hard.

Colleges decide to take go-slow approach to expanding TCU system

FARGO, N.D. – The possible expansion of the Tri-College University system to include two community colleges got off to a slow start Wednesday.

WDAY-TV again extends deadline to negotiate with Cable One

FARGO, N.D. – WDAY has granted cable television provider Cable One another extension until 9 a.m. Friday for both sides to reach agreement on a new contract.

College enrollment rises at NDSU, falls in Minn.

College enrollment rises at NDSU, falls in Minn.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The metro-area’s four-year colleges have announced their fall enrollment numbers and they confirm the trends of the past few years: North Dakota State’s enrollment continues to rise while Minnesota schools’ student numbers continue to fall.

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Devils Lake leaders will discuss options for events and wellness center project

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Devils Lake community leaders are not sure which direction they’ll go with a $23.5 million events center and wellness center project that was rejected for sales tax funding by voters Tuesday night.

Businesses offer classes to build customer traffic, loyalty

Businesses offer classes to build customer traffic, loyalty

FARGO, N.D. - When Connie Biselx and Roxanne Beauvais started Modern Textiles in 2012, schlepping precut fabrics to craft fairs and holding trunk shows at local stores, they dreamed of a fully equipped space where they could offer sewing classes.

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Council invites public to discuss sidewalk seating

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar City Council will take comments during a public hearing Oct. 20 on two proposed changes to the ordinance governing use of public sidewalks in the downtown business district. Use of the sidewalk is currently allowed by permit.

EB-5 lawsuit against SD dismissed

MITCHELL, S.D. - A California arbitrator has dismissed a breach-of-contract lawsuit initially brought against South Dakota in 2008 and related to the EB-5 program, which has become an issue in the state's U.S. Senate campaign.

Startup Weekend returns to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - On Nov. 7-9, developers, designers and business people will come together for a 48-hour frenzy of creativity, prototypes and pitches called Startup Weekend.

Fergus Falls leaders want to hear more from Kirkbride property developers

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The city of Fergus Falls is seeking more details on financing and plans for the proposed $41-million development project of the historic Kirkbride property before moving ahead with the project.

Tri-College University in talks to add NDSCS, M State

Tri-College University in talks to add NDSCS, M State

FARGO, N.D. – The Tri-College University system and its three members will begin discussions Wednesday with two area community colleges to possibly bring them into their collaborative partnership.

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Fargo city staff recommends no penalty for delays on 19th Avenue project

FARGO, N.D. — A project to rebuild a section of 19th Avenue North in Fargo is not expected to be substantially complete for nearly two weeks, a delay of more than a month, according to a city staff report.

WDAY, Cable One extend deadline for reaching agreement on contract

FARGO, N.D. – A cable television provider and the local ABC affiliate extended their negotiations by two days after they failed to agree on a new contract Tuesday.

Griggs County will pay for portion of unfinished project

COOPERSTOWN, N.D.. - Griggs County has agreed to pay a total of about $250,000 of more than $850,000 a Grand Forks, N.D., contractor claims is owed for construction work on the nearly-completed Griggs County Courthouse and Emergency Operations Center in Cooperstown.

Oil county budget increased 93 percent over 2014

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- McKenzie County commissioners have approved a whopping budget of $188.8 million, a 93 percent increase over 2014, as North Dakota’s largest oil producing county tries to keep up with booming growth.

Devils Lake voters reject tax increase to fund events, wellness center

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Devils Lake residents rejected a one-half percent city sales tax increase to finance a $23.5 million project to build an events center and a wellness center.

RRV sugar beet harvest is in full swing

RRV sugar beet harvest is in full swing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The sugar beet harvest officially began Oct. 1, and since then, farmers have been working around the clock in the Red River Valley to pull, truck and process sugar beets.

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3 UND students to spend 30 days in prototypical planetary base

3 UND students to spend 30 days in prototypical planetary base

GRAND FORKS, N.D. Three graduate students of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks will be picturing red rock for the next 30 days, with the trio waving goodbye to spectators and sealing themselves off from the outside world in a prototypical planetary base Tuesday afternoon.

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Devils Lake voters deciding events-wellness centers issue

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Devils Lake residents are voting today on a proposed one-half percent city sales tax increase to finance a $23.5 million project to build an events center and a wellness center.

FMWFC launches Young Entrepreneur Academy

FMWFC launches Young Entrepreneur Academy

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A new program unveiled by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber on Monday could give local high school students the chance to go before the “Shark Tank.”

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Cass County's population growing faster than other ND counties

Cass County's population growing faster than other ND counties

FARGO, N.D. – Alejandro Velasco packed up all of his belongings that could fit into his Toyota Celica and drove here from California two years ago in search of a job.

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Physical health just part of overall well-being

Physical health just part of overall well-being

FARGO, N.D. - When it comes to employee well-being, most workplaces focus their programs on physical health – weight loss, smoking cessation, proper ergonomics.

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Mitchell to decide between new city hall, indoor pool

MITCHELL, S.D. - It's time to sink or swim for two proposed building projects in Mitchell.

Willmar gives preliminary OK to tax abatement for redevelopment

WILLMAR, Minn. — Hutchinson mobile home park owner Gus Wurdell recently purchased the Regency East Mobile Home Park from its Colorado owners and is proposing to redevelop the Willmar park with new infrastructure and new affordable workforce housing.

Area emergency responders to train on special rail tanker car

Area emergency responders to train on special rail tanker car

FARGO, N.D. – Emergency responders here will train on a special rail tanker car equipped with valves and fittings to help them better deal with derailments involving hazardous cargoes.

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West Fargo puts plans for opiate treatment center on hold

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The City Commission on Monday put a halt to an out-of-state company’s plans to open an opiate treatment facility here.

Grand Forks allocates $150K for public arts plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks City Council approved allocating up to $150,000 to a private nonprofit Monday for development of a citywide public art master plan.

Google: GF strongest online business community in ND

Google: GF strongest online business community in ND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Blue, red, yellow and green decorations adorned Dakota Harvest Bakers in downtown Grand Forks Monday morning to welcome an award from a major tech company.

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GF Jobs Development Authority OKs brewery loan request

GF Jobs Development Authority OKs brewery loan request

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks Jobs Development Authority gave final approval Monday night for a city loan to help construct a brewery in downtown Grand Forks.

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Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks

Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — After a few good years in the farming industry, Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Farm Business Management instructor Mike Dierks said producers today are concerned about the financial implications that may be in their future if crop prices don’t rebound.

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Builders race to finish $19M grain facility in SD

Builders race to finish $19M grain facility in SD

EMERY, S.D. — A $19 million grain-handling facility in Emery will be open for harvest, even though the project is behind schedule.

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Fertilizer plant project may bring crew camps to GF

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Temporary labor housing, commonly known as man camps, may be required to house the estimated 2,000 construction workers expected for the Northern Plains Nitrogen fertilizer project in Grand Forks.

As ND’s coffers fill up, who’s helping the state invest that money?

FARGO, N.D. — Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.

Restaurants and retailers flocking to Dickinson

Restaurants and retailers flocking to Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. - After years of an influx of people to the Dickinson area, businesses are finally starting to follow.

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Prairie Public marks half-century of service

Prairie Public marks half-century of service

FARGO, N.D. - Bob Dambach can share many stories from his three decades at Prairie Public, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and he has a good one about Fred Rogers, better known as Mr. Rogers.

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Nokia eyes West Fargo move and more biz news

West Fargo, N.D. - A Fargo business is considering relocating to West Fargo.

If NDSU football team wins FCS title, customers win, too

If NDSU football team wins FCS title, customers win, too

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Darrell Hansen is a betting man. A poker player since he was a boy, Hansen’s car license plates reflect winning hands.

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Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

WILLISTON, N.D. – Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build the community.

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Landowners work with clean-up crews after oil spill

Landowners work with clean-up crews after oil spill

TIOGA, N.D. -- On Monday, Patty Jensen delivered a treat to the workers doing the cleanup on the site of one of North Dakota’s largest oil spills.

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Air service resumes in Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.- Passenger air service resumed this week in Thief River Falls. Great Lakes Aviation started service Tuesday with a Beech 1900 aircraft that has been reconfigured to handle up to nine passengers, according to Joe Hedrick, manager of Thief River Falls Regional Airport.

More oil patch workers bringing their families to western ND

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Job postings around the oil patch list the usual: pay, location, duties. But an attractive offer amid a housing crunch can be that of a place to live.

2 medical marijuana firms hope to build in Proctor

PROCTOR, Minn. -- The Proctor City Council will hear Monday from two firms hoping to open medical marijuana facilities in the community.

CVB pays bloggers to come to Grand Forks

CVB pays bloggers to come to Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Amanda Hofland started blogging almost on a whim.

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Ramada remodeling and more biz news

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A hotel that’s been in Grand Forks for decades is getting a facelift as more new hotels open for business.

REAC to become UND Tech Accelerator

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Because most people don’t know what REAC is the University of North Dakota is officially changing the name of its facility that houses rentable scientific research laboratories and office space.

Fargo restaurants install tablets to entertain. speed service

Fargo restaurants install tablets to entertain. speed service

FARGO, N.D. – Area restaurants are tapping into technology as a way to enhance their diners’ experience.

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Retired NDSU professor now has five insects named after him

Retired NDSU professor now has five insects named after him

FARGO, N.D. – An insect no larger than a grain of rice is making three people happy: the two North Dakota State University students who discovered it was a new species and the retired professor whom they named it after.

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Residents count on rural transportation system

Residents count on rural transportation system

GRAFTON, N.D. – Jean Bodmer rides the bus every week from her Grafton, N.D., home to Grand Forks, N.D., where she teaches a class in china painting.

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Big day for manufacturing in Brookings

Four events were held in the Brookings community on Friday, Oct. 3, which highlighted the growth of its business and research community.

SD's MTI receives grant for energy industry training

MITCHELL, S.D. - Mitchell Technical Institute has been notified that it will receive a $2.74 million federal grant to support efforts in training future technicians for the energy industry.

NDDA to get $3.1M for specialty crops programs

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Agriculture will receive more than $3.1 million for specialty crops, North Dakota’s Congressional delegation announced Thursday.

ND higher education board approves strategic plan

ND higher education board approves strategic plan

WAHPETON, N.D. — The governing body of higher education in North Dakota approved a new five-year strategic plan at a meeting Thursday, but plans to revisit it in the future.

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Dickinson airport manager hopes to reinvent airline facility

Dickinson airport manager hopes to reinvent airline facility

DICKINSON, N.D. - Just two days into his new job as manager of the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, Kelly Braun already has big plans for the facility he calls a jewel that “needs to be polished.”

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Christopher & Banks opens new retail concept

FARGO, N.D. – Christopher & Banks, a women’s apparel store at West Acres mall in Fargo, is hosting a grand reopening next week to mark the addition of the company’s CJ Banks line to its retail selection.

Gander Mountain celebrates remodeling

FARGO, N.D. – The Gander Mountain store in Fargo has completed an extensive store remodel, which included expanding the footwear department and increasing its firearms selection.

JPMorgan says addresses of 76 million households exposed

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of roughly 76 million households and seven million small businesses were exposed when computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co were hacked in a recent cyber attack, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Lakegirl takes off after appearing in SkyMall catalog

Lakegirl takes off after appearing in SkyMall catalog

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Lakegirl owner Peggy Heglie Kilbane says people ask her all the time how she arranged for her apparel to be sold in the airline catalog SkyMall.

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Menard Inc. dispute with Moorhead, Clay County over property taxes expected to go to trial

Menard Inc. dispute with Moorhead, Clay County over property taxes expected to go to trial

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Menards store in Moorhead is a cash cow for local and state government, shelling out over $200,000 in property taxes each year.

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After decades of donations Bonanzaville has run out of space

After decades of donations Bonanzaville has run out of space

WEST FARGO, N.D. – For decades, relics of North Dakota’s past have found their way to Bonanzaville.

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Polling firm will pay to settle complaint over pre-recorded calls for ND conservation fund

BISMARCK – A Nevada polling firm that made pre-recorded phone calls to North Dakotans on behalf of supporters of a proposed conservation fund has agreed to pay $2,000 to settle a complaint that it violated the state’s “do not call” law.

Turtle Mountain receives federal funds for wind energy

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is receiving $90,000 in federal funding to move forward with a wind turbine development project on the reservation, as announced by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Thursday.

Girls’ soy candles business helps keep them in the saddle

Girls’ soy candles business helps keep them in the saddle

McHENRY, N.D. - What started out as something to do during the cold winter months has bloomed into a business for three girls who live on a cattle ranch near McHenry.

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Amazon celebrates 15 years in Grand Forks

Amazon celebrates 15 years in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - On this day in 1999, Amazon.com opened up a customer service center in Grand Forks. It was the first Amazon.com customer service center outside of Washington state, where founder Jeff Bezos first started the company in his garage in Seattle in 1994.

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New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar

New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — Chris Rosen and other coal handlers at Willmar Municipal Utilities’ power plant were excited when they received training Wednesday on a new comfortable, efficient and safer railroad coal car unloader called the Carhoe.

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Pheasants Forever donates $100K to SD conservation fund

Pheasants Forever donates $100K to SD conservation fund

MITCHELL, S.D. - South Dakota's newly created conservation fund has already doubled, thanks to a $100,000 donation from Pheasants Forever.

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Medicaid enrollment moves slowly in ND

BISMARCK — Officials with the North Dakota Department of Human Services told lawmakers Wednesday they expect to have enrolled most if not all of the individuals they estimated would be eligible for the state’s Medicaid expansion by the end of the current biennium.

Mackoff Kellogg to have 125th anniversary celebration today

DICKINSON, N.D. - The oldest law firm in North Dakota is celebrating its 125th year in business today with an open house at the Dickinson Museum Center.

UND shows off new dressing rooms

UND shows off new dressing rooms

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When the University of North Dakota men’s hockey players reach the basement level of Ralph Engelstad Arena, they are greeted by a pair of sliding doors with the North Dakota logo on it.

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GOP leaders say pipeline is a top energy priority

WASHINGTON — Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan.

Federal oversight impedes on ND’s anti-flaring push

TIOGA, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil producers will struggle to comply with aggressive rules taking effect on Wednesday designed to curb the wasteful burning of natural gas, hindered by lengthy federal reviews of crucial pipelines.

Midco now serving parts of Fargo

Midco now serving parts of Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – Midcontinent Communications recently started providing service to residents on the west edge of Fargo, the first subscribers to the city’s second cable provider.

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MNsure premiums expected to rise 4.5% next year

ST. PAUL – Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation.

Energy Transfer visits with Dunn Co. on Bakken Pipeline

MANNING, N.D. -- Weathered by years of oil activity, Dunn County commissioners warned of the importance of landowner relations Wednesday as they met with representatives of a company proposing a huge oil pipeline that would cut through the county on its way from Stanley to Patoka, Ill.

Norway’s ambassador to the US visiting UND

Norway’s ambassador to the US visiting UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Norway’s ambassador to the United States highlighted the importance of education exchanges between the two countries in a visit to Grand Forks Wednesday.

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Junkyard pours funky flavor

Junkyard pours funky flavor

MOORHEAD, Minn. – With Fargo Brewing expanding its operation and offerings and Drekker getting ready to open downtown, it’s time Moorhead got into the game.

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Demand for workers adds $3M to estimated cost of new Fargo City Hall

FARGO, N.D. —The estimated cost of the new City Hall building here has increased by about $3 million because of concerns about the high demand for construction workers in the area.

Sanford Thief River Falls hospital opening Wednesday

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Sanford Thief River Falls will open its new hospital at noon Wednesday after an earlier statement that the opening would be delayed.

SD farm, seed company builds bins, expands operations

SD farm, seed company builds bins, expands operations

HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some big investments in 2014 seed technology.

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$2.2M to go to ND health services

BISMARCK — U.S. delegation from North Dakota announced Tuesday more than $2.2 million in federal funds to strengthen statewide immunization information technology, support mental health services and help uninsured North Dakotans with health care enrollment.

ND's Stark County places restrictions on gravel roads

Stark County has placed a road restriction of 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on all county gravel roads due to the wet road conditions, according to county emergency manager Bill Fahlsing.

Minn. congressman asks Corps to revisit F-M diversion plan

FARGO, N.D. – Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.

Evolution1 enjoys steady growth

Evolution1 enjoys steady growth

FARGO, N.D. - According to company executives, it’s business as usual at Evolution1, a cloud-based technology and payment solutions company, following its acquisition in July.

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St. Alexius joins Catholic Health Initiatives

BISMARCK -- St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck is now officially affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, the hospital announced Tuesday.

$5M in federal funds will support training for crude-by-rail safety

BISMARCK – Officials say a $5 million injection of federal funds announced Tuesday will provide training for hundreds of first-responders in how to deal with dangerous incidents on the nation’s railroads, including oil-by-rail mishaps like the fiery derailment that shook Casselton, N.D., in December.

Search is on for rail congestion cure

Search is on for rail congestion cure

ST. PAUL -- A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone.

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BISMARCK – The state Board of Higher Education is likely to approve a new strategic plan for the North Dakota University System on Thursday, a step that took more than six months of study with help from an outside consultant.

Enbridge delays proposed Sandpiper completion

DULUTH, Minn. - Enbridge Energy Inc. on Tuesday said its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline between western North Dakota and Superior, Wis., won’t be completed until 2017, about a year behind the company’s original estimate

UND officials outline initiatives to address irresponsible alcohol use

UND officials outline initiatives to address irresponsible alcohol use

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota and the city of Grand Forks have plans to eliminate irresponsible alcohol consumption.

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$27M expansion planned at North Dakota Mill and Elevator

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FARGO, N.D. - Construction is starting on United Savings Credit Union’s new building at 1001 1st Ave. N., the former site of a long-vacant Taco Bell.

Fargo city staff to develop plans for downtown parking ramp

FARGO, N.D. – The City Commission on Monday authorized city staff to develop legal and financial plans to build a new downtown parking ramp with R.D. Offutt Co.

Door-to-door sales license revoked in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks has revoked the sales license of a company selling door-to-door cleaning products.

Group forms to oppose Measure 3

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Concerned legislators, citizens and civic leaders have come together and formed a group aiming to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would restructure the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Association of Governing Boards against Measure 3

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Association of Governing Boards has come out against a constitutional amendment that could restructure North Dakota’s system of higher education governance.

Sweeto Burrito opens in Grand Forks

Sweeto Burrito opens in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A restaurant that began as food truck serving burritos to hungry truck drivers in western North Dakota opened Monday in Grand Forks.

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BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple rolled out a plan Monday to spend more than $80 million on state parks and conservation efforts as a “sound and balanced” alternative to a November ballot measure that would establish a conservation fund supported by oil tax revenue.

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Growlers challenge liquor laws

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FARGO, N.D. - To those of us who aren’t up on our beverage industry lingo, they sound like the word for the noise Cookie Monster makes while eating: growlers.

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Rice Hospital board OKs two projects in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — Intensive care services at Rice Memorial Hospital will morph into a different, more versatile model in upcoming months with the development of so-called acuity-adaptable rooms — hospital rooms capable of housing both intensive care patients and general medical and surgical patients.

SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care

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Drivers to face delays at railroad crossings due to oil

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UND’s enrollment drops for second year in a row

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Enrollment at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has decreased this semester for the second consecutive autumn in a row, according to university reports.

Unapproved GMO wheat find shouldn’t hurt exports

U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in Montana where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels.

After decades of population decline, ND officials wonder what oil boom will bring

FARGO, N.D. — Not long ago, Doug Burgum, one of North Dakota’s leading businessmen, showed an audience of tech entrepreneurs a glimpse of the future: a mocked up front page of The Forum with the headline that says “ND population breaks 1M.”

Dickinson's Prairie Hills Mall to add popular food chains

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EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the US rule

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FARGO, N.D. - As evidenced by names like Hussein, Mohammed and Makseim on the employee roster, the workforce at OK Tire Commercial Center has become decidedly more diverse in recent years.

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Quality of life, infrastructure crucial in preparing for future business climate

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ST. PAUL - With its grassy quad and buildings of golden Kasota stone, the University of St. Thomas seems an idyllic place for college. But it doesn’t come cheap.

Fargo women create app to promote movement in workplace

Fargo women create app to promote movement in workplace

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Businesses watch as UAS industry presence grows in ND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - When David Dvorak gave a presentation on using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to monitor crops in 2008, he was placed in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference’s last session.

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Northland Community and Technical College doesn’t give up easily. This summer, the school started accepting bids to construct a $4.7 million building that would connect two existing structures at the Thief River Falls airport that are used as classrooms for aerospace students at the Thief River Falls campus.

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Student borrowers at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are substantially better at staying out of default on their student loans than students on a national scale.

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MSUM celebrates completion of new $19M library

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