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HIGHER EDUCATION: Elevating entrepreneurship

HIGHER EDUCATION: Elevating entrepreneurship

UND becomes one of first public universities to establish School of Entrepreneurship...

COWORKING: Collaboration Central

COWORKING: Collaboration Central

Coworking spaces encourage entrepreneurial collaborations...

ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

Pipeline projects pile up as Bakken crude, gas production increases...

TALK OF THE TOWN: Booming all by itself

TALK OF THE TOWN: Booming all by itself

Sioux Falls experiences boomtown feel without energy production...

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Innovative Incubator

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Innovative Incubator

Fargo Startup House offers free room, board to aspiring tech-preneurs...

TOURISM: Outdoor recreation still plentiful in western North Dakota

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?...

Group to protest Sandpiper oil pipeline Friday in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Environmentalist group Honor the Earth will hold a canoe rally Friday in Bemidji against the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline.

TargetExpress store in Dinkytown tests appeal of sparser urban sites

TargetExpress store in Dinkytown tests appeal of sparser urban sites

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.

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Devils Lake VA clinic sets opening date

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The long-awaited Devils Lake veterans clinic will open Aug. 19 at Mercy Hospital.

F-M Diversion Authority group wants judge to order landowners to grant access

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.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Innovative Incubator

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Innovative Incubator

Fargo Startup House offers free room, board to aspiring tech-preneurs

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Daktronics to upgrade Xcel Energy Center tech

Daktronics to upgrade Xcel Energy Center tech

Brookings, S.D.-based Daktronics has partnered with the Minnesota Wild to upgrade the technology at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.

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TALK OF THE TOWN: Booming all by itself

TALK OF THE TOWN: Booming all by itself

Sioux Falls experiences boomtown feel without energy production

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ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

Pipeline projects pile up as Bakken crude, gas production increases

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HIGHER EDUCATION: Elevating entrepreneurship

HIGHER EDUCATION: Elevating entrepreneurship

UND becomes one of first public universities to establish School of Entrepreneurship

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OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target

OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target

Pheasant season is make-or-break for many SD communities

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COWORKING: Collaboration Central

COWORKING: Collaboration Central

Coworking spaces encourage entrepreneurial collaborations

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: What’s my password?

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: What’s my password?

Every month or so, there seems to be news of yet another large data breach.

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FINANCE: The importance of public/private partnerships

FINANCE: The importance of  public/private partnerships

The importance of public/private partnerships is never more apparent than in the process of research commercialization, and trying to establish and grow knowledge-based communities.

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CULTURE: The power of giving

CULTURE: The power of giving

During a casual meeting with a department of transportation, we discussed initiatives the safety director was leading and the challenges he faced.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Education a vital economic development partner

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Education a vital economic development partner

One of the reasons for the consistent growth of the Sioux Falls, S.D., regional economy, population base and business community has always been our effective partnerships.

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TOURISM: Outdoor recreation still plentiful in western North Dakota

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?

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Reshaping the “workplace”

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reshaping the “workplace”

There is a revolution happening in the workplace today and it is redefining what it means to go to work.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Incubator programs help entrepreneurs launch, grow

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Incubator programs help entrepreneurs launch, grow

Over the past decade, the South Dakota communities of Sioux Falls, Brookings and Rapid City have developed business incubators to assist entrepreneurs in successfully launching and growing their businesses.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Value of growth

BUSINESS ADVICE: Value of growth

Growing a business is generally very difficult, even during good times

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Lake Region Healthcare adds exercise tips to walking trail

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 Hotel to be built in Valley City

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 firm attracts $500M acquisition deal

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.

NRHA names top 20 US critical access hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recently announced the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S., as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Arvig Enterprises expands again

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 bank announces merger

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 acquires Colorado firm

Eide Bailly has acquired Fort Collins, Colo.-based Sample & Bailey CPAs, bringing the firm's number of employees to 1,449, including 211 partners.

VCSU Science Center earns LEED certification

VCSU Science Center earns LEED certification

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.

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Kraus-Anderson, JLG win Watford City high school, event center project

Kraus-Anderson, JLG win Watford City high school, event center project

Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. will build a new district high school and adjoining event and recreation center in Watford City, N.D.

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United adds Williston-Houston flight

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United Airlines will begin offering United Express service from Williston, N.D., to Houston beginning Aug.

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Stanley Consultants selected for NDDOT signage project

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.

Book offers tips to encourage entrepreneurialism

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.

SDSMT reports 98 percent placement

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.

BCBSND, Flint receive PR award

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 announces building plan for Mitchell

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.

Center for Innovation offers federal grant workshop

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 tyler@innovators.net.

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