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BUSINESS INSIDER: Building communities in mind and infrastructure

BUSINESS INSIDER: Building communities in mind and infrastructure

KLJ leader Niles Hushka takes active role in community ...

CONSTRUCTION CORNER: Much-needed upgrade

CONSTRUCTION CORNER: Much-needed upgrade

Century-old South Dakota veteran’s home gets replaced with modernized facility...

ENERGY: Turning out turbines

ENERGY: Turning out turbines

Family-owned Dakota Turbines targets small producers with innovative...

TRANSPORTATION: Keeping Progress Moving

TRANSPORTATION: Keeping Progress Moving

Officials, industry prepare for another busy year of highway construction...

HEALTH CARE: Here comes HERO

HEALTH CARE: Here comes HERO

Nonprofit Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization expands ability to collect, distribute supplies, eyes regional growth...

First North Dakota-made unmanned aircraft unveiled

WAHPETON-The first commercially-produced unmanned aircraft in North Dakota rolled off the assembly line Friday in Wahpeton.

Worthington's Northland Mall ready for next step

Worthington's Northland Mall ready for next step

WORTHINGTON — The Northland Mall property officially has new ownership.

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Proposed pipeline has first hearing in North Dakota

BISMARCK – A proposed crude oil pipeline that has encountered opposition from landowners in Iowa will have its first of three public hearings in North Dakota on Thursday.

Financial education program to be offered for N.D. students

BISMARCK – State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt announced Thursday a web-based financial education program being offered for high school students across North Dakota through a partnership with the education technology firm EverFi.

Report shows 40-hour minimum wage job won’t cover rent in Minnesota

EAST GRAND FORKS-In order to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Polk County, a tenant making minimum wage would have to work more than a 40-hour week to come up with rent.

Prairie Business June issue highlights

Prairie Business June issue highlights

Editor Kris Bevill offers highlights from June issue of Prairie Business magazine.

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Seasonal businesses ramping up for the summer

Seasonal businesses ramping up for the summer

GRAND FORKS-The phone at the Kegs Drive-In won't stop ringing.

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Uniform store garners support from community despite slower economic climate

Uniform store garners support from community despite slower economic climate

When Kaley Haugen began filling out paperwork last year in September for her new business, The Uniform Unit of Dickinson, the economic outlook seemed more promising.

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NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

FARGO -- Trent Gilbery can tell you how much feed any steer in the herd ate on any given day and how long it took the animal to eat.

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Minnesota adds 7,400 jobs, jobless rate drops

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,400 jobs in April, according to figures released Thursday by the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development.

After Memorial Day, road construction to pick up around Detroit Lakes

After Memorial Day, road construction to pick up around Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Drivers in the Detroit Lakes area can expect a brief reprieve this weekend from some of the area's recent construction-induced traffic delays along Highway 10, but Minnesota state transportation officials say enjoy it while you can.

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Group to hold meetings to raise $1M for processing plant in Cavalier, N.D.

CAVALIER N.D.-Organizers of a proposed livestock processing plant in Cavalier, N.D., will host meetings in five communities over the next two weeks in an effort to raise $1 million from local investors.

Minnesota Attorney General files lawsuit against thrift chain Savers

Minnesota Attorney General files lawsuit against thrift chain Savers

MINNEAPOLIS-Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against the billion-dollar for-profit retailer Savers—with 15 stores in Minnesota, the nation’s largest thrift store chain—for misleading people who donate clothing and household items about the extent to which their donations will benefit the intended charities.

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MnSCU selects new community college president

MnSCU selects new community college president

ST. PAUL — The board of trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Wednesday appointed Terry Gaalswyk as president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. His appointment becomes effective July 1.

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Willmar begins process of selling former airport site

WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has approved starting the process to sell the former airport terminal site to a local business.

AgCountry plans new building, development in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS-AgCountry Farm Credit Services detailed plans for its new office building in Grand Forks Wednesday, and promoted other nearby commercial lots available in the south side of town.

Oof-da Tacos food truck making the rounds in North Dakota, Minnesota

Oof-da Tacos food truck making the rounds in North Dakota, Minnesota

GRAND FORKS-Customers flocked to the Oof-da Tacos stand Wednesday in the parking lot of El Roco Bottle Shop, Bar & Grill.

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Lafarge to build cement storage facility, terminal in Williston

VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Lafarge North America, a cement, aggregate and concrete business, has signed a deal to build a cement transloading facility in Williston.

App developer: Reliability mandatory for success

App developer: Reliability mandatory for success

FARGO—An expert in the world of smartphone applications told a Fargo audience Wednesday that creating something unreliable is a cardinal sin when making apps.

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Concordia places in top 10 of campus energy-saving competition

MOORHEAD – Concordia College placed in the top 10 of a North American competition for college students to reduce their energy use in dorms, a news release said.

Industrial landfill permit denied in Manning, N.D.

Industrial landfill permit denied in Manning, N.D.

MANNING -- A round of applause broke out after Dunn County commissioners unanimously voted down a permit that would have allowed an industrial landfill to be developed in the county at a meeting Wednesday at the Dunn County Courthouse.

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Kandiyohi County students start businesses in lawn care, handmade furniture and tutoring

Kandiyohi County students start businesses in lawn care, handmade furniture and tutoring

WILLMAR — A person could get a lot done using the businesses started by students of the Kandiyohi County CEO class.

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Fargo ChamberChoice Award winners named

Fargo ChamberChoice Award winners named

FARGO—Hundreds packed the Ramada Plaza and Suites and Conference Center in Fargo Tuesday for the annual ChamberChoice Awards luncheon hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

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