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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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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.

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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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.

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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