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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5B

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5B

Discount chain Dollar Tree Inc. will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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Kraus-Anderson to open Bismarck office

BISMARCK, N.D. – To meet the demands of increased regional development and the energy boom from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) today announced that it will open an office in Bismarck, N.D.

White House touts rural investment fund

ST. PAUL — The Obama administration says it is trying to connect people with money to those in rural America who need funds.

Minn.'s MVTV continuing its regional growth

WORTHINGTON, MInn. - MVTV Wireless is a small, local wireless phone, Internet and television provider serving a large portion of southwest and central Minnesota — a combined area of more than 20,000 square miles — and well over 6,000 customers. To add to that, the company is always looking to expand.

Teens spend summer starting an auto detailing business

Teens spend summer starting an auto detailing business

DICKINSON, N.D. - In the middle of a Dickinson industrial park is a renovated building, fully equipped with niceties and necessities, and above its door is a professionally designed sign for a new business that already has so much business the owners often work 12-hour days, they say.

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Paid parental leave becoming less common

FARGO, N.D. — It can be difficult for moms to return to work after the birth of a child.

Amazon outlook darkens in the face of rising competition

Amazon.com Inc.'s heavy investment in new content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving expensive and analysts fear this will hurt operating earnings for some time.

Concerts mean big money for Fargodome

FARGO, N.D. – A stellar concert season so far this year has led to big profits for the Fargodome.

ND economic growth brings more deposits, diversification away from ag

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - It’s no secret that North Dakota has been experiencing rapid growth since the Bakken oil boom began about eight years ago.

With low jobless rate in ND, businesses say there aren’t enough vets to hire

With low jobless rate in ND, businesses say there aren’t enough vets to hire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Bob Mullen is looking for a few good veterans.

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Newspaper says GFAFB is 6th best in US

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks Air Force Base is the sixth best base for airmen, according to the Air Force Times newspaper.

Uncorked moving to south Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. - Uncorked, a do-it-yourself winery in downtown Fargo, is moving from its home at 12 Broadway to a new location at 1700 32nd Ave. South.

Alerus Center projects higher profits than Fargodome

Alerus Center projects higher profits than Fargodome

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Projected 2014 profits for the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D., are well over what the staff expected, and they’re higher than the expected profit at the Fargodome in Fargo.

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Software firm sees bright future in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE, Minn. - For now, a trio of rented downtown apartments forms the company headquarters for Stoneridge Software.

Canadian Pacific Railway under pressure for 2013 delays

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With pressure already on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to put a stop to delays of grain shipments in North Dakota, attention now shifts to Canadian Pacific Railway.

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