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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.

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.

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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$4.5M awarded for rural high-speed Internet

WASHINGTON -- More than $4.5 million in federal funding will go to help expand high-speed Internet access in rural communities in North Dakota, Congressional delegation announced Wednesday.

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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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.

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.

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