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Christmas comes early in South Dakota

Christmas comes early in South Dakota

This year, South Dakota has received two generous Christmas gifts that will have a lasting impact on our state.

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Midwest Sports Tours grows with Bison’s success

Midwest Sports Tours grows with Bison’s success

FARGO, N.D. - Mike Schmitz watched from Bismarck as the North Dakota State University Bison football team beat the Golden Gophers in 2007. “We should be at that game,” he thought.

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Fedorchak to chair ND PSC

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted Wednesday to appoint its newest member, Julie Fedorchak, as chairwoman of the three-member regulatory panel for the next two years.

ND tax revenues continue to climb

DICKINSON, N.D. – Sales tax revenue in North Dakota – especially in western North Dakota – continues to grow.

King Leo’s burger restaurant roaring back into Fargo

King Leo’s burger restaurant roaring back into Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Some in the Upper Midwest will recall the King Leo’s chain of restaurants that began with a burger and fries joint in 1960 at 1833 S. University Drive in Fargo, at a time when fast-food names like McDonald’s were still a rarity in the Midwest.

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CoCo home to software developers, business trainers, pastor

CoCo home to software developers, business trainers, pastor

FARGO, N.D. - Jodee Bock calls herself a “solo-preneur.” Her company, Bock’s Office, offers consulting and training to individuals and companies.

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ND mill president to receive $62K bonus

ND mill president to receive $62K bonus

BISMARCK – The president and general manager of the nation’s only state-owned mill will receive a $61,857 bonus after a prosperous year in which the mill generated nearly $13.4 million in profits, the second highest in its 92-year history.

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Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014

WASHINGTON — A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk.

Jillybeans candy shop closing

Jillybeans candy shop closing

FARGO, N.D. – When Lynn Sanborn bought the candy shop in the West Acres mall in 2003, she renamed the store Jillybeans in honor of her daughter, Jill Liebelt, who manages the store and operates it alongside her mother.

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Feds sue Fargo-based hotel owner over wage violations

FARGO, N.D. – The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Fargo-based owner of multiple hotels, arguing he owes $200,000 in back pay and damages for depriving almost 200 employees of fair wages over a two-year period.

Emotions flare in EGF meeting over unpaid loan

Emotions flare in EGF meeting over unpaid loan

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - An emotional meeting about an unpaid $510,000 economic development loan ended Tuesday with no formal action from the East Grand Forks City Council.

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Minn. AG concerned about Sysco, US Foods merger

WASHINGTON - Minnesota's attorney general has expressed concern about the merger of food distribution giants Sysco Corp. and US Foods, saying it was questionable whether any divestiture could restore competition lost to the transaction.

ND Lottery ticket sales down $900,000 from previous year

BISMARCK – Fewer Powerball jackpots and player fatigue contributed to lottery ticket sales dropping more than $900,000 in fiscal year 2014, North Dakota Lottery Director Randy Miller said Monday.

ND lottery shelves Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game

ND lottery shelves Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Lottery has shelved plans to add a sixth multistate draw game after Friday’s announcement that 23 states will temporarily halt ticket sales for the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game later this month because of a lack of player interest.

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Canadian company seeks US investors to build $1.7B fertilizer plant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Canadian-based company is seeking U.S. investors for a proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant near Regina, Saskatchewan. It would supply farmers in both Canada and the U.S.

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