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ND tax revenues continue to climb

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

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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Kandiyohi County, Willmar EDC endorses strategic plan

WILLMAR, Minn. — The board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has approved a strategic plan for 2015, with goals that range from increasing countywide business development to enhancing the county’s broadband infrastructure.

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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More pheasant hunters, fewer planes at airport

More pheasant hunters, fewer planes at airport

MITCHELL, S.D. - There have been more hunters but fewer planes landing at the Mitchell Municipal Airport for pheasant hunting season so far this year, according to Mike Scherschligt, the airport's manager.

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Aviators, airport managers oppose new Air Force training space

Aviators, airport managers oppose new Air Force training space

BAKER, Mont. — Russell Burdick had been interested in aeronautics for years, but it wasn’t until he was in his 70s, after his wife had passed away, that he learned to pilot a plane.

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ND remains only a dabbler in the lottery business

ND remains only a dabbler in the lottery business

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moham Mitchell spends a lot of money on lottery tickets here every week at the Orton’s gas station near the first exit off Interstate 94 past the state line.

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ND state chamber sets legislative priorities

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More tax relief for businesses, strengthening the state’s workforce and flood protection are among likely legislative priorities for the Greater North Dakota Chamber.

Valley prosperity initiative makes strides in first year

Valley prosperity initiative makes strides in first year

FARGO, N.D. - A collaborative effort launched more than a year ago that aims to grow prosperity in the region is poised to put plans into action.

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Social infrastructure commission approves child care recommendations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - High costs, limited capacity and a growing population are among several factors driving child care needs in Grand Forks.

East Grand Forks interviews economic director candidates

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Members of the East Grand Forks Economic Development and Housing Authority board interviewed candidates for the vacant director position Monday night, including one of their own.

Fargo’s Renaissance Zone expires this month; city wants to renew it

FARGO, N.D. – Fifteen years ago, downtown was a wasteland with empty store fronts and decrepit buildings on their way to becoming more decrepit, Bruce Furness recalled. He was mayor then and nothing his administration did to change the situation worked.

Business growth expected in south Grand Forks

Business growth expected in south Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Amid south Grand Forks' rapid growth, portions of some major city corridors still remain undeveloped.

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Organizations come sniffing at Minn.'s state budget surplus

Organizations come sniffing at Minn.'s state budget surplus

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available.

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