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Deadlines approach for annual SD Governor's Giant Vision business competition

PIERRE, S.D. - Potential applicants are reminded that the deadline for entries to the 2015 Governor's Giant Vision Business Competition is Friday, Feb. 13 and Student Competition entries are due Friday, Feb. 20.

ND loses 800 jobs in December; employment grew 5.4 percent over year

GRAND FORKS – North Dakota lost 800 jobs in December, according to preliminary numbers released Tuesday by the North Dakota Job Service.

Study suggests West Fargo may need more schools to accomodate growth

Study suggests West Fargo may need more schools to accomodate growth

WEST FARGO – The School District here may need to build new elementary schools and a third high school in the next five years to accommodate enrollment growth, despite opening a new elementary school each year for the past four years and a second high school this year.

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R.D. Offutt executive takes over Fargo bar liquor license, new brewery approved

R.D. Offutt executive takes over Fargo bar liquor license, new brewery approved

FARGO – The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved the transfer of a downtown bar’s liquor license to an R.D. Offutt Co. executive, the latest step signaling that the company may be moving its headquarters to Broadway.

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U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions.

Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants

ST. PAUL — A pair of Greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities.

Minnesota, New Hampshire top states in union, according to Politico

Minnesota, New Hampshire top states in union, according to Politico

ST. PAUL - In the midst of a Minnesota winter, it’s nice to know you’re No. 1.

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East Grand Forks names economic development director

East Grand Forks names economic development director

The city of East Grand Forks has hired a new Economic Development Authority director.

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Workforce tops flood protection as main concern among Fargo area leaders

Workforce tops flood protection as main concern among Fargo area leaders

FARGO – Concerns over flood protection is lessening compared to concerns over the challenges of growth if the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce's annual state-of-the-cities address Thursday is anything to go by.

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Report highlights income disparity between metro, rural Minnesotans

Report highlights income disparity between metro, rural Minnesotans

ST. PAUL - Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities.

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NMF issues RFP for Women's Fund grants, scholarships

The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is calling for funding proposals for programs and services that benefit women and girls within the twelve county Northwest Minnesota Foundation service area. Counties served by NMF are Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

Red Lake tribe approves study on medical marijuana, hemp

RED LAKE, Minn. - The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved this week a study on how medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp could benefit the Red Lake Nation’s economic development.

ND lawmakers propose tax breaks for fertilizer, chemical plants

ND lawmakers propose tax breaks for fertilizer, chemical plants

A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would provide incentives to construct new fertilizer or chemical processing plants in the state.

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JSDC Board approves sale of lots

The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. board of directors approved deeding seven lots within the I-94 Business Park to the city of Jamestown with the intent that the city sells the lots at auction.

Grand Forks arts plan places too much emphasis on 42nd Street, council members say

A citywide public arts plan presented to a Grand Forks City Council committee Monday focused too much on South 42nd Street, council members said.

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