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Burgum snaps up new Fargo downtown property portfolio

Burgum snaps up new Fargo downtown property portfolio

FARGO — Doug Burgum's Kilbourne Group has bought a slate of properties that adds significantly to its portfolio of historic buildings in or near downtown.

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DNR, city reach deal avoiding lawsuit over Detroit Lakes hotel project

DNR, city reach deal avoiding lawsuit over Detroit Lakes hotel project

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – City officials here and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have reached a preliminary agreement: The DNR will drop its threatened lawsuit against a hotel project near the city beach, and the city will work with the DNR to improve its shoreland ordinance.

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Landowners wary of huge pipeline project for Bakken crude

Landowners wary of huge pipeline project for Bakken crude

WILLISTON, N.D. – The company that proposes a major crude oil pipeline for the Bakken says it will minimize impacts to agriculture and use state-of-the-art safety features, but nearly half of the landowners along the North Dakota route have yet to sign on to the project.

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East Grand Forks looks at economic development website

East Grand Forks looks at economic development website

The director of East Grand Forks' economic development arm wants to update the department's webpage to catch the eye of new businesses and remain competitive with other cities.

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Worthington's Northland Mall ready for next step

Worthington's Northland Mall ready for next step

WORTHINGTON — The Northland Mall property officially has new ownership.

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‘Pretty monumental’ event center construction begins in Watford City

WATFORD CITY — Watford City broke ground Wednesday on an $83 million event center, marking three years of work and planning backed by a public vote to increase the city’s sales tax after the Stenehjem family donated the land on which to build.

Proposed Jamestown area fertilizer plant receives more acreage

JAMESTOWN-The Stutsman County Commission approved a request Tuesday from the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. to add more acreage to a proposed CHS crew camp site.

$4 million in Minnesota state aid for Cirrus expansion approved

ST. PAUL -- Just a few ticks before the midnight deadline to adjourn Monday, the Minnesota Legislature fulfilled Duluth's $4 million request for funding that could accommodate the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft and the creation of at least another 150 local jobs.

Researching the Bakken: Academic gathering highlights Bakken's social, economic trends

Researching the Bakken: Academic gathering highlights Bakken's social, economic trends

DICKINSON-Subjects such as resident attitudes toward hydraulic fracking and the labor market impacts of energy boom-and-bust cycles were the focus of Dickinson State University’s Bakken Researchers Convening, which began Monday at the Strom Center.

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Oilfield workers, crew camp employees put out by $62M alleged Ponzi scheme

Oilfield workers, crew camp employees put out by $62M alleged Ponzi scheme

BISMARCK — An oilfield housing complex developed by two men accused of defrauding investors out of $62 million in a Ponzi scheme abruptly closed last week, displacing more than 140 oilfield workers and leaving more than a dozen employees jobless and homeless in western North Dakota, according to court testimony here Monday.

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Worthington City Council OK's loan for redevelopment at mall site

WORTHINGTON — In a special meeting Friday morning, the Worthington City Council voted to approve an interim loan not to exceed $1.2 million to 7 & 41 LLC — the real estate arm of PBK Investments — for redevelopment at the Northland Mall site.

To compete with Fargo, Moorhead considers fewer taxes for redevelopers

MOORHEAD—The city of Moorhead is sweating because two companies reportedly deciding whether to develop in Fargo or Moorhead are apparently finding that the grass is greener -- a.k.a. cheaper -- on the North Dakota side.

Slope Electric gets $12.5M in USDA Rural Development loans

WASHINGTON -- Slope Electric Cooperative in southwest North Dakota has been awarded $12.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loans to help improve power lines throughout Adams, Bowman, Hettinger and Slope counties.

New London receives part of $17.6M grant

NEW LONDON — The City of New London will receive nearly $418,000 in a state grant to rehabilitate homes and businesses in town.

Klewin honored with Williston Economic Development award

WILLISTON — The executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway has been named Ambassador Entrepreneur of the Year by Williston Economic Development.

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