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Minnesota jobs up 6,100

ST. PAUL -- August was a good month for Minnesota businesses and workers, the state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday.

ND state agencies giving bigger hiring bonuses to compete for workers

ND state agencies giving bigger hiring bonuses to compete for workers

BISMARCK – State agencies are offering bigger hiring bonuses and relying heavily on retention bonuses to stay competitive in North Dakota’s tight job market, with nearly $5 million in extra pay awarded to state employees since July 2007, a human resources official said.

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Study shows GF nonprofits generate $89M in wages, grants

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Nonprofits in the Grand Forks area are not only helping those in need, they’re also generating more than $89 million that is being returned to the community through grants and wages, according to data compiled by the Nonprofit Business Alliance.

Americans rely on credit cards in second quarter

Americans rely on credit cards in second quarter

Americans racked up credit card debt in a big way in the past few months, according to a new report.

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Western ND legislators propose $800M 'surge' fund

Western ND legislators propose $800M 'surge' fund

BISMARCK -- A group of western North Dakota Republican legislators on Wednesday proposed an $800 million “surge” fund for the state and, in a preview of a proposal to come next week, said it'd be the last such bill needed if a new oil tax formula is adopted this session.

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Center for Technology & Business to expand throughout ND

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Center for Technology & Business has been awarded a Bush Foundation Leadership Network Grant for expansion of its Women's Leadership program.

GF sets sights west of I-29 for more housing, business development

GF sets sights west of I-29 for more housing, business development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks continues to grow, city officials are looking west of Interstate 29 for the next hot spots in housing and business development.

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NMF offers cutting-edge strategies workshop for nonprofits

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) is delivering Cutting Edge Strategies for Engaging Volunteers to Meet Mission, a workshop by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA).

South Dakota makes matching funds available for workforce development

PIERRE, S.D. – A $1 million community incentive match program recently announced by Gov. Dennis Daugaard will give communities across the state the opportunity to take an active role in addressing their own workforce issues.

State pilot project OK’d for Roseau apartment project

ROSEAU, Minn. - A $325,000 state grant will help fund a 30-unit housing complex in Roseau.

Roseau to get state grant for new 30-unit apartment

ROSEAU, Minn., will receive a $325,000 state grant that will be used to build a 30-unit $3.277 million housing complex called Parkland Place Apartments.

Downtown collaboration space opens in Fargo

Downtown collaboration space opens in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – CoCo has come. The co-working and collaboration space called CoCo Fargo officially opens for business today.

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New event brings entrepreneurs together over coffee

New event brings entrepreneurs together over coffee

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - It’s a story Matt Winjum has told many times before.

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Progress made slowly on Grand Forks housing shortage

Progress made slowly on Grand Forks housing shortage

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Two years ago, a housing shortage gripped Grand Forks.

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Grand Forks community leaders say employer-offered child care could ease access problem

GRAND FORKS, N.D.. - Considering the child care needs in Grand Forks, some community leaders say local businesses should explore offering on-site child care to their employees.

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