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U.S. labor secretary touts parental leave, free community college during Twin Cities visit

ST. PAUL — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Tuesday paid parental-leave policies will be instituted from the “bottom up,” led by cities, state agencies and private-sector employers, as the need to retain workers increases in Minnesota and throughout the country.

Ag businesses fail to fill jobs

Ag businesses fail to fill jobs

BISMARCK — Despite increased enrollment in agriculture-related studies, job demand outweighs the number of graduates, with the industry expecting to be unable to fill 22,500 positions each year.

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College students' projects influence area businesses

College students' projects influence area businesses

MOORHEAD - Gone are the days when a student's work was confined to the classroom.

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ND AG's office to take reins of university attorneys

BISMARCK – The office of the North Dakota Attorney General is hiring six legal positions to oversee the 11 institutions governed by the State Board of Higher Education.

NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

FARGO -- Trent Gilbery can tell you how much feed any steer in the herd ate on any given day and how long it took the animal to eat.

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MnSCU selects new community college president

MnSCU selects new community college president

ST. PAUL — The board of trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Wednesday appointed Terry Gaalswyk as president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. His appointment becomes effective July 1.

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Concordia places in top 10 of campus energy-saving competition

MOORHEAD – Concordia College placed in the top 10 of a North American competition for college students to reduce their energy use in dorms, a news release said.

Idaho man to lead universities in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – An Idaho state education director is moving to South Dakota to take over as the state’s chief executive officer overseeing six public universities.

New UND medical school takes shape

New UND medical school takes shape

GRAND FORKS-What will one day be an auditorium and lecture hall at UND's new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building was a pit of dark mud on Tuesday.

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UND library searches nationally for new dean

GRAND FORKS-The University of North Dakota has launched a national search for the Dean of Libraries and Information Resources. The school is partnering with consulting firm Harris Search Associates, and applications for the position will begin to be reviewed Thursday.

Newman family donates to University of Jamestown sports arena, nursing scholarships

Newman family donates to University of Jamestown sports arena, nursing scholarships

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The family that owns Newman Signs has made the largest one-time gift ever to the University of Jamestown in memory of the company’s founder and his wife for the school’s proposed sports arena and also for establishing scholarships for the university’s nursing program.

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NDSU seeks chief of staff for president's cabinet

FARGO—The president of North Dakota State University will soon have a chief of staff, which is possibly a first for a public university in this state.

MSUM graduate heads into career in film

MSUM graduate heads into career in film

MOORHEAD—Caleb Stumpfl was in middle school when he realized he wanted to be a filmmaker.

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MSUM announces new provost

MSUM announces new provost

MOORHEAD—Minnesota State University Moorhead has announced its new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

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UND business school program ranked thirteenth in US

The Princeton Review ranks UND's Master in Business Administration program as the thirteenth best in the nation.

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