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ND could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

ND could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers' Association in Grand Forks.

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Oil slide roils emerging markets

NEW YORK - Oil prices plumbed 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, pulling down emerging market assets and boosting demand for the safe-haven yen, while global equity markets slipped further after last week's rout amid nagging worries about worldwide growth.

Minn. looks for workforce advice

Minn. looks for workforce advice

ST. PAUL — Stories of Minnesota manufacturers finding it difficult to fill jobs abound around rural Minnesota, and some state senators are looking at ways to help.

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Manufacturers add thousands of jobs

Manufacturers add thousands of jobs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Manufacturing is making a comeback.

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Workforce shortage still top issue for SD

Workforce shortage still top issue for SD

MITCHELL, S.D. - The shortage of skilled workers remains the most important issue affecting businesses in South Dakota, David Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Wednesday.

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Fed says US economy expanding, shale production steady

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic activity continued to expand in October and November, with lower gasoline prices boosting consumer spending, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

Manufacturing training available to SW Minn. businesses, workers

MARSHALL, Minn. — The Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council, DEED, and the SW MN Private Industry Council are partnering with the Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) Alliance to offer the opportunity for free college classes to manufacturing businesses and workers in southwest Minnesota. These courses are offered online, at no cost to the student or employer, other than books and supplies.

AGCO Jackson reduces workforce

JACKSON, Minn. — On the heels of some shift realignments and a reduction in its temporary workforce earlier this year, AGCO Jackson Operations last week cut 43 employees from its workforce campus-wide.

Lawmakers eye wind energy tax credit extension

Lawmakers eye wind energy tax credit extension

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The group representing the wind energy industry is “optimistic” Congress will renew a tax credit benefitting its members by the end of the year.

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Polaris buys ATV accessory brand

Polaris Industries has purchased the Pro Armor brand of all terrain vehicle accessories, the company announced Wednesday.

Grand Forks wind turbine plant to make larger blades

GRAND FORKS – LM Wind Power is remodeling its Grand Forks plant to accommodate the construction of longer wind turbine blades.

Willmar Utilities Commission OKs land accord for Priam substation

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted 4-1 Monday to approve a purchase agreement with Jennie-O Turkey Store of Willmar to buy about 40 acres of land southwest of Willmar for the proposed Priam substation.

Raven Industries acquires Integra Plastics for $48M

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Raven Industries Inc. announced Nov. 3 that its Engineered Films Division (EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics Inc. for approximately $48 million in cash and stock.

Stretcher used in Ebola transports made in Fargo

Stretcher used in Ebola transports made in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - When Ebola patients are transported by air in various parts of the world, a medical stretcher made by Fargo-based Spectrum Aeromed is likely in the picture.

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Case plant in Fargo will lay off 40 by end of year

FARGO, N.D. – The metro area’s largest manufacturing plant announced a round of layoffs today.

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