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State grant would give Thief River Falls, Minn., jumpstart on new housing projects

Thief River Falls, Minn., is hoping to cash in on a special state grant that would kick-start construction of a 100-unit housing complex.

Willmar, Kandiyohi county EDC, chamber survey: area needs workers

WILLMAR, Minn. — Finding qualified workers is a top concern for local business owners, according to a recent survey by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.

Grand Forks extends LM Wind Power lease

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A board made up of Grand Forks City Council members agreed to extend a lease with LM Wind Power last week.

Roseau's economic expansion hampered by housing shortage

ROSEAU, Minn. - The city of Karlstad, Minn., is helping a Roseau, Minn., manufacturer deal with an acute housing shortage that has been restraining economic expansion.

Dalrymple, Badlands NGL announce largest private equity project in ND history

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.

SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

SD's REDI program loans $224M to hundreds of projects

MITCHELL, S.D. Bruce Yakley stood inside the Trail King plant in Mitchell and watched the sparks fly off welding torches held by workers fusing together huge beams of metal.


Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

Bemidji high school students take manufacturing courses at NTC

BEMIDJI,, Minn. - Standing over his work, Bemidji High School student Brett Schussman demonstrated how he learned to assemble an air hose with a barbed fitting.


Minnesota West receives manufacturing grant

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has been selected to receive a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for advanced manufacturing education throughout Minnesota.

2 medical marijuana firms hope to build in Proctor

PROCTOR, Minn. -- The Proctor City Council will hear Monday from two firms hoping to open medical marijuana facilities in the community.

Ramada remodeling and more biz news

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A hotel that’s been in Grand Forks for decades is getting a facelift as more new hotels open for business.

Big day for manufacturing in Brookings

Four events were held in the Brookings community on Friday, Oct. 3, which highlighted the growth of its business and research community.

ND native’s idea for improved corn husking leads to creation of major company

ND native’s idea for improved corn husking leads to creation of major company

EUGENE, Ore. - Growing up on a farm near Raritan Township in Barnes County, N.D., Ron Anderson was always interested in inventing and finding ways to improve operations.


Airgas opens Dickinson branch

Airgas Inc., a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases and related products, recently opened a Dickinson, N.D., location to better serve its customers in the Bakken.

Anderson Industries expands to Webster, SD

Agricultural equipment manufacturer Anderson Industries is expanding its operations to Webster, S.D.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Southern anchor

TALK OF THE TOWN: Southern anchor

Wahpeton drives home importance of community, collaboration

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