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Arctic Cat reports increased sales; lower earnings in early 2015

Arctic Cat, the maker of snowmobiles and ATVs with a plant in Thief River Falls, Minn., reported increased sales but lowered earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Uncorked moving to south Fargo location

FARGO, N.D. - Uncorked, a do-it-yourself winery in downtown Fargo, is moving from its home at 12 Broadway to a new location at 1700 32nd Ave. South.

Red Cross working to encourage disaster planning in businesses

FARGO, N.D. - A tornado damages your manufacturing facility. A flu outbreak waylays half of your workforce. A train derailment leads to an evacuation of your community.

NDSCS proposes $65M expansion of Fargo center

NDSCS proposes $65M expansion of Fargo center

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State College of Science is outgrowing its Fargo campus and administrators are proposing an expanded center at a new location

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Entrepreneurial tour coming to Fargo and more biz news

YANKTON, S.D. – Think 29 will launch the first Think 29 Tour on Aug. 6-7. The tour will travel from Fargo to Sioux City, Iowa, stopping in Watertown, Brookings, Sioux Falls and Yankton, S.D. Each city will host an event promoting entrepreneurship.

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it trims Nokia

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it trims Nokia

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

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Fargo's Swanson Health poised for more growth

Fargo's Swanson Health poised for more growth

FARGO, N.D. – Construction isn’t yet complete on the latest building addition to Swanson Health Products, and CEO Ken Harris is already thinking ahead.

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Grazix Animal Health joins Minn. biotechnology center

Grazix Animal Health joins Minn. biotechnology center

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — New to join the Biotechnology Advancement Center is Grazix Animal Health, a family of next-generation natural animal health products based on reactive plant immunity (RPI).

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US takes stand against steel pipe imports

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday set duties on South Korean steel pipe used in the oil and natural gas industry, reversing itself in one of the most contentious trade disputes in years after hefty lobbying from U.S. producers and lawmakers.

Minn., firm makes boilers and lawn mowers

Minn., firm makes boilers and lawn mowers

GREENBUSH, Minn. — A local manufacturer that has been building outdoor wood furnaces to keep northerners warm in the winter for the past 30 years now has a product to keep people outside and on their lawns in the summer.

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Minnesotan leads charge for cloth diapers

Minnesotan leads charge for cloth diapers

DULUTH, Minn. – By the time Chad and Julie Ekstrom and three of their five young children pulled up alongside Little Neetchers in Duluth on Tuesday, there were already several women and children rummaging around inside the store.

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Mugs shaped like Minn. unveiled in Red Wing

Mugs shaped like Minn. unveiled in Red Wing

RED WING, Minn. – What started as an offhanded remark about the shape of the state of Minnesota by one of Eric Darling’s friends culminated Friday morning in the Red Wing Pottery Showroom.

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Prairie-Based Disruption

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Prairie-Based Disruption

Small firms throughout the region aim to develop disruptive technologies

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Cheap imported steel puts U.S. jobs at risk

Steel companies and union workers are claiming that the illegal dumping of steel into the United States at below-market costs by South Korea and other countries threatens thousands of American jobs – including those on Minnesota's Iron Range.

Valley City business corridor being developed

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A stately house visible from Interstate 94 here will be moved to make way for a business corridor.

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