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Minnesota Chamber begins search for new president

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has launched its search for a new president.

Spherion gives back to American Red Cross

Spherion gives back to American Red Cross

Spherion Staffing Services, a recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions provider with offices in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, N.D., recently donated $5,500 to the Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross as part of the company’s national Community Giveback program.


NDPC creates online easement info center

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has launched an Easement Information Center on its website to provide informational resources to landowners and land agents.

Researchers make degradable plastic breakthrough

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at North Dakota State University have discovered a potential method of creating biomass-based plastic which could be degraded when desired by exposing the product to ultraviolet light.

Eide Bailly boosts tech resources

Regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm Eide Bailly LLP has acquired Accounting Systems Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo.-based business, accounting and enterprise resource planning solution provider.

Twin Cities brokerage firm buys Thune Insurance

Twin Cities brokerage firm buys Thune Insurance

St. Paul, Minn.-based North Risk Partners has merged with Thief River Falls, Minn.-based Thune Insurance Network. North Risk Partners is a 150-employee insurance brokerage that is now comprised of four independently operated Minnesota-based networks — Thune Insurance, St. Cloud-based Apollo, Rochester-based C.O. Brown, and St. Paul-based Johnson McCann. Thune Insurance was founded 40 years ago and employs 25 insurance professionals at offices in Thief River Falls, Roseau and Baudette, Minn.


CHS commits to ND fertilizer plant

CHS Inc. announced Sept. 5 it will proceed with plans to construct a $3 billion fertilizer plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park near Jamestown, N.D.

Grand Forks AFB conducts UAS integration test

Grand Forks AFB conducts UAS integration test

The first ever unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration test in the U.S. was conducted recently at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Air Force Base.


ND, Port of Vancouver team for rail transport

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Todd Coleman, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA, recently agreed to a collaborative rail service program to support agriculture and energy industries.

CenturyLink offers 1G Internet to Sioux Falls businesses

CenturyLink Inc. announced it is making 1 gigabit per second broadband Internet speeds available to businesses in Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of a high-speed fiber network expansion that will include residential and business services in 16 cities within the next year.

SDRA seeking retailer of year

The South Dakota Retailers Association is accepting nominations for its annual Retailer of the Year award through Oct. 31.

CHI, St. Alexius to merge

St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., has agreed to become a direct affiliate of the Catholic Health Initiatives system.

Barnesville startup awards announced

The first annual Spark Your Startup Business Pitch Contest, sponsored by Stoneridge Software, Dean’s Bulk Service, Crown Appraisals and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority, was held in Barnesville, Minn., Aug. 22.

Northstar Agri Industries adds Manitoba canola plant

Fargo-based integrated canola processing company Northstar Agri Industries recently announced plans to open a 1,500-metric-ton, high-throughput facility in Winkler, Manitoba, this fall.

Bee colonies continue to fly high in ND

Bee colonies continue to fly high in ND

More than a half-million bee colonies have been registered in North Dakota this year, setting a new record high, according to the state agriculture department.

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