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Book offers tips to encourage entrepreneurialism

A book recently released by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb., offers tools and resources to help economic developers encourage entrepreneurial growth in their communities.

BCBSND, Flint receive PR award

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Flint Communications received a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America during an awards ceremony held June 12 in New York City.

Lake Region Healthcare adds exercise tips to walking trail

Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Lake Region Healthcare recently opened a Be Fit Circuit on the Lake Alice walking path as part of its commitment to community wellness.

Fargo firm attracts $500M acquisition deal

Fargo-based Evolution1, a cloud-based technology and payment solutions provider for the health care industry, has agreed to be acquired by WEX Inc. for $532.5 million in cash.

Arvig Enterprises expands again

In May, Perham, Minn.-based telecommunications provider Arvig Enterprises announced its intent to purchase the operations of the St. Olaf Telecom in Northfield, Minn., from St. Olaf College.

Cornerstone bank announces merger

Cornerstone Holding Co., a banking group with offices in Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D., has agreed to merge with New Town, N.D.-based Lakeside Bank Holding Co., effective in late 2014.

SDSMT reports 98 percent placement

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Career and Professional Development Center has found that the average starting salary for its 2012-’13 graduates was just over $62,000, with a 98 percent placement rate.

Avera announces building plan for Mitchell

Avera Health and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital announced in June plans to build a three-story medical office building in Mitchell, S.D., with expectations of also building a new hosptital and related facilities on the 30-acre property in the future.

GrandStay Hotel to be built in Valley City

GrandStay Hospitality LLC recently signed a franchise agreement with VC Lodging LLC, a group of Valley City, N.D., residents, to develop a hotel in Valley City.

NRHA names top 20 US critical access hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recently announced the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S., as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Center for Innovation offers federal grant workshop

The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has received a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to encourage more North Dakota businesses to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The center will host a workshop Aug. 13 to explain the programs and provide advice on grant writing. For more information, email

Eide Bailly acquires Colorado firm

Eide Bailly has acquired Fort Collins, Colo.-based Sample & Bailey CPAs, bringing the firm's number of employees to 1,449, including 211 partners.

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United Airlines will begin offering United Express service from Williston, N.D., to Houston beginning Aug.


VCSU Science Center earns LEED certification

VCSU Science Center earns LEED certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification to the L.D. Rhoades Science Center at Valley City (N.D.) State University.


Kraus-Anderson, JLG win Watford City high school, event center project

Kraus-Anderson, JLG win Watford City high school, event center project

Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. will build a new district high school and adjoining event and recreation center in Watford City, N.D.

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