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  • North Dakota employers talk about ways to attract and keep more workers

    Representatives of North Dakota's most successful companies told an audience at Governor Jack Dalrymple's economic summit Thursday that it can be challenging to recruit workers to the state, but it's getting easier to keep them. North Dakota has been trying to manage the largest job growth rate in the nation in the last decade, and just last month, there were 17,420 open and available positions, according to statistics compiled by Job Service North Dakota.

  • North Dakota delegation applauds court's waterways ruling

    Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are applauding a ruling by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati that blocks nationwide an Obama administration rule giving the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. Sen. John Hoeven says the ruling by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals builds on an August ruling by a federal judge in North Dakota blocking the rule in 13 states that sued.

  • Pence Gallery: Photos offer a look at a changing land

    "The Hills are one of the most contested spaces in the nation, but as tourism took hold, the gold deposits continued to yield returns, and mid-twentieth century 'how the West was won' narratives proliferated, the dirty history was either swept under the rug, vulgarized, or quietly accepted. "In my time there, I aimed to bring back a set of photographs of South Dakota that could hint at a disturbing fact: the history of the area is both its primary source of conflict as well as its main attraction, and so one relies on the other.

  • Lignite industry warns of cost of EPA rules

    New federal regulations on carbon emissions will lead to higher cost, less reliable energy, according to the Lignite Energy Council. The Environmental Protection Agency announced rules for states last August that require North Dakota to develop a plan for reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

  • How Much Does Your State Collect in Taxes Per Capita?

    States impose a wide range of taxes, and the ones that most capture our attention aren't always the largest sources of revenue. Considering the states in aggregate, the largest source of state and local tax collections is the property tax, at 32.1 percent of collections in Fiscal Year 2012, the most recent year for which such data are available.

  • When Should the Heat be Turned On?

    As fall takes a firm grip on the Valley, many renters are wondering when their landlords will turn on the heat for them. Shay Shaya posted to the Valley News Facebook Page about her landlord refusing to turn on the heat because she was the first and only person to call him and complain.

  • New Report Available: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company's history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company's key employees, key competitors and major products and services.

  • North Dakota taxable sales drop 16 percent in second quarter

    North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases dropped more than 16 percent during April, May and June compared to the same quarter a year ago because of a decline in activity in the western oil patch. It is only the second such quarterly decline since 2009, but officials say they're not surprised nor too concerned given the tremendous growth in taxable sales and purchases the state has experienced in recent years.

  • Former UND secretary ordered to pay $47,500 in res...

    A former University of North Dakota secretary accused of embezzling from the school has been ordered to repay more than $47,500. Lori Ann Pesch, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge and was sentenced to the restitution and $750 in fees.

  • Cramer advocates oil exports

    Bringing the United States into the oil export market and increasing agricultural trade with Cuba would yield benefits to the main drivers of North Dakota's economy, Congressman Kevin Cramer told members of Minot's Golden K Kiwanis Monday. North Dakota has imported agricultural products to Cuba through a humanitarian food program and could see sales of pulse crops and potatoes increase significantly with improved diplomatic relations.

  • Take Back the Night Remembers Domestic Violence Victims

    Three North Dakotans who were victims of domestic violence died this year, and they're being remembered at the Capitol Monday night. The goal is to raise awareness of domestic violence and let victims know that they can always go to the center for help.

  • Leading us to the end of the gam...

    I awoke this morning thinking about our young granddaughters. I appreciate that they will be safe and warm in a home and a daycare facility heated by natural gas as winter approaches.

  • EPA emission rules hit hard

    North Dakota's electrical co-op members would be among the casualties in the "war on coal" if the Environmental Protection Agency is successful in implementing new emissions rules, say the state's power cooperatives. They argue the new rules are punitive toward North Dakota, imposing harsh requirements and failing to recognize carbon dioxide emission reductions already made.

  • South Dakota, North Dakota officials make wagers in SDSU vs. NDSU game

    Leaders from both sides of the North Dakota/South Dakota border are raising the stakes in this weekend's big football game between the SDSU Jackrabbits and the NDSU Bison. Senator John Thune and Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota placed a friendly wager on the game.

  • Norman Sminesvik

    He was born to Ole and Rachel Sminesvik on March 7, 1931, in Harlow. He severed in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in April 1960.

  • Cabbages, kings, nicknames, Heitkamps, Christians, etc.

    As a University of North Dakota donor, I received notice that I am eligible to vote on the new nickname. I'm going to pass on this election and wait for the next nickname election with the hope that an independent may file.

  • Senators, governors meet to advance highway bill

    Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., along with Senate colleagues, met with four western governors, including North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Tuesday to advance a six-year federal highway bill. The governors were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the Commerce and Appropriations committees to develop a strategy for passing a long-term transportation bill that will give states the certainty they need to begin large infrastructure projects.

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