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Passenger boardings continue to fall at most ND airports
February 17, 2017 - 11:25am
FARGO — Passenger boardings continued to tick down last month at nearly all of North Dakota’s commercial airports. The North Dakota Aeronautics...
American Crystal Sugar, union to talk in April
February 17, 2017 - 11:18am
MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. in Moorhead, Minn., says it has settled on dates starting in mid-April for talks with the factory...
ND oil production fell 9 percent in December
February 16, 2017 - 3:06pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — Severe winter weather caused North Dakota oil production to drop 9 percent in December, the largest monthly decline in state...
Williston confident they’ll still get state money for new airport
February 16, 2017 - 2:34pm
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Legislators voted down a bill this week that would have set aside millions promised by the state to Williston’s new airport,...
Economist: New recession unlikely for now as America enters ‘bunny market’
February 16, 2017 - 11:53am
FARGO — Forget about bulls and bears because the country is in a “bunny” market, according to a nationally recognized economist. Jim Paulsen,...
High-value North Dakota McM farm liquidates
February 16, 2017 - 10:01am
THOMAS, N.D. — One of North Dakota's largest high-value crop farms has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fargo.McM,...
Legislators delay action on funding for oil cities
February 15, 2017 - 12:31pm
BISMARCK – A bill to provide funding for western North Dakota communities failed in the state House Tuesday, Feb. 14, but lawmakers said they...
Doctor appointed to fill pending vacancy on ND higher ed board
February 15, 2017 - 12:05pm
GRAND FORKS — Casey Ryan, a Grand Forks doctor and former president of Altru Health System, will fill a vacancy on the North Dakota Board of...
Cirrus expansion in Grand Forks will make room for increased production
February 15, 2017 - 11:59am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Aviation manufacturer Cirrus is hoping to expand back into the space it formerly leased from the city of Grand Forks. The...
Angel fund tax credit changes approved by ND House
February 14, 2017 - 12:57pm
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota House voted Monday, Feb. 13, to change laws governing the state’s angel fund and seed capital income tax credit...
Williston airport director submits immediate resignation
February 14, 2017 - 12:55pm
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Williston City Commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to accept the resignation of Williston Airport Director...
Plans for drilling oil wells on federal land moving forward
February 14, 2017 - 12:53pm
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – An oil company is proposing to drill five new oil and gas wells on federal land in McKenzie County in western North Dakota.....
ND considers allowing outpatient births in hospital facilities
February 14, 2017 - 11:13am
FARGO -- Sara Brendel’s first child was delivered in the customary setting, a hospital delivery room. The experience was wonderful, she says....
Upper Midwest a hotspot for pulse crops
February 14, 2017 - 10:16am
MINOT, N.D. — Tim McGreevy, standing before an audience of farmers and industry leaders, reached into boxes filled with food products containing...
International Crop Expo returns for 16th year
February 14, 2017 - 10:03am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The International Crop Expo returns for its 16th year, with its traditional triple-headed focus on potatoes, small grains...