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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...
Dow Jones barely notches sixth straight record high close
February 17, 2017 - 11:20am
The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, Feb. 16, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower...
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...
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,...
Wall Street rises further into uncharted territory
February 16, 2017 - 11:46am
Wall Street pushed further into record-high territory on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with the S&P 500 notching a seven-session winning streak, helped...
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,...
USDA looks at size, profits of family farms
February 16, 2017 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON — Family farms are one of the most controversial topics in modern agriculture. There’s widespread disagreement on what constitutes...
Work to begin this week on F-M diversion’s controversial dam
February 15, 2017 - 12:37pm
FARGO – Construction will start this week on the first component of a controversial dam that’s part of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
SD ag secretary expects poor ag economy to continue
February 15, 2017 - 12:33pm
PIERRE — After seven months as South Dakota’s secretary of agriculture, Mike Jaspers believes farmers’ financial struggles could continue...
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...
Apple, banks push Wall Street to all-time high
February 15, 2017 - 11:55am
Major U.S. stock indexes established record highs on Tuesday, Feb. 14, led by bank stocks after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would...
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...
Verizon's move to unlimited data ups ante in wireless war
February 14, 2017 - 11:24am
NEW YORK -- Verizon Communications announcement that it will once again offer an unlimited pricing plan marks a shift in its thinking as a price...