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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 2
January 2, 2020 - 10:30am
Starion Bank names new president BISMARCK, N.D. — Starion Bank has named Don Morgan president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of...
Change: The Law of Life and Business
January 2, 2020 - 10:13am
I read once that there is not much growth in our comfort zones, and not much comfort in our growth zones. Change – whether that’s relocating...
The upper Midwest’s resilient coal industry
January 2, 2020 - 9:58am
Leon Weisenburger plans to retire a coal miner. He’s bounced around the country, working in coal in the 1990s before taking a high-ranking...
Expanding Culture and Economy: What colleges and universities are doing to attract more international students
January 2, 2020 - 9:53am
A South Dakota-based university is expanding its footprint with its first international recruitment office in Africa, and by so doing hopes...
Make safety a priority within your business
January 2, 2020 - 9:46am
FARGO, N.D. — People sat at tables, some of them with eye patches, artificial limbs, and scarred bodies — the victims of workplace accidents....
Report: Family farms still dominant
January 2, 2020 - 6:00am
Family farms continue to be the core of U.S. agriculture, a new federal government report says. Family farms account for 98% of U.S. farms and...
Study: Putting doctors on salary delivers equity
December 31, 2019 - 11:49pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Given all that we think we know about human nature, the way they pay doctors at Mayo Clinic should be a prescription for...
The year of the miserable harvest
December 31, 2019 - 6:00am
Upper Midwest agriculturalists are hardly strangers to difficult harvest conditions. But the 2019 crop season brought what many in area ag say...
Getting federal aid to farmers quickly is key, ag leaders say
December 27, 2019 - 4:10pm
FARGO — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., huddled with farm group leaders in Fargo to look ahead to implementing disaster payments and potential...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Wishing you and your business a happy holiday season
December 26, 2019 - 11:13am
“Humbug,” Scrooge said of Christmas as he worked in the unheated accounting office. Not far from him, at another desk in the dimly lit room,...
Nearly $3 million awarded for infrastructure investments in Minnesota
December 26, 2019 - 9:00am
St. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) said it is awarding three projects $2.86 million for...
Sanford Health reveals top baby names for 2019
December 23, 2019 - 11:49am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Two familiar favorites claimed the top spot of most popular names for babies born at Sanford Health in 2019. Evelyn was...
Farmer caught in dispute as Minnesota cracks down on contaminated seed
December 21, 2019 - 8:30am
A Minnesota farmer is taking on the company that sold him cover crop seed with noxious weed seed in it, with some help from the Minnesota Department...
House passes trade deal; Senate vote may wait until after impeachment trial
December 19, 2019 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON — As expected, Minnesota and Dakota members of the U.S. House of Representatives all voted in favor of the historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada...
Mixed-use project to add six stories of parking to downtown Fargo
December 19, 2019 - 9:30am
FARGO, N.D. - A $40 million mixed-use project, funded by a public and private partnership, aims to add more residential and commercial activity...