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McFeely: Fargo-Moorhead diversion derailed, for now, by watershed board
January 16, 2019 - 9:13pm
A local watershed board's vote to contest the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permitting of the Red River diversion could delay the...
Vinod Lall, Minnesota State University Moorhead: Blockchain for beginners
January 3, 2019 - 6:09pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The concept of blockchain was initially floated in the 1990s to make a digital document tamper-resistant by making it...
Editor's note: Simon says – Julian Simon, that is
January 3, 2019 - 6:05pm
“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist,”...
Jon Ryan, Network Center, Fargo: Here’s how to keep your IT environment humming
December 4, 2018 - 9:20am
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Despite the nearly constant advancements in technology capabilities these days, it can be tempting to take the “set it...
Editor's note: The new American Dream
December 3, 2018 - 1:58pm
In his foreward to Mick Cornett’s book, “The Next American City” (click on this link for a Q&A with Cornett himself), author Richard...
Matthew Mohr, Dacotah Paper, Fargo: Here’s to success before – and after – 40
December 3, 2018 - 1:48pm
FARGO, N.D. – This month in Prairie Business, we have highlighted 40 individuals under the age of 40, many of whom have already achieved more...
Dorine Bennett, Dakota State University: 'Stackable credentials' serve as rungs on ladder to career success
December 3, 2018 - 1:38pm
MADISON, S.D. – Successful businesses continually adapt to their ever-changing world. Universities must do the same. Today’s world includes...
McFeely: How do N.D. Republicans stave off boredom?
November 23, 2018 - 8:15am
FARGO -- Now that Heidi Heitkamp is vanquished, her secret plan in conjunction with Nancy Pelosi to have MS-13 gang members invade the state...
David Casper, Eide Bailly, Fargo, N.D.: Why your business needs to review its sales-tax practices
October 29, 2018 - 5:33pm
FARGO, N.D. – The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair has led to a new focus on state and local sales-tax compliance....
Joshua Knutson, University of Jamestown: Esports represents new frontier in college athletics
October 29, 2018 - 5:26pm
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – When we think of technology’s impact in sports, familiar tools quickly come to mind: instant replay, wireless headsets...
Editor's note: The maps of the American Dream
October 29, 2018 - 5:19pm
There’s some great content in this month’s issue of Prairie Business. Nevertheless, my suggestion is that you pass it all by for the moment,...
Commentary: Let's talk manpower
October 21, 2018 - 9:59am
FARGO — I'm an engineer; wired to observe the realities of this world. For 50 years I've witnessed this reality: Men tend to trail behind...
Now hiring: Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford on ND's workforce shortage
September 30, 2018 - 2:51pm
Editor’s note: Brent Sanford, former mayor of Watford City, N.D., is the lieutenant governor of North Dakota. In this Q&A with Prairie...
Steve Wegman, South Dakota Renewable Association: How South Dakota can let the sun shine in
September 30, 2018 - 2:44pm
PIERRE, S.D. – “Solar power in South Dakota has high potential but little practical application," Wikipedia notes. "The state ranked 50th...
Jeff Zueger, CEO, Midwest AgEnergy: Renewable fuels power region’s economy
September 30, 2018 - 2:34pm
UNDERWOOD, N.D. – The United States, more specifically North Dakota, is blessed with abundant natural resources. Sun, water, wind, minerals,...