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It’s all about the ‘booch’: Black Hills State University student, alumna launch kombucha business
May 3, 2019 - 12:20pm
Editor’s note: Carissa Hauck, originally from Belle Fourche, S.D., and Bianca Hutzler, originally from Germany, met as students at Black...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Should companies begin offering student-loan help to employees?
May 3, 2019 - 12:17pm
Editor's note: Prairie Business asked several HR representatives in our region this question: "Your organization offers student-loan assistance...
Cornerstone’s busy corner: Bank sets up shop at what’s likely to be one of Sioux Falls’ highest-trafficked intersections
May 3, 2019 - 10:33am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eighty thousand. Two hundred thousand. When it comes to Cornerstone Bank’s new office building here, those numbers explain...
Understanding EPLI: Employment Practices Liability Insurance
May 3, 2019 - 9:54am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Let’s put this in terms Prairie Business readers will understand: Flood insurance. Every year, Americans who get...
HR secrets of the ‘50 Best’
May 2, 2019 - 5:56pm
Editor's note: Recently, Prairie Business asked posed this question to a selection of our 2018 50 Best Places to Work winners: What can HR...
'Zzzzzz': That's a prescription for better health, area sleep centers report
May 2, 2019 - 5:27pm
FARGO, N.D. – In life as in investing, there’s no point in lamenting missed opportunities. The trick is to spot the next Apple, the next...
Prairie archaeologist Cameon Eisenzimmer: ‘I'm always walking with my head down’
May 2, 2019 - 5:15pm
Editor’s note: Cameon Eisenzimmer is an archaeologist, cultural resource manager and GIS or geographic information system analyst for Ackerman-Estvold,...
Matthew Mohr, CEO, Dacotah Paper: For optimal performance, ‘measure the right things the right way’
May 2, 2019 - 5:01pm
FARGO – Most organizations have a set of criteria which they use to measure progress toward achieving specific goals. Today, industries have...
Steve Kinsella, attorney, Fredrikson & Byron: Financing farming during hard times
May 2, 2019 - 4:35pm
MINNEAPOLIS – The ag industry has always experienced business cycles of boom and bust. The recent increases in the number of agricultural-related...
Concordia Language Villages trains students to ‘hit the ground talking’
April 29, 2019 - 4:43pm
Editor’s note: For 30 years, Christine Schulze has served as executive director of Concordia Language Villages, the unique program run by Concordia...
A necessity, not a luxury: How public-private partnerships are extending broadband access to rural areas
April 2, 2019 - 2:11pm
HERREID, S.D. – At the weekly Herreid Livestock Auction here, area ranchers no longer see as many cattle buyers checking out the cattle as...
Insights & Intuition: What is Lesson 1 for a small business that's interested in the growing marketing trend of 'voice search'?
April 1, 2019 - 5:35pm
By 2020, 50 percent of all searches will be voice searches. Think about how a customer might ask a question about your product or service. What...
Williston, N.D., airport set to take off in the fall
April 1, 2019 - 5:25pm
WILLISTON, N.D. – Only a few more months, Williston airport passengers. Only a few more months of crowding into Sloulin Field – probably...
Ladders to success: Non-degree and online credentials challenge the status quo
April 1, 2019 - 5:15pm
(For main story, click here.) In December, Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy completed...
Ladders to success: How ‘stackable credentials’ stack up in higher education
April 1, 2019 - 5:13pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For supposedly hidebound institutions, colleges and universities can be mighty flexible at times. We’d submit “stackable...