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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...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What's the most useful tool or technology that your HR department has acquired in recent years?
December 3, 2018 - 2:40pm
As an HR professional, I know that having access to tools with the latest technology empowers our team to focus on our external and internal...
CybHER operator: A Q&A with Kelley Criddle, network and security administration major at Dakota State University
December 3, 2018 - 2:26pm
Editor's note: As part of our Generation Next feature, Prairie Business today interviews Kelley Criddle, a senior at Dakota State University...
New heights: Terex Utilities’ new building in Watertown, S.D., will consolidate 10 manufacturing facilities into one
December 3, 2018 - 2:16pm
WATERTOWN, S.D. – Stand on your hat and you can see 15 miles, as the saying about the eastern Dakota prairie goes. On this landscape, after...
Get tracked, save money: Insurers meet the Internet of Things
December 3, 2018 - 2:10pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Buy tech stocks. Yes, yes, we know that faithful readers of Prairie Business will recognize those words, given that we...
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...
Mid-sized metros are ‘Next American City’: A Q&A with Mick Cornett, author and former Oklahoma City mayor
December 3, 2018 - 1:55pm
Editor’s note: Mick Cornett served as Oklahoma City's mayor from 2004 to 2018. That’s four terms, making him the city’s longest-serving...
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...
‘No longer a narrative of decline’: Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group talks about the region's cities
October 29, 2018 - 8:16pm
Editor’s note: Mark Schill is vice president for research at Praxis Strategy Group in Grand Forks, N.D., a consulting firm that specializes...
The multiplier effect: How university research can generate statewide economic growth
October 29, 2018 - 8:12pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – In 1913, Edward W. Davis – a newly hired professor at the University of Minnesota School of the Mines – took a rock...
Robot-assisted surgery becomes common in region
October 29, 2018 - 8:05pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Buy tech stocks. Granted, that’s a strange way to begin a column on a health care topic. And it’s not even good investment...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Your organization offers paid maternity and paternity leave. What would you say to an organization that asks, 'Should we begin offering those benefits?'
October 29, 2018 - 7:52pm
According to a 2016 nationwide employee-benefits survey, only 26 percent of employers offer paid maternity leave, 21 percent offer paid paternity...
Wanted: 'Wind drivers' and others to handle oversized loads, Anderson Trucking Service’s specialty
October 29, 2018 - 7:37pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - “Ever wonder who sits behind the wheel of those BIG RIGS?” That’s a slogan from my youth; I remember it as a line from...
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....