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Go north, young person: Why millennials are flocking to area cities’ real estate
April 1, 2019 - 4:45pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The numbers still dazzle anyone who recalls the days of the Buffalo Commons and Great Depopulation: North Dakota now...
Sarah Meusburger, Banner Associates, Brookings, S.D.: Connections + a humanistic approach = organizational success
April 1, 2019 - 4:31pm
BROOKINGS, S.D. – According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of people in the United States hate their jobs. Seventy percent. That’s a significant...
Rob Woytassek, Alerus, Fargo: Three ideas for boosting participation in your company’s retirement plan
April 1, 2019 - 4:28pm
FARGO, N.D. – Some years ago, a company came to me concerned because too few employees were taking part in its 401(k) retirement plan. At the...
AROUND THE OFFICE: Border States Electric moves in to new $45 million HQ
February 27, 2019 - 11:10pm
FARGO, N.D. – The copper and aged bronze colors on the exterior of Border States Electric’s new headquarters here are no accident. They’re...
N.D.’s best-kept secret: Despite its low public profile, Noridian Healthcare Solutions has 1,500 employees and national reach
February 27, 2019 - 10:55pm
Editor’s note: Paul Wilson is president and CEO of Noridian Healthcare Solutions of Fargo, N.D. And in this Q&A, he tells Prairie Business...
Jonathan Holth, JLG Architects: How community involvement creates a better workplace
February 27, 2019 - 10:46pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – We’ve all been there: that place where you’re trying to figure out the all-important work/life equation. Some people...
Monsignor James Patrick Shea, president, University of Mary: How liberal arts colleges can thrive, not just survive
February 27, 2019 - 10:39pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Liberal arts colleges, like nearly all higher education institutions today, face very real financial and cultural challenges....
Shawn Dobberstein , Fargo Municipal Airport Authority: Local airports key to business, community vitality
February 27, 2019 - 10:33pm
FARGO, N.D. – For those of us who live and work in “flyover country,” access to affordable and convenient air travel is not a given. We...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Which HR innovation or technology of the past few years has made the most difference for your organization?
February 27, 2019 - 10:26pm
Over the past few years, the Human Resources department at Basin Electric Power Cooperative has created procedures and software to move from...
Badlands = good destination: Corporate travelers find new hotels, event centers throughout western N.D.
February 27, 2019 - 10:01pm
Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Half-full, came the answer on Feb. 8 at the airport in Williston, N.D. Even though any actual liquid...
North Dakota banks: Giving back as economic development
January 28, 2019 - 5:44pm
“Any community project that affects the greater good is worthy of our consideration and support. If our community benefits, the bank benefits.”...
‘Open your eyes to a credit union’: A Q&A with Jeff Olson, president of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
January 28, 2019 - 10:14am
Editor’s note: Jeff Olson is president and CEO of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, which represents credit unions in both states. In...
Sales taxes: The way forward after Wayfair
January 27, 2019 - 10:09pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business readers who already sweat at the word “Wayfair” can turn the page. Everyone else should keep reading....
A diversion immersion: How engineers are meeting the challenges of the F-M flood diversion
January 27, 2019 - 10:01pm
Editor’s note: In December, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted a conditional permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
Matthew Mohr, Dacotah Paper Co., Fargo, N.D.: For skilled workers, an exceptionally prosperous era
January 27, 2019 - 9:39pm
FARGO, N.D. – We are living in a unique time in economic history, especially in our region. As businesses try to expand and grow, one of the...