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W hen Josh Wolfe was a teenager living on his family’s farm in a rural North Dakota community, he picked up a book that pointed him to his career. By the time he finished reading “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the modern classic by Harper Lee, he knew he wanted to become a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, however, but one who exemplified the values of the book’s protagonist, Atticus Finch.
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 to a new area, starting a new job, or trying a new business model, among a number of other periodic changes – is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it’s downright tough. Lucky for us there was Socrates.
A South Dakota-based university is expanding its footprint with its first international recruitment office in Africa, and by so doing hopes not only to enhance the cultural diversity of the campus and increase student population, but to strengthen the workforce of the upper Midwest and the region’s economy. Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., through a partnership with university alum and former board of trustee member Dr. John Ifediora, opened a recruitment office on Nov. 5 in Abuja, Nigeria.
FARGO, N.D. — People sat at tables, some of them with eye patches, artificial limbs, and scarred bodies — the victims of workplace accidents. The takeaway: If safety isn’t the core value of your business, you might need to rethink your organization. Accidents happen, of course, even when safety measures are followed — but the chances of such things happening are much less than when safety rules are ignored.
“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, sat his sole employee, Bob Cratchit, who kept busy trying to warm himself by the light of a single flickering flame.
FARGO, N.D. - A $40 million mixed-use project, funded by a public and private partnership, aims to add more residential and commercial activity - as well as parking space - to downtown Fargo. The project, dubbed the Mercantile, will add nearly 400 additional parking stalls once the six-story garage is completed. That won’t be until sometime next fall, but the project officially got underway on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Christmas came early this year for one South Dakota university. Black Hills State University, located in Spearfish, recently ended a five-year fundraiser that garnered more than $45 million.
Armacost named University of North Dakota president GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The State Board of Higher Education has selected Dr. Andrew Armacost as the 13th president of the University of North Dakota.
Once, years ago, this guy from the mountainous West, lived for a time in the Midwest. I enjoyed the southern portions of the region with its rolling hills and thought maybe one day I would be back. Not until fairly recently, however, did I suspect it would be the upper Midwest. But here I am, thermal underwear and all, and enjoying the experience.
FARGO, N.D. -- Don’t let your business become extinct by neglecting to adapt to technology. That was the message at the annual Nvision Conference, hosted by Network Center Inc. on Nov. 6, when business professionals came together to learn how to improve their businesses and stay up with the times by following technology trends.