The tourism game, any old industry hand will tell you, isn’t what it used to be. And anyone who poked around Facebook — or any other corner of the internet — as they prepared for Labor Day weekend can say as much, too. What was once a relatively straightforward selection of travel guides and television spots has been transformed by the advent of the internet’s many, many marketing options: Digital billboards, splintering ad strategies and marketing dollars across social media platforms and niche interests.
Dennis Hanson, 82, a retired railroad worker, lives just outside Grand Forks. He and his wife live on Social Security, a pension and a stake in a motel. They’re comfortable. But Hanson notices the state income taxes taken out of his Social Security check. And he wonders what it must be like for blue-collar workers to know the state Legacy Fund, valued at more than $6 billion, could wipe away those taxes for good.
GRAND FORKS — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stopped in Grand Forks on Friday afternoon, Sept. 22, to talk tax reform—expected to shoot to the top of Congress' agenda as soon as the health care debate and storm relief discussions have passed.