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Editor’s note: In December, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted a conditional permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. Though the project still faces legal challenges from upstream opponents, the permit represents a milestone that significantly boosts the odds of the project being completed.
GRAND FORKS – In the spring of 1997, after the Red River Floodway had diverted floodwaters around Winnipeg and saved the city an estimated $4 billion in damages, an elderly gentleman walked into a Winnipeg restaurant. “The entire restaurant clientele rose as if one in a standing ovation,” a Maclean’s magazine columnist wrote.
The book I’d have to recommend would be “Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence” by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. Many people think that if you save money, you do not get to enjoy life as much. This book talks about how you can still enjoy your life and do the things you want, while saving money. Brennen Bergdahl Wealth Advisor
Two join Houston Engineering Inc. FARGO, N.D. – Two new hires have joined Houston Engineering Inc. Moriya Rufer has joined the company as a scientist III. Rufer brings 15 years of experience in water resources – including working on lakes protection in northern Minnesota – to the HEI water quality team, HEI reports.
DSG promotes Metzger to branch manager FARGO, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group has promoted Don Metzger to branch manager of its waterworks location in Bismarck, N.D. Metzger will be responsible for leading DSG’s Bismarck waterworks team and overseeing all day-to-day branch operations.
AE2S names Meyer as CEO GRAND FORKS, N.D. – AE2S has announced its new CEO, the company reports. Grant Meyer has worked for AE2S for more than 20 years and is credited with strategic initiatives and growth in his time as business development director and chief development officer, as well as bringing the environmental engineering consulting firm into the Twin Cities and Minnesota market by establishing an office in Maple Grove, Minn.
The ways we communicate and interact with others are soft skills that are needed in almost any job. An applicant who has the knowledge and ability to do the job, yet lacks the skills to communicate and interact with his or her fellow team members is not going to do well in the job. I look for accurate and effective communication in the application and resume, as well as membership in associations or activities that foster the development of these soft skills through interaction and communication.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The remarkable thing about the ethanol industry is not how big it is today. It’s how fast it has grown. Think 500 percent increase since 2003, and you’ll get the idea. In Prairie Business’ circulation area, that growth has been somewhat overshadowed by the dramatic growth in Bakken oil, another energy sector. And that’s too bad, because the ethanol industry’s expansion merits attention as major rural development news.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For a reporter, you know you’ve discovered a good trend when companies say it’s so hot, they can’t talk to you about it. In December, that happened to this reporter on the topic of artificial intelligence and the law. Yes, we’re working with AI programs to improve our practice, said a spokesperson for a Minnesota-based law firm.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Consider the insulin pump. To develop a modern insulin pump, professionals from several disciplines must work together, said Les Olive, director of campus planning at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. The task needs physicians to set dosages, mechanical engineers to build a pump, electrical engineers to power that pump and computer engineers to etch the unit’s controls onto a chip.w