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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....
Joshua Knutson, University of Jamestown: Esports represents new frontier in college athletics
October 29, 2018 - 5:26pm
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – When we think of technology’s impact in sports, familiar tools quickly come to mind: instant replay, wireless headsets...
Editor's note: The maps of the American Dream
October 29, 2018 - 5:19pm
There’s some great content in this month’s issue of Prairie Business. Nevertheless, my suggestion is that you pass it all by for the moment,...
Commentary: Let's talk manpower
October 21, 2018 - 9:59am
FARGO — I'm an engineer; wired to observe the realities of this world. For 50 years I've witnessed this reality: Men tend to trail behind...
Now hiring: Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford on ND's workforce shortage
September 30, 2018 - 2:51pm
Editor’s note: Brent Sanford, former mayor of Watford City, N.D., is the lieutenant governor of North Dakota. In this Q&A with Prairie...
Steve Wegman, South Dakota Renewable Association: How South Dakota can let the sun shine in
September 30, 2018 - 2:44pm
PIERRE, S.D. – “Solar power in South Dakota has high potential but little practical application," Wikipedia notes. "The state ranked 50th...
Jeff Zueger, CEO, Midwest AgEnergy: Renewable fuels power region’s economy
September 30, 2018 - 2:34pm
UNDERWOOD, N.D. – The United States, more specifically North Dakota, is blessed with abundant natural resources. Sun, water, wind, minerals,...
Gregg Mast, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota: Renewable energy creates jobs, lowers costs – and deserves a fresh look
September 30, 2018 - 2:13pm
MINNEAPOLIS – Across the region, the adoption of energy efficiency and clean energy solutions is booming. Here’s why business and community...
Editor's note: Bullish on the Midwest
September 30, 2018 - 2:03pm
“It’s a great place to raise kids.” If you’ve lived in the Prairie Business region at any time in the past 30 years, you’ve heard that...
Editorial: When zoning lines are drawn, they should mean something
September 9, 2018 - 10:00am
The campus of North Dakota State University and surrounding residential neighborhoods have long been a set of fault lines, fraught with tensions...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What effect do you foresee automation and robotics having on our regional workforce?
September 3, 2018 - 10:55pm
Automation is transforming the workplace by making many existing jobs obsolete, as it creates jobs that have not existed previously. Those already...
McFeely: Proposed Star Lake casino dead after three years of fighting
September 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
STAR LAKE, Minn. — The rallying cry of those opposed to a casino on Star Lake in Minnesota's Otter Tail County proved to be correct. It...
Jean Voorhees, vice president for business development, WCCO Belting: Empowering women in manufacturing pays off
September 3, 2018 - 8:45pm
WAHPETON, N.D. – Attracting women to the manufacturing industry is critical due to the area’s shortage of skilled workers. As important,...
Matthew Mohr, CEO, Dacotah Paper Co.: Education matters, but skills matter more
September 3, 2018 - 8:37pm
FARGO, N.D. – Most studies of our society show a direct correlation between a person’s income and that person’s level of formal education....
Commentary: Stockpiling other people's money is a lousy goal for the government
August 5, 2018 - 7:26am
MINOT, N.D.—In 2009 the North Dakota Legislature passed a constitutional amendment to create a fund out of a portion of taxes on oil and...