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‘No longer a narrative of decline’: Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group talks about the region's cities
October 29, 2018 - 8:16pm
Editor’s note: Mark Schill is vice president for research at Praxis Strategy Group in Grand Forks, N.D., a consulting firm that specializes...
The multiplier effect: How university research can generate statewide economic growth
October 29, 2018 - 8:12pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – In 1913, Edward W. Davis – a newly hired professor at the University of Minnesota School of the Mines – took a rock...
Robot-assisted surgery becomes common in region
October 29, 2018 - 8:05pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Buy tech stocks. Granted, that’s a strange way to begin a column on a health care topic. And it’s not even good investment...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Your organization offers paid maternity and paternity leave. What would you say to an organization that asks, 'Should we begin offering those benefits?'
October 29, 2018 - 7:52pm
According to a 2016 nationwide employee-benefits survey, only 26 percent of employers offer paid maternity leave, 21 percent offer paid paternity...
Wanted: 'Wind drivers' and others to handle oversized loads, Anderson Trucking Service’s specialty
October 29, 2018 - 7:37pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - “Ever wonder who sits behind the wheel of those BIG RIGS?” That’s a slogan from my youth; I remember it as a line from...
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,...
Insights & Intuition: How has the dress code evolved in your industry and/or organization?
September 30, 2018 - 3:59pm
Representing our company well to our clients and business partners is an important part of our culture and brand. Twenty-five years ago, a...
The big squeeze: High costs and labor shortages hinder home building in western ND
September 30, 2018 - 3:51pm
WILLISTON, N.D. – A shortage of qualified workers and escalating construction costs are preventing Williston-area developers from preparing...
The last mile: How agencies and companies are connecting workers with energy jobs
September 30, 2018 - 3:39pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Time was, a student could graduate from high school on Sunday, then wake up on Monday to the promise of a good-paying...
The Digital Oilfield: How digital technologies are changing the oil industry in ND and nationwide
September 30, 2018 - 3:32pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A columnist from Pennsylvania has a message that people in the Dakotas and Minnesota should hear. It’s this: Today’s...
Not too lavish, not too Spartan: Fargo's Goldilocks City Hall
September 30, 2018 - 3:21pm
FARGO, N.D. – “Here's why I was impressed with the Alerus Center,” wrote Grand Forks Herald columnist Ryan Bakken back in 2001, talking...
MineralTracker lets owners track, predict mineral-rights royalties
September 30, 2018 - 3:04pm
Editor's note: MineralTracker is a Watford City, N.D.- based startup whose software lets mineral owners track and audit their royalty income....
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...