Home Builders Association report reflects sharp increases in nearly all categories

Fargo, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead released its 2012 year-end building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo during a press conference Feb. 22. The press conference was held during set- up for the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show running Feb. 22-24 at the Fargodome. Total value of… [More…]

2013 Home & Garden Show welcomes professional organizer, chef to event

Fargo, N.D. – The 52nd annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show brings two first-rate experts to your back door Feb. 22-24. Jyll Everman, a chef and season seven finalist on “Next Food Network Star,” and Geralin Thomas, a professional organizer who regularly appears on A&E’s show “Hoarders,” will host seminars at the show.… [More…]

Home Builders Association to release 2012 year-end building permit report

Fargo, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead will release its 2012 year-end building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo during a press conference at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 during set-up for the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show at the Fargodome: 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. The press conference… [More…]

Realty Funding Group Announces Ability to Quickly Fund Loans in the Bakken Region

REALTY FUNDING GROUP ANNOUNCES ABILITY TO QUICKLY FUND LOANS IN THE BAKKEN REGION ON COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS DENVER, Colorado — Realty Funding Group (RFG) announced today that it has expanded its platform to lend in the Bakken and surrounding regions of North Dakota. The direct lender has the ability to quickly and… [More…]

Noridian doubles its federal business volume with new contract

Noridian Administrative Services (Noridian), Fargo, ND has been awarded a five year Medicare claims processing contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), more than doubling its volume of federal business. Noridian will be the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Medicare Part A and Part B… [More…]

Mipro Hires Industry Veteran Timothy Schinke

Mipro Hires Industry Veteran Timothy Schinke to Lead Expansion into North Central United States MILFORD, Mich., – MIPRO, a Milford, Mich.-based consultancy specializing in implementations, upgrades and optimizations of Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, announced today the hire of 25-year industry veteran Timothy Schinke as Director, North Central Region. MIPRO Managing Partner and CEO Jim Prokes made… [More…]

Hillsboro Medical Center and Sanford Health Complete Merger

(Hillsboro, ND) –Hillsboro Medical Center and Sanford Health announced they have signed a definitive agreement, the final step in the merger process. In April 2012, the two organizations announced a letter of intent; this move culminates the merger. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Hillsboro Medical Center will be known as Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center. It has… [More…]

Sanford Health breaks ground on new Dickinson clinic

(Dickinson, N.D.) – Sanford Health announced a significant investment in Dickinson and western North Dakota today, as the health system, which Medcenter One proudly joined in July, released plans for the construction of a new $20 million clinic in Dickinson. “Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic has been a proud member of the Dickinson community for more… [More…]

Rapid City Conference Highlights Opportunities in Bakken

RAPID CITY, S.D. ­­- Development of the Bakken oil patch is a long-term play, and it’s not too late for businesses to participate in the booming economic growth in western North Dakota, according to former Gov. Ed Schafer. Schafer, who was North Dakota’s chief executive from 1992 to 2000, serves on the Board of Directors… [More…]

Jordheim, Jendro, Sarberg Become Shareholders at Widseth Smith Nolting

WSN added three new shareholders to the company’s management structure effective December 1, 2012: mechanical engineer Eric Jendro, PE, LEED(r) AP; land surveyor Chris Jordheim, LS; and civil engineer Pete Sarberg, PE. Each of these new shareholders now has Vice President designation. Jordheim joined WSN in 1997 and oversees all of WSN’s North Dakota survey… [More…]

Marquette Commercial Finance hires Benjamin J. Doran

Benjamin J. Doran, a seasoned commercial finance professional as joined Marquette Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Sales. Headquartered  out of Minneapolis, he will be responsible for marketing in the Upper Midwest Region for Marquette. During the course of his career, Doran has been a Portfolio Manager for TCF National Bank and most recently… [More…]

Former N.D. Gov. Schafer to keynote Rapid City Bakken conference

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer will be the keynote speaker Dec. 11 at a conference in Rapid City, SD, to explore the Bakken oil boom and business opportunities it presents for West River small businesses. Schafer was elected governor of North Dakota in 1992 and was re-elected in 1996. He… [More…]

BCBSND maintains high credit rating from S&P

FARGO — (Nov. 28, 2012) Noridian Mutual Insurance Company, which does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), received an A-minus rating with a “stable” outlook from Standard & Poor’s for the fourth year in a row. In its rating, S&P noted that BCBSND’s expense ratio of 8.2 percent is well below… [More…]

Trend Consortium Announces Plans for $14.6 Million Shared Grant

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the five North Dakota state and tribal colleges that make up the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) consortium today shared plans for a $14.6 million grant the consortium recently received from the U.S. Department of Labor. Bismarck State College, Fort Berthold Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle… [More…]

FLW and Kellogg’s Renew Partnership for 2013 Season

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 12, 2012) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that the Kellogg Company has renewed its sponsorship in a multi-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Kellogg Company brands that will be featured by FLW include Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Rice Krispies Treats®, Cheez-It® and Pringles®. The brands… [More…]

BCBSND seeks champions of healthy activity across North Dakota as The Official Sponsor of Recess

2013 rural grants will stimulate new thinking and collaborative projects between rural providers and communities FARGO, N.D. — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) wants to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of the insurer’s role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, BCBSND… [More…]

Sanford Health Nears Top Level in Electronic Medical Record Model

Three sites recognized as Stage 6 in HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Fargo Medical Center and Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center have earned a “Stage 6” status on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. The honor recognizes Sanford Health’s dedication to… [More…]

Home Builders Association’s third-quarter building permit report shows highest construction value ever

Fargo, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead released its 2012 third-quarter building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo during a press conference Oct. 30. The construction industry in the Fargo-Moorhead area is at a record-setting pace so far. According to the report, total construction value is nearly $434 million, which… [More…]

100% of BSC nursing students pass exams for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the graduates of Bismarck State College’s associate degree in nursing program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their entry into practice licensure exams. The practical nursing graduates achieved a 96 percent pass rate this year after seven years at 100 percent. Passing National Council of Licensure… [More…]

NAHB Executive Officers Council elects Johnson to board of directors

New Orleans – Bryce Johnson, executive officer of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, was elected to a two-year term for the 2013 Executive Officers Council’s board of directors. The election was held in conjunction with the Association Leadership Institute in New Orleans in August. The EOC is the educational and professional organization for the… [More…]