Home Builders Association to release 2012 third-quarter building permit report

Fargo, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead will release its 2012 third-quarter building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo during a press conference at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the HBA office: 1802 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Each quarter, the HBA compiles the building permits from Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo… [More…]

BSC launches new professional development offerings

Bismarck State College Continuing Education, Training and Innovation has launched a new set of professional development training opportunities addressing the training needs of regional businesses as well as the skill gap and retraining needed by those in the job market in western North Dakota. Certified “North Dakota’s nationally recognized education leader” by the world’s largest… [More…]

Nakota Development opens first Value Place franchise in burgeoning Bakken region of North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. (October 23, 2012) – Nakota Development Company, a full-service real estate development and management company based in Jacksonville, Fla., officially opened its first Value Place location here. Nakota Chairman/CEO Art Cahoon officiated a Sept. 25 grand opening ceremony attended by Value Place corporate executives, staff of the new property and representatives of the… [More…]

HBA names Todd Rasmussen to 2012 board of directors

FARGO, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Rasmussen, Valley Lights, to its 2012 board of directors. Valley Lights has been a member of the HBA of F-M since 1986. The HBA of F-M is a non-profit trade association of just under 800 members that has been in… [More…]

Sanford Children’s to Open a Clinic in North Bismarck

(Bismarck, N.D.) –Sanford Health is proud to announce plans to open a new children’s clinic in north Bismarck to provide more convenient access for families and to meet the community’s growing need for health care services. Expected to open in late spring 2013, the 9,000 square-foot clinic will look like a castle and feature a… [More…]

HBA offers lead certification class for EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule

FARGO, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is offering a lead certification class required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. Building and remodeling firms must have one or more certified renovators assigned to each job where paint in disturbed in homes built in 1978 or earlier. Eight hours… [More…]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota sponsoring free Medicare workshops for seniors

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will sponsor free Medicare workshops for seniors in four North Dakota cities this month along with Farmers Union Insurance. The workshops will be held in Grand Forks on Oct. 15, Bismarck on Oct. 17, Fargo on Oct. 18 and Minot on Oct. 23. The workshops… [More…]

HBA hires Weckman as membership coordinator

FARGO, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead has named Allison Weckman to its membership coordinator position. Weckman works with the HBA of F-M’s New Member Development and Retention Committees to recruit and retain members and implement the Association’s membership programs. She also works to build the volunteer base for the HBA’s committees and programs, and communicates… [More…]

HBA of F-M first in U.S. for membership achievement

Fargo, N.D. – The National Association of Home Builders has recognized the Home Builders Association of Fargo- Moorhead with one of its top national honors, the 2011 NAHB Cup for Outstanding Membership Achievement. The award annually recognizes the home builders association that achieves the highest combined ranking in membership growth and retention in the country. Finalists were… [More…]

Capital Credit Union Branch Opens in Time Square Mall

Fargo, ND (October 1, 2012) – Capital Credit Union, who recently merged with Noridian Employees Credit Union, has opened its new branch office in the Time Square Mall on 13th Ave S. The new full service branch is open Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00 with the drive-up open 7:30 to 5:30. Deb Gallagher, Capital Credit Union… [More…]

BSC-led college consortium lands $14.6 million grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a job training grant totaling $14.6 million to Bismarck State College, Fort Berthold Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College and Williston State College. The five colleges have formed a consortium, led by BSC, to deliver training and support for participants pursing employment in many high-paying,… [More…]

North Dakota health care awards honor facilities for improved care coordination

FARGO — Ten North Dakota health care facilities have been presented with awards for their innovative and groundbreaking efforts to improve the coordination and quality of care delivered to patients, while simultaneously holding down health care costs. The organizations from throughout the state were honored for their work with an innovative statewide program introduced by… [More…]

North Dakota health care awards presented in Fargo on Sept. 25

WHAT: Please join Paul von Ebers, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), State Health Officer of the North Dakota Department of Health Dr. Terry Dwelle, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, as they honor North Dakota health care facilities and providers at the first annual Innovations in Health Care Awards… [More…]

BSC shows enrollment decline, future growth expected

Bismarck State College’s official fourth week enrollment report shows 4,109 students enrolled at BSC. This is a decrease of 6.4 percent from last year at this time when the college had 4,392 students enrolled. The decline was not unexpected according to BSC President Larry C. Skogen. In 2011, BSC saw a historic spike in enrollment… [More…]

BSC receives military friendly designation

Bismarck State College has been named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. The college was chosen for delivering the best experience for military students to ensure their academic success. BSC received the rating after a data-driven survey of 12,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools that placed BSC in the top 15 percent of… [More…]

BSC Constitution Day activities honor Floyd Boutrous

Bismarck-Mandan has a long history of celebrating Constitution Day, and on Monday, Sept. 17, Bismarck State College will honor the man who, for many years, championed the local observance. At noon, a tree will be planted near the flags outside Schafer Hall in tribute to the late Floyd Boutrous, a businessman known to area residents… [More…]

BSC faculty recital provides entertainment and educational inspiration

The music faculty of Bismarck State College will present its annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium of Schafer Hall. Music program chair John Darling said the faculty recital is as much about education as it is about entertainment. The recital is held early in the school year to… [More…]

BSC establishes agreement with Connecticut Light and Power to bring students into energy industry

Bismarck State College has partnered with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the Connecticut Community College System (CCCS) to establish an agreement offering online Electric Power Technology (ELPW) classes to students enrolled in the Connecticut Community College System (CCCS). This fall, BSC began offering Connecticut students 22 credits from the ELPW program online, while CCCS… [More…]

Toolbox program helps BSC students and honors late program chair

Bismarck State College launched the Dean D. Gunsch Toolbox Program this week in honor of the longtime Automotive Technology program instructor and department chair. Gunsch quit teaching in May for health reasons and died August 29. The Toolbox Program helps students entering Automotive Technology by providing toolboxes to use while attending school, decreasing start-up costs… [More…]

Job fair scheduled on BSC campus Sept. 6

River Cities Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 6, offers career and networking opportunities for students, graduates, military service members, veterans and the general public. Bismarck State College and North Dakota Job Service host the job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy on the BSC campus. Information on… [More…]