Protecting the Nest Egg: Legislature to Debate Money Allocation

The three answers former speaker of the North Dakota house, Representative David Drovdal, gives when asked what the big issues coming down the pike in the upcoming legislative session are going to be don’t vary. They are: money, money and money. Who gets it, who doesn’t, and who pays for it. For the 63rd Legislative… [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…]

Building the Roughrider State

The Bakken Continues to Develop North Dakota’s powerhouse economy, fueled by the millions of barrels of oil gushing out of the Bakken formation, is capturing the attention of the world. What is less obvious is the construction that has both spurred and resulted from the oil boom — and which is sorely needed to keep… [More…]

Getting the Goods: Stocking North Dakota’s Shelves

Getting goods to a landlocked rural state where population centers are widely scattered can always be considered a challenge. But given North Dakota’s rapid expansion of business and population, challenges have grown along with the state’s exponentially expanding industries and residents. When it comes to importing goods into the state, the goal is to have… [More…]

Telecom: Growing at the Speed of Sound

The telecommunications industry is expected to go right on zipping past the lethargic national economy at the speed of sound. Evidence, if any is needed, can be found in the rise in stock prices for the first nine months of this year for firms like Verizon Communications Inc. (19.1%), AT&T Inc. (29.3%) and Sprint Nextel… [More…]

October 2012: Business Indicators

Oil production, an important driver of North Dakota’s economy, continues to climb. Although rig counts have dropped in recent months, production continues to reach new record levels. August production topped 700,000 barrels per day, an increase of nearly 60 percent in the past twelve months. The impact of the oil industry on the labor market… [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…]

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…]

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…]

The State of Healthcare: Poised for Change

Though these are tumultuous times for the healthcare industry nationally, North Dakota finds itself, as in other sectors, uniquely positioned to weather — and even grow through — the challenges at hand. “In general, the state of healthcare in North Dakota is very good,” declares Paul von Ebers, the President and Chief Executive Officer of… [More…]

Government Regulations: A Balancing Act

With a production of more than one-half million barrels of oil everyday, North Dakota’s robust oil and gas industry remains a prime target of interest for environmentalists as well as regulators at all levels. “The regulations just continue to pile up,” explains Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “They have people whose… [More…]

BSC Agriculture department honored for excellence

The Bismarck State College Department of Agriculture received the Director’s Award of Excellence from the ND Department of Career and Technical Education during the Annual Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference held in Bismarck this week. The award acknowledges superior career and technical education programs in North Dakota. BSC’s program was called… [More…]

Area adults 50+ invited to August 9 open house for OLLI@UND

Bismarck- and Mandan-area learners over 50 are invited to attend an open house and course preview for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND) Thursday, August 9, at Bismarck State College. BSC, in partnership with UND, hosts the open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 101 of the National… [More…]

Dakota Carrier Network hosts grand opening event at new Network Operations Center facility

(Bismarck, N.D.) – JULY 30, 2012 – Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) held a grand opening event today at its new Network Operations Center (NOC) in Bismarck, N.D. The 42,000-square-foot, highly secure facility accommodates the company’s expanding network and growing customer needs as well as provides even greater assurance of business survivability. Today’s grand opening events… [More…]

TMI Hospitality opens new Residence Inn by Marriott in Bismarck

New extended-stay property is first Residence Inn in North Dakota FARGO, N.D. (July 30, 2012) — TMI Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Fargo, N.D., has opened North Dakota’s first Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3421 N. 14th St. in Bismarck. The 92-room Residence Inn offers guests convenient access to a multitude… [More…]