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An unemployment percentage chart sits on the desk of Job Service employee Randi Anfinson in Devil's Lake, ND. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)

Devils Lake businesses struggling with more jobs than workers

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DEVILS LAKE — Nine people showed up for a recent job fair co-hosted by North Dakota Job Service and Pizza Ranch, a restaurant here.


“We hired two of them,” said Paul Malarkey, the general manager of the pizzeria, which currently employs about 20 mostly part-time workers. “I could use another 15 or so.”

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: He welcomes story ideas via email,, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.  
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