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Book looks at North Dakota’s current affairs to explore challenges ahead
Thief River Falls man faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault
AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing
REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Park River, N.D., getting new fertilizer facility
Grand Forks County eyes next unmanned aerial systems project
crime and courts
MEN'S HOCKEY: Saturday's results
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Saturday's results
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Saturday's results
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Saturday's results
BOYS BASKETBALL: Saturday's results
WHAT WE'RE WATCHING: It's the most wonderful time of the year
The 2015 awards season lineup
Sony Pictures 'The Interview' grosses more than $1 million at the box office
Who's on the bubble in Oscar best picture race?
Microsoft's Xbox Live back up, Sony PlayStation Network still down after hack
life & style
Allan Adolph Wigand
Brenda Ann Malaterre
Fishing over the limit nets a big fine, loss of boat for angler
WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Trapping, ice fishing enforcement etc.
Tentative 2015 hunting dates set for North Dakota
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
STEVE WAGNER: A community priority focuses on mental health
OUR OPINION: How to improve the Outdoor Heritage Fund
LETTER: Dalrymple's budget 'surge' misses counties
LETTER: Personal preparedness = stronger communities
MARILYN HAGERTY: Moving boldly to 2015
50th Wedding Anniversary
TOM RICKER: One ‘honor’ North Dakota could do without
Last year, I stood before the group assembled at the Fargo-Moorhead Labor Temple for the Northern Plains United Labor Council’s annual Workers Memorial Day Observance and shared the sobering news that, as of 2011, North Dakota became the most dangerous state in the country to work,...
opinion / featured columnists
April 28, 2014 - 9:30am
April 16, 2014
Obama to announce $600 million U.S. job-training initiative
President Barack Obama will announce an initiative on Wednesday to devote $600 million to address a central challenge of today's economy: How to train workers for skills they need for jobs that are open but hard to fill.
news / business
April 16, 2014 - 3:34pm
Yellen says full U.S. employment coming into view, slowly
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy appeared to be slowly moving toward full employment, but that it would need help from the central bank for some time to come.
April 16, 2014 - 3:28pm
April 14, 2014
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs minimum wage increase bill into law
Minnesota’s minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that includes automatic increases tied to inflation.
news / politics
April 14, 2014 - 10:23pm
March 21, 2014
High unemployment still haunting military veterans
WASHINGTON - Unemployment among U.S. military veterans eased last year, government data showed on Thursday, but remained far higher than the national average rate for the civilian population. The unemployment rate among veterans who had joined the military after September 11, 2001,...
March 21, 2014 - 11:26am
Worker shortage regarded as biggest business concern in Grand Forks area
About 50 Grand Forks area business leaders met Thursday to discuss a workforce shortage, perhaps the biggest problem facing local businesses. The panel, led by the local chamber of commerce, economic development corporation, the Northeast Dakota Area Human Resource Association...
news / business
March 21, 2014 - 6:30am
February 18, 2014
Officials say U.S. minimum wage hike would kill jobs but alleviate poverty
WASHINGTON - Raising the U.S. minimum wage would lead to the loss of about half a million jobs by late 2016 but lift almost a million Americans out of poverty, the Congressional Budget Office forecast in a report on Tuesday that reignited debate over one of President Barack Obama's...
news / politics
February 18, 2014 - 4:53pm
January 30, 2014
Jobless claims rise more than expected
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted...
news / business
January 30, 2014 - 3:50pm
January 13, 2014
Want to quit your job? New app does it for you via text message
TORONTO - Thinking about quitting your job?
January 13, 2014 - 3:24pm
As more U.S. workers go independent, a retirement time bomb is ticking
NEW YORK - Ask self-employed workers about retirement savings, and a shocking number give exactly the same answer: "What retirement savings?" The potential consequences are scary not only for them - the nation's growing ranks of entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants and contractors...
January 13, 2014 - 1:50pm
January 12, 2014
Men at work: Male-dominated workforce shapes N.D. demographics
FARGO - North Dakota is steadily becoming a more male state. Much of the gradual rise in the male population stems from a workforce that skews toward growth in occupations dominated by men, especially in the booming Oil Patch. North Dakota, one of only 10 states with more males...
January 12, 2014 - 9:37am
January 11, 2014
Technology helps UND students find real-world advice
During a video shown inside the Pancratz Career Development Center at UND, a business woman is seen talking about her background in advertising, project leadership and marketing communications. Mary Fischer, an independent strategic consultant for her own firm in Minneapolis, said...
January 11, 2014 - 7:00am
January 10, 2014
U.S. job growth falters as cold weather grips nation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
January 10, 2014 - 1:15pm
January 7, 2014
Obama-backed jobless bill clears Republican roadblock
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House-backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans narrowly cleared a U.S.
news / politics
January 7, 2014 - 2:16pm
January 3, 2014
Former Vikings punter Kluwe says he lost job because of a 'bigot' and two 'cowards'
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claimed in a first-person article posted online Thursday that his May 2013 release by the Vikings was because of his activism for same-sex marriage. He also said in an interview Thursday he hasn't ruled out filing a discrimination lawsuit. Writing...
news / sports
January 3, 2014 - 8:56am