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A message from the editor of Prairie Business for October 2022.

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By the end of this month, little hands will be knocking and doorbells ringing, the ones initiating the sounds asking for a treat.

For Prairie Business, Halloween has come early – only, we’re not begging for candy but asking for your story ideas. Don’t worry, there is nothing scary here.

Prairie Business likes to look at trends in industries, but because we cover so many different industries across three states we obviously miss some things.

That’s where readers can help.

Business leaders are the experts at their companies and industries. Our questions are: What’s going on? What trends are you noticing? Is there anything on the horizon?


Prairie Business, as it has done for the past two decades, reports on the interesting topics of business in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. It also shares columns from business leaders, and promotes companies with its many partner ads.

But – and I am the first to admit this – there is always room for improvement. What would you like to see in Prairie Business?

As mentioned, we always want to stick with trend stories whenever possible, but other business news also is important. So how about sending in your story ideas and news tips? You can send them to

As a reminder, companies may also submit their new hires, employee achievements and promotions and other company news. The magazine’s Prairie People, which highlights new hires and promotions, is published every Friday at and is included in the print and digital editions whenever possible as space allows.

Also on the website, readers may sign up for the free monthly e-edition. You can do that by checking the Prairie Business box at this link:

See, that wasn’t so tough. Nothing scary here.

Nor will you find any Halloween scares in the following pages. This month’s issue, per usual, is all about business.

We hope you enjoy!


Andrew Weeks
Andrew Weeks

Andrew Weeks is an award-winning journalist who has reported for a number of newspapers and magazines. He currently is the editor of Prairie Business, the premier business magazine of the northern plains. The magazine covers various industries and business topics in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.
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