Thomas Evanella

Thomas Evanella

Reporter

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over two years, primarily reporting on business news. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-353-8363. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.

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There are nearly 20,000 jobs in North Dakota that need filling and considerably fewer people to fill them, according to Job Service North Dakota. The North Dakota State College of Science's registered apprenticeship program is seeking the address the gap.
Automation and robotics are seeing increased usage in factories across North Dakota. Despite fears that automation will lead to job loss, company officials say this isn’t the case. “There is such a shortage of workforce, we automate because we have to,” Rod Koch of WCCO Belting explained.
West Fargo mom Meghan Dahnke behind the marketplace for secondhand goods for children with autism
With both the Super Bowl and the NCAA Tournament on the horizon, Dakota Nation Sportsbook manager Jeff Hunter expects "an interesting next six weeks" at the Red River Valley's only sportsbook.
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Twenty-six states — including Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota — are set to increase their minimum wage in 2022. Meanwhile, minimum wage holds steady at $7.25 per hour in North Dakota. While business advocates say the status-quo is working, labor leaders say its time for a change.
The growth of online shopping and its effect on local taxes was a cause for concern among civic leaders. New research has shown those concerns are largely unfounded.
Created by Be More Colorful, a virtual reality agency housed in NDSU's Research and Technology Park, the CareerViewXR platform aims to revolutionize how students explore career paths. "What we’re really working to do is use immersive media to help create authentic experiences that align the right people with the right careers," company CEO and co-founder Matt Chaussee said.
The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose from 2.3% in October to 2.5% in November, Job Service North Dakota reported.
Commercials featuring the likes of Meghan Trainor, Lady A and Emmitt Smith show the trio hawking Sanford Health's nutrition plan, Profile by Sanford.
West Fargo mother Meghan Dahnke is the woman behind Toadally Therapeutic Community Store, a marketplace for second-hand goods for children with autism. Inspired by her 7-year-old son Broden, Dahnke launched the business to help parents find affordable equipment. In the process, she and the store have become the mutual link between so many parents in the area.