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Small Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Fargo Program:


Fifteen small business owners graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders program, a "mini-MBA" training initiative for local business on the brink of growth. A graduation ...


Williston Economic Development wins award for its video folders:


"Not only did they work to provide a necessary service to their community," he said, "but also, their participation in the awards program sheds light on their stellar projects, which other communities ...


Sales tax revenue up more than $80M in Williston, North Dakota:


Sales taxes don't represent the total economic picture, but are a good indicator since they track the physical movement of goods and services. North Dakota figures for the second quarter show that Williston's ...


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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits North Dakota:


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has stopped in North Dakota on his personal challenge to visit every state in the U.S. this year. Zuckerberg visited the Bakken on Tuesday and toured an oil rig ...


Williston business looks to expand online options:


Cooks on Main mixing virtual, physical retail Williston businesses have been talking about the difficulties of competing with online shopping venues that allow people to shop from home at their ...


America's Best Entrepreneurial Governor:


Doug Burgum, North Dakota's first-term Republican governor, has a unique background in software and venture capital. The North Dakota native and graduate of Stanford's business school invested in tiny ...


1 Million Cups Williston, ND - Little Muddy owner talks about how an elementary school teacher becomes a successful entrepreneur instead:




'No longer a small town:' Mayor runs down Williston, North Dakota's accomplishments:


Five years ago if you showed up in the emergency room for a hospital visit, you were in for a wait. But today, that has changed. Patients who show up in the emergency have dramatically reduced waiting ...


North Dakota Makes Way for New CIO:




As the Bakken heats up again, Williston, North Dakota prepares for more growth:


Even as the bottom fell out of the Bakken boom, Shawn Wenko saw good news in the economic statistics for Williston, America's fastest growing small city during the oil days. True, more than 6,000 jobs ...


North Dakota Procurement Workshops and Webinars:


Government contracting laws and regulations are always changing. Key developments covered in this session include the new SBA Mentor-Protégé program, which is now open to all small businesses; updates ...


North Dakota Governor Kicked Off Senate Floor for Wearing Jeans :


Gov. Doug Burgum was asked to leave the Senate floor this week for wearing jeans. The first-term governor, elected last fall, is well-known for more casual attire than most politicians, often favoring ...


North Dakota Legislators Want Congress to Modify Indian Reservation System: Turn Over Power to States - think they "know best" :


Even though the state of North Dakota has proven to the world--during the Standing Rock opposition--that it cannot properly treat American Indians with respect and dignity, two North Dakota lawmakers ...


North Dakota Law Would Make it Legal to Run Over Protestors:


A bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker in North Dakota will shift forgive motorists any liability if they to run over pedestrians "negligently" occupying a freeway. NICK SMITH Bismarck Tribune Full ...


North Dakota CIO Mike Ressler Departs:


North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum recently announced some changes to the C-suite in Bismarck. Gov. Burgum promised a "high-tech government" while campaigning and draws experience in tech from founding ...


Next North Dakota governor Doug Burgum says success lies on Main Street:


As a one-time computer software executive turned philanthropist who helped rebuild the downtown of North Dakota's largest city, Republican Gov.-elect Doug Burgum is looking to do the same for other communities ...


Williston State expanding free tuition program to Montana :


Williston State College is expanding the area covered by a program that offers free tuition and fees to graduates from high schools in the region. The two-year school in northwestern North Dakota will ...


Shattering glass ceilings in North Dakota:


The Women in Leadership Expo has morphed from its beginnings as one woman's Leadership Williston project into a yearly event that's gathered greater numbers. Failure and resilience, tracking and visualizing ...


Ranchers disappointed by pipeline reclamation process:


"I didn't want to do it," he said, laughing in retrospect. "When they first started putting pipelines through here, when the boom started, it was pretty conniving." By Melissa Krause mkrause@willistonherald.com Full ...


Plenty of jobs for those who are prepared:


Employers are hungry to hire, but they are looking for those that have come prepared. Gone are the days where job seekers could walk into a job fair unkempt and expect to report to work on Monday. ...


Target Logistics seeking new injunction against Williston:


New filings ask judge to stop latest crew camp ordinance Today is the new deadline for crew camps in Williston to close, but one of the operators has filed a request for a new injunction to stop ...


Over Residents' Objections, North Dakota Lets Oil Companies Dump Radioactive Waste :


Despite some very emotional testimony, calls of "Why aren't you listening to us?" along with scientific input, the council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ratify the new rules allowing up to 50 picocuries ...


North Dakota 'Angel funds' under scrutiny:


Managers of various angel funds in North Dakota say the popular program that's received heavy scrutiny in recent months is working just fine while lawmakers and state officials say a thorough review is ...


North Dakota 'Angel funds' under scrutiny:


Managers of various angel funds in North Dakota say the popular program that's received heavy scrutiny in recent months is working just fine while lawmakers and state officials say a thorough review is ...


Microsoft star Doug Burgum seeks to run North Dakota:


A decade ago, then-Microsoft executive Doug Burgum stood before a cheering crowd at a technology conference in Dallas and introduced his boss, company co-founder Bill Gates, by describing what makes ...


In a First Since 2002, North Dakota Governor Requires Budget Cuts :


Gov. Jack Dalrymple called on state agency heads Wednesday to craft budgets for the 2017-19 biennium at 90 percent of the spending levels approved for the current biennium while making exceptions for ...


Over a barrel - The boom and bust, the promise and peril, of the Bakken:


"doom and gloom." On a reservation with a tribal unemployment rate of 57 percent, as Chairman Rusty Stafne reported last year, that mood tends to prevail regardless. Matthew Frank Full Story: ...

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