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Oil Boom Puts Strain On North Dakota Towns

Imagine you live in a small rural town worried for years about depopulation, and suddenly, overnight, the population doubles, and the newcomers are thousands of young men without families. Imagine that you live in a tiny town with one main street that doubles as a state highway.

Website helps calculate tuition for North Dakota universities

The online tool was created because of a law approved last session by the North Dakota Legislature to improve the clarity of the cost of higher education.

North Dakota Leaders Head to Vietnam, Indonesia on Trade Mission

Goehring says business practices in the United States are much different than in other countries and the key in Vietnam and Indonesia is face time.

Filmmaker introducing the world to the ‘real North Dakota’

When ever I would say I’m from North Dakota I’d get these blank stares and everyone pictures the movie Fargo or thinks we all live on a farm so I wanted to do a documentary that represents present day North Dakota."

North Dakota SBA District Office Newsletter

Dakota Business – Buying & Financing a Business; Technology Grants

North Dakota only state to report positive economic growth

Bloomberg also reported that North Dakota was the only state in the nation to experience a positive economic index. With the exception of North Dakota, economic conditions in all other states are worse than they were at the end of 2008, according to the study.

HELP WANTED: The North Dakota Boom

North Dakota has either tied for or had the lowest unemployment in the country since 2008.

Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota

Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.

North Dakota gas flaring raises energy, pollution concerns

The paper calls the flaring, occurring in the Bakken oil field, "a step backward for a domestic energy industry."

Prospecting for Black Gold in North Dakota – just be sure to bring your sleeping bag…

In North Dakota, unemployment is 3.2 percent. In Tioga, it’s less than 2 percent. Workers in the oil fields make about $100,000 a year, and people come from all over for jobs. "But we’ve got a problem with sleeping arrangements," Grubb said. "They either stay in their campers or in the man camp."

"The man camp?" I asked.