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Declining Rural Towns Offer Free Land – Florida Family Gives Up On Small-Town North Dakota

A tiny North Dakota town’s promise of cash and free land lured only one family from out of state. Now, Michael and Jeanette Tristani and their 12-year-old twins are trying to move from the town without a traffic light back to Miami.

Study finds North Dakota Centers of Excellence had $329 million impact

“Those are the kinds of results we were hoping to achieve and we want to continue to achieve,” Gov. John Hoeven said of the Centers of Excellence program.

Movie Making in North Dakota

"That 100 dollars basically says you are gonig to be in the movie as an individual, you are going to be in the movie as a business, you are going to be in the movie as a town. So that is bascially how we are financing the movie. In hope that these businesses, towns and people are going to see that we are trying to add value to North Dakota through a good North Dakota movie."

Ex-Microsoft executive, Doug Burgum, gets North Dakots’s highest honor

Burgum also created the Arthur Ventures Growth Fund, a regional venture capital fund that invests in businesses, and the Doug Burgum Family Fund, a charity focused on youth and education.

| Subscribe to stories like this North Dakota State University President Joseph Chapman resigns, saying ‘It just isn’t fun’

"Given all the stuff that is going on, for the institution and especially for the students, the people who really matter in all this, it’s just time to do something else." North Dakota State University President Joseph Chapman

North Dakota Research Center to Develop Fuel from Algae

As an example of its potential, just one acre of algae produces between 5,000 and 15,000 gallons of fuel, compared to only 50 gallons from 1 acre of soybeans.

North Dakota, a Place to Go for Employment – a total of more than 9,000 openings in the public and private sectors.

Just a few years ago, North Dakota’s unemployment rate was so low that officials traveled to other states, trying to convince people to move there. Now officials don’t have to do that; the economy is doing it for them.

Minneapolis aviation manufacturer eyes North Dakota

The Minot City Council is considering a loan to a Minneapolis company that may help lure 100 jobs in the next two years to this city.

North Dakota delegation extends investment in nanoscience at the North Dakota State College of Science

“We have to have the research and skilled workers necessary to build up our cutting-edge technology industries. This center will help attract businesses to the state and give students career opportunities in an exciting field that is growing here in North Dakota. It helps keep our best and brightest here at home, and helps North Dakota schools become an example of teaching methods across the country.”

A not-so-friendly small town – Long ‘in turmoil,’ folks in Zeeland, North Dakota have even stopped waving hello

"People there just don’t get along."