Congratulations to That German Place!

For what small businesses bring to our community in the form of new products, flavors, and experiences — I’m not sure we celebrate them enough. And when they newly open, we have all the more reason. To that end, That German Place opened today; congratulations to owners Stephanie and Chad, an thanks for taking the

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Minneapolis’s unique approach to community engagement — bridge dining

When you’re about to rebuild an Interstate Highway through a community, how do you reach out to citizens to get their thoughts? In Minneapolis, the MNDOT’s approach: host dinner on a bridge overlooking the construction site. It’s an idea worth noting because if you’ve ever been to government attempt at community engagement (information and idea

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Shooting at Ryder bar leaves two dead, public not at risk

A shooting last night in Ryder has left two men dead. The full news release from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department is below. — Official News Release, Ward County Sheriff’s Department — On Thursday night May 16, 2019 at approximately 10:15 pm, Ward County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a gun shots call at the Ryder

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Social Security for me but not for thee

In sixteen years, benefits paid out by the Social Security Administration will exceed generated surpluses. The options of the federal government at that time will be to reduce payments to the retired and/or disabled, increase payroll taxes on employers, employees or both, raise the cap on taxable wages, increase the age of retirement, or all

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GF School Board team offers ‘unconventional’ contract

Across the state, school boards are in negotiations with teachers to secure contracts for the upcoming school year. And in Grand Forks, the school board put an offer on the table that included the district picking up 100% of the employee contribution to the retirement fund. Pamela Knudson with the Grand Forks Herald has the

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Josh Duhamel talks about North Dakota roots and Hollywood career

Minot-native Jush Duhamel was awarded an honorary degree by UND last weekend. As a part of the experience, he sat down with WDAY’s Matt Henson and talked about North Dakota and what it means to him to be from this place. Follow the link below to catch the 7-minute interview.

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Watch & Listen – Minot State Choir making friends and music in Skein

Minot State Choir is in Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway this week as a part of a cultural exchange. Watch and listen to a few of their performances below.

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North Dakota oil flows at near-record levels, flaring up

North Dakota oil continues to flow. In March, the average was almost 1.4 million barrels per day. But on the downside, flaring was also up as producers used exemptions in order to capture larger oil production. Natural gas capture infrastructure is expected to improve by the end of the year; it’s expected this will trim

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