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Map: FAA Selects 10 Cities for Drone Innovation Projects:


The Unmanned Aerial System Integration Pilot Program will give the administration insights into how it might relax drone restrictions in the future. The North Dakota Department of Transportation ...


Williston plans big reveal of Sloulin Field redevelopment plan during Economic Development Week:


Gov. Doug Burgum himself is coming out to Williston next week for the city's Economic Development Week, which will include a big reveal on the Sloulin Field redevelopment master plan, now three years ...


Great River Energy studies viability of greenhouse project :


Great River Energy is studying whether it could profitably power a greenhouse on the grounds of its Coal Creek Station coal-fired power plant. Potential plant would use excess heat from the plant that ...


Get the skinny on wind in North Dakota at Expo on 4/12:


Wind issues for landowners will headline NW Landowners Expo, along with continuing oil and gas, pipeline issues Across the state, North Dakota has more than 1,500 wind turbines taking up 50 square ...


10 Unwritten Rules Every North Dakotan Lives By 'Til Death:


Even though these rules aren't laws, North Dakotans will follow them until the death. They're just part of living in the Peace Garden State and that's not going to change any time soon. So if you're ...


'Home-shortage tsunami:' Williston, North Dakota's new housing crunch:


North Dakota has become a destination for Millennials, according to recent census figures. They're following jobs and money to a state that has a lot of both, in a wide variety of sectors besides just ...


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Williston, North Dakota looks at attracting airlines, flights:


At its meeting Tuesday, the commission will get a presentation from Trillion Aviation, a consulting firm, about what the city can do to persuade carriers to add more flights and to attract new airlines ...


Transformers star Josh Duhamel to be the face of North Dakota tourism campaign:


Even North Dakota's tourism director admits it isn't easy promoting a state where the first day of the new year brought temperatures down to a brutal 45 below zero. But having Hollywood actor and Minot ...


Bakken Elementary students take on technology with 'Hour of Code' :




Refugees thank adoptive North Dakota city by feeding hungry:


The Legacy students have done numerous public service projects, including making and distributing hand-tied fleece blankets to the homeless, running a school carnival and helping at nursing homes and ...


Small Business Administration (SBA) Dakota Business - Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month:




Connected and Smart and Rural in North Dakota:




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 ...


When Dinosaurs Roamed North Dakota:




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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 ...

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