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Banking on trust: ND’s constitutional funds balloon in wake of oil boom

October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — After tough economic times in the 1980s, North Dakota voters wanted to make sure education funding would be spared by future budget constraints.
To that end, they agreed in 1994 to create a fund to cushion the state’s K-12 educatio…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Virginia governor sees riches for state from U.S. shale gas

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday.
Sh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Virginia governor sees riches for state from U.S. shale gas

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday.
Sh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wells Fargo’s focus on energy show growth strategy

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co is angling to cash in on the U.S. energy boom, as the fourth-largest U.S. bank looks for new avenues of revenue growth to overcome a slump in mortgage lending, its traditional driver of profits.
The bank is increasi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dalrymple calls for hold-even agency budgets with option for increases

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As North Dakota sits on billions of dollars in oil tax revenues, Gov. Jack Dalrymple called on state agencies Wednesday to develop hold-even budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium but left the door open to requests for more money to meet gro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wise investment? A UND degree’s return on investment in line with U.S., but behind NDSU

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Junior Devin Turner wanted to get a business degree when he came to the University of North Dakota as a freshman. He went there, rather than a community college or tech school, because he felt UND would provide him more opportunities …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wise investment? A UND degree’s return on investment in line with U.S., but behind NDSU

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Junior Devin Turner wanted to get a business degree when he came to the University of North Dakota as a freshman. He went there, rather than a community college or tech school, because he felt UND would provide him more opportunities …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Playing catch-up: Personal income in Grand Forks catches up to national average

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The oil boom and a few good years in the agriculture sector are making North Dakota wealthier.
But Grand Forks is only now catching up to the rest of the nation.
Grand Forks’ per capita personal income, the largest share of which …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com