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Developing the Bakken: Real estate opportunities in western North Dakota attract investors from around the world

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO If you’re a real estate developer and you’re not considering options in western North Dakota, you’re missing out on a $1 billion construction market, says Jeff Zarling, president of Williston-based Dawa Solutions Group. Continue Reading

Legacy Fund investments take new course

June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The Legacy Fund, a constitutionally created fund that can’t be tapped until 2017, may see a larger return on its investments. The 11-member State Investment Board unanimously approved an 18-month transition plan Friday to move the Legacy Fund’s investments from short-term bonds to a more diversified, higher-risk portfolio of stocks, bonds and real estate. Continue Reading

Algeria attack could boost Norwegian stake in ND’s Bakken

January 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Last week’s terrorist attack on an Algerian oil facility could divert Norwegian oil giant Statoil to increased oil production in safer regions, including North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks formations, where the two-thirds government owned Statoil already has made a heavy investment. Continue Reading

External manager fees hit state investment funds

December 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Outside expenses cost state’s investment portfolio about five times more.

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Sanford to invest $200M in services: Merger with Medcenter One to bring super clinic to Dickinson

July 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Sanford Health will invest $200 million over the next 10 years to enhance health services in Bismarck-Mandan and throughout western North Dakota, including a new super clinic in Dickinson, the company announced Thursday. Continue Reading

UND investment students beat market, other schools

April 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a given year, only 20 percent of professional investors are able to outperform the market. But UND students relatively new to the world of investing were able to do that three of the past five years, and also posted a better rate of return than the Standard & Poor 500 index during the first three months of 2012. Continue Reading

Investors see ND oozing with opportunity

April 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT Investment planner Sanjoy Dasgupta is betting on the Bakken.
For nearly a year, the Denver-area man and his wife have been investing their clients’ money and their own money in oil companies that operate in the Bakken region. Continue Reading

Steffes gets 5 years of tax exemptions

January 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Dickinson manufacturing company’s expansion has helped it qualify for a five-year income tax exemption of almost $101,000 per year, officials said.
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How to spot red flags of investment seminar scam

January 13, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your life savings. Continue Reading

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Millionaire numbers decline in North Dakota in 2009

November 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Investment losses cited as key reason

BISMARCK Fewer North Dakota residents reported incomes of $1 million or more last year largely due to an ailing national economy that weakened investment portfolios, the state Tax Department said. Continue Reading