June 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON Across-the-board bumps to flood insurance nationwide expected to kick in over the next few years might not come as soon as planned. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced Thursday that the House passed a funding bill that essentially calls a “timeout” on a few scheduled changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, which he said will cause “extreme pain” for homeowners if Congress can’t stop them. Continue Reading
May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. Continue Reading
February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota, a Kids Count report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows. Continue Reading
November 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota’s abortion numbers have held fairly steady, even as the nation’s abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009 the largest single-year decrease in a decade state and national reports show. Continue Reading
June 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) President Barack Obama said Friday the latest employment report shows that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want,” but he pledged that the economy will improve. Continue Reading
April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON (AP) The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.
March 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Prices at the Dickinson landfill have jumped by 21 percent in the last two years and could continue to rise, pushing higher prices back on the consumers, officials said. Continue Reading
February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON (AP) In the most impressive surge for the job market since the middle of last decade, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Continue Reading
December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
November 12, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
The numbers of North Dakota residents graduating from college are higher than ever, but western North Dakota may not attribute much to the increase for the next few years, officials said Friday.