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Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

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Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

“I think we have a pretty strong provision for…continue reading on dglobe.com

A natural selection for job growth

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The current and projected rise in natural gas production in North Dakota bodes well for small businesses in the state, according to a new study released this week. Continue Reading

SMALL BUSINESS: Trying to find that niche

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks small businesses gain when they don’t compete with big chains Despite not being armed with massive advertising campaigns that incite shoppers to wait in long lines for doors to open, locally owned businesses in Grand Forks are still taking advantage of Thanksgiving weekend to boost sales. Continue Reading

KYLE GAGNER: An economic cavalier

June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As Kyle Gagner was growing up in Casselton, N.D., he’d check out the town’s centennial history book and take it home to read the stories and study pictures of the early days in his hometown, of Main Street businesses, churches and other historic buildings in town. “Growing up in a small town, I very much admired the lifestyle,” he said. “I was just fascinated by the history.” Continue Reading

Pawlenty, Minnesota National Guard urge military veterans to start businesses

August 31, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Pawlenty and the Guard host a seminar today on how to start a small business. More than 160 veterans are signed up to hear from experienced veterans who have their own businesses and get information on funding and help in developing business plans. Continue Reading