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Getting Lake County to work

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s been a record-breaking year in terms of cold and snow, leaving many auto owners frustrated with shoveling out vehicles and jump-starting dead batteries. It’s even harder, though, for those who don’t own cars and need to get to work.
A Two…continue reading on

Sheriff questioned on overtime: Stark County Commissioner wants Tuhy to cut back, but sheriff says commission doesn’t understand

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Stark County commissioner and the county’s sheriff disagreed Tuesday about overtime hours.
During Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy’s monthly report to the commission, Commissioner Ken Zander asked how overtime — shown in a handout from Tuh…continue reading on

Quietly suffering: Anxiety in the workplace

October 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Amy Lemley calls Microsoft Excel her “sworn enemy.” When she found herself working with a spreadsheet composed of 140 columns and 56 rows at her job, it became “a nightmare.” Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: No slowing in demand for workers

October 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON With “now hiring” signs posted throughout the Bakken, even the agency charged with filling job openings struggles to keep a full staff. Cindy Sanford, manager of the Williston branch of Job Service North Dakota, is often looking to fill vacancies in her own office while also helping companies find workers. Continue Reading

People for jobs: Manufacturers seek workers for $423 million local industry

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

How important is manufacturing to Mitchell’s economy?

During the 2013 fiscal year — July 2012 through this past June — manufacturers in the city generated sales of about $423 million. That was 28 percent, or nearly one-third, of Mitchell’s…continue reading on

Williston church holds ‘last supper’ as it ends lodging program

September 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON People seeking shelter at Williston’s Concordia Lutheran Church will be greeted with a sign that reads “Overnighters is over.” Continue Reading

Fathers far from home: Dads work in ND to stay connected while providing for families back home

June 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON – Jonathan Heaton’s four kids are old enough to understand that Dad has to be in North Dakota to pay the bills. Once when the truck driver was home, his kids brought him their piggy banks to try to get him to stay in Utah. Continue Reading

Boot Barn moves to Dickinson: Store to celebrate grand opening this weekend

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

From cowboys to rig hands, everyone will find something they want or need at Boot Barn.
The western store recently opened in the Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson, but will celebrate its grand opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Continue Reading

Report: Minnesota has one of country’s lowest workplace fatality rates

May 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

According to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 60 workers were killed in Minnesota in 2011. Minnesota had one of the lowest worker fatality rates in the country. Continue Reading

Back to work, but not to normal for American Crystal and union

April 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Twenty months after locking out its 1,300 union workers, American Crystal Sugar is better positioned for the future with a new workforce, according to management. Continue Reading

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