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Column: A little panic might be helpful

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Now, now, let’s not panic.
Yes, we have a second Ebola patient infected after treating the Liberian man who apparently concealed his exposure to this often-fatal disease, but this is no reason to panic.
“It’s bad news that anot…continue reading on

Oil crew camps becoming an issue in western SD

November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Associated Press

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Large camps built to house oil field workers have become a common site in western North Dakota, and now they’re starting to materialize in western South Dakota.
Two applications for crew camps are be…continue reading on

ND, Minn., workers rank high in education

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakotans and Minnesotans are among the states with the highest educational attainment in the country, according to a report by a private foundation focused on education. Continue Reading

ND workers return home after Oklahoma tornado

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Pilot Liz Lillard was in Williston on Monday as she watched a live feed of a massive tornado pass over her children’s day care in Moore, Okla. Continue Reading

Digi-Key to drive new workers to work

April 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS “Leave the driving to us” was a longtime slogan of the Greyhound Lines bus company. Recently, Digi-Key has adopted a version of that slogan as a pitch to attract employees. Continue Reading

NDUS chancellor orders Williston State College to stop workers program

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A college in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch said Wednesday that it will stop housing foreign workers who are part of a program meant to fill temporary jobs, leaving service industry businesses wondering how they will find employees in a city with a massive housing shortage and just 1 percent unemployment. Continue Reading

Worker search in Mitchell and state hits national news

September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Trail King and Mitchell are getting national attention in their quest for qualified workers. Trail King was featured on Fox News Tuesday in a report on South Dakota’s need for trained welders and other workers. The story comes on the heels of a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about the state’s search for workers.
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Dickinson’s West River Community Center sees membership spike

April 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson’s West River Community Center is seeing more activity, facility operators said Tuesday, adding that they issued nearly 1,500 memberships in the last year. Continue Reading

Wild West has a milder side

April 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON You’ve heard about the trucker bombs and the bar fights. Continue Reading

Oil boom increasing work for parole officers

April 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Parole and probation officers are increasingly overwhelmed with workloads as North Dakota’s population rises and more ex-convicts flock to the state in search of a good economy, a job and a fresh start. Continue Reading

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