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Commerce Renews Renaissance Zone for Hazen

Friday, January 4, 2019 at 08:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today it has renewed the Renaissance Zone Program for the city of Hazen for five additional years. The Renaissance Zone Program is a tool for community redevelopment and economic investment that incorporates tax incentives to business and residential properties.


UAS BVLOS network successfully tested in eastern North Dakota

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

The University of North Dakota (UND) says it and its research partners achieved an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry milestone last month with the first-ever drone test flights over a specially developed network.


Burgum thanks members of K-12, higher education task forces as final reports and recommendations submitted

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 02:32 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his gratitude for the members of the K-12 Innovative Education Task Force and the Task Force for Higher Education Governance as the two groups submitted their final reports and recommendations.


Jamestown Listed to Receive Main Street Development Funding

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 08:00 am

Governor Doug Burgum has announced funding for 15 projects in North Dakota aimed at Main Street development, public facilities, and services.

The program is funded by federal Community Development Block Grant dollars that focus on long-term community development within cities’ Main Street areas. The announcement was made in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Commerce.


Main Street ND Update December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 08:00 am

Welcome to the Main Street ND Update, a newsletter inspiring ideas and action around the Main Street Initiative.


Discover A Legendary Adventure With Nick Ybarra: North Dakota Trailblazer

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When Nick Ybarra tells the story of his first ride on the Maah Daah Hey Trail, his eyes twinkle as he describes rattling across the ridge that is Devil’s Pass. He recalls the experience as “feeling like I had found something I’d been looking for but didn’t know I needed my entire life.” At 18 years old, Nick was struck by the beauty of the terrain, especially near Devil’s Pass. He defines the area as “this incredibly beautiful landscape that just opens up and you have this almost Grand Canyon view of the Badlands.” That experience, and the passion it inspired, has never left.


Grand Forks BioRefinery Breaks Ground On 80,000 Square Foot Plant

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Construction for an ethanol plant that will turn hundreds of thousands of tons of beet waste into fuel in Grand Forks is officially underway.


Fargo-Based Dakota Specialty Milling Celebrate Expansion

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Dakota Specialty Milling recently celebrated an expansion ceremony at the value-added agriculture company’s operations. The Fargo-headquartered company, which opened its first mill on 12th Avenue North in 1969, is expanding operations at a total cost of over $15 million. The expansion, which included new equipment, renovations and a land purchase, will allow the company to add up to 30 new jobs in the future. 


General Atomics Planning To More Than Triple Its Presence at Grand Sky

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Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S., recently announced tenant General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. will significantly expand the company’s presence on the property. General Atomics leased space will be expanded from its current 5.5 acres to 20 acres, all located along Grand Sky’s coveted “beachfront,” which provides immediate access to Grand Forks Air Force Base’s 12,351-foot runway.