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Launching a 'Good Life': National campaign touting N.D. jobs, quality of life kicks off

Fargo -- A new advertising campaign touting the benefits of life in North Dakota and its robust job market will target workers ages 18 to 54 who live in 15 states with high unemployment, as well as the nation’s service men and women.

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Financial Wellness: Financial disaster plans also important

Twice the same billboard caught my eye as I drove west on Highway 10. “ ‘Won’t happen to us’ is not an emergency plan,” the Ad Council message read.

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Seeking 'specialists': Nonprofit to train people with autism for consultancy work

Fargo - A nonprofit that will train individuals with autism spectrum disorders to work in information technology jobs is now recruiting its first group of specialists.

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ESOP 101: Employee ownership stock plans becoming more popular

Fargo - A baseball set on each Sundog employee’s desk last year hinted at the change.

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What is that?: Maple Valley Apartments going up in south Fargo

Fargo - This week’s “What is that?” question takes us to far south Fargo.

Cultivating entrepreneurship: Chamber event discusses how to foster local startup community

Fargo - In order to encourage entrepreneurism in Fargo-Moorhead, government, education and businesses need to provide support and then get out of the way.

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Casey's General Stores starts transition of Stop-n-Go; one store in Fargo to close

FARGO – Beginning today, drivers will notice area Stop-n-Go signs start to come down as Casey’s General Stores officially acquires the Fargo-based regional chain of convenience stores. Three area Stop-n-Go stores will not be making the switch to Casey’s, and instead will close.

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Coming up empty: F-M faces severe worker shortage

FARGO - A software engineer with about five years’ experience, Blaine Booher is seemingly the answer to North Dakota’s workforce woes. He and his wife, who moved here from Cincinnati six months ago, will even be featured in a series of online videos meant to attract out-of-staters to North Dakota’s abundant job market.

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Border States Electric to break ground on $18 million facility in Fargo

FARGO – Border States Electric breaks ground Friday on a new $18 million facility here.

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Simply Mac to open in West Acres

Simply Mac, the largest Apple specialist in North America, offers the same products and services as Apple stores, including live interactive displays and Apple specialists to assist customers.

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Parenting Perspectives: Baby is a target for uncouth comments

I was grabbing a carton of milk from the cooler at Cash Wise earlier this month when the gray-haired woman stormed over to me.

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Parenting Perspectives: Facebook friend(s): ‘We’re pregnant’

Forget post-World War II. I’m living in a baby boom now.

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Richards: Mothers too often go on an unnecessary guilt trip

When women begin the journey into motherhood, we inevitably book a concurrent voyage: the guilt trip.

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Parenting: Mom’s on a mission for baby bargains

My mom taught me to be frugal by clipping coupons and shopping at the Nearly Nu thrift store. I once watched her successfully bargain with a department store clerk to get the previous week’s sale price on a pair of shoes.

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Parenting Perspectives: Pastime not as relaxing with tot

Last summer, my husband and I introduced our daughter to our, and America’s, favorite pastime.

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Parenting Perspectives: With motherhood come some tough decisions

Anyone who meets my daughter inevitably comments on her big brown eyes. They are her most striking feature, rimmed with lashes so long she could star in a mascara commercial.

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Mom wonders where her baby went

Parents inevitably adopt a catchphrase, something they say over and over, like “When I was your age …,” “How many times have I told you …” or the ever popular “Don’t make me come back there.”

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Daddy’s little girl becomes Mommy’s

For months, my daughter was a daddy’s girl. And I was insanely jealous.

Her not-made-in-China list appears to be rather short

It started when my mom, a grandmother of three younger than 3, declared she was never again going to buy a toy made in China.