Progress

One man’s piece of junk is another man’s treasure

Since 2012, the Granville JunkAholics have been giving junk lovers from all over the area the opportunity to find that one special item or to unload the junk they no longer want. Organizers Wanda Bachmeier and Kolette Kramer said the group holds two sales a year at the State Fair Center in ...

Minot, area residents appointed to Rural Development Council

BISMARCK – Several Minot and area residents have been appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum as part of the 12-member North Dakota Rural Development Council, according to a news release in March. Burgum convened the council in December to support the development of rural communities across the ...

GAIA passionate about Garrison and its residents

The Garrison Area Improvement Association is fervently passionate about the city of Garrison and its residents. We realize that small business is the heart of a healthy small town, and wish to see our residents succeed in their local business ventures as it only strengthens the community. We ...

Leaning toward the future

COMMUNITY IS WHERE WASHBURN BEGINS When preparing to create a marketing campaign to draw workers and new residents to Washburn, Economic Development & Marketing Director of the Washburn Area Economic Development Association, Tana Larsen knew one thing for certain. “We had to start ...

Vibrant economy

The city of Williston’s economy is not booming or busting; it is somewhere in between, and that is a good place to be. While commodity-based economies are often on the edge of one extreme or the other, the current situation is preferred. “We are entering into a period of extended ...

Kenmare Community Development Corporation may build to suit your business

Work on a new strip mall development is now well underway at the location of the former Super Valu grocery store of downtown Kenmare. Anyone already in business in Kenmare, or anyone who has ever considered starting a new business, may want to look at moving into the new development. It ...

Renville County Job Development Authority helps local area businesses

The Renville County Job Development Authority was created to address the critical issues of economic development and diversification within Renville County. The primary purpose of the RCJDA is to create new jobs, save existing jobs, expand the local tax base, increase capital investment, and ...

Border Winds wind farm operates near Rolla

2017 was a banner year for Rolette County and the Rolla Job Development Authority. Xcel Energy hosted the dedication of the Border Winds wind farm north of Rolla in Rolette County. Xcel acquired this 75-turbine farm that generates 150 megawatts of electricity, which is enough power for about ...

Trinity adopts latest technologies in medical therapy

Medicine continues to make great strides in treating illness and getting patients back on their feet faster. Trinity Health in Minot has recently added new procedures and equipment to benefit patient health, improving care in areas of spine surgery, skin cancer, depression and hemorrhage. In ...

Popular smart phone apps

There are smart phone apps available for virtually any purpose imaginable. Want to change your look? You can, at least in photographs. FaceApp is one of the most often downloaded apps according to Google Android. The app enables the user to change a face on a photograph from a frown to a ...

Computers on wheels

For decades automobile buyers have focused on reliability ratings, adequate horsepower, interior comforts and color options. Those things are still important factors to consider for when car shopping today, but today’s car buyers want the latest in technology too. In fact, dashboard ...

The Davis Refinery and comprehensive leak detection monitoring technology

The Davis Refinery, coming to Belfield in the Bakken in southwest North Dakota, will be truly unique in its comprehensive utilization of emission control technology throughout the plant. Davis will be the first greenfield refinery in the U.S. in over 40 years, designed to achieve better ...

Advances in technology is important to Enbridge

Advances in technology are important to Enbridge, a company operating the world’s longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system in Canada and the United States, including in North Dakota. All of the technology discussed below is in development but would be used across Enbridge once ...

MSU offers new graduate certificate in cybersecurity management

Minot State University is now offering a graduate certificate in cybersecurity management for individuals looking to gain advanced knowledge and advance their careers, according to a press release. “The ability to prove knowledge in cybersecurity through certification can increase a ...

Newest print technology comes to library

It’s a new age for Minot Public Library with the arrival of a 3D printer this year. The latest technology has created a new role for teen librarian Pam Carswell and her assistant, Kassie Ziegler, who have taken on the task of mastering the printer and working with library patrons on its ...

Dedicated, hard working

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – When there’s a problem with laptops or other computers at Minot Air Force Base, the place to call is the help desk at the 5th Communications Squadron. “We have a team of special airmen who make that operation function 24/7,” said Lt. Col. Steven Skipper, ...

SkySkopes demonstrates benefits of drones in energy country

Through its presence in Minot for more than a year now, SkySkopes has been demonstrating the benefit of unmanned aviation systems to the regional energy industry. The UAS company considers the current application of drones to only begin to tap the technology’s potential. Matt Dunlevy, ...

Breakthrough energy technology supports coal in the nation’s energy mix

Energy technologies that will help ensure affordable energy production in North Dakota and across the nation are being advanced in Congress. Sen. John Hoeven spoke at the Central Power Electric Cooperative annual meeting in Minot March 28, outlining his efforts to advance the energy ...

A sport anyone can enjoy

The Minot Disc Golf group is one that has been around longer than many realize, but has recently been revitalized and reorganized for the area. There have been flyers recent founder Vince Azzarello has found that date back to 1999. Since then, disc golf in Minot has come and gone, but ...

Undergraduate research in MSU Biology

Minot State University uses the logo “Be Seen, Be Heard” and that philosophy has carried over to the opportunities that its students receive for hands-on experience in their fields of interest. In the biology department, students often have the opportunity to work in the lab with their ...