Preparing The January Magazine

The January issue of Prairie Business is almost out the door. I think it’s a great one, but I might be a little biased. The features are centered around energy and information technology. We touch on cybersecurity, which is a huge problem for many companies right now, as well as waste-to-energy systems in the Northern…
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Workforce Woes

A resounding theme in meetings this week with the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation was the workforce shortage and struggle to fill open positions. It’s not a problem exclusive to Fargo, and the solutions the city is developing are similar to those being implemented around the country. A recent study of the…
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Culture Is Crucial

I tagged along to a meeting this week with a Prairie Business salesperson and one of her clients. Of course, we met with a marketing official, but I was pleasantly surprised when our conversation turned to the importance of culture in the workplace, and what that company does to keep it healthy. Everyone participates in…
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Research With The Environment In Mind

I wrote an article today about research going on at UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center that will result in biodegradable, eco-friendly and renewable drilling fluids. And that’s not all. These fluids will be made with North Dakota crop feedstocks and used in the state’s oil industry. North Dakota has the resources for production and…
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A Fond Farewell

Today is my last day as editor of Agweek. Starting Monday, I assume my new role as editor of Prairie Business magazine. I’m very excited about this move. It’s a new industry, with new people, projects and opportunities. Of course, I loved my time at Agweek. And I’m passing the torch to a very capable…
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