economy

Economy already better than before pandemic Bank of America CEO says at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – During a conversation at North Dakota State University, Bank of America’s CEO sees a bright future for our country’s economy. Brian Moynihan said during Senator Kevin Cramer’s speaker series “The Bully Pulpit” at Richard H. Barry Hall the economy is the size it was before the pandemic. He added Bank of America’s experts estimate it to…

North Dakota’s economic outlook improves as COVID-19 wanes

BISMARCK, N.D. – A new quarterly report shows North Dakota’s economic outlook is improving as the coronavirus pandemic begins to wane. The second-quarter outlook from North Dakota State University shows a growing labor force, an increase in gross state product and steady total tax collections. The report found some difficulties in the labor market, where wages and salaries are projected…

2020 ‘pretty terrible year’ for North Dakota oil industry

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s top oil regulator says 2020 will be known for the rapid collapse of crude prices in the spring, leading to dismantled rigs and idled wells. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms called it “a pretty terrible year for the industry.” Oil companies filed for bankruptcy and thousands of people in North Dakota’s oil patch lost…

Confidence in Midwest economy drops in survey

OMAHA, Neb. – A new monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests faltering confidence in the region’s economy. After climbing every month since bottoming out in April, the overall index of the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions survey fell to 69.0 in November from October’s 70.2. Any score above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests…

The Chamber hosts ND District 44 legislative forum

Virtual forum discusses public's concerns with state legislature candidates

FARGO, N.D. – The Chamber holds a virtual North Dakota Legislative candidate forum for District 44 in North Fargo. It allowed viewers to meet the candidates who are running for state house and senate. Questions concerning citizens such healthcare and finance placed a spotlight on the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases and what that means for North Dakota’s economy. “Our…

Local expert talks vice presidential debate & why rural issues tend to be ignored

Debate topics always tend to be the main issues affecting the country at the moment.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Minnesota State University Moorhead political science professor says presidential and vice presidential debates don’t tend to focus on issues important to rural America. Dr. Barbara Headrick says most Americans don’t tend to tune in to vice presidential debates, but this is no ordinary race. It was Vice President Mike Pence’s turn to go head-to-head with Democratic vice…

Bars, restaurants prepare for first fall Bison football game

The Bison football season normally brings with it hundreds of thousands of dollars in visitor spending

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU football season normally brings with it big dollars to the metro. Those at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau estimate every home game during a normal season brings in between $500,000 to $600,000. “People are spending money at our restaurants, they’re spending money in our stores, they’re spending money in the bars and the hotels,…

Democratic Candidate for North Dakota Governor Lays Out Her COVID-19 Plans

Dr. Lenz also has policies that she says will slow the virus and speed up a stable economic recovery

NORTH DAKOTA — Dr. Shelley Lenz says the plan is based on the incident command system which she says it’s the best practice for dealing with crisis management. Some of the goals are to implement robust and reliable testing, work with surrounding states to reduce interstate transmission, and improve plans as new information becomes available. Dr. Lenz also has policies…