economy

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

Sen. Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Over Tax Relief

It would increase the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000 and married couples to $24,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Secretary is on Capitol Hill looking for support for tax relief. Steven Mnuchin met with North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven to talk about modernizing and simplifying the tax code. The draft Senate tax relief bill provides a net tax cut of about $1,500 for a median income family of four. It would increase…

Minnesota Loses Bid to Host World’s Fair

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years

  MINNESOTA — The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in 40 years. The state was beat out by a campaign by Argentina’s capital to celebrate human creativity. The Bureau of International Expositions voted to hand the 2022-2023 specialized World Expo to Buenos Aires instead of…

“I Want Everyone to See What’s Happening with Us Here” : The Dying Children of Venezuela

The Venezuelan Government Says the Media is Sensationalizing the Health Crisis. CNN's Paula Newton has more from Venezuela

DEIVIS 13 Deivis Perez, who is 14-years-old, needs dialysis to survive but people in Venezuela say the economy has turned health care into a luxury. COURTESY: CNN Deivis Perez, who is 14-years-old, needs dialysis to survive but people in Venezuela say the economy has turned health care into a luxury. COURTESY: CNN Show Caption Hide Caption DEIVIS 2 Deivis, before…

U.S. Loses 33,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Still Drops to Record Low in 16 Years

It's the first monthly employment decline in seven years and it wasn't what economists predicted would happen

  NATIONAL — The Federal Government says the U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September. It’s the first monthly employment decline in seven years and it wasn’t what economists predicted would happen. Analysts said they were hoping for an increase of 90,000 jobs but with two major hurricanes hitting the U.S. we also took a hit on our economy. Despite the…

Business Leaders Learn to Be Innovative With a Shrinking Available Workforce

Governor's Workforce and HR Conference kicked off in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Governor’s Workforce and HR Conference kicked off at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Business leaders are learning how they can get the most from a shrinking available workforce. Topics covered in previous years have led to innovation in the business community and helped attract workers to the area. “I think Fargo has been innovative in a…

Governor Burgum Announces Task Force for Public Education System

Burgum says changes are needed in how the state's students are instructed

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is setting up a new task force aimed at improving North Dakota’s public education system. The Innovative Education Task Force will identify new, creative teaching methods and make recommendations to the governor and Legislature. Burgum says changes are needed in how the state’s students are instructed to meet the needs of the 21st century…

Moorhead Property Taxes on the Rise

The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Property taxes are going up for people living in Moorhead. The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home. That number could change with County and School District budget changes and adjustments to taxable property values. The 2018 budget for Moorhead is $82.2 million, an increase of $1.5 million over…

Garth Brooks Week Begins in Sioux Falls, Economic Impact Expected at Over $12 Million

The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks' performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — When the best-selling male artist of all time comes to town, you know you are about to see the cash roll in. The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks’ performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million. The singer has nine shows scheduled Sept. 15-17 and…

President Trump’s Visit to North Dakota: Protesters, Supporters and a lot of North Dakota Love

Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator

MANDAN, ND — In his first visit to North Dakota as president, Donald Trump gave his speech on tax reform in front of a crowd of 700 invited guests in Mandan. The backdrop was the Andeavor Corporation Oil Refinery, formerly Tesoro. Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator. An audience of North Dakotans from…