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Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN — Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

Making Connections Through the NDSU Career Fair

This year there will be over 350 employers and there is expected to be around 2,000 students in attendance

FARGO, N.D.–The semi–annual career expo is back at NDSU Tuesday and Wednesday, and they are looking forward to another successful turnout. This year there will be over 350 employers and there is expected to be around 2,000 students in attendance. Not only does the career fair connect students with potential employers, it can lead to networking and relationship building. Smita…

As Shutdown Lingers On, Government Employees Look for Temporary Jobs

Substitute teaching and paraprofessional work are among those jobs in demand

FARGO, N.D. — With some government employees going more than thirty days without a paycheck, job placement services have had a larger pool of candidates to fill temporary jobs. “We’re seeing a lot of needs right now in customer service positions, accountants, a lot of need for construction out there, so we’re placing a lot of jobs like that right now….

Governor Wants To Exempt Military Pay From State Income Taxes

Burgum argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum wants to exempt military pay and pensions from North Dakota income taxes. He argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs. Lawmakers have ignored similar pleas in the past, but supporters say the economic benefits of keeping veterans in the state would more than make up for lost…

Madison Students Aren’t Dreaming About Becoming Their Future Careers, They’re Getting Ready Now

The elementary school has put on Career Day for more than 12 years

FARGO, N.D. — There’s no need to ask students at Madison Elementary what they want to be when they grow up because they wore it loud and proud. The students dressed up as everything from doctors and teachers to vets and secret agents. One student says they even want to be both a teacher and a reporter. It’s an exciting day…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

UPS Bringing Air Service and Jobs To Fargo

Under the agreement, UPS will lease operating space in the south general aviation area and office and training space in the east terminal building for an initial period of 3 years.

FARGO (KFGO) – UPS has announced it is establishing cargo jet service at Hector International airport, which will add approximately 70 jobs in Fargo.  Under the agreement, UPS will lease operating space in the south general aviation area and office and training space in the east terminal building for an initial period of 3 years.   Flights are scheduled to begin…

Polaris To Increase Motorcycle Production In Poland

CEO Scott Wine says the company will not reduce jobs at its U.S. plants

Minnesota-based Polaris Industries is increasing its motorcycle production in Poland. Last month, Polaris was considering moving production of its Indian Motorcycles brand from the plant in Iowa to one in Poland as a way to deal with retaliatory tariffs. But CEO Scott Wine says the company will not reduce jobs at its U.S. plants. He said the higher production in…

Agreement Between NDSU and NDSCS Addresses ND Workforce Issues

NDSU and NDSCS came together in an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU and NDSCS came together in a form of an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota. This agreement between the two institutions provides more educational opportunities for students in order to fill available jobs. They are doing this by sharing services, creating bridges between programs at both institutions, and providing a…