SALARY

Fargo School Board Reaches Agreement With FEA Over Teacher Contracts

One highlight of the agreement is to include safety training for teachers.

FARGO, N.D – The negotiations started more than a year ago and after going back and forth, they were able to settle on a two-year contract. Teachers will also be able to use leave from a leave bank, rather than having to use it from personal leave, if they are injured by a student. Another key point in the agreement…

The Fargo Education Association Meets with Fargo School Board To Discuss New Contract

The two organizations have been meeting since the contract ended last July, but haven't been able to reach an agreement on salary.

FARGO, N.D.-┬áThe Fargo Education Association is willing to agree to the terms set by the Fargo School Board, but are hopeful that they can come to an agreement on salary and a two-year contract. They say a two year contract would give them more time to focus on other initiatives. “We’re excited to start to build that bridge with the…

Fargo South High School Students Explore Career Fields

Each Fargo public high school holds a Career Day every other year

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Fargo South got to explore different career fields to get a better sense of what they want to be when they grow up. About 70 local professionals across all job fields gave “Career Day” presentations. Students were able to sign up for the sessions they were most interested in. Organizers say the most popular sessions…

Minnesota’s Republican Party Chairwoman Seeking Commission on Large Donations

Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman wants a personal cut from large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn’t specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn’t enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does. Ted Lovdahl says…

UND Aviation Students Recruited by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The program is open to sophomores and juniors at UND

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is turning to UND for help with their pilot shortage. Under the Pathways Program, the government agency is offering part-time jobs to underclassmen, hoping to entice them into full time work for the agency when they graduate. Students will be able to earn $14 an hour and work as…

New Survey Highlights Salaries of Regional CEOs

It was conducted by The Associated Press and Equilar and only included publicly traded companies with over $1 billion in revenue

  REGIONAL — A new survey is shedding a light on the top paid CEOs in the region. It was conducted by The Associated Press and Equilar and only included publicly traded companies with over $1 billion in revenue. In Minnesota, the highest paid CEO last year was UnitedHealth Group’s Stephen Hemsley with $15.7 million. In North Dakota, MDU Resources…

American Crystal Sugar Employees Preparing to Vote on New Contract

The contract includes three percent annual increases and nearly three percent hike in the last year of the contract

  RED RIVER VALLEY — American Crystal Sugar employees are preparing to vote on a new five year labor contract that will cover 1,300 employees in Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Crookston and other areas. Company officials met with the union at least eight times and are offering base pay increases and a one-time incentive offer pertaining to a signing bonus…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…

Gov. Burgum Wins First Veto on Salary Bonuses

Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has won his first veto fight with the GOP-led Legislature. The North Dakota Senate has voted 33-13 to sustain Burgum’s rejection of a bill that limits a governor’s ability to set salary bonuses for staff. The House voted 84-7 to override Burgum on Wednesday. Burgum said the legislation improperly infringes on the executive branch….

Gov. Burgum Trying to Make Good on Giving Back His Salary

The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has made some progress on his campaign pledge to give back his salary. Senate budget writers have accepted an amendment by Burgum that would pay him only $1 a year. The full Senate still must approve the change. The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance. Burgum has said he would forgo his $130,000…