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Resolution to N. Dakota school nickname dispute still seems far offupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 02:41:00

Sports seasons come and go, but a long-running debate about the use of a Native American nickname and logo by University of North Dakota athletic teams appears nowhere close to a final outcome.

School will continue using Fighting Sioux nicknameupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 10:19:00

The dispute between the NCAA and the University of North Dakota over its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo took a new turn Wednesday when the school said the filing of petitions requires it to use the nickname and logo while the issue plays out, possibly in a statewide vote.

Authorities ask for help finding body of missing Montana teacherupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 20:07:00

Authorities in North Dakota reached out Monday for the public's help in finding the body of a missing Montana teacher they believe is dead and buried in their area, offering a plea on the same day two men were in court in connection with the woman's disappearance.

Beloved Montana teacher confirmed deadupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 20:07:00

Montana teacher Sherry Arnold has been confirmed dead. New tips to affiliate KTVQ suggest it may have been an accident.

CNNMoney: When a boomtown goes bust: 'Sudden desertion'updated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:10:00

For the past few years, the northwestern corner of North Dakota has been viewed as a rare pocket of opportunity in an otherwise dismal national economy: oil is flowing and jobs are plentiful.

CNNMoney: Oil boom leads to surging ER visits, wait times, STDsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:36:00

Mercy Medical Center, the only hospital in Williston, N.D., had to double the number of seats in its waiting room six weeks ago.

CNNMoney: Land a job in a North Dakota boomtownupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 15:47:00

Workers are landing jobs that pay six-figures in the oil boomtowns of North Dakota. But the abundance of jobs and money comes with some steep trade-offs, including a lack of housing and extremely harsh winters.

CNNMoney: Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakotaupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 21:10:00

Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.

CNNMoney: Halliburton adding 11,000 jobs, mostly in North Dakotaupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 18:25:00

Halliburton is on a hiring spree this year, planning to create as many 15,000 jobs globally, including 11,000 in North America.

North Dakota, NCAA spar over mascotupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 20:49:00

The University of North Dakota is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications.

CNNMoney: Struggling to climb out of the jobs holeupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 12:44:00

Jobs may be coming back in many states ... but don't let it fool you.

Fortune: EOG's big gamble on shale oilupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:14:00

It was the winter of 2006, and EOG Resources executive vice president Kurt Doerr had to be wondering what the heck he was doing prospecting for oil in the frigid central plains of North Dakota. Sure, wildcatters had been pumping modest amounts of crude out there for decades. However, nobody had ever found a true gusher, and the timing seemed odd given that EOG's core business -- drilling for natural gas, not oil -- was absolutely booming. EOG's net income had just doubled, natural-gas prices were fresh off all-time highs, and cutting-edge technologies were opening up vast new gas fields like Barnett Shale in Texas.

Small towns could be hit hard by Delta cutbacksupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:20:00

Sioux City, Iowa, had a recent concert with Elton John and Cee Lo Green.

North Dakota flood fight far from overupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 07:20:00

Minot and other North Dakota cities dealing with record flooding will continue to be threatened by the Souris River for days to come, even though the water is no longer rising along parts of the river, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander said Monday.

Floodwaters crest, fears remainupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:51:00

Floodwaters crest in Minot, North Dakota, displacing thousands. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

River crests, but North Dakota flood fight far from overupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 21:24:00

The bloated Souris River has crested at an historic high in Minot, North Dakota, but floodwaters likely will remain at or near their current level for several days, authorities said Sunday.

20% of Minot, North Dakota underwaterupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 22:49:00

Water is flowing from Canada to North Dakota faster than ever as the Souris River crests, surpassing an 1881 record.

Thousands of homes flooded in N. Dakotaupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 13:21:00

Floodwaters gushed Friday into Minot, North Dakota, inundating thousands of residences and businesses, with water reaching mailboxes in some places, officials said.

Minot bracing for 5 more feet of waterupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 13:21:00

The Army Corps of Engineers says they expect between five and seven more feet of water to reach Minot, North Dakota.

North Dakota lake overflows faster than predictedupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 22:34:00

Waters rushed into an overflowing lake near Minot, North Dakota, faster and in greater amounts than expected Thursday, officials said, exacerbating the region's flood concerns.

Major flooding in Minot, North Dakotaupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 14:06:00

Residents in Minot, North Dakota, appear resigned to face major flooding as water now flows over the city's dikes.

Flood risk prompts evacuations in Minot, North Dakotaupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:23:00

Authorities have ordered the evacuation of some 12,000 people from the city of Minot, North Dakota, and surrounding areas because of expected record flooding, officials said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: How North Dakota outpaced the U.S. economyupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 09:56:00

The American economy grew at a snail's pace of 2.9% last year, but some surprising states did better (and worse) than the overall economy.

CNNMoney: States with worst business failure ratesupdated: Fri May 20 2011 15:05:00

When it comes to small business success, California is the not-so-Golden state -- at least that's what a recent report from Dun & Bradstreet suggests.

Red River crests on North Dakota-Minnesota borderupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 09:37:00

The swollen Red River that forms the border between Minnesota and North Dakota crested near 40 feet in Fargo, North Dakota, a spokesman for the City of Fargo Fire Department said Sunday.

Red River floods North Dakotaupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 09:37:00

The Red River's flooding swallows the Minnesota-North Dakota border and kills at least three people.

Red River expected to crest on North Dakota-Minnesota borderupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 14:08:00

Rain forecast for Sunday could add to flooding woes along the Red River in Minnesota and North Dakota, where recreational boating was barred in several counties. Sarah Kwak: Michigan's little goalie must come up big in Frozen Four finalupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:27:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When Michigan's goalie Shawn Hunwick stands tall, it's more of a figurative statement. At "5-6-ish," as he concedes, the senior might be lucky to reach the top shelf of his locker stall without a lift. But nothing reached the top shelf of his net on Thursday night as Hunwick shut out North Dakota, the nation's top team, 2-0, in the Frozen Four semifinal game at the Xcel Energy Center.

CNNMoney: Billions of barrels of untapped U.S. oilupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 16:13:00

In the grasslands of western North Dakota, one of the country's richest oil men is using a controversial gas drilling technology to develop what could be the biggest domestic oil discovery in the last 40 years.

Fortune: Cows for Kazakhstanupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 05:26:00

It all got started with some fourth-generation North Dakota ranchers wanting to sell cattle. One of them was Dan Price, a 6-foot-3 cowboy who never seems to take off his hat, and who can make roping a calf at 15 paces, even after a few drinks, look easier than drawing a breath.

Science report card shows most U.S. students not proficientupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 13:31:00

A national assessment of students' grasp of science at three grade levels found that only 34% of the fourth-graders, 30% of the eighth-graders and 21% of the 12th-graders qualify as proficient.

Storm leads to 100 vehicle pile-upupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 11:24:00

A highway in North Dakota was shut down after high winds and heavy snow led to a series of accidents.

100 vehicles in chain-reaction wreck during North Dakota stormupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 11:24:00

A strong storm system made driving dangerous in the Rockies and the upper Plains and contributed to a pileup involving about 100 vehicles Thursday near Fargo, North Dakota, officials said.

Tornadoes tear through North Dakotaupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 11:00:00

Storm chasers capture images of tornadoes moving across parts of North Dakota.

Tornadoes tear through North Dakota and Minnesotaupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 11:00:00

A string of tornadoes raked through southeastern North Dakota and into west central Minnesota on Saturday night.

Stop kissing me on the mouth!updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

"I love you," says the voice on the phone. We were just about to hang up. "Love you, too," I chirp back without missing a beat.

Snow, rising waters usher in spring in parts of Midwestupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 12:50:00

A snow storm on the first day of spring could drop several inches this weekend from New Mexico to Missouri, while farther north, Minnesota and North Dakota brace for the rising waters of the Red River.

3 North Dakota students found dead; foul play not suspectedupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 09:57:00

The bodies of three students at a North Dakota university who had been missing since Sunday were found Tuesday in a vehicle submerged in a pond near their school, police said.

CNNMoney: Where are the jobs? North Dakotaupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 11:19:00

Need a job? Move to North Dakota.

North Dakota braces for more floodingupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 19:09:00

(CNN) -- Residents in an eastern North Dakota town were advised to leave their homes Tuesday in anticipation of more flooding in the already water-logged state.

CNNMoney: Tax credit cheat sheetupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 10:50:00

Here are some tax credits you don't want to miss. Now, keep in mind that a tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your tax liability as opposed to a deduction, which lowers your taxable income.

Snow rolls into Red River Valley; river level dropsupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 08:29:00

Just as the flooding threat decreased in parts of North Dakota, a major snowstorm continued to smack the area Tuesday, forecasters said.

Snow hits Red River valley; official warns flood danger 'not over'updated: Mon Mar 30 2009 23:02:00

Some residents were breathing sighs of relief Monday as the Red River receded, but an early-spring snowstorm that swept into the area prompted officials to warn the flood dangers weren't over.

Red River reaches record level, floods Fargo with uncertaintyupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:15:00

Fifteen helicopters from the U.S. Northern Command along with active-duty military personnel are being sent to Fargo, North Dakota, to assist the state as it prepares for record flooding, a U.S. military official told CNN.

Residents race to fill sandbags as flooding threatens North Dakotaupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:16:00

Flooding threatened up to 6,000 homes Monday in Fargo, North Dakota, where residents rushed to fill more than 1 million sandbags to stem the flow of the Red River, city officials said.

North Dakota gets ready for potential flood disasterupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:19:00

More than 1,000 volunteers rushed to fill sandbags early Wednesday as many in North Dakota tried to protect themselves from a historic floods that are expected to swamp the area.

Five cool day trips around the countryupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 08:36:00

With the economy sputtering along, buying a plane ticket for a getaway may not be a priority. Josh Duhamel & Fergie Head to North Dakota for Turkey Dayupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 10:30:00

Duhamel says his fiancée will "get a taste of some cold weather" in his hometown

Hail blankets groundupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 13:27:00

A string of severe thunderstorms in central Oklahoma left a blanket of tennis ball-sized hail on the ground.

North Dakota's real-life Jed Clampettupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 14:29:00

Herb Geving unleashes a broad smile in his 11,000-square-foot mansion. The former cattleman, farmer and owner of a North Dakota garbage business is now retired, able to count the dollar signs brought in by three oil wells.

Oil boomtownupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 14:29:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a North Dakota town booming because of one of the largest oil finds ever in the U.S. Evacuations Ordered Along Iowa Riverupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:00:00

Residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying sections of towns along the overflowing Cedar River on Wednesday

FSB: How to Stay on Trackupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 09:32:00

GROWING SALES AT Sundog, my North Dakota marketing business, means logging long hours on the road in search of clients. A good GPS unit can help, so I eagerly tested four new pocket-sized devices in Fargo and its hinterland.

State official backs hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products.

Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.

Nukes flown across U.S.updated: Thu Sep 06 2007 01:47:00

Nukes flown across U.S.

Air show plane crashupdated: Sat Jul 28 2007 21:02:00

Air show plane crash Frozen Four: 10 to watchupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 12:15:00

You love hockey but don't watch the college game.

FSB: How to Stay on Trackupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 15:42:00

GROWING SALES AT Sundog, my North Dakota marketing business, means logging long hours on the road in search of clients. A good GPS unit can help, so I eagerly tested four new pocket-sized devices i... Bears fans growlupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 09:55:00

I am constructing this column as one would build a first-rate lasagna. First the pasta, which would be all those nasty letters I got from Bear fans. (Andrew assures me that there were hundreds and hundreds of these noodles). Then the assortment of cheeses, leading off with ricotta. Then my sauce, heavy with meat and spices. That will be my E-mailer of the Week entry. No fair eating the column. This is merely an analogy. Flying highupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 11:40:00

On Sunday evening, I sent a text message to Marquette coach Tom Crean, congratulating him on his team's overtime road upset of then-No. 6 Pittsburgh. I've known and liked Crean very much since his days as a hyperkinetic assistant at Michigan State, so I couldn't help but chuckle at the good-natured smack-text he sent in reply: "Did our ceiling get any higher today?"

Money Magazine: The Best College Savings Plan is Getting Betterupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 00:01:00

The cost of a college education may be rising scary fast, but the act of saving for it is finally getting cheaper. Competition has broken out among providers of 529s--the tax-advantaged plans for f...

Captors of aid workers extend deadlineupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 18:46:00

Islamist militants holding four Christian aid workers captive said late Wednesday they had extended by two days the deadline the group set for their execution.

CNNMoney: Gas prices retreat from all-time highupdated: Sun Jul 24 2005 19:38:00

Gas prices decreased from their all-time high by about half a penny over the past two weeks, to $2.30 per gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.

Answering to the votersupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 20:02:00

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week answered a phone call at his home from a woman with a housing complaint.

FSB: You're Grounded!updated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

A record level of flights were delayed or canceled this past holiday season, and experts believe our nation's aviation woes are going to get worse, especially for rural entrepreneurs. Since July 20...

CNNMoney: State-by-state scores on driving testupdated: Fri May 27 2005 10:15:00

These are the average scores on a 20-question driver's test administered to more than 5,000 licensed drivers in a survey commissioned by the GMAC Insurance.

Animal attractions keep motorists gawkingupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 11:30:00

I don't want to alarm anyone, but gigantic animals are invading the nation. Hundreds of enormous beasts-turned-advertisements are stalking the nation's highways and byways, and they're beaconing travelers to enter gift shops, restaurants and other destinations.

CNNMoney: Time for a (credit) check-up?updated: Tue Nov 16 2004 16:16:00

Your credit report is your financial resume that's seen by creditors, insurance companies, landlords and potential employers.

Dean: 'We have just begun to fight'updated: Tue Jan 20 2004 06:32:00

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, once considered the early front-runner among Democrats for the presidential nomination, spoke to supporters after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses.

Money Magazine: Size Matters Our strange but enduring love of all things big, bigger and biggestupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

About six years ago, as a friend and I were on a cross-country drive, we stopped in New Salem, N.D., where we visited the town's singular claim to fame: Salem Sue, a 38-foot statue billed as the Wo...

FSB: Octoberupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Oct. 6-14: A plethora of hot-air balloons--750 of them, to be exact--fills the sky at the 30th annual Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It's the largest balloon event in the world. Al...

Fortune: Doug Burgum updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

The 43-year-old Burgum grew up in North Dakota and was a McKinsey consultant before he became chairman and CEO of Great Plains, which develops business-management and e-business software in Fargo.

Money Magazine: Places To Eat And Sleep On Your Dino-Hunting Expeditionsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

We asked locals to recommend child-friendly hotels and restaurants near each of the dinosaur facilities. The restaurants are all low- to mid-priced. The hotel rates are for one weekend-night stay f...

Money Magazine: State Secret North Dakota, our least visited state, is also among the most underappreciated.updated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

One of our most habitual, reflexive cultural tendencies is to rank things--from best to worst, from most popular to least popular and so on. This is fine if you're near the top of the list, but not...


In early February, state and local officials throughout North Dakota and Minnesota issued a warning that every homeowner dreads: Prepare for a flood. Within six weeks, melting snow and ice had caus...

Fortune: FINALLY, SUNSHINE FOR FARMERSupdated: Mon Apr 04 1994 00:01:00

You won't hear any whooping quite yet -- no one wants to jinx it -- but things are really looking up, down on the farm. After enduring more than a decade of depression, drought, and finally last su...

Money Magazine: DID OUR HEADLINE COME CLEAN? updated: Wed Jul 01 1992 00:01:00

I am still seething about your April piece on dry cleaning. One of your subheadings said, ''Fact: Dry cleaners mess up 25% of the time.'' Clearly, the headline insinuates that a cleaner damages or ...

Fortune: JAPAN'S U.S. PLANTS UP 9% IN 1991updated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

Every state but North Dakota is now home to at least one Japanese-affiliated factory, most of them wholly owned by a Japanese company, according to a new survey by the Japan External Trade Organiza...

Money Magazine: LEARNING VALUABLE LESSONS FROM BAD FINANCIAL BREAKS updated: Tue Oct 01 1991 00:01:00

I'm 27 years old and have just finished reading the August article, ''Tight Times for Twentysomethings.'' I'm one of those who graduated from college with not just one but several credit cards. Aft...

Money Magazine: TAXWISE Calculating your true tax bracketupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

With 43 states and more than 700 cities and counties imposing income taxes on top of the federal government's take, it's more important than ever to know your total combined tax bracket. Then you c...

Money Magazine: SPECIAL REPORT/NET WORTH SAT (STATUS AWARENESS TEST) updated: Mon Dec 01 1986 00:01:00

Ever wonder whether your perceptions of other people's finances square with reality? Take this quiz. We want to warn you that it's not easy; if you answer more than six questions correctly, conside...

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