FARGO, ND - With a booming economy and low unemployment, the Fargo area doesn’t lack much. But it could use more workers with associate degrees and certificates, particularly in the health, finance and IT fields, according to a state university system report. Echoing a national and statewide issue, some in the business community say rapid growth has led to a shortage of qualified job candidates for positions that don’t require a four-year degree. “Basically, the demand is outstripping the cap
WEST FARGO, ND – Ask an unscientific random sample of Red River Valley fairgoers what they think the oldest ride is, and you’ll hear “Ferris wheel” a lot. Not quite. The two wheels were manufactured in the early 1990s, which puts them in the old-but-not-ancient category among the other rides there. And while one of the rides at the fair this year predates the foundation of tech giant Apple, nobody in the unscientific sample could guess its identity.
BATTLE LAKE, MN – Lee Evavold still doesn’t know which cow kicked him. The lifelong farmer was delivering a calf last month when one of his animals struck from behind, breaking his shoulder blade and five ribs. Evavold spent the better part of a week in the intensive care unit at Sanford Health in Fargo after his wife insisted he go to the hospital.