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MINOT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Are you ready for some Tailgating?

The 28th annual Showcase of Business is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at the ND State Fair Center Magic Place from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Tailgate Party!” Businesses are asked to decorate and share their favorite tailgate recipe while showcasing products and services to nearly 1,000 attendees.

TRI-STATE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION: Stein & Wine Fest raised $3300 for TSMA's workforce development and Sertoma

Plans are already underway for a third annual Stein & Wine Fest after a successful second year event in Alexandria this fall. Alexandria Sertoma and TSMA once again collaborated to get the word out to their respective members, with an understanding that profits from the fundraiser would be shared equally.

ALERUS FINANCIAL CORP.: Living trust or will? Here's why the answers is often "BOTH".

The most important things you pass on to your loved ones are memories and values. For everything else, you’ll need an estate plan.

Cass among counties with worst home affordability

Cass County ranked No. 268 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Analysis: 28 percent of mortgages in Grand Forks County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among North Dakota counties, Grand Forks, Mercer and Stutsman had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 20 percent of mortgages in Ward County considered ‘underwater’

Among North Dakota counties, Ward had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks North Dakota No. 49

North Dakota ranked 49th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Mathern supports state's strict licensing requirements for security guards

North Dakota Sen. Tim Mathern (D-Fargo) said despite a recent report saying the state is the worst in the country for licensing requirements of security guards, he stands behind the strict licensing law although he would be open to some changes.

Nelson calls for overhauling of state's licensing process

With the Institute for Justice (IJ) recently pointing out that North Dakota is the worst state in the country to be a security guard because of its hefty requirements, Rep. Marvin Nelson (D-Rolla) said the state needs to revamp its licensing system.

Analysis: 22.5 percent of North Dakota property owners are ‘equity rich’

In North Dakota, owners of more than 18,000 properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Report: North Dakota is worst state in U.S. for security guard licensing

A group fighting government licensing abuse says North Dakota has among the least burdensome licensing laws in the nation.

Analysis: 10.3 percent of North Dakota property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In North Dakota, owners of 8,581 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: Ward County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 1,839 properties in Ward County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in North Dakota, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

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