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July 5, 2020
A resurgence in North Dakota's Oil Patch spurred the fifth consecutive quarterly gain in sales tax collections, according to state figures. Unlike the oil boom, however, the current oil expansion hasn't fueled increases in the retail sector. Forum file photo
ND trucking company faces $2 million in fines in 2018 illegal dumping
July 5, 2020 - 8:06am
July 4, 2020
Shoppers wait in line to enter a store at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall in Costa Mesa, Calif. Bing Guan / Bloomberg
Fearful and frugal: Coronavirus wreaks havoc on America's shopping psyche
July 4, 2020 - 6:54pm
July 2, 2020
Minnesota banks, credit unions pledge to offer additional relief amid pandemic
July 2, 2020 - 2:06pm
Travelers wear protective face masks at a Delta customer service desk at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, France, on June 15, 2020.  Bloomberg photo by Adrienne Surprenant.
Delta may extend middle-seat ban in divide with American, United
July 2, 2020 - 1:24pm
July 1, 2020
Congress extends small business loan program for 5 weeks
July 1, 2020 - 9:27pm
June 25, 2020
A recent study by MoneyRates.com ranks North Dakota among the nation's top 10 job markets weathering the economic effects of the coronavirus. While good news, Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer points out the study failed to include agriculture as a sector deeply affected by the coronavirus. Forum file photo
New job market study ranks ND among the Top 10 states weathering the effects of the coronavirus
June 25, 2020 - 2:32pm
A recent study by MoneyRates.com ranks North Dakota among the nation's top 10 job markets weathering the economic effects of the coronavirus. While good news, Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer points out the study failed to include agriculture as a sector deeply affected by the coronavirus. Forum file photo
New job market study ranks ND among the top 10 states weathering the effects of the coronavirus
June 25, 2020 - 10:02am
Renewable energy, including these wind turbines on a corn and soybean farm in Trimont, Minn., generate nearly one-fourth of the electricity used in Minnesota. That share is expected to continue growing.
Pandemic erased years of clean energy job gains in Minnesota, report says
June 25, 2020 - 9:00am
June 24, 2020
Barista Mariama Dryak makes coffee at Free Range Exchange, a farm-to-table cafe on Main Street in downtown Hokah, Minn. Noah Fish / Forum News Service
'Local love' helps small town cafe thrive in its first year open
June 24, 2020 - 6:00am
June 23, 2020
More than 6,000 small businesses apply for Minnesota coronavirus relief program
June 23, 2020 - 5:47pm
A clerk works behind a plastic divider as she waits on a customer at Tellmann’s Market in New Salem, N.D., which has seen a boost in business since the coronavirus pandemic led local people to travel less for groceries. Submitted photo
Pandemic proves need for rural groceries in North Dakota
June 23, 2020 - 7:12am
June 21, 2020
A tidal wave of bankruptcies is coming
June 21, 2020 - 6:45pm
"So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo is featured on the front table at the Bookstore at Fitger's Tuesday. Employee Anna Stangl said "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo has been the toughest book in the category of racial equity to keep in stock. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)
Duluth booksellers discuss demand for racial equity titles
June 21, 2020 - 7:00am
June 18, 2020
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Minnesota unemployment rate hit 9.9% in May
June 18, 2020 - 11:50am
Christina McNeal, left, Ashley Lee, middle, and Whitney Walker, are spearheading efforts to increase diversity in the beauty industry across the state by calling for the reform of cosmetology school curriculum. Carissa Wigginton / The Forum
Trio hopes to petition ND Legislature to require cosmetology schools teach courses for all hair and skin types
June 18, 2020 - 8:03am