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April 12, 2016
ND taxable sales and purchases down nearly 19 percent in 2015
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s mining and oil extraction sector saw a $2 billion dip in taxable sales and purchases in 2015 as depressed crude oil and farm commodity prices brought the state’s economic boom to a grinding halt, according to figures released Tuesday. Taxable sales...
April 12, 2016 - 4:48pm
August 26, 2015
Earlier on-sale liquor service on Sundays debated in Bismarck
BISMARCK — The Bismarck City Commission has set a Sept. 8 hearing to consider allowing on-sale liquor service one hour earlier at bars and restaurants on Sundays as approved by the state Legislature this past winter. On-site serving of liquor would start at 11 a.m. on Sundays instead...
August 26, 2015 - 8:21pm
February 25, 2015
Alerus Center’s 2014 profit down from 2013
GRAND FORKS — The Alerus Center’s total profit last year was much less than the previous year, but it was still above the budgeted profit. The city-owned event center profited about $492,000 in 2014, exceeding the profit amount staff budgeted for, which was about $77,000, according...
February 25, 2015 - 10:46pm
February 1, 2014
Taxable sales show hard evidence of growth in Dickinson
As new stores announce their plans to build in Dickinson and begin to open their doors, it’s hard to ignore the economic pull North Dakota’s sixth largest city is beginning to have. From the beginning of the oil boom in 2008 to 2012 — the latest year full data was available...
February 1, 2014 - 7:47pm
January 3, 2014
Former Jamestown businessman questions incentives for retailers
JAMESTOWN — A former Jamestown business owner is questioning the process the city is following in negotiating with a big-box home improvement store. He also questions whether the city should be involved in offering incentives to retail businesses. “Our country is built on the...
January 3, 2014 - 10:18pm
December 4, 2013
Condom seller says ND buys the most big ones
FARGO — Oil production isn’t the only thing growing in North Dakota. An online condom seller has named North Dakota king of the oversized condom, with a study showing the Roughrider State is No. 1 in the nation in buying larger-sized condoms. Minnesotans may have a bone to pick...
December 4, 2013 - 9:18pm
November 28, 2013
Psychology has a say in Black Friday sales
FARGO — Poonam Oatis felt a mild adrenaline rush when she queued up for a deal on a chilly Thursday afternoon while less ardent shoppers were...
November 28, 2013 - 8:12pm
October 4, 2013
Weather slows N.D. taxable sales
BISMARCK -- North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases dropped 2.4 percent during April, May and June when compared to the same three months a year ago, according to the state Tax Department. North Dakota recorded about $6.3 billion in taxable sales and purchases during the second...
October 4, 2013 - 11:43am
October 2, 2013
State, local laws dictate bar closing, liquor sale times
Newcomers to North Dakota often ask two things: Why nothing is open until noon on Sunday and why do the bars close so early? State law dictates...
October 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 27, 2013
Fireworks sales begin: Pyrotechnics, sparklers are not allowed in Dickinson city limits
From today until July 5, citizens will be able to purchase fireworks. However, they are not allowed to shoot them off within Dickinson city limits...
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 30, 2013
Lawmakers kill bottle rocket bill
One Dickinson fireworks salesman had hoped the North Dakota Legislature would not shoot down a bill that would have revoked the state's ban on bottle rocket sales. But the state Senate did just that with House Bill 1257, a week after Dakota Fireworks owner Kyle Thiel defended the...
March 30, 2013 - 12:00am
February 27, 2013
5 Dickinson businesses see tobacco license suspended for non-compliance
In a first for the area, five Dickinson businesses found to be selling tobacco out of compliance with state laws had to tell their tobacco-purchasing...
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am
February 14, 2013
Bottle rockets? The ayes have it
BISMARCK -- A bill to allow the sales of bottle rockets passed through the House floor Wednesday, despite a committee's do not pass recommendation. The use and possession of bottle rockets is currently permitted under state law, but the sales are not. House Bill 1257, sponsored...
February 14, 2013 - 12:00am
January 20, 2013
Fewer ND retailers sell tobacco to minors: 2 Dickinson stores fail compliance checks
The amount of retailers selling tobacco products to minors has dropped dramatically in the last 10-plus years, according to a recent North Dakota Department of Human Services compliance check. Prior to the turn of the millennium, compliance checks found that more than 30 percent...
January 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Concealed weapon permits up in metro, Oil Patch
FARGO -- Cass and Clay counties experienced a big jump this year in the number of people asking for permits to carry concealed weapons, though increases in the metro region pale in comparison to how permits have skyrocketed in North Dakota's Oil Patch. In Clay, 115 permits were issued...
December 20, 2012 - 12:00am