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Company had said it was delaying expansion nationwide but a company spokesperson said Thursday that hiring will start now with plans to be full launched by early next year.
Thanks to Amazon's recent New Shepard flight, William Shatner has boldly gone where no nonagenarian has gone before. Which got this columnist thinking: Doesn't every senior citizen deserve to visit space? But first, Jeff Bezos is going to have to make some modifications to the rocket, including Barcaloungers, a spacesuit redesign and lots of old TV Guides in the bathrooms.
The Amazon Fulfillment Center in north Fargo is the size of 22 football fields and is set to begin operations Sunday, Sept. 19. Take a look inside the massive warehouse with reporter Thomas Evanella and videographer Chris Flynn.
What do Fargo-Moorhead area employers think of Amazon's arrival? Simply put, it depends who you ask, Chamber CEO Shannon Full said. “There are mixed emotions depending upon the company that you’re talking to,” she said. “The other side of this is if it is companies that have the same type of workforce, there is a significant concern about local talent erosion.”
I'm baffled when I see journalists thumb their scoops into Twitter or Facebook posts, often before they ever get around to turning those scoops into content for their publications. I understand the impulse. Everybody wants to be first, and all those likes and retweets and follows are digital dopamine, but who profits from that model?
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told a news conference on Thursday that her office is "evaluating" House Bill 1217, which says it'll ensure "fairness" in women's sports by prohibiting trans girls from participation. The bill has passed both chambers.

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A bill before the Legislature in Bismarck this session would make "interactive computer services" — defined as "any information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server" — civilly liable. Not for libelous or otherwise illegal content posted by users, mind you, but for censorship.
Parler is seeking a court order requiring Amazon to reinstate its account, and blocking it from suspending services it had contracted for. It is also seeking unspecified triple damages.
The two-story, 40-foot-high building will be larger than Fargo's West Acres Regional Shopping Center, which is about 900,000 square feet, and the Case IH manufacturing facility, which is around 660,000 square feet.

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