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Thomas Evanella

Thomas Evanella


Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.

Across the country, housing market conditions are “unlike anything the industry has ever seen.” Buyers are undeterred. The story behind how the local housing market is plowing ahead despite national challenges.

Though the unemployment rate climbed slightly, year-over-year data signaled a continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Limke, a legislative correspondent for North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, had an up-close experience with one of the foxes that have made a home on Capitol Hill this past week.
There are nearly 20,000 jobs in North Dakota that need filling and considerably fewer people to fill them, according to Job Service North Dakota. The North Dakota State College of Science's registered apprenticeship program is seeking the address the gap.
Automation and robotics are seeing increased usage in factories across North Dakota. Despite fears that automation will lead to job loss, company officials say this isn’t the case. “There is such a shortage of workforce, we automate because we have to,” Rod Koch of WCCO Belting explained.
With both the Super Bowl and the NCAA Tournament on the horizon, Dakota Nation Sportsbook manager Jeff Hunter expects "an interesting next six weeks" at the Red River Valley's only sportsbook.
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Twenty-six states — including Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota — are set to increase their minimum wage in 2022. Meanwhile, minimum wage holds steady at $7.25 per hour in North Dakota. While business advocates say the status-quo is working, labor leaders say its time for a change.
Commercials featuring the likes of Meghan Trainor, Lady A and Emmitt Smith show the trio hawking Sanford Health's nutrition plan, Profile by Sanford.
West Fargo mother Meghan Dahnke is the woman behind Toadally Therapeutic Community Store, a marketplace for second-hand goods for children with autism. Inspired by her 7-year-old son Broden, Dahnke launched the business to help parents find affordable equipment. In the process, she and the store have become the mutual link between so many parents in the area.
The new incentive offers $500 to employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have secured a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.
Active cases fell by 112 from Wednesday's figure. Fargo's Cass County continued to lead the state in the category, with 781 active cases.