GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota achieved a “major industry milestone” on Dec. 21 with first-ever test flights that will open up the skies for broader commercial use of drones, the university said. UND and research partners from Harris Corp. and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site performed the test flights near Hillsboro. Harris Corp. used a system of integrated ground infrastructure that enables commercial unmanned aircraft to fly farther and safer beyond the visual line of sight.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases have increased for a third time this year. From July to September 2018, taxable sales and purchases saw an increase statewide of more than 18 percent over those same months in 2017, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said. This is the third consecutive quarter that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases have seen an increase. In the third quarter, Rauschenberger said, the state had the largest year-to-year percent increase since 2012.
GRAND FORKS — Day cares are fearful of closing due to a piece of North Dakota legislation that went into effect last month Prior to Oct. 1, once newly hired staff at a day care provider were fingerprinted, they could begin working under supervision while they waited for their background check to be completed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you feel like you may never pay off your student loans, you’re not alone -- over 1 million people default on their student loans every year. According to studies from research groups Urban Institute and the Brookings Institute, by 2023, 40 percent of borrowers may default on their student loans, by not making payments for nine months or more.