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A letter signed by the mayors of Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and West Fargo stresses the importance of mask-wearing, washing hands and sanitizing surfaces.

“To get us through this wave of COVID-19 and to keep our communities open, it’s crucial to be aware of our behaviors,” the letter states before reminding residents about the importance of hygiene and masks. “We must keep our social interactions to small groups, social distance when out in the public, utilize testing events and stay home if sick.”

In the letter, the phrase “wear a mask” was written in all capital letters.

Signees include Steve Bakken, of Bismarck; Brandon Bochenski, of Grand Forks; Bernie Dardis, of West Fargo; Tim Mahoney, of Fargo; and Shaun Sipma, of Minot.

“We ask for increased diligence from our business community when it comes to NDSmart Restart Recommendations to include occupant capacity in particular. Further disregard may lead to

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South Dakota business leaders and elected officials are set to come together next month in Sioux Falls to discuss how the coronavirus has affected businesses in the state.

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is inviting U.S. Sen. John Thune and top executives from some of the state’s biggest employers to speak at a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown.

The event is called “Business Implications of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for

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HURON, S.D. — The Trump Administration announced on Sept. 8 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $594,038 to help four South Dakota agricultural producers develop new products and expand their business lines.

“This funding helps agricultural producers generate new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities that will ultimately improve the bottom line of their operations. The Value-Added Producer Grant program is especially useful to beginning farmers and smaller farm operations,” said USDA Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross.

Recipients include:

  • DX Beef LLC near Eagle Butte will receive $44,288 to use as working capital to increase sales through processing and marketing of value-added beef products. DX Beef LLC will optimize sales opportunities of their grass-fed beef to include processing, packaging, and labeling of the locally produced beef. This will include sales at local businesses, farmers market events, and through their online ordering platform.
  • Farm Life Creamery
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BAY CITY, MI — A North Dakota man is facing a felony charge related to his alleged illegal sales of marijuana from his Bay County business.

a sign on the side of a road: Signs for Deeply Content, a business located at 808 N. Euclid Ave. in Bangor Township, which the Michigan State Police raided on Sept. 3, 2020, as part of an investigation that the shop was illegally selling marijuana.

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Signs for Deeply Content, a business located at 808 N. Euclid Ave. in Bangor Township, which the Michigan State Police raided on Sept. 3, 2020, as part of an investigation that the shop was illegally selling marijuana.

Eric F. Owens, 46, on Friday, Sept. 4, appeared before Bay County Chief District Judge Dawn A. Klida via Zoom from the Bay County Jail. Klida arraigned Owens on one count of delivery or manufacture of marijuana or synthetic equivalents, second offense.

The charge is normally a four-year felony, but the second-offense addendum increases the maximum potential penalty to eight years in prison.

Owens told the judge he lives in Lincoln, North Dakota. Defense attorney Joshua Covert said Owens grew up

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Why did Governor Kristi Noem turn down $300 a week in free money for unemployed South Dakotans?

Noem Declines Extra $300 Unemployment Funds From Trump’s Lost Wage Assistance Program

With Congress at a standstill over the next coronavirus stimulus package, President Trump signed four executive directives in early August, including one to provide enhanced unemployment benefits to 30 million Americans. While there was rampant confusion over the unemployment memorandum, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance last week that provided clarity on the program.

MORE FROM FORBESConfirmed: Extra $400 Unemployment Benefit Extension Slashed To $300; State Match Optional

DOL Guidance On Extra $300 Benefit

The DOL letter gave states a pass

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By JILL SCHRAMM, Minot Daily News

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Whether it’s the history, the solid building construction or simply a love for downtown, developers are taking interest in Minot’s core district.

Multiple renovation projects are in the works.

At 21 E. Central Ave., a three-story building with about 6,000 square feet on each floor is being converted into office space, with remodeling of the first floor for a potential tenant such as a food and beverage business. Building owner Kevin Black plans to locate his business, Creedence Energy, on the second floor.

Ryan and Jessica Ackerman with Aksal Group have completed some remodeling of their properties along First Street Southeast but continue to develop the buildings into future leasable space.

The building at 18 2nd St. NE, where Escape Point has been located on the second floor, is undergoing renovation of its first floor to make additional business space

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