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Oil barons of Wayzata: Northern Oil and Gas CFO Ryan Gilbertson (left) and CEO Michael Reger have built their company largely on Reger's family's history on the "Williston Basin," a tantalizingly rich source of oil. New drilling technology could make extracting it more likely.

Squeezing Oil From Rock

A Wayzata company is seeking to harvest black gold from a vast expanse of shale in the upper great plains. It could contain up to 500 billion barrels of high-quality oil. The big challenge is to actually extract that petroleum out of the ground.


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Gut Instinct

Gut Instinct

He's got attitude, a raunchy sense of humor, and he's wearing the wrong clothes. But Phil Roberts knows exactly where you want to eat.

A Sound Education

A Sound Education

McNally Smith College of Music in Minneapolis is working to become one of the nation's premier music schools. You may not have heard of it. But in a rapidly changing music industry, it's pumping up the volume.

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Workfaces's Web-enabled remake is meant to go networking sites one better.

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Looking ahead to the offshoots of a biomass energy industry.

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The Meet And Eat

Some things to consider before an important business dinner.

The Wine And Dine

Twin Cities restaurants have just the place for your next company dinner party.



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Underdog Done Good

Underdog Done Good

Achieving dreams takes persistence, determination, and sacrifice.

Out Of Change

To: Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain, candidates for president of the United States

Casual Obsessions

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