Prairie Business Names MetroPlains 50 Best Places to Work

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The September issue of Prairie Business names and honors the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains.

Earlier this year, employees nominated the organizations by submitting anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best.

The survey sought input on each employer’s benefits, workplace culture and employee morale, among other factors. And employees responded. Prairie Business received more than 1,300 nominations from employees from around the region, said Tom Dennis, Prairie Business editor.

"As organizations, the 50 Best Places to Work range in size from small businesses with a dozen or so employees, to national companies that are doing business in 48 states," Dennis said.

"But they all have one thing in common: a workplace culture that inspires loyalty and enthusiasm among employees. We can all learn from the benefits, pay practices, management styles and other factors that set these successful cultures apart."

Prairie Business is proud to present the results of the contest, which now is in its fifth year. “We congratulate all of the winning companies, and we thank the employees who responded so enthusiastically to our survey,” Dennis said.

The 50 Best winners will be honored in the magazine, which now is available on the web at A direct link to the Digital Edition of the magazine can be found here.

This year's 50 Best Places to Work are:

3M, Brookings, S.D.

AE2S, Grand Forks, N.D.

Alerus, Grand Forks

Apex Engineering Group, Fargo, N.D.

Applied Engineering, Bismarck, N.D.

Arvig, Perham, Minn.

Baker Boy, Dickinson, N.D.

Bourgault Industries, Minot, N.D.

Construction Engineers, Grand Forks, N.D.

Cornerstone Bank, no specific headquarters

Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D.

EAPC Architects Engineers, Grand Forks, N.D.

Eide Bailly, Fargo, N.D.

EMC Insurance, Bismarck, N.D.  

Epicosity, Sioux Falls, S.D.

First International Bank & Trust, Watford City, N.D.

First Western Bank & Trust, Minot, N.D.

Fisher Industries, Dickinson, N.D.

Gate City Bank, Fargo

H2M, Fargo

Hess Corp., Minot, N.D.

Houston Engineering, Fargo, N.D.

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, N.D.

JLG Architects, Minneapolis

KLJ, Bismarck, N.D.

Lawrence & Schiller, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Liberty Business Systems, Fargo, N.D.

Lloyd Companies, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Marco, St. Cloud, Minn.

McGough, St. Paul, Minn.

MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, N.D.

MetroPlains Management, Devils Lake, N.D., and Fargo, N.D.

Midco, Minneapolis

Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Bismarck, N.D.

Moore Engineering, West Fargo, N.D.

National Information Solutions Cooperative, Mandan, N.D.

Network Center, Fargo

Nexus Innovations, Bismarck

North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co., Bismarck, N.D.

Obermiller Nelson Engineering (ONE), Fargo, N.D.

Pediatric Therapy Partners, Fargo, N.D., and Bismarck, N .D.

Sandman Structural Engineers, Moorhead, Minn.

Starion Bank, Bismarck

Steffes, Dickinson, N.D.

Stoneridge Software, Barnesville, Minn.

Sundog Interactive, Fargo

Swier Law Firm, Avon, S.D.

TrueNorth Steel, West Fargo, N.D., and elsewhere

Ulteig, Fargo, N.D.

WCCO Belting, Wahpeton, N.D.

About Prairie Business: For more than 16 years, Prairie Business has served as the only business-to-business magazine dedicated to the Northern Plains region. More than 20,000 print and digital copies are distributed monthly. The magazine focuses on success and opportunities in North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota and covers a variety of business topics including higher education, finance, architecture and engineering, agribusiness, energy, health care, economic development, tourism, technology and construction.