HALLOCK, Minn. — The Gateway Motel and Museum in Hallock has 10 rooms. During pipeline construction, each room is filled and the workers are outside on the patio between the motel and museum grilling food bought from the grocery store, talking with locals or drinking a beer at the bar down the block. Mikey Totleben is the owner of the motel. He said he caters to construction workers and was depending on the work on the pipeline coming through town this summer.
Zzz! It’s your iPhone, buzzing with a notification from work. Zzzzz! Your work email. Again. If you’re like most people, you may become stressed when trying to stay connected to work after hours, feeling like you always need to respond to texts, calls or emails. Experts say that it is all about setting boundaries. “You have to set restrictions for your own sanity,” said Sheryl Broedel, a former human resources professional and now a University of North Dakota lecturer on business communication and technical writing.
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.