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Inside Business: Crystal Corset boutique moves to new location

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The Crystal Corset Bra Boutique has moved to 2551 45th St. S., Suite 107, Fargo, in the Old Chicago strip mall.

The business was previously located in the Black Building in downtown Fargo.

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The business sells bras, panties, nursing bras, sleep wear, shape wear and accessories and also offers professional bra fitting.

Your Day by Nicole grand opening today

Your Day by Nicole, a wedding business in downtown Fargo, will host an open house at 4 p.m. today at 102 Broadway, Fargo.

Appetizers and drinks will be served following a brief program featuring Kilbourne Group founder and chairman, Doug Burgum, and representatives of Your Day by Nicole.

The event also includes a preview of Broadway Shoe Co., a new shoe store at 102 Broadway.

Minn., N.D. among top states for business

Minnesota ranked sixth and North Dakota 10th in a new CNBC listing of America’s top states for business.

Last year, Minnesota was 15th and North Dakota third on the annual ranking.

“Nearly a decade of dizzying economic growth is starting to unsettle the Peace Garden State,” North Dakota’s detailed ranking reads at CNBC.com. “Despite an influx of commerce, the state still trails in education and technology.”

This is the eighth year CNBC has created the list, which scores states on 56 measures of competitiveness, separated into 10 broad categories. The categories are weighted based on how frequently they are cited as selling points in state economic development marketing materials.

North Dakota ranked among the top 10 states in quality of life, infrastructure and transportation, economy and business friendliness. It ranked 49th in technology and innovation and tied for 45th in access to capital.

Minnesota ranked in the top 10 in three categories. Its lowest ranking was 38th for cost of doing business.

“The Land of 10,000 Lakes offers a superior quality of life, a vibrant economy and a robust infrastructure. On the flip side: High taxes have businesses swimming in expenses,” its listing reads.

The top five states are Georgia, Texas, Utah, Nebraska and North Carolina.

The rankings for all 50 states are available at topstates.cnbc.com.

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