Business

New Retail Chain Coming to Moorhead

The family owned company was founded in 1947 and currently has 39 stores in six states

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Minnesota-based home, farm and outdoor store is coming to Moorhead. Mayor Del Rae Williams says the retail chain Runnings will be moving into the former Kmart building along Highway 10 East. She says crews will be doing some work at the store this spring with an anticipated grand opening in the fall. Runnings is headquartered…

Live United Awards Showcase Community Support

It was also announced that United Way reached its 2016 campaign goal of 5.7 million dollars

FARGO, N.D. — United Way is celebrating its “2016 LIVE UNITED” awards with a “Tonight Show” style event. Guests were entertained by a host as a thank you from United Way for all the community support shown in 2016. Nine awards were given out to local organizations and individuals who excelled at helping the organization. Winners were called up and…

ToSti the K9 Has His First Coffee with a Cop

The K9 doesn't always get to come with the West Fargo Police Deparment's monthly trip.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Seniors at Eventide at Sheyenne Crossings retirement community got a special visit. West Fargo police brought along a four legged hero for “Coffee with a Cop”. The visit happens once a month, but the dog doesn’t always get to come with. ToSti, a Dutch shepherd, is West Fargo’s second K9. The police department hopes these visits…

Authority Chairwoman of Vikings’ Stadium Resigns

A recent legislative audit found nearly half of the tickets for a pair of suites were issued to friends and family of top officials

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium has resigned. Michelle Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation in a letter in which she said it was “in the public interest” to step down. Kelm-Helgen faced weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends. A recent legislative audit found that nearly half…

“Day Without Immigrants” Social Media Campaign Goes National

Some workers won't get paid, but many said protesting is worth the sacrifice

  NATIONAL — Dozens of restaurants and other businesses shut their doors in Minneapolis as part of a “Day Without Immigrants.” The social media-driven campaign is taking place in several cities across the country. It urges foreign-born people not to go to work or school, or shop, as a way to show how immigrants help the U.S. economy. Hundreds of protesters…

Governor Burgum Asked to Leave Senate Floor

Burgum's spokesman said the governor "meant no disrespect to the chamber rules"

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was asked to leave the Senate floor Wednesday for wearing jeans. His attire was in violation of chamber rules. Burgum had just finished posing for a photo with some students on the Senate floor when he was asked to leave. His spokesman says the governor “meant no disrespect to the chamber…

Tech Tip Today: Facebook Messenger

It's a little tricky to use at first. Francie Black has some tips to help you spruce it up.

Facebook Messenger can be a little confusing at first, but it has a lot of features that can help you. Not only can it make communicating with your friends faster and more efficient, you can show more of your personality in it as well. Check out this week’s Tech Tip Today.

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…

Defending Yourself…On and Off the Internet

Safety Tips for Students on a College Campus

FARGO, N.D. — You can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting yourself on and off the internet. We talked with different professionals throughout the F-M area on how college students can better prepare themselves. Many different colleges around the U.S., including NDSU, MSUM and Concordia College, have put programs in place to protect their students. Some of the…

NDSU Working on Keeping Self-Driving Technology Secure

Are you interested in keeping self-driving technology in the right hands?

FARGO, N.D. — Many say self-driving cars will be the standard in the future. But due to their computerized nature, some fear they could be susceptible to cyberattacks. A team of students at NDSU is working on developing cybersecurity software that could be used in the cars to keep them safe from attack. Team leaders say they’ve made good progress…