The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Tim Pawlenty: Thanks, but No Thanks to Run for Senate Seat

The GOP thought it could help flip the state

  MINNESOTA — One of the biggest Republican names in Minnesota politics isn’t interested in running for the Senate. Former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty had considered running for the seat vacated by Al Franken. The GOP thought it could help flip the state. But appearing on Fox Business, Pawlenty says it’s too short of a campaign for…

UND Welcomes New Athletics Director

Chaves replaces Brian Faison who retired at the end of 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has officially welcomed Bill Chaves to the Fighting Hawks family. A press conference was held in Grand Forks to introduce Chaves as the 16th Athletics Director for the university. He comes to UND after more than a decade at Eastern Washington University. The football program earned seven playoff berths and won the FCS national title…

Man Suffers Throat and Neck Injury After Holding in Sneeze

Doctors say don't hold back when it comes to your sneezes

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption INTERNATIONAL — A 34-year-old man suffered a neck and throat injury after he tried to hold in a sneeze. Doctors say the man pinched his nose and kept his mouth closed to hold in a forceful sneeze. It sent air and matter crashing into the…

Net-Neutrality Battle Headed to Court

They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps

  NATIONAL — The battle over net-neutrality rules is headed to court. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the rules. They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. New York’s attorney…

Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 14: Governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton speaks to Policy Fellows at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on July 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The state of Minnesota shut down state services after Republicans and Democrats failed to come to an agreement on the budget. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark…

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

Money Talks: 401k

With the markets up sky-high, it's time to start thinking long-term.

Retirement might seem like a long way away, but if you don’t start paying attention to your retirement investments now, retirement itself might never come. The markets have been riding on a high since well before the start of the new year, and they just broke 26,000. So when you look over your portfolio, you need to make sure you’re…

THE BIZ: Recalls, Comebacks, Free Grand Slam Breakfasts and Possibly the End of Orca Shows

The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019

NATIONAL — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling nearly 170,000 minivans over an engine stall issue. The company states the recall includes 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vans with gas engines that have been sold across the country. A software issue is causing the engine to stall and the company says at least one crash has been reported that may be related to the recall….

What a Dilly, We’re Going to Philly: Vikings Fans Gearing Up for the Big Game

Sports City in The West Acres Mall Says They are Seeing More Viking Sales Than Eagles Sales

FARGO, N.D. — One local sports apparel store says that after last night’s breath-taking Vikings win over the Saints, apparel is selling like crazy. Sports City in West Acres Mall offers items for sports teams all over, but the closer the Super Bowl comes, the more Vikings gear is going out the door. They say although many people are on…