Author: Chris Howard

Lack of Labor Sparks Hiring Blitz at Sandy’s Donuts

North Dakota touts the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, but it isn't helping some small businesses...

FARGO, ND – Mary Rohrich has been working at Sandy’s Donuts for 21 years. She’s never seen the store this busy, and the kitchen this empty. “We need help. There is a lot of orders coming in and you know people come in to buy. We have days that we run out of things because it’s so busy, and then…

F-M Kurds Respond to Nightmare Situation in Syria

The Kurdish–Turkish Conflict continues to escalate in Northern Syria after U.S. Troops begin their withdrawal from the region.

“I’m waking up with nightmares, what’s happening to people, because we are seeing what’s happening to people. We are seeing kids turned to pieces. It’s a huge pain.” said Dr. Azad Berwari, a Kurdish Activist living here in the F-M area. American Kurds are getting cell phone calls at 3 AM and news alerts about friends and family injured in…

Tips For Healthy Halloween Eating

FARGO, N.D. – ‘Tis the season for loads of candy but Sanford Health has some tips for staying healthy this Halloween. Dietitians say that it’s difficult to prevent kids from getting their hands on too much candy during the holiday. They say it’s important to teach them healthy eating habits. They include only letting children eat candy after meals or…

Snow-battered Trees Present New Dangers For Fargo-Moorhead

After last weeks snowstorm, trees in our region are presenting new dangers for pedestrians and motorists.

If you’ve been around the Concordia and MSUM campuses over the weekend, you’re no stranger to downed branches, damaged trees and a mess near the roads. Moorhead Public Works isn’t either. It has been overwhelmed with calls ranging from branch pickups to tree removals. “We are prioritizing our workload right now, so our top priority is downed trees and dangerous…

Battle for Pension Protection Underway in North Dakota

A fight for pensions across the U.S. is underway, as millions of retirees are facing the potential loss of their pensions.

FARGO, N.D. – For thousands of retired workers across the state, the battle for their pensions began in 2014, when the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act was signed into law. It allowed pension plans that are in a critical status, like Central States, which covers thousands of workers in North Dakota, to reduce the benefits they pay out to those covered…

Increased Police Presence at Fargo North High School Following Suspicious Message

A student reported writings on a desk that included, "school shooting threat 9-4-19."

Fargo, N.D. – Fargo North High School is operating as normal after a school shooting threat was determined to be not credible. One student discovered disturbing messages on a desk on Tuesday, one of which included a school shooting threat referencing Wednesday’s date. School administration and the Fargo Police Department conducted an investigation and concluded that there was no threat….

Find A Great Deal While Helping Haiti at a Moorhead Church

MOORHEAD, Minn. – United Hearts for Haiti is hosting a Rummage Sale at Bridgepointe Community Church in Moorhead this weekend Items such as furniture, tools, bikes, and much more are being sold to raise money to continue building a trade school in rural Haiti. The school will be used to teach electricians, welders and plumbers. “There is a lot of…