Author: George Gonzales

City & state officials announce Amazon fulfillment center coming to Fargo

Online retail giant, Amazon to open fulfillment distribution center

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo city officials unveil a new plan that will bring forth an investment to help stimulate North Dakota’s economy. “This is a big time investment, a 1.3 million square foot facility, state of the art, $23 million investment,” North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said. Retail warehouse giant Amazon is moving in with a distribution fulfillment center that…

Unclaimed veteran gets burial service four years after his death

Cremated remains to be buried alongside wife at veterans cemetery

NEAR HARWOOD, N.D. The Hanson Runsvold funeral home provided service for an unclaimed military veteran at the Fargo National Cemetery. After serving in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948, Francis Kaufmann received military honors at his burial service at the Fargo National Cemetery. The four year delay on Kaufmann’s burial process was due to a loss of paperwork. “I…

Essentia Health enrolling patients for clinical trial

Study seeks to improve patient health

FARGO, N.D. – Enrollment of a new clinical trial is underway for a study that will determine whether a commonly used drug to lower cholesterol can help adults over the age of 75. Essentia Health is enrolling patients for the study. It’s called Preventable and will help researchers investigate if taking the drug Lipitor helps in maintaining patient’s health by…

Altony’s in Moorhead forced to relocate

Restaurant owner needs help with funds to keep business afloat

MOORHEAD, Minn. A Moorhead Italian cafe is shutting its doors after nine years of service, but its owner is trying to keep that from happening. On September 28th the landlord of the Altony’s decided to forgo a new lease renewal leaving the future of the restaurant unknown. Ryan Alford who bought the restaurant less than three years ago is devastated…

Dilworth woman celebrates her 77th birthday in a socially distanced way

Marvelous mom gets surprise birthday parade

DILWORTH, Minn. – Shawn Erickson decided to do things a little differently this year. For her mom’s birthday, she surprised her with a different kind of party. “So, today is my mom’s birthday. She turns 77 and it’s been a really difficult year for her she has a cancer diagnosis and she’s fairly isolated and, so, just to make it…

Mask restrictions pose concerns for people in Fargo

Mayoral mask mandate raises awareness amid pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. — “We very much want to avoid a second shut down because in the spring it was very devastating to many of our businesses,” Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney said. With a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Mahoney enacted emergency protocol to have a city-wide mask mandate and prevent a second shutdown. Some people think it is…

Moorhead Police department partners with the DEA for a drug take-back event

Take back program helps in the disposal of potentially harmful prescription drugs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead police department offers a unique prescription drug drop off program to help people get rid of their; unwanted, unused or expired drugs hassle free. ‚ÄúThis is the drug take back program that we have and what we do is we offer anybody who wants to bring any of their drugs or medications they’re not using…

Fargo Mayor discusses second COVID-19 shutdown for the city

How implementing measures can help prevent the spread

FARGO, N.D. — As of Monday evening, Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney issued a mask mandate for the city of Fargo. There is no enforcement. If Cass County continues to see an increase in cases, that could cause a shutdown. “The concern is that if we don’t start turning this around and our numbers keep going up it’ll be difficult to…

West Fargo Fire Department urges people to adopt a hydrant

winter maintenance of fire hydrants helps fire department save lives.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – With snow on the ground, it can make things a little more difficult for firefighters making fire hydrants inaccessible during an emergency. “In the past we’ve actually had issues with getting to fires and hydrants not being dug out.” West Fargo Fire Inspector, John Neeb said. The fire department is launching its second year of the…

Store gears up for the season with winter essentials

Home improvement store serves as one stop shop for in demand winter necessities

FARGO, N.D. – Scheels Home and Hardware is gearing up for the winter with cold weather essentials. Workers at the home improvement store are seeing an increase in demand as customers are asking about shovels, snowblowers, warm clothing and how they can better stay prepared this season. The different type of equipment, such as the right snowblowers can can help…