Author: Paola Belloso

American Crystal Sugar Company Holds Its Annual Meeting To Look Back At This Year’s Crops

Farmers gathered to talk about how the results have impacted the business.

FARGO, N.D.- “The worst conditions that we’ve encountered in our family’s history with sugar beets which takes us back to the 60’s.” This is how Beau Bateman describes the farming crisis. He is a farmer and shareholder at Crystal Sugar. Beau was not able to recover more than 20 percent of what he had in the ground. “Well, the company…

Agiron Helps Farmers Save Money On Ag Equipment

With the downturn of the Ag economy, some farmers are trying to be savvier with their money.

FARGO, N.D.- Agiron is an auction for big farm equipment held three times every year. “We have consignors, farmers; dealers bring in their equipment here to be sold at public auction.  We compromise in area of about 8 states and Canada,” says Brad Olstad, an Auctioneer at Steffes Group Inc. There is no shortage of items that you will be…

Plains Art Museum Brings Back Free Noon Holiday Concerts

The free event is celebrating its 21st year.

FARGO, N.D. – The three week event brings in local musicians including students and established artists to play from noon to one from Monday to Thursday. There will also be meals available for purchase. The museum hopes through this event more people check out all it has to offer. “Oh, I think it’s great to like I said, get people…

Northern AG Expo Hosts Its Annual Event For Farmers

 The North Dakota State Department of Commerce is trying to reach a population that may not participate in the census.

FARGO, N.D. — In April, the U.S. will conduct its constitutionally mandated 10 year census to determine the country’s population. “The census only happens every 10 years and we wanted to raise awareness and raise the knowledge of the importance of completing the census and the impact, the positive impact it has on North Dakota and North Dakota residents and…

Microsoft Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Its Fargo Campus

The Fargo Campus was built on a farm and homestead dating back to the 1990s

FARGO,N.D. – The first building Horizon opened its doors in September 1999 as Great Plains software before being bought by Microsoft in 2001. Since the campus began there have been four more buildings added and it is home to more than 1,600 employees. Microsoft leaders say that while the company has grown in the last 20 years there have some…

12–Year Old Fargo Girl Wants To Help Others Stay Warm This Winter

A blanket she received during diagnosis motivated her to create an organization

FARGO, N.D. — Olivia Allen was diagnosed with Epilepsy after suffering from seizures as a young child. During that time, a blanket she received made her feel calm. She wanted for people who were going through hardships to have the same feeling of comfort. That’s why she created a non–profit organization called “Warm Blanket Hugs,” providing blankets to those in…

Santa Village Opens Its Doors At Rheault Farm

 The community braved the winter storm to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

FARGO, N.D.- For some, the snowy weather was not a factor, but rather a drive to go outside and make the most of it. “The weather was more like a push, because he likes to be outside, so we got him all geared up and come out and plays in the snow,” says Korinna, a visitor. They came to the…

Fraser Hosts Its 19th Annual Festival Of Trees

Families enjoyed a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus

FARGO, N.D.- With Christmas right around the corner, Fraser is getting families into the Christmas Spirit. “It’s just a wonderful time to show love and compassion and generosity to the whole entire world,” says Wanda, a visitor. For Wanda, spending time with her family means something different than for other people. “It’s very important. We lost a son not quite…

Prairie Public Brings A Little Bit Of Las Vegas To The Red River Valley

Portions of the entry fee will go towards supporting Prairie Public's mission of giving back

FARGO,N.D.- The organization hosted its 2nd Red River Valley Poker Championship for people who enjoy playing Texas Hold’ Em. Fort those not interested in participating in the tournament, they could play the e–pull tab machines, the black jack table, or sit–and–go tournaments. Portions of the entry fee will go towards supporting Prairie Public’s mission of giving back. “I mean, that’s…

Volunteers Deliver And Serve Meals For Thanksgiving

The event was expected to bring between 1,200 and 1,500 people

FARGO, N.D. — They gave back to the F–M community. Thanksgiving is a day where people from different communities come together to reflect on their blessings and give back. “I always tell God that I’m thankful for the things that I take for granted. Because we all have a lot to be grateful for no matter what our situation is…