Business

Fargo Jet Center celebrates 25 years of business

The company hosted a party and ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the milestone.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Jet Center was founded in 1995 by brothers Pat and Jim Sweeney as a startup. The pair never imagined they’d see the kind of success they’ve had so far. “We have been fortunate to have been named in the top 1% of aviation service companies around the world,” said President Jim Sweeney. That good fortunate…

Alerus extends Alerus Center sponsorship by 10 years

Alerus is continuing their sponsorship agreement with Alerus Center in 2 million dollar agreement

GRAND FORKS, N.D.- For almost 20 years, the Alerus Center has been partnering with Alerus to bring entertainment to the Grand Forks area. Alerus is not ready to give up their sponsorship spot just yet. Alerus, Alerus Center and the venue’s management company Spectra announcing a two million dollar, ten year extension to the naming rights. The operators say they…

Slumberland Furniture employee goes the extra mile to keep customer safe

Brianna Normand called paramedics to the home of a customer after a phone call indicated the woman was having a stroke.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — September 14th was just another day on the job for Brianna Normand as a sales associate at Slumberland Furniture in West Fargo. That is until a phone call with a customer looking to buy a recliner for her husband sounded anything but normal. “It sounded like she was flustered at first,” remembered Normand. “She had hung…

LIVE: Zoo Brew 2020

Kick off a wild weekend with us.

By now, they’re old pros at this social distancing thing, and there’s no better time to prove it than during the last weekend of the summer. Zoo Brews 2020 is Friday night at the Red River Zoo and you can raise a glass to the wildest folks around in the region. More than 20 different beers are available, as well…

LIVE: Chalkfest 2020

Not a cancellation you have to chalk up to the pandemic!

During the pandemic, bright spots have seemed few and far between. But this weekend, there’s a bright and colorful festival going on right here in the metro perfect for you and the whole family. It’s Chalkfest 2020 — and it’s great to hear about a gathering whose cancellation hasn’t had to be chalked up to Covid-19. There are some changes…

Ag Commissioners Discuss State of the Industry

Big Iron Farm Show returns to West Fargo for its 40th year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The picture painted by North Dakota and Minnesota’s Ag Commissioners at the Big Iron Farm Show for the remainder of 2020 and the future of 2021 is not a pretty one. “When you see almost a couple of thousand dairy farms go out of business, it’s a big deal,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring….

Big Iron Farm Show offers a glimpse of the past with historic farming exhibit

WEST FARGO, ND – You can check out some unique and interesting farming history at the Big Iron Farm Show this year. Bonanzaville donated several tractors and old style machinery to the exhibit. Tractors from as far back as 1944 were on display as a way to promote the history of farming in the Red River Valley. John Deere, Steiger…

Microsoft in Fargo Confirms Employee Layoffs

A spokesperson would not say how many employees are affected

FARGO, N.D. — Microsoft lays off employees at its Fargo campus. A spokesperson for the company would not say how many people were affected. The company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington put out a statement that says, a small percentage of the employee base in Fargo was eliminated. Microsoft says it reflects adaptions to business needs and does not change its…

LIVE: Nemeth Art Center Croquet “Maskerade” Fundraiser

Making masks fun again, creatively.

Having the mask conversation these days can be kind of fraught. So this weekend, why not gather in a place where masks are fun again, while you raise money for a great cause? The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, Minn. is throwing a party for 100 lucky guests featuring competitive lawn games and a prize for the person with…

LIVE: A “Bit” of Fall Fun

Find your favorite fall activity at L'il Bitz Pumpkin Patch, opening for the season.

“Gourd” news for lovers of all things fall: one of the region’s favorite pumpkin patches is opening up for the season soon, with a few changes in store. L’il Bitz Pumpkin Patch is in full preparation mode for the annual opening set for next week. Owner Mary Hoagland says they plan to start harvesting the pumpkins over the weekend. The…