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Fergus Falls Company Makes Medical Gowns For Hospital

Shortex Products Says They Felt The Need To Make The Change To Help Out Those Who Need Supplies While Fighting The Pandemic.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls company is switching gears from boats to medical gowns. Shortex Products says they felt the need to make the change to help out those who need supplies while fighting the pandemic. They say the equipment they use for the boat covers and other products were able to make the switch over to the…

Comfort King Mattress Factory Makes Masks For People In Need

Between The Sioux Falls And Fargo Location They Have Produced Over 1000 Masks.

FARGO, N.D. — “We realized how big of a need there was so it was hey let’s get on this i mean it’s just exploded from here,” Comfort King Manager Ben Enney said. Comfort King Mattress Factory in both Fargo and Sioux Falls have been working around the clock not only to stay in business but to make hundreds and…

1,600 People File For Unemployment in Cass County

Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak of this pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about one of the worst workforce impacts in the history of the United States. We now have official numbers on the impact it’s leaving on North Dakota. Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak…

LIVE: Sandy’s Embraces Technology and Home Deliveries During Pandemic

WEST FARGO, ND – Every morning at 4 AM, Jamie Tate, a manager at Sandy’s Donuts, comes in and begins his shift by processing tons of orders that have piled up over night for delivery. This isn’t unusual, as Sandy’s usually delivers to many businesses around the metro. But this time the donuts aren’t going to businesses, they are going…

BNG supports local business with #NDSmart apparel

All proceeds from the apparel line go to a fund to support local buisness

FARGO, N.D. — BNG has created an apparel line with the #NDSmart to sell to the public. One hundred percent of the profit from purchases will go to a fund to support small businesses. Supporting local buisnesses is something that has always been important to the team at BNG. “Most of our legacy clients have been living in North Dakota…

Fargo-Moorhead deals with economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in trouble are encouraged to reach out to their banks for assistive programs

FARGO, N.D. — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area are left struggling. “If a business is still operating, sales are down 60-70%,” said Downtown Community Partnership President/CEO, Melissa Brandt. “Some have found creative ways to sell their product online or are offering pickup or takeout. Others have made the tough decision to lay…

Baker Garden & Gift Offering Curbside Pickup Amid Pandemic

Store employees say they've seen more interest in gardening amid coronavirus concerns

FARGO, N.D. — Those at Baker Garden & Gift say it’s that time of year when people start planning their vegetable gardening. In the era of social isolation and distancing, the store’s employees say they’ve seen more and more people become interested in growing their own food. Raised-bed gardens make growing foods like tomatoes, peppers and carrots easy to do…

North Dakota Leaders Discuss Emergency Business Financing

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, small business owners continue to take a hit

FARGO, N.D. — From complete closures to adjusting distribution methods, small business owners in North Dakota have had to deal with a new way of life. “There is 73,000 small businesses in North Dakota. There’s 30 million small businesses across the country. All of them have been impacted by this coronavirus,” says Small Business Administration District Director Al Haut. As…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosting Economic Roundtable Regarding COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting an Economic Roundtable with other metro government and business leaders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will discuss the business community’s response to COVID-19 and resources available to the workforce and businesses. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan…

Cybersecurity Experts Warn Of Increased Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

FARGO, N.D. – Cyber security experts are warning people to be extra vigilant online, especially now that they are working remotely from home. With millions of Americans working from home, it’s important to take extra steps to protect the data of yourself and your company. Employees should make sure to avoid sharing any sensitive information over an unsecured video connection….