Business

NDSU’s Fashion, Apparel &Business Organization takes their annual fashion show virtual

For two days, the student organization will post photos on Facebook and Instagram highlighting student designers and local businesses that promote this year's theme of sustainability

FARGO, N.D. — Students involved in NDSU’s Fashion, Apparel and Business Organization look forward to the end of April all year long. It means it’s time for the annual fashion show, where members get the chance to showcase their designs and see all of their hard work pay off. With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to cancel this year’s show, the…

Fargo Fitness Center Hosting Outdoor Workout Classes For Social Distancing

MPX Fitness is hosting a free outdoor workout session at the Jefferson Park in Fargo on May 7th.

FARGO, N.D. — Mariah Prussia of MPX Fitness says she is ready to go back to seeing her clients in person. After the coronavirus caused her business to go online, she’s been keeping busy with workouts over Zoom and videos for people to follow at home. With the weather getting warmer and restrictions beginning to lift in North Dakota, Prussia…

Rep. Peterson working with Ag Secretary to help hog farmers struggling with plant closures

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the struggles pig farmers are going through during the pandemic He says 160,000 hogs are being euthanized across the country every day because of plant closures. Department of Agriculture tells Peterson it’s having trouble dealing with the backlog of hogs. That includes a shortage of trucks to bring them…

Advocacy Groups Call For Increased Worker and Family Protections

FARGO, N.D. – A group of North Dakota advocacy organizations are calling for stronger policies to be put in place to protect workers and families during the COVID-19 crisis. The group is asking for elected officials to enact policy that would provide safety equipment and safer work environments for front line workers and those returning back to work, a moratorium on…

Grand Forks is making sure everyone can as stay as safe as possible when businesses reopen

GRAND FORKS N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown urging people to continue taking precautions like wearing masks, physically distancing and washing your hands. An increased number of Covid-19 cases are linked to Grand Forks with 145 LM Wind Power employees testing positive. The mayor says if new cases begin to rise again businesses may need to be closed again to slow…

ND’s Beauty Industry Gets Ready To Reopen

Hair Success Salon and Spa is planning to open Friday and Polished Nail Spa downtown on Monday.

FARGO, N.D. – As excited as many businesses in the area are to reopen their doors, they say they’re first priority is keeping their clients and staff safe. “When clients come in, they have to wear face shields or face masks of some sort,” says Tom Huynh the Owner of Polished Nail Spa Downtown. “Our technicians will be wearing masks,…

ND Unions & Community Leaders Gather In Honor of Fallen Workers

26 workers were killed on job sites in the state in 2019 according to OSHA.

FARGO, N.D. – Workers, union officials and community leaders gather online to honor workers who died or were injured at workplaces in North Dakota. 26 workers were killed on job sites in the state in 2019 according to OSHA. A moment of silence was held as each name was read aloud to honor the workers. They are calling on elected…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Burgum to Discuss ND Smart Restart Operating Guidelines

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the new standard operating procedures for businesses. Burgum will be joined by Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer who will help explain ND Smart Restart guidelines. The industries being allowed to open with specific guidelines include restaurants and bars,…

Local Grocers Not Alarmed By Food Plant Closures

A front page ad in major publications has many people around the nation panicking about a potential food shortage.

FARGO, N.D. – Our food supply chain is strained, and the coronavirus was to blame. That’s according to full page ads bought by Tyson Foods in three major publications. They state that the supply chain has been broken, and consumers would suffer because of it. But local grocers say that in our neck of the woods, consumers won’t go hungry….

Fargo, West Fargo leaders back Gov. Burgum’s decision to reopen businesses

They note that much of the power to control the virus still lies in the hands of the public

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state is ready to implement Phase One of the North Dakota Smart Restart plan. “We anticipate there’ll be some rules applied to this, but we see it as hopeful to start opening up businesses, get our economy moving again,” says Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. West Fargo Commission President…