Entrepreneurs from Around Country Coming to Fargo for Drone Focus Conference

The conference starts at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow

FARGO, N.D. — Drone leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country will be in Fargo tomorrow for Emerging Prairie’s 5th Annual Drone Conference. Emerging Prairie says with the drone industry growing so fast, it’s important to help entrepreneurs understand the rapidly changing trends. The organization says drones have become popular to use in the agriculture industry and search and rescue missions….

Small Business Administration Brings Federal Agencies to Local Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Innovation Research tour goes across the country

FARGO, N.D. — Small businesses may have a hard time getting funding for projects. The Small Business Administration brought resources to about 75 entrepreneurs in Fargo. The Small Business Innovation Research tour brings representatives from over a dozen federal agencies like the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation to cities across the country. Each agency has grant money set aside…

Fargo Gordmans Celebrates Grand Reopening

In honor of the reopening, the store donated $1,000 to West Fargo High School

FARGO, N.D.– With a little TLC, Fargo Gordmans is celebrating its grand reopening. The West Fargo High School band sparked excitement this morning as city and store members held a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Fargo store opened in 2001 and was bought out by Stage Stores two years back. In honor of the reopening, the store donated $1,000 to West…

Chamber of Commerce Launches Fueling Our Future Initiative

The intiative focuses on the pillars of people, prosperity, and place

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber and Economic Development Corporation are spearheading a new initiative, with the public and private sectors working together to make the local economy stronger. The three pillars the Fueling Our Future Initiative will focus on are people, prosperity, and place. “It’s putting the needs of the community above the needs of your own individual organization. It’s that ability…

Get “On the Move” This June, Get Rewarded

pick up a bingo card at courts plus community fitness, Family wellness or and YMCA location

FARGO, N.D. — Being active this June in Fargo will get you a lot more than some health benefits. You could score some rewards. Pick up a bingo card of activities at Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness or any YMCA location. As part of the Fargo Park District’s second annual “On the Move” initiative, you will win prizes from the…

The Arts Partnership Shares Need for Art in Community to Boost Economy

The event sparked discussion on how art plays a major role in attracting people to our community

MOORHEAD, MN– The Arts Partnership is continuing to stress the arts as a driving force in the Fargo-Moorhead economy with its business series. This morning’s breakfast event focused on analyzing the revitalization concepts happening in comparable cities such as Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo is both similar in size and in climate to the Fargo-Moorhead area. The event sparked discussion on how…

USA Weightlifting Comes to North Dakota for the First Time, Credit Goes to CrossFit

CrossFit started in 2000

FARGO, N.D. — Two years ago, Jeremy Grinsteiner signed up for his first Crossfit meet. Little did he realize, lifting a barbell would do more than just get his blood pumping faster. “That’s where I absolutely caught the bug. I was hooked,” he said. He is now joining a group of men and women from the metro who are not only…

Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail Reopens After Fire Last Year

The store sells everything from clothes to decor to houseware

OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Last February, a major fire broke out that left nothing of Periwinkle Marketplace. The owner’s husband, Jason Dykhoff, says his son was doing some work on his pickup when a flame started. Before long, the whole market was up in flames. Ottertail Liquors, which is next to the market, was spared. Multiple fire departments had to help fight…

Local Businesses in the Spotlight at Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice Awards

Winners were picked by a panel of independent judges

FARGO, N.D. — Local businesses are in the spotlight at the Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice awards luncheon. The ceremony recognizes accomplishments in the business community. Winners are picked by a panel of independent judges, and evaluated based on growth, innovation and community involvement. Nearly 900 people were at the event, and stand–up comedian James Cunningham served as emcee. “We want to…

UPDATE: Missing Red Panda Found at Red River Zoo

Red Panda Discovered Missing Thursday Morning

    UPDATE: The zoo says Sheffield is now back safe in his enclosure. The zoo is thanking its staff and the community for help and support during the search. FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo wants people to be on the lookout for one of its animals. Earlier this morning, a zookeeper noticed Sheffield, the Red Panda, missing…