business

Prairie Roots Co-Op Starts Member-Owner Loan Campaign to Raise $250,000

They're hoping to raise $250,000 by September 1

FARGO, N.D. — Prairie Roots Co–Op is asking its members to pitch in because the grocery store has been struggling financially. An email went out to members last night reading in part,”the financial and operational needs of the co–op are pressing.” They’re trying to raise $250,000 by September 1. $60,000 has already been raised, and the co–op is asking for…

Mobile App Designer Shares Her Struggle With Hair-Pulling Disorder at TEDxFargo

Her struggles led her to create a successful business

FARGO, N.D. — With an audience of about 2,000 people, TEDxFargo is a great platform to raise awareness. That’s what Aneela Idnani did to teach people about a condition called trichotillomania. It’s a compulsive hair pulling disorder that left her in hiding for years, afraid people would find out about her bare eyebrows. “I skipped out on pool parties, I…

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…

Fargo Antique, Gift Shop Stops Buying From China Because of Tariffs

President Trump raised tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — Donald Trump raised tariffs on Chinese exports from 10 to 25 percent. Now Beijing is retaliating by doing the same to American goods. It’s causing a Fargo woman to change her business plan for the first time in 20 years. “I didn’t ever plan on any of this but it started with a trip to China,” said…

Community Shows Support for Moorhead Tastee Freez, Which is Still Open Despite Road Construction

It can be hard for people driving by to see the location

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A post on Facebook is reminding everyone that Tastee Freez is still open for business despite the surrounding road construction. Signs leading up to the shop say no-thru traffic, so it can be hard for people driving by to see the location. A railroad underpass is being built nearby. Many people in the community, including Moorhead Mayor Johnathan…

Business Professionals Learn How Arts Impact Many Areas

This was the second event of a three-part business series

FARGO, N.D. – Business professionals in the F-M area are learning about the impacts of arts on economic development. Event attendees listened to ways the arts impact different areas of the business world. This was the second event of a three-part business series. Dayna Del Val, the CEO and president of The Arts Partnership, says she hopes this event inspires…

Senate Votes To Repeal ND Blue Law, Bill Heads to Gov. Burgum

The bill was passed by the house two months ago and goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s desk.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Senate votes 25-21 to repeal the state’s blue law which closes many businesses for 12 hours on Sunday. The bill was passed by the house two months ago and goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s desk. He has already said he supports the repeal. The National Conference of State Legislatures says North Dakota is the…

Fire Breaks Out at Vic’s Aircraft Sales in North Fargo

No one was injured, but extent of damage is unknown at this time

FARGO, N.D. — A fire breaks out at Vic’s Aircraft Sales around 8:45 pm Saturday night. Upon arrival, fire fighters found smoke coming out of the building at 1631 19th Avenue North with zero visibility. The business is right near the Fargo Air Museum. They had to use a ladder to enter the building. No one was inside and no…

Forbes Publisher Gives Keynote at the Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Forum

The director of the North Dakota Office of Budget and Management also gave a presentation

FARGO, N.D. — The The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce hosted its Economic Outlook Forum for people to learn about the latest business trends. Rich Karlgaard, a Forbes publisher, delivered the keynote address where he talked about digital technology. He covered topics including artificial intelligence and cloud computing. He also spoke about the outlook of the nation’s economy. Joe…

United Way Emerging Leaders Hear from Wealthiest Man in North Dakota

Gary Tharaldson has a net worth of $900 million according to Forbes

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of young professionals attended the United Way Emerging Leaders kickoff event. They got to hear from the wealthiest man in North Dakota, Gary Tharaldson, who shared his knowledge on people–driven leadership. Tharaldson, a hotel magnate, has a net worth of $900 million according to Forbes. “This event was open to the public because we wanted to give…