business

Doosan Bobcat Opens A New Office Right In The Heart Of Downtown Fargo

The new office is called "The Studio"

FARGO, N.D-  The office space is on two floors of the historic Black Building on Broadway. The data innovation center brings together engineers and innovation and marketing specialists. Doosan Bobcat wants to co–develop technologies and integrate them back into its products and services. ” We needed a space to be able to collaborate better, to be able to enable these…

Jordahl & Associates Planning Revitalization Project in Moorhead

They presented their plan to the Moorhead Economic Development Authority last week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There could be new businesses popping up not long from now when you get off of I–94 in Moorhead. The old Family Fare building has been empty for some time, but it was part of many shoppers’ routines when it was open. “I really miss it. It was very convenient. I’d definitely like to see that grow…

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…