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Cancelled NDSU fall football season may have impact on local businesses

For Grand Junction Grilled Subs, being near the Fargodome and NDSU meant seeing an influx of customers.

FARGO, N.D- COVID-19 has already taken a toll on many businesses in the F-M area. “All the students gone, there goes our big wave of cash flow that usually gets us through a slow summer. So, that was kind of tricky, the other part too is with the social distancing, we switched to takeout and delivery only, but just with…

South Dakota Governor’s Ad Invites Business Owners to Cross the Border

Gov. Kristi Noem says, "Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem uses COVID-19 restrictions to lure Minnesota businesses to cross the border. Noem says, “Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company. When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed interference, South Dakota means business.” In an online ad, Governor Noem tells business owners to…

Icewind Brewing In Mapleton Celebrates Grand Opening

They hope this 3-day celebration can bring in both new and returning customers for years to come.

MAPLETON, N.D. — After eight weeks of waiting, Icewind Brewing is ready to run its 3-day grand opening, giving people an opportunity to enjoy themselves with a cold drink outdoors. “There are a lot of breweries in town, making a lot of good beer, but there are a lot of classic styles that have been neglected, so we are trying…

Motorcoach Industry Asking For Help From Washington, D.C. Due To Pandemic

In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out 10 billion dollars in relief money towards busing companies.

MOORHEAD, MINN. –“It’s tough to have to sit here and not do anything you know; it’s just not having any income coming in,” Triangle Coach Service  Owner Dave Helms said. Minnesota motorcoach companies are demanding action from Washington as business continues to be at a standstill since March. In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…

Artist Creates Chalk Art Of Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd

She has 2 more projects planned but is keeping quiet on the subject matter.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A local artist takes a break from her studio to make another public masterpiece. Kim Jore started her chalk street projects while her business was closed due to the coronavirus. She is open again but is still beautifying sidewalks. It takes her 4-5 hours per piece and she has made 8 so far. She chose to highlight…

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

Grand Forks & Bismarck named in top 10 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report

June 2, 2020. Grand Forks Police Department officer Cody Holte’s Memorial Service at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Mandatory photo credit Russell HonsUNITED STATES – Grand Forks is third and Bismarck is fifth on Go.Verizon.com’s Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report. The website praises Grand Forks for the city’s 83% loan approval rate and its…

NDSU Helping People Return To School With Degree Completion Program

Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs.

FARGO,N.D. — In an uncertain economy NDSU is offering new ways for people to get back to school. The school is offering a degree completion program for adults with college credits who are looking to finish their degree. Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs. Staff say having the extra…

Dozens Of Cars Line Up For 2nd Day Of Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival

Staff are also reminding people to donate and take advantage of the 5 dollar ticket that you can purchase for front line and essential workers.

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the 2nd day of the Drive Thru Food Truck and business continues to grow. Dozens of cars lined up inside the parking lot at the North Dakota Horse Building waiting for their turn to place an order for some food. All staff are required to wear face masks and gloves at all time and practice social…