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Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to borrow $1.5 billion for a vast list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his so-called bonding bill wish list. It puts a heavy emphasis on upkeep at public colleges and universities, expanding affordable housing options and improving water infrastructure across Minnesota. He says the time is ripe…

2017 Drought Impact on North Dakota Crops

Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 4 percent from the previous year, corn down 13 percent, oil sunflowers down 41 percent and flaxseed down 56 percent. Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent. Meanwhile, North…

Behind the Scenes at Fargo’s Chick-fil-A

Management says they're excited to show everyone the hospitality her location will have to offer

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is just a week away from being the second city in North Dakota to have a Chick-fil-A. They opened their doors for a few hours today to help train some of the team members as they get ready for opening day. Kimberly Flamm was selected as the local owner and operator of Fargo’s Chick-fil-A. She says…

Moorhead Sam’s Club Closing, Jobs Terminated

They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sixty-three Sam’s Club Stores are closing across the country, including the location in Moorhead. Moorhead Mayor, Del Rae Williams, says this particular location has had a big influence on the community. They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees. She says the company told…

Xcel Energy Sending More Help to Puerto Rico

Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island

  NATIONAL — Xcel Energy is sending more help for the people of Puerto Rico. Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power nearly four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Xcel Energy trucks left for Puerto Rico earlier this month and…

Fire Crews Battle Elevator Fire in East Grand Forks, Business Fire in Hallock

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An explosion and fire has damaged a grain processing elevator in East Grand Forks. Firefighters fought the blaze at MGI Grain Processing in subzero temperatures Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard. Employees in the mill at the time made it out safely and called 911….

Long-Time Local Journalist Announces Run for North Dakota House

He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR and WDAY

  WEST FARGO, ND — A long-time former television news anchor in the valley is seeking a new job in politics. Austen Schauer is running as a Republican for the District 13 House seat which covers West Fargo. Schauer says he wants to bring common sense ideas to Bismarck. He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR…

Biz Report: Minimum Wage Hikes, Lack of Holiday TV Ads, Burger King Coupon Clash and Apple Wants Your Trust Back

The federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour

NATIONAL — With 2018 officially here, many workers across the country will see an increase in their paychecks. Minimum wage hikes are taking place in 18 states, along with many cities and counties across the country. Washington State has the highest minimum wage in the U.S. with workers making $11.50 an hour and also holds the highest local wage at…

Despite Deep Freeze, Fargo Running Company Starts the New Year with a Brisk Jog

The store has community runs weekly for anyone interested in group exercises

FARGO, ND — Runners with Fargo Running Company are starting the New Year on the right foot…literally! They arrived at the store at 10 a.m. for a run a few miles long around Fargo. These cold temperatures make it more difficult to get warm while running but some runners say once you break a sweat, it isn’t so bad to…

Local Businesses Donate to Essentia Health’s Emergency Department Supply Drive

Patients in need will be able to leave the hospital with warm clothes, blankets, toys and other items

SUPPLY 1 SUPPLY 2 SUPPLY 3 SUPPLY 5 SUPPLY 6   FARGO, ND — People going through some of life’s most traumatic moments are getting a little extra help thanks to Essentia Health and generous local businesses. Nearly a dozen businesses collected items for the hospital’s emergency department supply closet. Patients in need will be able to leave the hospital…