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Business Owners Concerned About 19th Avenue North Project

Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo show concern about the construction

FARGO, ND — Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo say they are worried about how road construction will affect their companies. Project engineers say the purpose of the construction is to realign 19th Avenue to accommodate for a future under pass under the rail road tracks. The engineers are also looking to pave a five lane road on the east…

Fargo’s Pawn America Closes its Doors

The president said all other Pawn America stores in the Midwest will remain open

  FARGO, ND — Pawn America is shutting down its Fargo location after all. The company announced in April that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the president said then that stores would not be shutting down. But employees at the Fargo location on 13th Avenue South were told in May that its store will close by the…

Tenney’s Wheaton-Dumont Co-Op Elevator Hit Hard by Storms

a line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the Red River Valley

TENNEY, Minn. — A line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the region last night. One of the more intense storms struck Wilkin County, where a grain elevator was heavily damaged. People are still cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms. One of the hardest-hit areas was the small town of Tenney in Wilkin County. “We received a call from a…

President Trump on DAPL Opening: “I Said Do It”

Mr. Trump was giving a speech in Ohio and talked about the opening of the pipeline

CINCINNATI, Ohio — President Trump says it was because of his doing the controversial Dakota Access pipeline is finally open for business. “A $3.8 billion investment in American infrastructure that was stalled and nobody thought any politician would have the guts to approve that final leg,” said Mr. Trump. “And I just closed my eyes and said do it.” President…

Authorities Identify Grand Forks Worker Killed on the Job

He was working on a new home at 2415 Troon Circle Northwest

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Authorities identify the construction worker killed on the job in East Grand Forks. The police department says 58-year-old Richard Bruce of Grand Forks died from his injuries at Altru Hospital. Bruce fell while on the job Monday. He was working on a new home at 2415 Troon Circle Northwest. Police say he worked for…

Payless Shoes Requesting to Close More Stores in Wake of Bankruptcy

The company filed for Chapter 11 in April

  NATIONAL — The company behind Payless Shoes is asking a bankruptcy court for permission to close 408 more stores. Company officials say they need to cut at least 10 percent more of their volume after the closure of about 400 stores in the last two months. The company filed for Chapter 11 in April. The Payless store in Moorhead is…

Remembering Paul Johnson: The Man Behind Fargo’s Taco Shop

When tragedy struck the Johnson family in January, business continued on like usual.

FARGO, ND — When tragedy struck the Johnson family in January, business continued on like usual. Since the death of the owner, the family behind the Taco Shop chain is adding a new item available for purchase. Paul Johnson was the man behind the Taco Shops in Fargo for nearly 30 years. “My parent’s generation grew up having this kind…

McDonald’s Changing Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream

This will affect at least 60 percent of McDonald's desserts

  NATIONAL — Healthy Food Lovers…McDonald’s is sweetening the pot…hoping you’ll give their new ice cream a shot. The restaurant giant announces it is revamping all of their ice cream treats by removing artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its vanilla soft serve. This will affect at least 60 percent of McDonald’s desserts. Restaurant officials say the chocolate and strawberry…

Red Lake County Investigating Business Burglaries

Cash and cigarettes were taken from the bars

  RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. — The Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries. The American Legion Club and D&K Corner Bar in Plummer were broken into sometime early Wednesday. Cash and cigarettes were taken from the bars. The sheriff estimates the losses, including property damage, is around ten-thousand dollars between the two establishments. The investigation continues. Categories:…

Fargo-Moorhead in Potential Worker Shortage?

A potential worker shortage could be harming our area's service industry

RED RIVER VALLEY — Fargo-Moorhead is hiring, but who’s applying? A potential worker shortage could be harming our area’s service industry. Welcome to Fargo-Moorhead: Home to “now hiring” signs as far as the eye can see. It’s almost as if they never go away. This proves to be a problem for employers trying to fill service industry positions. “It’s a…