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Werner Electric is Open For Business in Fargo

The company's president is excited to open in Fargo and said this area is a great market for them

FARGO, N.D. — A Midwestern distributor of industrial electric supplies opens its 13th location right here in Fargo. Werner Electric held a grand opening this morning at 100 36th Street South, meeting with many potential clients. They’re a full-line distributor of electric supplies, mainly for manufacturers, industrial contractors and machine builders. The company’s president is excited to open in Fargo…

Minnesota Based Land O’Lakes Purchases Vermont Creamery

The company will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville, Vermont

  ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Minnesota-based Land O’ Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery. The company will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville, Vermont. Co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese said the company has experienced growth and it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. The president and CEO of Land…

Local Golf Clubs Open for the Season

Hawley Golf & Country Club opened up for the season and golfers were there first thing in the morning

HAWLEY, Minn. — Golf clubs are out and swings are in full force. The weather was just right for Hawley Golf & Country Club to open back up for business. A “balmy” 56 degrees and a little bit of sunshine is all golfers need to get back on the course. “It feels good. You can’t beat this kind of weather,” said…

Leading Women Share Stories of Inspiration and Success

The fifth annual Leading Ladies Luncheon was held at the Fargo Holiday Inn

FARGO, N.D. — Women leaders in business, communication and the military shared their stories of success and life.  The fifth annual Leading Ladies Luncheon was held at the Fargo Holiday Inn. They gathered to celebration Women’s History Month. Panelists included the former executive director of the Fargo Theatre, an executive with Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota and an Army…

Fargo City Commission Learning Ways to Boost City’s Economic Growth

Ecenomic Development expert comes to Fargo to discuss successful business incentives

FARGO, N.D. — Economic development has been a hot topic at Fargo City Hall for several months. Fargo City Commissioners said the economic growth over the last two to three decades in the city has been consistent. They said this is all thanks to business incentives and how they play a crucial role in the economy. “If you don’t have…

Local Artists Turn their Hobby into a Business

The monthly event was held at the Moorhead Center Mall

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Locally-owned businesses came together at this month’s Craft and Vendor Fair to sell their wood carvings, paintings and sculptures. From home décor to food preparation and health products, the Moorhead Center Mall was filled with shoppers who came to stock their bags. “We have a great time. We’ve become a community. A lot of ours are repeat…

Confirmed: JCPenney Stores in Thief River Falls, Wahpeton to Close; Add Jamestown, Dickinson to the List

Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota

  RED RIVER VALLEY — In a story we first brought you Thursday, officials with JCPenney confirm the Wahpeton and Thief River Falls locations are closing. Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota. In total, JCPenney is closing 138 stores across the country, and officials say it is due to…

University Square Mall Hit with Multiple Burglaries

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in south Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — As a business owner, this may be one of your biggest fears. “If someone wants to get in your business bad enough, they’re likely going to get in and there’s not a lot you can do,” said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson. Walls were torn apart, cash registers were emptied and plaster was thrown everywhere throughout multiple stores at…

MN Sunday Liquor Could Mean Business Loss for Fargo Stores

A Fargo liquor store owner says this law would decrease his Sunday sales by about 20%

FARGO, N.D. — Some Fargo liquor store owners say they will take a hit if Minnesota Sunday liquor sales become legal. Joel Wold of Bottle Barn in Fargo says they will likely lose about 20% of their usual Sunday business. He says Sunday is a big day for liquor purchases thanks to things like the Vikings games. Wold thinks stores…

Local Business Owners Share Key to Success

Small Business Rx Alliance give tips on what it takes to own a successful business

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re not sure what direction your company is headed, there’s a prescription for small business success. A local group of professionals with years of experience hosted a Business Owner’s Strategic Solutions Luncheon at the Holiday Inn. Members of Small Business Rx Alliance talked everything from rewarding employees to tax deductions to retirement. The business leaders shared…