business

DOW Closes Above 20,000 Points

After breaking the record high Wednesday morning the DOW Jones remained above the 20,000 mark after closing Wednesday afternoon

It’s a historic day for the stock exchange. The Dow Jones has surpassed the 20,000 mark for the first time. This comes after speculation as to how the markets would be affected by the surprise results of November’s election. Along with the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S & P 500 are also remaining healthy post–election according to financial experts….

Minnesota Based Arctic Cat Sold to Rhode Island Company

The Twin Cities-based snowmobile and ATV manufacturer has been sold to Rhode Island-based Textron for $247-million

  Snowmobile and ATV manufacturer Arctic Cat has been sold. The Twin Cities-based company has been sold to Rhode Island-based Textron for $247 million. Arctic Cat employs 1,600 people and has its manufacturing plant in Thief River Falls. The company also has an engine plant in St. Cloud. Textron builds golf carts and other utility-type vehicles. Its aviation brands include Bell…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Coming Soon

Girl Scout Cookies Will Start Being Sold February 3rd Around the F-M Area

We hope your sweet tooth is ready because Girl Scouts in the metro will start selling their classic cookies next week. Girl Scout cookies will be on sale February 3rd through March 5th. Some of the locations around town where you can find the cookies include Family Fare in West Fargo and Bully Brew Coffee on 40th Avenue South in…

UPDATED: Marshall County Sheriff Asking Evacuees to Find a Safe Place to Stay

Witnesses say the building is a total loss

Courtesy: Dorie Norekis  UPDATE: Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman confirms that multiple people have been displaced from their homes around the Nordic Fiberglass building in Warren, Minnesota. He posted an update on the official Facebook page for the sheriff’s office asking people who have been asked to leave their homes need to find a place to stay because they don’t…

Kids at Ben Franklin Middle School Learn Retail

Partnering with the Kilbourne Group, kids imagine a shop for Roberts Common in Fargo

Students at Ben Franklin Middle School got a crash course in retail over the past few months. The students presented their plans for unique retail stores that could be built in Roberts Commons in Fargo. They worked over the past few months along with the Kilbourne Group to come up with the ideas for the stores. They identified target audiences,…

New CEO of The Village Family Service Center Hopes to Tackle Addiction

Doug Vang wants to expand First Step Recovery and invest in combating addiction

The Village Family Service Center has a new CEO and he hopes to expand chemical dependency help in the FM area. The new president and CEO, Doug Vang, is taking over for Gary Wolsky, who held the position for the last 34 years. The company held a meet and greet to welcome Vang and send well wishes to Wolsky. Vang…

Add West Acres’ Sears to the List of Closing Businesses

Sears, King Leo's and Kmart have all closed their doors within the last two months

A major loss for West Acres Mall: Sears is closing. The store is part of a second wave of store closures just announced by the company. Sears has been a part of West Acres since the mall opened in 1972. The company is also closing its Kmart location in Detroit Lakes. A total of 42 Sears stores and 108 Kmart…