business

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…

Grand Forks Police Investigate Burglary at Infinite Vapor

They say a witness heard glass breaking and saw four people running away from the business

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police have arrested four people in connection with a burglary at a vapor store. Nicholas Endersbe, 18, and Jacob Garceau, 18, both of Grand Forks, and two juveniles are in custody. Police say they responded to Infinite Vapor, located at 2655 24th Avenue South. They say a witness heard glass breaking and saw four people…

Magnolia’s Restaurant Closes in Downtown Fargo

They did not give a specific reason for closing down shop

FARGO, ND — A Downtown Fargo restaurant is closing their doors less than three months after opening. An announcement on Magnolia’s Facebook page says, “We are sorry that the restaurant is no longer open.” They did not give a specific reason for closing down shop. Magnolia’s was first opened by the owner of the popular Romo’s Tacos on February 15th….