State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…

Applebee’s West Fargo Closes its Doors

The West Fargo location was one of the four Applebee's locations in the F-M area

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — One of the four locations of Applebee’s in the metro has closed its doors. Customers found a note on the door at Applebee’s along 13th Avenue East in West Fargo this morning. This letter was posted on the door to the West Fargo Applebee’s location. It said the restaurant was closed as of today and…

Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall Partially Closes After Water Main Break

Anchor stores of the mall and those with exterior entrances remained open

BISMARCK, N.D. — Most of the largest mall in Bismarck was closed for the day after a major water main break. The north side of the mall was flooded. The leak was detected near Lee’s Hallmark just before 9 o’clock this morning. Officials say it was “frozen solid” and that delayed shutting it down. A number of carpet cleaning companies…

Gold’n Plump Worker Accused of Contaminating Chicken at Cold Spring Plant

Faye Slye, 36, is charged for contaminating the 27 tons of chicken that had to be recalled by the company

COURTESY:  A worker at the Gold’n Plump chicken plant in Cold Spring is accused of contaminating the company’s chicken that led 27 tons of product recalled. Faye Slye, 36, is charged with felony criminal damage to property. Investigators say Slye put sand and dirt from the parking lot of the plant on chicken she was handling. The plant’s owner…

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…