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Some MN businesses can reopen Monday, distance learning continues for rest of school year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces some businesses can reopen Monday and schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. Industrial and manufacturing businesses like wholesale trade, warehouses can welcome back workers. Office-based businesses that aren’t customer-faced will also be open for business. This affects up to 100,000 workers and 20,000 businesses. In order…

Car Dealerships In The F-M Area Deal With New Normal Amid COVID-19

He says that he has seen an increase in sales of less expensive cars.

FARGO, N.D.- Good News Auto Sales in Fargo was used to selling four cars or more a week. Now they are selling next to none. The business mostly wholesales cars to other car dealerships, but it also sells lower priced cars to consumers. They say due to COVID-19, everything has been at a standstill. “The Minnesota ones, they’re shut down,…

North Dakota Smart Restart Will Happen If Numbers Remain Low

The state is reporting 28 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily total

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota Smart Restart will only happen if testing numbers remain low. The state currently has the 2nd lowest total positive rate in the U.S. at 3.4%. He says equipment has been added allowing more testing and says there are plenty of supplies for people to get tested. “The steps we have taken…

Gov. Burgum Extends Business Closure To April 20

major presidential disaster declaration also approved

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has extended North Dakota business closures through April 20 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has also approved Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration. “This approval paves the way for North Dakota to receive federal funding at state, local, tribal level and also certain non-profits,” said Burgum. This support comes…

BNG supports local business with #NDSmart apparel

All proceeds from the apparel line go to a fund to support local buisness

FARGO, N.D. — BNG has created an apparel line with the #NDSmart to sell to the public. One hundred percent of the profit from purchases will go to a fund to support small businesses. Supporting local buisnesses is something that has always been important to the team at BNG. “Most of our legacy clients have been living in North Dakota…

Fargo-Moorhead deals with economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in trouble are encouraged to reach out to their banks for assistive programs

FARGO, N.D. — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area are left struggling. “If a business is still operating, sales are down 60-70%,” said Downtown Community Partnership President/CEO, Melissa Brandt. “Some have found creative ways to sell their product online or are offering pickup or takeout. Others have made the tough decision to lay…

North Dakota Leaders Discuss Emergency Business Financing

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, small business owners continue to take a hit

FARGO, N.D. — From complete closures to adjusting distribution methods, small business owners in North Dakota have had to deal with a new way of life. “There is 73,000 small businesses in North Dakota. There’s 30 million small businesses across the country. All of them have been impacted by this coronavirus,” says Small Business Administration District Director Al Haut. As…

NDSU Students Job Shadow Professionals To Get Ready For The Real World

About 10 employees from Gate City Bank participated in the event.

FARGO, N.D. – The company that Tyler Rieger, a Senior at NDSU, originally wanted to shadow cancelled on him, but he still wanted to have the experience. “I did learn quite a bit actually, coming into Gate City Bank. There were a lot of interesting aspects of this that I had no idea were part of the bank. Such as…

No Concern for Red River Valley Admist Stock Market Roller Coaster

FARGO, N.D. – The stock market roller coaster continues after coming off it’s worst week since 2008. Speculation about the economic fallout from the Coronavirus led to an extended and punishing sell off by uneasy investors. It’s expected that industries that rely on tourism, such as the airline and hotel industries, will continue to suffer. People with Legacy Wealth Management…