business

Detroit Lakes Department Store Norby’s to Close After 112 Years

They will have a final sale starting June 7

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Norby’s Department Store in Detroit Lakes has announced that after 112 years of business, they will be closing their doors. “I’m very disappointed. It’s just enjoyable to have a special little trip to come here, and the people there have been marvelous,” Marleen Krause, a shopper, said. “It’s going to be hard on the community, I…

Hoeven Invites AG Leaders to Discuss Changes for the Upcoming Farm Bill

Hoeven says the average age of a farmer is 66 and it is important to get young workers into the business

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Hoeven has been traveling across the state to get input from ag leaders on what they would like to see in the upcoming farm bill. Hoeven was joined by Governor Burgum and over 20 different representatives from around the region. He says one of the most important things to focus on while trying to get this…

Small Business Week Puts Small Businesses in the Spotlight

Small businesses make up over 98 percent of businesses in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, celebrates the role that small businesses have throughout the nation. Small businesses have a huge impact on the local economy, making up over 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employing over half of employees in North Dakota. “From a North Dakota economy…

Greater Fargo Moorhead Optimistic for Business Expansions in 2018

One of the major changes is how Korber Medipak Systems is moving its North American headquarters to Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — 2017 proved to be a year of positive growth for businesses in the metro, but leaders from the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) say 2018 is already looking promising. “We’ve got a number of expansion projects that we’re working on, a couple of attraction projects that are currently underway that we’re really excited about,” said Mark…

Herberger’s Stores Will Be Liquidated

Parent company Bon Ton is going out of business

FARGO, N.D. — If you regularly shop at Herberger’s, you may have to find a new store to go to in a few months. Its parent company Bon Ton has declared bankruptcy and will liquidate all of its stores. Bon Ton owns over 260 stores across the country, including Bergner’s, Boston Store, Younkers. Herberger’s has locations across North Dakota and Minnesota,…

Arlette Preston Announces Candidacy for Fargo City Commission

She was on the commission 18 years ago

FARGO, N.D. —  A Fargo woman who was on the city commission 18 years ago is running for a seat again. Arlette Preston announced her candidacy Tuesday morning. The former school board member and one–time candidate for mayor of Fargo says the city is at a crucial turning point with a growing population and increasing influence. Preston wants to focus on…

Better Business Bureau Warns of Tax Scams

The earlier you file, the better

FARGO, N.D. — With less than a month to go before Tax Day, people are encouraged be cautious of potential scams. The Better Business Bureau recommends that people make sure their accountants have proper credentials and licenses. Always make sure you understand what you’re signing, and don’t sign a blank 1040 form without seeing the numbers. You’ll have less risk of…

Owners Plan to Rebuild After Devastating Fire

Periwinkle Marketplace, known for its clothing, furniture and decor, went up in flames Wednesday night

OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail is a total loss after flames engulfed every inch of the building. This terrifying night could have been even more devastating for one Minnesota family. “That was the only thing that was going through my mind. That I lost my son,” said Jason Dykhoff, the husband of the owner of Periwinkle Marketplace. As…

Chamber of Commerce Releases Economic Outlook Survey Results

Annual Economic Outlook Forum draws hundreds of business leaders

FARGO, N.D.– The Chamber of Commerce released the results of its annual economic outlook survey, which gauges how businesses owners feel they’re performing in the local economy. “We’re fortunate enough to live in a very vibrant community— business community… 2018, based on the results we saw on the survey, there’s great optimism,” said Scott Green, market president of Station Bank. Overall,…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…