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Red Raven Expresso Parlor Raising Funds to Help With Maintenance

They will have a variety of benefit events

FARGO, N.D. — Red Raven Expresso Parlor on Main Street is raising money to help with the cost of maintaining their building. Red Raven is a multi–purpose space for artists and musicians, but they also have a café. With benefits like concerts and silent auctions happening coming up, they are hoping the community will lend a helping hand. The parlor has…

Split Reactions: Supreme Court’s Ruling on Baker Not Making Same-Sex Marriage Cake

Some in our area feel this is a tough case to be on one side of, while others from North Dakota stand firmly that the court's decision was the right one

FARGO, N.D. — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same–sex couple. The court didn’t focus on whether a person or a business can refuse service to gay people, instead ruling that the Colorado Rights Commission, that first heard the case, violated the baker’s rights. “The court’s…

Some People In Devils Lake Are Against Historic Downtown Improvements

many oppose the plan because it means losing parking places in front of businesses

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A number of people in Devils Lake, including store owners, are opposing a project to improve the city’s historic downtown. The project includes sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement, and aesthetic additions. Some are enthusiastic about the project, believing it will encourage more people to shop downtown. But many oppose the plan because it means losing parking…

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…