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NW Minnesota lawmakers discuss 2021 legislative session

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — A Minnesota Legislative wrap-up with District 4 legislators discusses actions and support they took during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the COVID-19 pandemic upended many Moorhead businesses, Minnesota State lawmakers discuss the resiliency the community had to come back from difficult times,” DFL State Representative Heather Keeler of Moorhead said. With the Cares Act that…

Businesses offer incentives as they struggle to hire new employees

"It's hard to find people, with pandemic and unemployment it's just been really hard to find workers.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) — While businesses struggled to stay afloat during the height of the pandemic, they are now faced with a shortage of employees willing to work. Many COVID-19 restrictions have eased in North Dakota and Minnesota is beginning to end some of theirs. Some businesses are hoping to better meet the needs of their customers, but due to a…

The Chamber Continues Conversations about Refugees in North Dakota

The event looked at the current state of refugees in the state of North Dakota since Lutheran Social Services closed its doors

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues for April focused on the status of refugees in the state. “To be honest, who doesn’t have a funky name. We all have funky names and yes at the end of the day we do need to realize that we’re all working together to fulfill the greater goal,” Assistant Commissioner for…

Fargo company steps up to help restaurants and bars doing take-out

Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo company is donating plastic containers and utensils to restaurants and bars that are doing take-out amid the pandemic. Brenco Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Services works closely with restaurants and bars. Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19. “It’s been hard on everybody. Nobody thought back in…

Burglary Investigation at Two Crookston Businesses

Police say it happened at Best Used Trucks and Valley Plains Equipment

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Crookston Police Department is investigating burglaries at two businesses over the weekend. Police say that someone broke into Best Used Trucks and Valley Plains Equipment sometime before Saturday morning at 7 a.m. They say it’s likely a vehicle was used to take the stolen items. If you saw someone or a vehicle around these businesses near that…

Grand Forks Brings The Community Out For A Scavenger Hunt & Live Music

The scavenger hunt had eight locations made up of six businesses and two parks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Finding things to do in the community while in the midst of a pandemic can be a hard task for many. “People want to get out and do things, but they want to be safe and do it in a social distancing way,” said the Executive Director of  Greater Grand Forks Julie Rygg. Grand Forks came…

Thousands of Masks Will Be Handed Out To Clay County Businesses Friday

The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo chamber of commerce will be receiving 28,000 disposable masks.

MINNESOTA – The Land of 10,000 Lakes is trying to make it easier for people to get their hands on a mask while in indoor public spaces. “They were going to be providing Minnesota businesses with a supply of masks. In order to do that, they thought we’ll use the largest chambers in the counties to help with that distribution,”…

Detroit Lakes Businesses Are Prepared For 4th Of July Influx Of People

Independence Day is always a busy weekend for the city.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Independence Day is always a busy weekend for Detroit Lakes. With COVID-19 however, this year looks a little bit different. The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce says they’ve been preparing by enforcing some guidelines like social distancing and the use of masks. They also encourage people to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy…

FM Antiques Remodels For Smart Reopening On Tuesday

The store will open it's doors at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The steel gates won’t be up for much longer as DeeDee Sonstelie and her team are working to have their shop FM Antiques in the Moorhead Mall for it’s Tuesday re-opening. “It’s kind of nerve-racking and exciting at the same time so it’s exciting but we don’t know what to expect, so we are just preparing for…

Rocket Dogs K9 Aquatics and Wellness Center Reopens

Only seven weeks after opening the facility, Rocket Dogs Aquatic had to temporarily close its doors

FARGO, N.D.- Owner Julie Saatoff was just building up her clientele when COVID-19 hit the F-M area. “Let’s say this. I’m going to try not to go bankrupt. I don’t have any employees. I do this all myself, and I’m going to try to stay afloat,” she says. Even with the struggles brought on by the pandemic, Saatoff remains optimistic that…