Businesses

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…

ND’s Beauty Industry Gets Ready To Reopen

Hair Success Salon and Spa is planning to open Friday and Polished Nail Spa downtown on Monday.

FARGO, N.D. – As excited as many businesses in the area are to reopen their doors, they say they’re first priority is keeping their clients and staff safe. “When clients come in, they have to wear face shields or face masks of some sort,” says Tom Huynh the Owner of Polished Nail Spa Downtown. “Our technicians will be wearing masks,…

We Are Open: Supporting Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With many business being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to support local businesses when we can. KVRR is launching a page dedicated to businesses that are open and offering services during these uncertain times. If you or someone you know owns a business that is offering curbside, delivery or other services let us know by visiting kvrr.com/we-are-open/ and…

Food Service Operators Learn About Industry Trends at 2019 Food Expo

Customers get to watch demos and try samples

FARGO, N.D. — The inside of Scheels Arena smelled quite delicious with hundreds of dishes being cooked up. Food Services of America held its 2019 Food Expo. It’s a chance for food service operators and businesses to watch demos, try samples, and learn about the latest trends in the food industry. Distributors can also expand their customer base, and it’s…

North Dakota Looking For People To Fill Thousands Of Jobs

People with Job Service North Dakota say the best way to secure a job in the area comes down to making a good first impression

FARGO N.D-Businesses here and across North Dakota are desperate to get people to fill nearly 14 thousand jobs that are open. One of the reasons for the shortfall comes from the stagnating population growth within the state. Employers are trying to compensate for that by offering higher wages to encourage people from out of state to apply for jobs. People…

Water Main Break at Moorhead CVS Floods Store, Affects Surrounding Businesses

Officers responded to motion alarms at 1:30 a.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A water main break at the CVS Moorhead floods the store. Police say officers responded to motion alarms around 1:30 this morning. They found water inside from a broken water main, and it was like a waterfall once the doors were opened. Cleaning crews have been at the store all day, and the water main break has…

“I AM Fargo-Moorhead” Training Helps Local Workers Showcase Community

The group of twenty went on a mini tour

FARGO, N.D. –Teaching others about the F–M area isn’t just geared towards tourists; locals in the metro are also benefiting from learning more about their community. The F–M Convention and Visitors Bureau held its “I AM Fargo–Moorhead” training, which gives local hospitality workers ideas for showcasing the area. The group of 20 went on a little tour, starting at the…

Local Businesses in the Spotlight at Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice Awards

Winners were picked by a panel of independent judges

FARGO, N.D. — Local businesses are in the spotlight at the Chamber of Commerce’s ChamberChoice awards luncheon. The ceremony recognizes accomplishments in the business community. Winners are picked by a panel of independent judges, and evaluated based on growth, innovation and community involvement. Nearly 900 people were at the event, and stand–up comedian James Cunningham served as emcee. “We want to…