Businesses

Business Leaders Gather for Second Annual “Executive Expo”

More than fifty business leaders learned about leadership skills

FARGO, N.D. — Several business executives learned new ways to guide their businesses in the right direction. The second annual “Executive Expo” gave leaders a chance to have candid conversations about developing their brands, while also learning tips about how to help their companies grow. Organizers say gathering these prominent people together helps tighten the metro’s business community. “The key to…

Fire Causes Extensive Damage in Downtown Wahpeton Building

Apartment units and businesses occupy the building

WAHPETON, N.D. — A fire in Wahpeton’s former Citizen’s Bank Building causes extensive damage. It started around 1:30 p.m. in a second story apartment unit on the 500 Block of Dakota Avenue. The building also includes several businesses and the Three Rivers Crisis Center. “We heard the upstairs smoke alarm start beeping. I looked up and I could see smoke rolling…

Some Businesses Stay Open Despite Closures Throughout F-M Area

Stores in the malls were given the option of whether they wanted to stay open or close early

Many businesses closed because of the storm, but some decided to stay open. The West Acres Mall closed early at 2 p.m., and the Moorhead Center Mall shut their doors at 5 p.m. Stores were given the option of whether or not they wanted to stay open earlier day. Some stayed open based on corporate decisions, but other local store…

Proposed Law Would Track Fargo Businesses Overserving Alcohol

"Place of Last Drink" would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they last drank

FARGO, N.D. — City leaders are looking at tracking businesses that overserve alcohol. A proposal called place of last drink, or POLD, would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they had their last drink. “Occasionally they do get somebody that does lie about where they had their last drink, again you’re looking at a big pattern…

Mayors From Around Region Gather At Summit on Entrepreneurship

They learned about ways they can foster innovation in their communities

FARGO, N.D. — The Mayors’ Summit for Entrepreneurship brought mayors from around the region together to learn about ways they can bolster their economies. “This is a region that’s been built by entrepreneurs. We’re just trying to continue the legacy of those folks and keep supporting new ventures,” Greg Tehven, co-founder of Emerging Prairie, said. Some of the key points were…

More Fargo Businesses Hit with Overnight Break-ins

This follows a string of break-ins across the city the night before

FARGO, N.D. — More businesses were burglarized after a string of break–ins the night before. The latest break–ins happened along Main Avenue, which is also where one business had an attempted break–in the previous night. Police say there was suspicious activity at Hertz Rental Car, where a door to the building was broken. When KVRR visited the location, employees said some…

Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair Kicks Off

It was a rainy opening day but that didn't stop people from showing up

FARGO, N.D. — The Downtown Street Fair kicked off today, and despite the rainy start, there was no shortage of people who turned out. Dave Huebner, who sells ceramics at the fair, has been there almost every single year. “I flunked ceramics at SDSU… I’ve been working on getting a better grade ever since. To me it’s like a disease,…

New Rules To Drink Alcohol During The Downtown Street Fair

People can consume alcohol on the street, but have to follow certain guidelines

FARGO, N.D. — The Downtown Street Fair kicks off tomorrow, and there’s a new rule that lets you drink out on the street.  You do, however, have to follow certain guidelines. “There are certain vendors they have chosen that are allowed to distribute alcohol during the street fair,” Jessica Schindeldecker, public information officer for the Fargo Police Department, said. Those vendors…

Game Giant Holds Grand Opening in Downtown Fargo

The store shares a space with Vinyl Giant Records

FARGO, N.D. — A new store in downtown Fargo called Game Giant combines board games and classic records. It is located at 626 2nd Avenue North. They held a grand opening complete with prizes, giveaways, and treats. Game Giant sells games, gifts, and toys for people of all ages and all gaming levels. The space is combined with Vinyl Giant Records,…

Questions Are Raised After Fargo Brings Food Truck Pilot Program to People’s Attention

But both sides of the coin do agree on one thing, there needs to be some ironing out before this food truck pilot program goes into effect

FARGO, N.D. — As the City of Fargo is trying to implement a food truck pilot program, those with the trucks and downtown business owners are raising their questions. Jessie Cohen tells us what they had to say at an open house meeting with the city in our lead story. Some are looking to expand their business on wheels. “Look…