Businesses

United Way Honors the Community’s Most Generous Businesses

The charitable organization raised over $5 million last year

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay held its annual meeting and report to the community at the Ramada Inn. The luncheon celebrated the most generous workplaces and business leaders who inspire philanthropic attitudes. The meeting also included a keynote speaker who advised attendees on how to better connect with and engage millennials. United Way leaders say the annual…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…

Parking Meters One Step Closer to Coming to Fargo

North Dakota is the only state banning parking meters, but that could soon change

FARGO, N.D. — Parking meters may be on their way to Fargo. A bill passed by the state house would repeal the more than sixty–year–old ban on parking meters in the state if it makes it through the State Senate. After talking to businesses in downtown Fargo, it’s clear opinions are divided on parking meters. “We have a lot of…

Sunday Blue Law One Step Closer to Being a Thing of the Past

One day after voting down a bill to kill North Dakota's Blue Laws, the House reconsidered and passed the bill

The Sunday morning Blue Laws are one step closer to being a thing of the past in North Dakota. The bill will move to the senate where there is strong support on both sides of the isle. Some local city officials believe the Blue Laws hurt the competitive edge of some Fargo businesses. “Those sales and those sales tax dollars…

Proposed Bill in Minnesota Could Help Farmers’ Property Taxes

In a panel discussion held Friday Minnesota representatives met with local farmers to hear concerns and go over a proposed property tax credit

Minnesota farmers have been dealing with rising property taxes over the past ten years. Now, a proposed bill could help alleviate some of those costs. Property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114% in the last 10 years. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said a combination of rising property values, demand for school improvements and lowered commodity prices have…

How Would Repealing the Blue Law Affect Fargo Businesses?

The answer is less obvious than you may think and opinons are all accross the board on this one

How would you like to shop in North Dakota before noon on a Sunday? A state lawmaker is trying to make that happen. Because of the blue law in North Dakota, some Fargo retailers said they could be missing out on extra sales. “The more hours you’re open, you make more sales,” said Chris Heaton, Senior Vice President of Property…

New 32nd Avenue/I-29 Ramp Set to be Biggest Road Construction Project of 2017

The city and ND-DOT are lending their ear and giving guidance to those who will be affected by the upcoming construction

The big road project of this year will be the expansion of 32nd Avenue South and the construction of a new Southbound I–29 to eastbound 32nd Avenue loop ramp. Business owners and people living near the construction area got the opportunity to learn more about the project at a meeting held at the West Acres Mall. Officials say 2017’s biggest…