CHOCOLATE

Local Businesses Gear Up for Valentine’s Day

FARGO-MOORHEAD —  Valentine’s Day will be here soon and local businesses are getting ready for consumers to spend big. According to a survey from the National Retail Federation, Americans are spending just under $24 billion on Valentine’s Day. That’s slightly more than last year’s $21.8 billion and less than 2020’s $27.4 dollars. The average is expected to be around $175…

Social Distancing: Star Trek & Chocolate

A New Series Is Free To Stream, And Get Inspired In The Kitchen

  I’m very excited to get home and socially distance myself today. I don’t stay current with a lot of shows, but one of the few I make a point to watch is streaming its finale today, and they’re making it available to everyone! Star Trek: Picard is comfort TV for me. Some of my earliest memories are watching Star…

YWCA Celebrates 35th Annual Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too

The organization expected more than 1,500 people to walk through the doors this year

FARGO, N.D. — It may not have been the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory but there was definitely no shortage of chocolate at the YWCA’s Chocolate Fantasy and Chili, Too. Everywhere you looked at Delta Hotels, you could find chocolate. They had everything from chocolate cake to chocolate fountains. And chili with all the fixings. YWCA is celebrating 35 years putting on…

Five Couples Compete in a “Not-So-Newlywed” Game on Valentine’s Day

Couples ranging from recently engaged to being married for 65 years answered questions about each other

FARGO, N.D. — Five couples competed against each other in a special version of the Newlywed Game. At Touchmark at Harwood Grove in Fargo, a wide variety of couples answered questions about each other and exchanged some laughs in the Not–So–Newlywed challenge. The game was meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day and showcase how love can last. One couple has been…

Hershey’s, Campbell’s Expand Snack Businesses

Campbell's and Hershey's are taking snack time seriously

CAMPBELLS HERSHEYS NATIONAL — A well-known candy-maker is getting into the healthy snack business and a soup-maker is expanding. Hershey’s has just acquired Amplify Snack Brands for $1.2 billion. Amplify makes healthy-branded snacks like Skinny Pop Popcorn and Oatmega protein bars. The company comes with about 600 employees as Hershey’s continues to try to move beyond its staple of candies…

CONE ZONE: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Grand Forks

Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours

Courtesy: CapitolChristmasTree.com  GRAND FORKS, ND — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is making a whistle stop in Grand Forks. The tree will arrive at Town Square at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning and depart one hour later. Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours. A Winter Market will be open from 9 to 1. There…