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Minnesota minimum wage increase could pose risks for businesses

"Where we are in the pandemic I would think that any mandated increases probably aren't the best way to go."

MINNESOTA — As minimum wage increases take effect in Minnesota, businesses could face some tough challenges. “Businesses are feeling the pressure obviously from COVID. Also, a really tight labor market, so the ability to attract, retain and develop employees has been challenging for business and so business of all sizes are having very different effects from the mandate,” Fargo Moorhead…

Moorhead Looks Into Raising Sales Tax To Fund Projects

If approved, the city will have to wait until the November 2022 election for voters to decide the plan's fate.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- The community of Moorhead is ready for the city to say out with the old and in with the new. The city has listened to  the community’s demands and is looking for options to pay for potential projects rather than raising property taxes. “At the city council meeting last night, the city council voted to move forward with…

Sen. Smith Introduces Bills Aimed to Lower Drug Prices

The bills have bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – With the cost of medicine rapidly rising, Democratic Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith introduces two bills to help lower the cost of drugs. One is called the Ensuring Innovation Act, which would stop companies from extending their patents by making insignificant changes to drugs by adding ingredients. The other is called the FAIR Drug Pricing Act, which would require…

Mexican Soybean Buyers Visit North Dakota Farms

The Soybean Council has been hosting groups from several countries over the past few weeks

CASSELTON, N.D. — Mexican soybean buyers visited farms in North Dakota.  The Soybean Council has hosted several groups from different countries over the past few weeks. “We’re grateful they take the time to leave their companies and families to come over here, and take a firsthand look at our crop, and we’re happy to host them and tell the North…

Junkyard Brewing Holds Rare Beer Picnic

The theme was aged, soured, and infused beers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Beer lovers gathered at Junkyard Brewing’s Rare Beer Picnic to get a taste of some unique flavors. Jalapeno sour and cucumber pomegranate are just two of the examples. “It’s not all weird like fish beer or taco beer,” Dave Helm, an attendee, said. “A lot of times they’re just hard to brew in a large size so…

A Look Into the Future: People Observe New Robotic Technology in Fargo

The John Henry Foster Industrial Robotics and Automation Expo showcases new technology

FARGO, N.D. — People got a firsthand glimpse at the future of industrial robotics and automation in Fargo. The annual John Henry Foster Industrial Robotics and Automation Expo allows people to see how new technology enables robots to complete different tasks. Some of the robots could pick up cups, rearrange lettered tiles, and move objects to various locations. The goal of…

Net-Neutrality Battle Headed to Court

They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps

  NATIONAL — The battle over net-neutrality rules is headed to court. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the rules. They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. New York’s attorney…

RE/MAX, Designer Homes Hosts Annual Children’s Miracle Golf Outing

The event is a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network and raised $30,000 in 2016

FARGO, ND — Nearly 150 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Children’s Miracle Golf Outing, hosted by RE/MAX and Designer Homes. The event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and raised $30,000 in 2016. Organizers are hoping to beat that amount this year. The event is hosted by RE/MAX and Designer Homes and is sponsored by many…

Lawn Service Companies Adapt to Drought in F-M Area

Little rain wated leads places like Turf Tamers and All Terrain to focus on other company services

FARGO, ND — Your yard isn’t the only one trying to adapt to the drought conditions across the F-M area. “It’s certainly not uncommon for us to slow down at this time of year,” said Matt Langemo, customer service representative at All Terrain. “We’re a full service company and so we have a lot of other ancillary services that keep…