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Some Big Names Coming to Bluestem Amphitheater This Summer

The nights of listening to music in the nice weather is closer than you may think

  FARGO, ND — The nights of listening to music in the nice weather is closer than you may think. Jade Presents is excited to announce their shows at Bluestem Amphitheater for the upcoming season. They will kick off the summer with Billy Currington on June 10th, then Nathaniel Rateliff on August 7th, Jason Mraz on August 29th and they…

Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…

The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Xcel Energy Sending More Help to Puerto Rico

Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island

  NATIONAL — Xcel Energy is sending more help for the people of Puerto Rico. Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power nearly four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Xcel Energy trucks left for Puerto Rico earlier this month and…

Bismarck, Devils Lake Losing Two More Box Stores

Employees who are affected by the closures will be given a severance and will be able to apply at other stores

  REGIONAL — Sears Holdings Corporation has announced more closures of stores in Devils Lake and in Bismarck. The Sears store in Bismarck will be closing its doors between early March and early April. Kmart in Devils Lake will also be closing around that time. The company announced nationwide it would be closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores…

Minnesota Company Featured During Super Bowl LII for Sculpture Work

The sculpture will be featured during a 10 day event leading up to the Super Bowl

  MINNEAPOLIS — From the Zamboni, to the art of the ice. A Minnesota company is being featured during Super Bowl LII for their ice work. Minnesota Ice Sculptures is molding the Roman numeral for Super Bowl LII out of ice. The sculpture will take about four days to complete and when finished, it will weigh about 150,000 pounds. The…

Hershey’s, Campbell’s Expand Snack Businesses

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

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 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…

SunOpta Inc. of Wahpeton to Close, 35 Employees Out of Work

The company states that it's because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June

WAHPETON, ND — Natural food snacks maker SunOpta Inc. says it will close its roasting facility in Wahpeton next year, putting about 35 employees out of work. The company states that it’s because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June. SunOpta says it is encouraging its employees…

Taco Bell to Launch a Fast Food Favorite and Three New Loaded Burritos

One item of interest is the French-fry-loaded burrito that will be launched in test stores across the country in three flavors

  NATIONAL — Taco John’s may have those delicious, hot and crispy oles, but Taco Bell says they’re getting ready to launch a fast-food favorite: the French fry. Company officials say they have been teasing their customers with the possibility of French fries as an addition to their Mexican fast food products for the last couple of months with a…

Bertha Man May Have Died by Electrocution

Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted

  WADENA, Minn. — A Bertha man is dead after what authorities say is a possible electrocution. Michael Mousseau, 23, was found not breathing near some potato unloading equipment west of Wadena. Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted. Mousseau was working for RD Offutt Company. Categories: Business, Health,…