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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,…

Thomsen Homes Donates to Great Plains Food Bank

$48,000 check presented to Great Plains Food Bank to help with BackPack program

FARGO, N.D. — Thomsen Homes in Fargo is doing its part to make sure kids aren’t going hungry. The custom home builder company handed over a check of $48,000 to Great Plains Food Bank. Earlier this month, Thomsen Homes committed to giving $500 per house closing to go to the BackPack program. That money is enough to supply 100 backpacks…

Junkyard Brewing Company Expands Westward for Another Taproom

The new expansion will be occupied by both the brewery and their next door neighbor

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A popular brewery in Moorhead is expanding its business. Junkyard Brewing Company is adding to the west side of their building to make way for a new taproom. The back of the expansion will give more studio space to their neighboring business, First Avenue Productions. The owners, who started out in a much smaller space in 2012,…

Celebrate North Dakota at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography

FARGO, ND — You can celebrate everything North Dakota this weekend at the Pride of Dakota Fargo Holiday Showcase. More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography. Admission is $2 but for anyone that brings a reusable bag will only pay $1. Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to attend. “The really neat…

Wells Fargo Admits 450 More Cases of Illegal Repossession of Service Members’ Vehicles

This brings the total number of cases to more than 860

  NATIONAL — Wells Fargo is coming forward and confessing they have uncovered at least 450 more cases in which the company illegally repossessed the vehicles of U.S. service members. This brings the total number of cases to more than 860. Bank officials say they will pay $5.4 million for the repossessions, repair the service members’ credit, pay each member…

Forever 21 Says Customer Financial Information May Have Been Compromised

Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach

  NATIONAL — A popular teen store is warning about a potential data breach of its customers. Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach and their customers may have had their payment information stolen or compromised. A store spokesperson says a third party alerted the company to the potential breach and an…