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Partnership Brewing in Grand Forks to Help Veterans

Employees at the restaurant are saving portions of their tips and spare change to raise money for veteran service programs in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, ND — A new partnership is brewing in Grand Forks and it’s all to help support service men and women in the city. The VFW Post 1874 is teaming up with the JL Beers location on South Columbia Road to help veterans in need. Employees at the restaurant are saving portions of their tips and spare change to…

Three Flavors of Bush’s Baked Beans Being Recalled

There aren't any illnesses being reported in connection with the recall

  NATIONAL — Bush Brothers and Company is issuing a voluntary recall of 28 ounce cans of three kinds of it’s popular flavors of beans. The company is asking consumers to throw away the cans after they found potentially defective side seams of the cans. The recall affects the Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans and…

Serving Fargo: Fargo Police Department at the Center of New Documentary

They put their lives on the line to protect different communities, but police officers aren't always trusted by the public

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department is showing the country the importance of being one with the community. Some people have a negative view of police officers and one production company is trying to change that. They put their lives on the line to protect different communities, but police officers aren’t always trusted by the public. Bartlett Productions and…

Minnesota Suing CenturyLink for Allegedly Overbilling Customers

Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota is suing CenturyLink for allegedly over billing customers after quoting lower rates. Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court. It argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged people higher monthly rates for internet and cable than they were quoted and refused to honor the lower price. A company spokesman said…

New Store Aimed at Teens Coming to the West Acres Mall

They say Zumiez is a teen-centered retailer with a focus on serving the skater in all of us

  FARGO, ND — Zumiez is coming to West Acres Mall. Mall staff made the announcement in a blog post online. They say Zumiez is a teen-centered retailer with a focus on serving the skater in all of us. The company provides cutting edge clothing, footwear and accessories for skate and snow and active lifestyles. The store will open in…

Two Outdoor Gear Companies to Merge, Amazon May Replace Cable Subscriptions

Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops are getting the green light to merge

  NATIONAL — Outdoor gear companies Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops are getting the green light to merge. Cabela’s shareholders voted yes on the deal and will be paid $61 a share. The entire merger is worth about $4.2 billion. Combined, the company will have 177 locations nationwide. Amazon is in the midst of its annual Prime Day, which is…

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Illegal Smuggling

They say a supplier shipped "falsely labeled" items to Hobby Lobby's stores and corporate offices

  NATIONAL — Arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has settled a civil action lawsuit and is being fined $3 million dollars by the federal government for smuggling ancient Iraqi artifacts. The Justice Department accused the company of smuggling cuneiform tablets and clay artifacts from modern-day Iraq into the U.S. They say a supplier shipped falsely labeled items to Hobby…

How About Toasting to America with a $30,000 Bottle of Tequila?

Clase Azul is a company that specializes in luxury tequilas that are hitting the market

  NATIONAL — While many people are raising a glass today to toast the United States, only a few are probably doing it with tequila that costs thousands of dollars a bottle. Clase Azul is a company that specializes in luxury tequilas that are hitting the market. It costs $30,000 a bottleĀ and comes in a hand-sculpted, hand-painted ceramic decanter. The…

Dispute Over American Indian Artifacts Reporting by Pipeline Company in Question

They are also investigating if the company removed too many trees while laying the pipe

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The dispute over American Indian artifacts and the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline will not be over any time soon. North Dakota’s Public Service Commission filed a complaint in November of 2016 saying Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, improperly reported the discovery of the artifacts. They proposed a $15,000 fine. They…

American Crystal Sugar Employees Preparing to Vote on New Contract

The contract includes three percent annual increases and nearly three percent hike in the last year of the contract

  RED RIVER VALLEY — American Crystal Sugar employees are preparing to vote on a new five year labor contract that will cover 1,300 employees in Moorhead, East Grand Forks, Crookston and other areas. Company officials met with the union at least eight times and are offering base pay increases and a one-time incentive offer pertaining to a signing bonus…