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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…

Drekker Brewing Company Expands Due to Customer Demand

On the 24th, you'll start to see them on the shelves of local liquor stores

FARGO, ND — You can soon buy your favorite local beer at the store! Starting Monday, Drekker Brewing Company will begin selling four packs of 16 ounce cans you can take home from their north Fargo location. On the 24th, you’ll start to see them on the shelves of local liquor stores. The brewery added two fermenting tanks to make…

Werner Electric is Open For Business in Fargo

The company's president is excited to open in Fargo and said this area is a great market for them

FARGO, N.D. — A Midwestern distributor of industrial electric supplies opens its 13th location right here in Fargo. Werner Electric held a grand opening this morning at 100 36th Street South, meeting with many potential clients. They’re a full-line distributor of electric supplies, mainly for manufacturers, industrial contractors and machine builders. The company’s president is excited to open in Fargo…

Minnesota Based Land O’Lakes Purchases Vermont Creamery

The company will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville, Vermont

  ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Minnesota-based Land O’ Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery. The company will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter and fresh dairy in Websterville, Vermont. Co-founders Allison Hooper and Bob Reese said the company has experienced growth and it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. The president and CEO of Land…

JCPenney Stores Expected to Close in Wahpeton, Thief River Falls After 80+ Years in Business

An online petition backed by the chamber to save the store has more than 1,200 signatures

  RED RIVER VALLEY — As JCPenney prepares to announce a list of closings around the country, the stores in Wahpeton and Thief River Falls are expected to be closed. Employees have been told the Thief River Falls location will be closing in June after over 80 years in business. An online petition backed by the chamber to save the…

Local Business Owners Share Key to Success

Small Business Rx Alliance give tips on what it takes to own a successful business

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re not sure what direction your company is headed, there’s a prescription for small business success. A local group of professionals with years of experience hosted a Business Owner’s Strategic Solutions Luncheon at the Holiday Inn. Members of Small Business Rx Alliance talked everything from rewarding employees to tax deductions to retirement. The business leaders shared…

President Trump’s ‘Oops’ on Keystone Pipeline

The president said he approved the project that President Obama rejected on environmental concerns

  SOUTH CAROLINA — President Trump caused a stir after he addressed a group in South Carolina and claimed¬†he has approved construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he approved the project that President Obama rejected on environmental concerns. But Mr. Trump was speaking prematurely as he only approved TransCanada to re-submit its application for a construction permit….

MN Businessman Credited with Saving TCF Savings and Loan Dies at 73

Bill Cooper, 73, turned TCF Savings and Loan into the state's third-largest banking company

  MINNESOTA — The man credited with reviving Twin City Federal Savings and Loan and who was a dominant Minnesota political figure, has passed away. Bill Cooper died Tuesday at the age of 73. He rescued TCF from the savings and loan crisis in the 1980’s and took the bank public. As CEO he grew TCF to several hundred branches…

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Issues Beer Recall

At least eight of the company's brands have been affected

  Brewing Company Sierra Nevada is issuing a recall of some of its bottled beer after it was discovered some of the glass can chip off and fall inside the bottle. The recall affects 36 states, including Minnesota and South Dakota. It affects at least eight of the company’s brands, including Torpedo Extra IPA, Hop Hunter IPA, Pale Ale and…

Walmart to Eliminate 1,000 More Jobs

This adds to the 7,000 jobs Walmart cut back in September of 2016

Walmart announces another round of job cuts. The retailer is getting ready to eliminate another 1,000¬†jobs before the end of this month. The cuts will mostly come from its corporate headquarters in Arkansas, although corporate officials would not confirm it would happen. Officials did say the company is always looking for “ways to operate more efficiently”. This comes on the…