Travel Agents Busy As People Look to Escape Winter

Normally during this time of year, they say they're helping travelers book summer vacations instead

FARGO, N.D. — During this time of year, travel agents say they typically see things calm down and start helping people plan their summer vacations. “The snow’s a little higher than I remember,” said Tony Heinbaugh. But after even more snow and the frigid temps in North Dakota and Minnesota, everyone seems to be either wishing they could go back in…

-20 Degrees Out? $20 off at Holiday Inn Express in Fargo

The hotel has several special deals for the cold weather

FARGO, N.D. —  The Holiday Inn Express on 19th Avenue South has a new deal so the whole family can have fun while it’s cold out. The hotel is hosting a “Too COOL for School” Pool Party. You can get six wristbands to use at the pool for $69. You also get a sleeping room for the day. If you…

Marcus Theatres Offers Free Hot Chocolate Until Friday

Other deals include $5 Tuesdays and $6 student Thursdays

FARGO, N.D. — If you want to get out of the house but don’t want to be somewhere cold, Marcus Theatres has some deals you can take advantage of. Not only is it $5 Tuesday, but there’s also free hot chocolate for all movie goers through Friday. There’s also $6 student Thursdays. Theatre management says the cold does deter some people…

$5 Movies on Christmas and New Year’s Day

Rewards members also get free popcorn

FARGO, N.D. — Both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Tuesday this year, and that means you can get a good deal at the movie theater. Marcus Theatres has five dollar Tuesdays, so enjoying a movie with your family during the holidays is more affordable. You can also get free popcorn if you’re a rewards member. There’s something for…

Olive Street Holds “Last Hurrah” Holiday Shopping Event

The whole store is 25 percent off

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you need to get some last minute shopping done or just want to complete your holiday outfit, the store Olive Street has some special deals. The “Last Hurrah” shopping event includes a 25 percent discount for the entire store. There’s a hot chocolate and coffee bar, and even a candy necklace making station for the kids….

Local Stores Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Busy Shopping Weekend

Business owners say downtown has been more lively compared to years before

FARGO, N.D. — Local entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the busy shopping weekend. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement launched by American Express in 2010 when the economy was in recession. Several stores in downtown Fargo are taking part including places like Unglued and Boots & Heels. Small business owners say promoting local shops has definitely made the area livelier…

Cyber Monday Do’s and Dont’s

The BBB recommends using trustworthy sites, maybe even ones you've used before

FARGO, ND — It’s cyber Monday and that means we are in the heart of holiday shopping sales but the Better Business Bureau wants you to be shopping smart and safe. The BBB recommends using trustworthy sites, maybe even ones you’ve used before. If you are questioning the site, put the name and the word scam into a search engine…

LIVE: People Lining Up at Businesses All Over the Metro Ready to Snag Deals

Many Black Friday shoppers say they're trying to get their Christmas shopping done before they even eat their Thanksgiving dinner

FARGO, ND — People have been waiting outside for hours at stores around the metro to start getting their Black Friday deals. Many Black Friday shoppers say they’re trying to get their Christmas shopping done before they even eat their Thanksgiving dinner. People started lining up at places like Best Buy, Kohl’s and West Acres early this afternoon. Every shopper…

Two More Suspects Make Pleas in Jamaican Lottery Scam

Two more suspects remain fugitives

  BISMARCK, ND — Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in a Jamaican lottery scam. Federal prosecutors in North Dakota continue efforts to reach deals with the 13 suspects who’ve been arrested. Two more suspects remain fugitives. Seven suspects remain scheduled for trial in January. At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million in the scam, including a North Dakota…

Jamaican Lottery Scam Suspects Enter Pleas

Five of the 15 defendants in the case have reached deals with prosecutors

  BISMARCK, ND — Thirteen of 15 suspects in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam have now entered pleas in federal court. Two suspects from Jamaica were brought to the U.S. earlier this month and entered not guilty pleas in Bismarck. They could be added to a list of suspects scheduled for trial in January. Five of the 15 defendants in…