Downtown Fargo

JL Beers & Vinyl Taco return to business after riots

Both businesses were damaged at the hands of rioters.

FARGO, N.D. — Of all the damage caused on Saturday in downtown Fargo, businesses located on 1st Avenue North between Broadway and 4th Street North seemed to have suffered the worst of it. That includes JL Beers and Vinyl Taco; two popular restaurants that were vandalized at the hands of rioters. “Rocks were thrown through our front windows,” said the…

LIVE: Mayor Mahoney On Public Safety, Police, And COVID-19 Concerns After Weekend Protests

Mayor Sits Down With KVRR's Adam Ladwig & Emily Welker

  Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney joins Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker to talk about the protests over the death of George Floyd this weekend in the city. He tells us how he though Fargo Police handled the escalating situation and addressed concerns about public safety after Saturday night’s chaos. He addressed social media posts about armed men heading towards the…

Peaceful protesters return to downtown Fargo to assist cleanup efforts

Protest organizers say it is important not to let the rioters take away from the message of the Black Lives Matter Movement

FARGO, N.D. — Less than twelve hours after rioting caused significant damage to Downtown Fargo, those same streets were filled once again, but this time, with people helping to clean up the destruction. Among those doing the cleaning were many who organized a massive peaceful protest that proceeded the riots. They feel the pain from Saturday night maybe more so…

LIVE: Hit The Pavement To Support Local Businesses While Social Distancing

FMStrong Community Run Virtual Run Raises Money For Local Businesses Hit Hard By COVID-19

Hit the pavement at your own pace to support local businesses hit hard by COVID-19. The FMStrong Community Run is a virtual 5k race. You have until the end of May to complete the race on your own time, while social distancing of course. If you sign up and run the race, you get a race bib sticker and a…

Owner & Chef of “Toscana” Dies Unexpectedly

A GoFundMe account has been started to support the family

FARGO, N.D. — The chef and owner of Toscana in downtown Fargo died unexpectedly on Thursday. A collection of pictures of Mirco Morganti are now in the window of the Italian restaurant. Morganti leaves behind his 5 children and the love of his life, Charlene. The restaurant has been greatly impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. A GoFundMe account has been…

Downtown Fargo Pizza Shop Selling Face Masks For Good Cause

Blackbird Woodfire Is Selling Masks For 5 bucks each to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — The flames are still burning at Blackbird Woodfire in downtown Fargo, as the store changes gears with the shift in business from COVID-19. “It’s been an adjustment we are learning everyday but it’s going well, people are really receptive to our kits and frozen pizza,” Server at Blackbird Woodfire Zoe Absey said. Besides offering new ways for…

Shoppers Step Up For Local Business Online Sales During Coronavirus Crisis

Boots & Heels Owner Shares Ways She's Trying To Keep Business Going While Doors Are Closed

  Local businesses that can’t stay open during the coronavirus pandemic are facing an uncertain future this morning. But the generosity of the community is giving them hope. Boots & Heels boutiques in Downtown Fargo and Devils Lake had to close their doors this week as COVID-19 spread. Owner Amber Sander is relying on online gift card sales to help…

Plans begin to display Greta Thunberg mural in downtown Fargo

Former Fargo City Commissioner offered the mural's artist the chance to have his work put up downtown after boycotts caused the original plan in Bismarck to fall through

FARGO, N.D. — A mural representing Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg could soon be making it’s way to Fargo. Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams messaged the artist, Shane Balkowitsch, to offer to have the iconic image displayed downtown. The seven foot mural is a representation of a wet plate glass photograph of Thunberg at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in…

Fargo holds meeting to inform public of downtown parking options

The department of planning and development, the community Partnership and Interstate Parking will hold an additional meeting on Friday at noon at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — The department of Planning and Development partnered with Downtown Community Partnership and Interstate Parking to host a public meeting to address parking concerns in the downtown area. The meeting was held because the city felt there was a common perception among the community that there wasn’t enough parking available downtown. A survey given to business owners in…

Open House Scheduled to Discuss Parking Options in Downtown Fargo

There are two open house forums scheduled for February 6 and 7.

FARGO, N.D.–The public is invited to attend open house sessions to discuss the availability and use of public parking in Downtown Fargo. The Department of Planning and Development along with the Downtown Community Partnership and Interstate Parking will host two open house forums on February 6 and 7. The first open house will take place in the City Commission Chambers…