Microsoft in Fargo Confirms Employee Layoffs

A spokesperson would not say how many employees are affected

FARGO, N.D. — Microsoft lays off employees at its Fargo campus. A spokesperson for the company would not say how many people were affected. The company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington put out a statement that says, a small percentage of the employee base in Fargo was eliminated. Microsoft says it reflects adaptions to business needs and does not change its…

Vinyl Taco Co-Owner Responds To Allegations Made By Employees Over Working Conditions

Some Vinyl Taco workers say the restaurant is not keeping them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FARGO, N.D.- Four to six staff members say they will not be returning to work if Vinyl Taco does not meet their requests. The restaurant co-owner Lance Thorson says he was surprised by this, saying management has been doing what it can to keep staff members safe. “We’ve communicated with our employees about the guidelines and protocols that we’re putting…

Restaurants Look Into Other Services To Keep Their Business Going

As dine-in services closed in North Dakota, many restaurants are doing delivery, take out or curbside options.

FARGO, N.D.- As dine-in services closed in North Dakota, many restaurants are doing delivery, take out or curbside options. ‘”I find that it’s about half and half that we’re getting, because some people do not want to come in, don’t want to be around anybody. The other half just wants somebody to talk to. Just for even a couple of…

Businesses Put on Sled Hockey Gear for a Cause

Hope Inc. has raised over $40,000 so far

FARGO, N.D. — Employees around the metro are putting on their sled hockey gear for a cause. Hope Inc. is an organization with 20 adaptive sports and recreation programs for kids and adults with mobility challenges. They’re having a sled hockey fundraiser to support the families who use their programs to keep fees low. Over $40,000 has been raised so far….

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Helping Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

They are providing access to their facilities and services

FARGO, N.D. — The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is helping federal employees by providing free access to their facilities and services. If you are a federal employee who has been impacted by the shutdown, the Y wants to help make this difficult time a bit easier. If you bring your federal ID to either member services desk at…

Moorhead Businesswoman Offers Help to Local Employees Affected By Gov. Shutdown

Grace Cummings Pas of Grace Electric decided she needed to help while watching a couple explain their hardship on the news

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead business owner is doing her part to help those who aren’t getting paid during the government shutdown. After seeing a couple on the news who said they weren’t going to bring home a paycheck for awhile as a result of the shutdown, Grace Cummings Pas of Grace Electric decided she had to do something. She posted…

Sanford Employees Spread Holiday Cheer By Donating Blood

Vitalant ran the annual blood drive

FARGO, N.D. — With the holiday season in full swing, Sanford Health employees are giving back by donating blood during the KVRR and Vitalant Holiday Blood Drive. Several nurses and staff members lined up to support others needing blood across the metro. Bonnie Olson, a nurse at the new Sanford Medical Center, says giving blood falls right in line with her…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

What Happens to Federal Employees During a Government Shutdown?

At the North Dakota National Guard, more than 460 people are furloughed

FARGO, ND — A government shutdown does not just affect those in Washington D.C. but it affects lives in the FM area. We’ll tell you what steps some groups take when the government isn’t working. This isn’t the first time the government has shut down, affecting federal workers. But different organizations in North Dakota have a different way of handling…

Moorhead Sam’s Club Closing, Jobs Terminated

They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sixty-three Sam’s Club Stores are closing across the country, including the location in Moorhead. Moorhead Mayor, Del Rae Williams, says this particular location has had a big influence on the community. They gave back to charities in town, asked about popular Moorhead products and were passionate about how they treat their employees. She says the company told…