EMPLOYEES

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…

Bismarck, Devils Lake Losing Two More Box Stores

Employees who are affected by the closures will be given a severance and will be able to apply at other stores

  REGIONAL — Sears Holdings Corporation has announced more closures of stores in Devils Lake and in Bismarck. The Sears store in Bismarck will be closing its doors between early March and early April. Kmart in Devils Lake will also be closing around that time. The company announced nationwide it would be closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores…

SunOpta Inc. of Wahpeton to Close, 35 Employees Out of Work

The company states that it's because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June

WAHPETON, ND — Natural food snacks maker SunOpta Inc. says it will close its roasting facility in Wahpeton next year, putting about 35 employees out of work. The company states that it’s because of increased operations at its Crookston, Minnesota plant and is expecting to close the Wahpeton factory between April and June. SunOpta says it is encouraging its employees…

CBS News Suspends Charlie Rose Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

In a statement, Rose apologized for his actions but said he does not believe all of the allegations are true

Fox News  NATIONAL — Add another big name celebrity to the list of men accused of sexual harassment: Charlie Rose. PBS is immediately halting distribution of Rose’s interview program and CBS News has suspended him. The Washington Post reports that eight women have accused Rose of inappropriate sexual behavior including lewd phone calls, groping and appearing naked in front of…

Target Announces Closure of Fergus Falls Location

The store's last day will be February 3rd

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Shoppers in Fergus Falls will have one less option come this next year. Target will be shutting its doors for good in 2018. The store’s last day will be February 3rd. Target released a statement saying, “This decision was not made lightly” and says “typically, a store is closed as a result of seeing several years…

Moorhead Public Schools Gives Themselves a Report Card

The "State of the District" shows how they're performing and sets goals for the future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders of the Moorhead Public School district are giving themselves a report card. Data shows the district has seen steady growth in student enrollment since 2008 with a projected average of two to three percent in growth every year. They are the largest employer in Moorhead with 997 employees with 500 of them being teachers. One of…