Target to require employee face coverings, strongly recommend them for guests

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Target has updated its policy on face coverings.  The Minnesota-based retailer says effective Aug.3, face coverings will be required for employees. Target says based on the latest CDC guidelines, masks will be strongly recommended for guests in areas with substantial or high risk of transmission, as defined by the CDC. “We’ll follow all local mandates, as we have…

Labor activists hold rallies at four senators’ offices to gain support for Pro Act

. We came here to tell you that it's good for all Americans, all working people in this country, union or not."

FARGO, N.D. & MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Community activists are fighting for a change to labor laws in Minnesota and North Dakota. After receiving support from Minnesota Democratic Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar, community activists are asking North Dakota Republican senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven to join forces and stand with the working people. “Speaking about basic working…

Cajun Cafe closes after 20 years

The Cajun Cafe is one of two businesses who've announced their closures this week.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cajun Cafe is yet another local business who’s announced it will be closing its doors after struggles amid the pandemic “It was a very difficult year and it definitely knocked us back like it did everybody. We lost a lot of money during that,” Cajun Cafe owner Gary Gilbertson said. With Twist in Downtown Fargo…

Ralph Engelstad Arena employees encouraged to present COVID-19 vaccinations

"We're trying to look to the future and our efforts to collect vaccination information from our employees is just trying to be proactive so that we have it moving forward."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A large local venue is preparing for the future as it implements further COVID-19 precautions. The Ralph Englestad Arena is encouraging its employees to share their COVID-19 vaccination information. “We’re trying to look to the future and our efforts to collect vaccination information from our employees is just trying to be proactive so that we…

Minnesota minimum wage increase could pose risks for businesses

"Where we are in the pandemic I would think that any mandated increases probably aren't the best way to go."

MINNESOTA — As minimum wage increases take effect in Minnesota, businesses could face some tough challenges. “Businesses are feeling the pressure obviously from COVID. Also, a really tight labor market, so the ability to attract, retain and develop employees has been challenging for business and so business of all sizes are having very different effects from the mandate,” Fargo Moorhead…

Employees and residents at Eventide in Moorhead receive COVID-19 vaccine

After the vaccines have been administered, Kollar says it's important to keep an eye out for any issue that may arise.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Eventide Senior Living Community receives a sense of relief after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations. “I’m very excited to receive the vaccine. I’m excited to see what this brings for our staff, for our residents, for the community and just looking forward to turning the page in the pandemic and improving from here,” Executive Director at Eventide Senior…

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….