Labor Day 2020: Coronavirus pandemic brings new challenges for workers

Although Labor Day is often known as the unofficial goodbye to the summer, the holiday holds a deeper meaning

FARGO, N.D. — As with most things amid the coronavirus pandemic, this Labor Day feels and looks a bit different. “Unfortunately, there are many people who are unemployed, and most of it is because of this pandemic that we’re going through,” said North Dakota AFL-CIO President Landis Larson. “So, without tackling the pandemic, it’s not going to do any good…

Travel expected to pick up this Labor Day weekend

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Although it won’t be as busy as Labor Day weekend in past years, a local travel agent says lines at the airport will be longer this Friday and Monday. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says a few flights from and to Hector International Airport will be full this holiday weekend. Even so, Ganje says more people…

Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…

Fargo Cass Public Health Recommends Avoiding In-Person Gatherings During Upcoming Holidays

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Cass Public Health is urging people to continue taking social distancing measures and avoid in-person gatherings during upcoming holidays and celebrations. Even short visits with friends and family outside of the household can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming says, “This time of year, many “snowbirds” are returning to the area….

Elementary School Helps Kids Shop For Holiday Presents

This is the 13th year the school has put on the sale

FARGO, N.D. — Kids at a Fargo elementary school are getting into the holiday spirit by doing some special shopping. Students at Clara Barton Elementary school, with the help of Santa’s elves, got to pick out special holiday gifts for their families. Every item purchased costs the kids only 1 dollar and all the cash raised is put back into…

BBB Guidelines For Smart Shopping For Black Friday

Another important tip is making sure to be aware of the return policy and warranty info for what you buy.

FARGO, N.D. — Shoppers are being asked to read the fine print before buying this Black Friday. The Better Business Bureau released its latest guidelines on how to be smart shoppers. Someone of them include making your game plan for shopping. Another important tip is making sure to be aware of the return policy and warranty info for what you…

Setting Up For Holiday Lights In Fargo’s Lindenwood Park

The lights will begin on Friday from 6:30 to 10 and will run until the end of December.

FARGO, N.D. — The Holiday Lights In Lindenwood Park is an annual celebration of festivities, traditions and supporting people in need. This year is the 21st for the group and they say it’s going to be a good showcase. “I thought last year our 20th year would be our best but I think the 21st is the biggest and best….

Democrats Condemning Anti-Semitism In Wake Of Comments By Minnesota Congresswoman

FBI Also Investigating Threat Directed At Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel. The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar made new remarks about Israel that critics are calling anti-Semitic. Meanwhile, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into a report of a threatening graffiti message…

Last Weekend For Pride of Dakota Pop Up Market at West Acres Mall

The shop sells all local products, from jams to wines to salsa

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the last weekend for the Pride of Dakota pop up market at the West Acres Mall. In their second year, owners say they’ve had a very successful 45-day run as people did their holiday shopping. Pride of Dakota sells all local products, from jams to wine to salsa. Owners say they’ve seen thousands of customers throughout the…

Holiday Blood Drive: One West Fargo Couple’s Story About Giving and Receiving

As a constant supporter and right hand, Tim decided he has more than enough blood and platelets to help others

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Medical experts say blood donations are in higher demand during the holiday season and one man is doing his part to make a difference. Donating blood two to three times a year was routine for Tim Mehl. “But in 2013 it became more personal…we spent a lot of time in the hospital befriending people that had…