Border reopening delay causing economic hardships in Grand Cities

"Every business in Grand Forks has been eagerly awaiting for the border to reopen because the Canadian visitors are a huge economic boom to this whole region."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The effects of the U.S. – Canadian border closure grows as travel restrictions are extended for another month. As of March of 2020 U.S.-Canadian border restrictions have placed an economic hardship on businesses that rely on tourism to stay afloat. Now the Biden Administration is preventing the Canadian dollar from boosting the local economy for…

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…

Cass Co. Active Cases Appear To Hold Steady As Businesses Comply With Mandates

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has more than 1,100 active cases of COVID-19 but things appear to be tapering some. There is a decline in the 14-day positivity rate. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming says it’s too early to say whether this will be an ongoing trend due to mitigation efforts, a lag in testing or other reasons….

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

Experts give hospitality workers warning signs to combat human trafficking

Human trafficking crimes often take place in hotels.

FARGO, N.D. — According to authorities, sex trafficking is the second largest crime economy in the country. The dangerous incidents often take place in hotels. “We get the majority of our tips from the hospitality industry,” said West Fargo police Detective Derek Werner. “If it is somebody from out of town, if it is a runaway, runaways are going to…

“I AM Fargo-Moorhead” Training Helps Local Workers Showcase Community

The group of twenty went on a mini tour

FARGO, N.D. –Teaching others about the F–M area isn’t just geared towards tourists; locals in the metro are also benefiting from learning more about their community. The F–M Convention and Visitors Bureau held its “I AM Fargo–Moorhead” training, which gives local hospitality workers ideas for showcasing the area. The group of 20 went on a little tour, starting at the…

Food Services of America Puts on Annual Thrive Food Show at Fargodome

More than 120 vendors were at the expo

FARGO, N.D. — Food service experts say the first three years are the most difficult for a new restaurant for a variety of reasons. “You’re trying to get your management staff up to what your goal is if you’re the owner, operator. What’s the culture? What are you trying to accomplish over the next five years,” said Richard Byers, with…

Behind the Scenes at Fargo’s Chick-fil-A

Management says they're excited to show everyone the hospitality her location will have to offer

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is just a week away from being the second city in North Dakota to have a Chick-fil-A. They opened their doors for a few hours today to help train some of the team members as they get ready for opening day. Kimberly Flamm was selected as the local owner and operator of Fargo’s Chick-fil-A. She says…