local businesses

Fargo woman turns passion for fresh fruits, vegetables into business

Renae Mitchell owns Juice Box Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — (KVRR) “Well, for a business owner, I would say, follow your passions,” said Mitchell. The female entrepreneur did just that. Two years ago, Renae Mitchell of Fargo decided to start up a new venture after graduating from the Nutritional Therapy Association. “I wanted to take the knowledge on what I learned to teach people how to use…

11th Annual Craft Fest showcases local businesses

"Local businesses, especially local makers, are the heart of what makes a community unique and thrive."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The 11th annual Unglued Craft Fest is giving people in the community the opportunity to help support local businesses. People who attended the fest had the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt while shopping at 45 different local vendors. Vendors had the chance to showcase some of their best work by selling one of a…

Selfie studio donates proceeds to boy fighting cancer

"I wanted to do something that could give back to the family and help them with their medical needs."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A creative art studio is giving people the chance to take picturesque photos while helping contribute to a good cause. Looking for a creative way to show her support, Natalie Sparrow of Fargo decided to turn selfies into a fundraising event. “With so many different fundraisers cancelled last year, I felt hey I could do something,…

WF households to receive $25 gift cards to help boost local businesses

The gift cards will be strictly for use at West Fargo stores and restaurants.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People in West Fargo are in for a treat. City leaders hope to stimulate the economy by providing free gift cards to support local businesses. The $25 gift cards will be strictly for use at West Fargo stores and restaurants. The cards will track where the funds are spent. Participating businesses who receive payments from these…

Holiday Headquarters helps support of locally owned businesses

"The strong focus is to highlight that downtown businesses are still open..."

FARGO, N.D. – Downtown Fargo kicks off the holiday season with shopping events in support of small businesses. The community downtown is making the holiday shopping experience more enjoyable with a few countdown-to-Christmas shopping events. “The strong focus is to highlight that downtown businesses are still open we’re still needing the community support to support local businesses and shops this…

Officials say Fargo businesses are following Covid-19 guidelines well

Response team continues serving as a staple tool in helping businesses comply with mandates

FARGO, N.D. — A week after Covid-19 protocols were implemented for North Dakota businesses, the Fargo Cass Public Health Covid Business Response Team has an update on how local establishments are keeping up. Since mask mandates and capacity limits went into effect, Fargo Cass Public Health’s Business response Team has been an essential tool to helping businesses comply with mandates….

Local business provides vegan community members a Thanksgiving Meal with a twist

Alternative meal choice provides option for a 'gentler' holiday dinner

FARGO, N.D. — A local business is helping the vegan community celebrate a gentler thanksgiving dinner. Twist fusion restaurant is providing 40 thanksgiving alternative meals for the Fargo-Moorhead Vegans and Friends group. The dinners include a vegan beef wellington with rice, veggies, and mushroom gravy and a green bean casserole. The organizer says they had to find an alternative for…

Black-owned business celebrates grand opening in West Fargo

S & J Barbershop and Beauty is seeking to serve as a staple in the community

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A new business is celebrating its grand opening in West Fargo by bringing style and diversity to the metro. S & J Barbershop and Beauty is one of few locally black-owned businesses in the West Fargo area and it’s hoping to create an impact and make a difference. With many years of experience and two other…

We Are Open: Supporting Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With many business being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to support local businesses when we can. KVRR is launching a page dedicated to businesses that are open and offering services during these uncertain times. If you or someone you know owns a business that is offering curbside, delivery or other services let us know by visiting kvrr.com/we-are-open/ and…

Xcel Energy Scam Targets Local Businesses

Xcel Energy says the scammers are also targeting the elderly.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department became aware of a scam involving Xcel Energy Wednesday morning. Fargo Police say they heard from multiple local businesses claiming they received calls that appeared to be from Xcel Energy. The scammers threatened to disrupt services if the businesses didn’t pay within a certain time period. Xcel Energy says the scammers are also targeting the…