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Puerto Rican Recounts Earthquake Ordeal

Christian Rodriguez has lived in Fargo for four years.

PUERTO RICO – “It started shaking and she opened the door and she walked to my bed like it’s shaking, it’s shaking, and I just sit there and told her to sit next to me. And I remember it was so long, that I told her, mom, this is taking a while. It’s not ending,” says Rodriguez. This was the…

Prairie Roots Food Coop Hosts Mini Farmers Market

Families dropped by the store to sample local producers and chat with the jolly old man himself.

FARGO, N.D. — A local Co-op is getting people into the holiday spirit and encouraging customers to shop local. Prairie Roots Food Co-op, located in Downtown Fargo, had its Mini Farmers Market and Santa photo shoot. Families dropped by the store to sample local producers and chat with the jolly old man himself. The shop also had a bike hooked…

Red River Valley Fairgrounds Host The Market By Eco Chic

The weekend market place includes over one hundred unique vendors selling clothes, lawn ornaments and seasonal decorations.

WEST FARGO N.D. — Good food, puppy parades and lots of vintage items from around the valley. It’s just some of the things at this year’s The Market by Eco Chic. The weekend market place includes over one hundred unique vendors selling clothes, lawn ornaments and seasonal decorations. The goal is to influence people to shop local and boost sales…

Vendors Share Their Local Creations With Community at Red River Market

This is the 5th season of the market

FARGO, N.D. — It’s farmer’s market season, and the Red River Market had its grand opening for community members looking to find locally made goods. Food is something that brings everybody together. “What can you go wrong with candy, people love candy,” Jeremy Schwarzrock, co-owner of Rogue Candies, said. People at the Red River Market are sure indulging in plenty…

Drekker, Unglued Put Emphasis on Local Creations at Annual Craft Market

the market first started out as a holiday event

FARGO, N.D. — Drekker Brewing and Unglued Gift Shop are putting an emphasis on local creations at their annual Summer Craft Market. Drekker started the market a few years ago during the holidays but soon partnered with Unglued to make it even bigger. Now during the summer, 31 vendors from the Fargo-Moorhead area, lakes country and Grand Forks are showing off…

Small Businesses in the Spotlight for Small Business Week

The SBA says it's a great time to start a business

FARGO, N.D. — Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and National Small Business Week highlights their impact. Amber Sander opened the Fargo location of Boots and Heels a year ago, after starting the original  location in Devils Lake in 2011. She says the process is far from smooth. “Today we didn’t have power for a while. The great thing about…

Red River Winter Market Brings Traditional Farmers Market Indoors

The regular season is July - October

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get some local shopping done but can’t stand being out in the cold, the Red River Winter Market may be the solution for you. One vendor, Charles Stattelman with Norel’s Hillside Orchard, has been making cider for most of his life. “My grandpa retired from dairy farming after 50 years, and he must’ve been…

Hundreds of People Brave the Cold for F-M Women’s March

This year's march focused more on local issues

FARGO, N.D. — People in cities across the country took to the streets for the third annual Women’s March. Hundreds of people in the F–M area gathered at the Fargo Civic Center for a rally, and despite the cold, marched downtown. While the first women’s march three years ago was fueled more by the president’s inauguration, organizers say this year’s focused…

Local Stores Celebrate Small Business Saturday on Busy Shopping Weekend

Business owners say downtown has been more lively compared to years before

FARGO, N.D. — Local entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the busy shopping weekend. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement launched by American Express in 2010 when the economy was in recession. Several stores in downtown Fargo are taking part including places like Unglued and Boots & Heels. Small business owners say promoting local shops has definitely made the area livelier…

Local Woman Selected to Help Decorate White House for Christmas

The White House opened up applications in August

FARGO, N.D. — One local woman, Amanda Morgan, is going to the White House after being picked to help decorate for Christmas. “Since I was a little kid, I’ve just dreamed about being First Lady, even seeing the White House. Just seeing all these places I’ve read about and watched documentaries about,” she said. Now, she’s going to Washington, D.C….