MIDWEST

$3 for a gallon of gas? Local expert says likely won’t happen in the Midwest

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As gas prices steadily increase, $3 per gallon could become the national average in the next couple of months. However, Gene LaDoucer with AAA doesn’t believe our region will get there. After seeing almost daily increases for weeks, LaDoucer says prices are showing signs of stability. “Gasoline and oil futures have actually declined in the past…

Confidence in Midwest economy drops in survey

OMAHA, Neb. – A new monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests faltering confidence in the region’s economy. After climbing every month since bottoming out in April, the overall index of the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions survey fell to 69.0 in November from October’s 70.2. Any score above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests…

Midwest Becomes COVID-19 Hotspot As U.S. Hits 6 Million Cases

Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at over 842,000

FARGO, N.D. — The United States hitting 6 million COVID-19 cases out of 25 million globally. The U.S. leads the count followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million. The Midwest becoming a hotspot for new cases with Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota recently reporting record one-day increases. Many of the new cases in Iowa…

LadyBoss Reveals New Name And Future Plans At Their Annual Summit

Over 200 people attended the summit virtually.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – An organization reveals their new brand at their annual summit. Ladyboss had their virtual summit where they had guest speakers, panel discussions, and virtual networking. The organization also announced their new name: Ladyboss Midwest They hope that through their new brand they will be able to connect women in communities beyond Fargo-Moorhead. One of the Co-founders of Ladyboss…

North Dakota Winery Explains Which Grapes Grow Best in Cold Environment

La Crescent, Frontenac, and Marquette grapes are commonly grown in cold environments

COLFAX, N.D.– California isn’t the only place you can find great wine! North Dakota’s cold climate allows for “cold-hearty” grapes to become wine unique to the Midwest. La Crescent, Frontenac, and Marquette grapes are commonly grown in cold environments. Deb Grosz, co-owner of Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery, says the flavor from their wines only comes from the grapes and…

Local Magazine Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting

Midwest Nest features all things home design, art, and culture

FARGO, N.D. — A local magazine celebrates joining the Fargo–Moorhead–West Fargo Chamber with a ribbon–cutting. Midwest Nest magazine includes stories all about home design, art, and cuisine. The staff celebrated in a house built by Designer Homes, which was featured in the magazine. Midwest Nest has won three silver ADDY Awards from the American Ad Federation of North Dakota. The magazine…

F-M Community, SpartanNash Give Donation Boost to the Great Plains Food Bank

That is enough money to supply more than twenty four thousand meals to help feed the hungry

REGIONAL — Donations at the checkouts at all four Family Fare Supermarkets in the metro really added up. People helped raise $8,200 for the Great Plains Food Bank between August 30 and September 14. That is enough money to supply more than 24,000 meals to help feed the hungry. Anyone who visited a participating SpartanNash owned retail store or fuel…

Nearly 90 People Arrested in the Midwest in ICE Operation

The arrests happened over three days last week

  REGIONAL — Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest. The arrests happened over three days last week. In all, 26 people were arrested in Minnesota, 4 in North Dakota, one in South Dakota, 32 in Nebraska and 23 in Iowa. ICE says 62 of those arrested, including 10 lawful permanent…