Prairie Roots Co-Op Starts Member-Owner Loan Campaign to Raise $250,000

They're hoping to raise $250,000 by September 1

FARGO, N.D. — Prairie Roots Co–Op is asking its members to pitch in because the grocery store has been struggling financially. An email went out to members last night reading in part,”the financial and operational needs of the co–op are pressing.” They’re trying to raise $250,000 by September 1. $60,000 has already been raised, and the co–op is asking for…

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…

Viking’s Head Coach Zimmer Reacts to New NFL Kneeling Policy

The NFL will fine teams when players and personnel kneel during the Star Spangled Banner

EAGAN, Minn. — NFL owners voted Wednesday to fine players and personnel who kneel for the National Anthem beginning this season. If players do not wish to stand for the Star Spangled Banner, they will now be allowed to remain in the locker room until after the Anthem is over. The controversy began when former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick…

Rainy Lake Oil Co. Near International Falls Destroyed in Massive Fire

Photos and Video are Courtesy of Shelby Wolden

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — A massive fire in northern Minnesota has destroyed a heating oil and fuel company near the Canadian border. Rainy Lake Oil Co. near International falls erupted last night in huge plumes of fire, fueled by eight or nine tanks inside the company’s warehouse. The company’s office manager says a warehouse, office and gas station were destroyed….

Prairie Roots “Soft Opening” Welcomes Hundreds of Customers

The first food co-op in Fargo is officially open for business

FARGO, ND — Owners said the future is bright for Prairie Roots, Fargo’s first food co-op. It’s been about five years in the making. “We’re just really happy to open the doors and show people this space and support local producers,” said Kurt Kopperud, general manager of the store. Staff call it a soft opening, but hundreds poured in for a…

Sunday Liquor Sales Begin in Minnesota Just in Time for the Holiday

Today marks the first weekend Minnesotans can purchase liquor on a Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — One “blue law” has finally come to an end, as Minnesotan’s are now able to buy liquor on Sundays. For Minnesotans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming. “They turned it down so many times in the past I didn’t think they’d do it,” said one shopper. “But, they finally did it.” “I think because there’s…

Beer Store Owners Appeal for License Renewal Near Pine Ridge Reservation

The appeal says the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission's decision was arbitrary, unsupported by evidence and contrary to Nebraska law

  SOUTH DAKOTA — The owners of four Nebraska beer stores are appealing the decision to not renew their liquor licenses. The stores sell beer and malt liquor just 200 yards south of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota which bars alcohol but continues to struggle with alcohol issues. The appeal says the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s decision…

University Square Mall Hit with Multiple Burglaries

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in south Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — As a business owner, this may be one of your biggest fears. “If someone wants to get in your business bad enough, they’re likely going to get in and there’s not a lot you can do,” said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson. Walls were torn apart, cash registers were emptied and plaster was thrown everywhere throughout multiple stores at…