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Trying to Change Habits: How the City of Fargo is Trying to Eliminate Plastic Bag Use

In honor of America Recycles Day, the city of Fargo is running the "Day Without a Bag" campaign

FARGO, N.D. — In honor of America Recycles Day, the city of Fargo is running the “Day Without a Bag” campaign. It’s not always easy to kick an old habit… …but what if we all tried? “It would be nice if everybody would do that and get away from plastic,” said Rosella Kolrud, a Cash Wise shopper. The city of…

Bench Made of Recycled Plastic Donated to Sustainable Group at MSUM

The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After collecting 574 pounds of plastic materials the Sustainable Students Association at MSUM has been awarded a bench made of recycled plastic. The group had a goal and exceeded the 500 pound goal during their six month plastic bag recycling competition. The students say it’s really important to being awareness to college campuses and show students how…

Minnesota Rooftop Bar Cancels Reservations of Igloo Outdoor Dining

The small igloo huts were popular and the bar had hundreds of reservations to last through the winter months

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Minnesota bar, who was offering a unique dining experience to customers, is being forced to cancel their reservations over a city ordinance. La Vetta, a rooftop bar in Rochester, installed plastic, heated igloos and placed them as outdoor eating areas for customers. The small igloo huts were popular and the bar had hundreds of reservations…

Trader Joe’s Recalling Salads Due to Plastic and Glass Concerns

The company is asking if you have any of the salads in question, to return it to their store for a full refund

  NATIONAL — If you have made a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, you may want to check some of the packaging. The company is recalling some of their packaged salads over concerns there may be pieces of plastic or glass inside. The products are White Meat Chicken Salad, Curried White Chicken Deli Salad and Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad and…

Community Members Take Part in a “Day Without a Bag”

They are also providing an alternative solution for your shopping needs and handing out a reusable shopping bag to each person

FARGO, ND — You are encouraged to take part in a “day without a bag.” Cash Wise locations in Fargo and Moorhead are set up to collect plastic shopping bags to encourage people to recycle and reuse. They are also providing an alternative solution for your shopping needs and handing out a reusable shopping bag to each person. The campaign…

Avoiding Lice, Scabies While Out Hunting for Your Halloween Costume

But, as always, the sound advice is "buyer, beware."

  NATIONAL — It may be only the second week of October, but you’ve probably already made plans about you or your child’s costumes for Halloween. But, as always, the sound advice is “buyer, beware.” Doctors say Halloween is when they see an increase in lice and scabies infestations from people who try on costumes and pass it from one…

If You’re Obsessing Over Dimples…Consider a Dimpleplasty

It's a trend that started in Asia and includes a minimally-invasive, scar-less procedure that takes about 20 minutes

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — Are dimples one thing you just can’t get enough of? Do you feel inadequate because you don’t have them? Plastic surgeons are seeing more patients asking for what…

MSUM is Going Green with New Plastic Bag Recycling Program

All of the bags must be clean, dry and free from any food residue

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is trying to reduce their carbon footprint through a plastic bag recycling competition. For the next six months, the university will try to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags. All of the bags must be clean, dry and free from any food residue. Everything from grocery to newspaper sleeves will be accepted. If MSUM reaches…

The Dos and Don’ts of No-Sort Recycling in Moorhead

Moorhead officials remind us of the finer details with no-sort recycling

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is wrapping up their first week of their no-sort recycling program and while it is going well, they are asking people to remember a few things. The recycling pick-up schedule remains every other week on regularly scheduled garbage days and the recycling totes must be on the curb before 5 a.m. at least…