small business

Fargo entrepreneur honors his family with Uncle Charlie’s Gourmet Snacks

A small black-owned business is taking snacking to a whole new level with unique gourmet flavors on a classic Midwestern treat.

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A small black-owned business is taking snacking to a whole new level with unique gourmet flavors on a classic Midwestern treat. “Everyone and every bag gets their own personal slice of heaven that no one else can get to,” Uncle Charlie’s Gourmet Snacks Owner Clayton Cottman said. Uncle Charlie’s has a variety of flavors including…

Local business encourages COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shoppers discounts

"We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so they don't have to go through what our family has gone through and at the same time to help our business community to get back to business as usual."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Due to the pandemic, one local business owner is facing even tougher challenges after losing a family member to COVID-19. After taking full ownership of his family’s record store, Brady Bredell, Owner of Mother’s in Moorhead is encouraging people in the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines and to get vaccinated. “My dad recently passed away from…

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers 3rd “State of the State” Address

Gov. Walz discusses COVID-19, police accountability and helping Minnesotans most affected throughout the pandemic.

MANKATO, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz delivers his third State of the State Address. Governor Tim Walz begins his State of the State Address by announcing a major COVID-19 vaccination milestone. “More than 1.5 million Minnesotans have received the vaccine. Over 80 percent of seniors have been vaccinated, outperforming the rest of the nation,”(D) Minnesota Governor Tim Walz…

LIVE: Smallest Businesses Eligible For Paycheck Protection Loans

Businesses With Under 20 Employees Have Exclusive Application Period Through March 9th

  The smallest businesses that are struggling during COVID have a chance to apply for a financial lifeline, but they better hurry. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have an exclusive window to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans through March 9th. This is the second round of PPP loans from the government. The loans are meant for paying employees…

Holiday themed shopping event kicks off at the Holiday Inn

Shoppers help support small local vendors

Fargo, N.D. — There’s no better way to get a head start on all of your holiday shopping needs. For show coordinator, Jennifer Ebens, having a “Holidaze Shopping” event is a good way to shop for the ones you love while helping support local small businesses. “I think it’s really important that we all get out there and support small…

Shoppers Step Up For Local Business Online Sales During Coronavirus Crisis

Boots & Heels Owner Shares Ways She's Trying To Keep Business Going While Doors Are Closed

  Local businesses that can’t stay open during the coronavirus pandemic are facing an uncertain future this morning. But the generosity of the community is giving them hope. Boots & Heels boutiques in Downtown Fargo and Devils Lake had to close their doors this week as COVID-19 spread. Owner Amber Sander is relying on online gift card sales to help…

North Dakota Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Those attacks aren't limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas.

FARGO, ND — Cyber attacks in North Dakota are on the rise according to the North Dakota Information Technology Department. Attacks have rocketed to more than 15 million per month against the state. Those attacks aren’t limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas. I-T…

Small Business Week Puts Small Businesses in the Spotlight

Small businesses make up over 98 percent of businesses in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, celebrates the role that small businesses have throughout the nation. Small businesses have a huge impact on the local economy, making up over 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employing over half of employees in North Dakota. “From a North Dakota economy…

Senator Hoeven Answers Questions About GOP Tax Reform and How it Benefits You

Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been a week since the GOP tax plan was signed by President Trump. Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures. Senator Hoeven says he is making an effort to educate Americans, clear up misunderstandings about tax reform and explain why he thinks it…