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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…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

New Wahpeton Restaurant Opening In Old City Hall

Brew City Hall is opening in the historic building in early December

WAHPETON, N.D. — A new restaurant will be opening in the old building that used to be Wahpeton’s old city hall. The project will save an historic building while providing the city with a new restaurant and events center. City Brew Hall is weeks away from its grand opening in Wahpeton. The restaurant will be built inside the old city…

President Trump Visits Mandan for Speech on Tax Reform

He claims he will heavily simplify the tax code, saying 95 percent of Americans will be able to file returns on a single page

MANDAN, ND — President Donald Trump gave a speech to a crowd of hundreds in Mandan about his proposed tax reform. It was his first time being in the state since his inauguration. During Donald Trump’s first visit to North Dakota as president, he praised the state, saying it is a role model for the economy he wishes to see…

Sweeto Burrito Not Closing Down According to Management

We sent a Facebook message to the business after they temporarily closed more than a week ago

FARGO, ND — Management with a restaurant in downtown Fargo said they’re not closing down despite reports from other local news sources. A sign dated July 23rd was put on the front door of Sweeto Burrito on Broadway which says they’re closing for renovations. Brown paper covers its windows and the lights are off. Recent news reports said the business…

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…