New Restaurant Attractions Pop Up in the Metro

Tru Blu Social Club in West Fargo is one of the many restaurants that have opened with a unique atmosphere and menu

FARGO, ND — Throughout the cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, establishments have come and gone but there has been a recent boom of new restaurants. “We’ve only be open for two weeks,” said General Manager, Landa Heaton, of Tru Blue Social Club in West Fargo. “Our dinners are full every night. We’re building up that lunch crowd right now.”…

Chipotle Hoping to Win Back Customers with New Addition to the Menu

The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces

  NATIONAL — Officials with Chipotle, say at least 350 stores will be offering queso and if it’s successful, will take it to all their stores in the nation. The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces. Just last month, a Chipotle in Virginia sickened more than 100 people with a norovirus outbreak….

Moorhead Center Mall Holding Indoor Street Fair Deals This Weekend

The fair's vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Center Mall is offering a safe haven from the heat this weekend. You can escape the humidity just a few blocks away from the Downtown Street Fair at the Moorhead Center Mall’s Indoor Street Fair. The fair’s vendors are selling clothes, antiques and other items. There is no sales tax on any clothing or shoes…

Fargo Man Behind Petition To Allow North Dakota Stores To Open Early on Sunday

Brandon Medenwald is holding a petition to repeal the blue law of Sunday morning shopping

  FARGO, ND., — One local organizer is hoping to repeal North Dakota’s ban on Sunday morning shopping one petition at a time. Brandon Medenwald is leading the efforts to change the North Dakota Century Code and hopes to soon begin collecting signatures to get the issue before voters. Right now, retail stores in the state are not allowed to…

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office Offering Incentive for Alcohol Server Training

The coalition will provide a cash card for people who complete the training by September 30th

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office is giving a little incentive to local businesses if they complete online training for alcohol serving. The sheriff’s office is teaming up with the Grand Forks Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to promote Responsible Alcohol Server Training. They are asking employees and managers of bars, restaurants and liquor stores to complete…

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…

West Acres Mall Announces One Store’s Expansion, Another on the Move

FARGO, ND — Two stores in the West Acres Mall are taking over some extra space and announce expansion plans. Men’s retailer Halberstadt’s is expanding into empty store space located next to its spot in the JC Penney wing of the mall. The store was previously the location for The Limited, which closed this year. Halberstadt’s officials say they are…

Moorhead’s EasTen Shopping Center to Lose Payless Shoesource

The Payless at West Acres Mall will remain open

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — We first told you last night that Payless Shoesource has filed for bankruptcy and will shut down 400 stores. We can now confirm that the Moorhead store in the EasTen Shopping Center is on the closure list. A Payless on South University Drive in Fargo closed in February. The Payless at West Acres Mall will remain…

Confirmed: JCPenney Stores in Thief River Falls, Wahpeton to Close; Add Jamestown, Dickinson to the List

Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota

  RED RIVER VALLEY — In a story we first brought you Thursday, officials with JCPenney confirm the Wahpeton and Thief River Falls locations are closing. Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota. In total, JCPenney is closing 138 stores across the country, and officials say it is due to…

JCPenney Stores Expected to Close in Wahpeton, Thief River Falls After 80+ Years in Business

An online petition backed by the chamber to save the store has more than 1,200 signatures

  RED RIVER VALLEY — As JCPenney prepares to announce a list of closings around the country, the stores in Wahpeton and Thief River Falls are expected to be closed. Employees have been told the Thief River Falls location will be closing in June after over 80 years in business. An online petition backed by the chamber to save the…