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Gate City Bank Executive Chair Steve Swiontek Retiring After 40 Years Of Service

Steve says he's going to miss his day to day conversations with his co-worker but says he felt it was the right time to retire.

FARGO, N.D. — Swiontek first started out in Gate City right after graduating from NDSU in 1978. Steve worked his way up the chain and helped grow over 30 new locations, 600 jobs and 2 billion dollars in assets. He says he owes everything to his staff that work tireless to provide for both the customer and the community. Under…

Volunteers Needed at Clay County Congregate Care Facilities

Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is looking for volunteers to help in congregate care facilities. Certain facilities are currently experiencing staffing shortages for licensed RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s, food services, laundry, housekeeping, one-on-one support and administrative support. Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both. Anyone interested is asked to sign…

Shopping Angels Offers Delivery Service For Those at High Risk For Getting Coronavirus

The program says they have not started providing delivery yet, but they hope have it in place next week. 

NORTH DAKOTA – It all started with a pre-med student at the University of Nevada-Reno who wanted to help ease the uncertainty, anxiety, and fear surrounding COVID-19. “Shopping Angels is a volunteer program that connects people, especially at risk, to volunteer to want to support them by delivering their groceries, or even other shopping necessities at no additional cost,” says…

Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…

Comfort King Mattress Factory Makes Masks For People In Need

Between The Sioux Falls And Fargo Location They Have Produced Over 1000 Masks.

FARGO, N.D. — “We realized how big of a need there was so it was hey let’s get on this i mean it’s just exploded from here,” Comfort King Manager Ben Enney said. Comfort King Mattress Factory in both Fargo and Sioux Falls have been working around the clock not only to stay in business but to make hundreds and…

Church Food Bank Helps Families In Need From Coronavirus

The Church Is Always Looking For More Volunteers

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Faith United Methodist Church Food Bank is working full time to accommodate for the increase of people needing food because of the coronavirus. Drivers lined up in the parking lot to have the food put into their vehicles to limit any potential spread of the virus. Workers inside the building loaded up boxes filled with various…

Churches United Asking For Donations At Food Pantries For Minnesota Food Share

Koesterman Says Any Kind Of Donation Either Monetary Or By Volunteering Your Time Helps The Community As A Whole

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When you think of what 10 dollars can mean for your average trip to the grocery store, you can only get so much. But for food pantries like Dorthy Day, that cash can really make a difference in keeping the shelves stocked. “We can stretch your dollar further through the Great Plains Food Bank and other different…

Hope Inc. Offers Kids The Chance To Try Adaptive Skiing

Hope Inc. Is Always Looking For More Kids To Ski And Also Too Volunteer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Winter time means fun in the snow for thousands across the valley who make their way to Detroit Mountain for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. A team of volunteers from Hope Inc. are getting 18 year old Camerynn Peterson suited up for her day at on slopes. “Ya it’s great watching her get the freedom out of…

Organization Brings “Joy” To People In Need

The event is expected to serve more than 300 people in 5 different locations.

FARGO, N.D.- “My goal someday is to go to bed on Christmas Eve Night and know that everybody in Fargo-Moorhead had a good meal and got a gift.” This is what motivated Marisa Bengston Loerzel to start the Joy Project in 2013. “Our goal is to serve people who are homeless, who are struggling with homelessness or just need some…