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Worker Falls Through Ceiling at Shanley High School

No one else was injured

FARGO, N.D. — A contractor falls through the ceiling while working at Shanley High School. The school noticed some ventilation issues yesterday, and called a contractor to address the problem. “We knew something was wrong with the system, needed attention in the system and we identified the source and called them and they were in today working on it,” Mike Hagstrom,…

Grocery Store Fires Robot Worker for Lack of Customer Service

Fabio was pre-programmed with directions to SKUs to be able to direct people in the store, tell jokes and interact with humans

INTERNATIONAL — While it’s true robots are taking over a lot of human jobs in the working world, it’s apparent they’ve still got some work to do when it comes to customer service. A Pepper robot named Fabio was recently given his rolling papers from a Scottish grocery store after he failed at…well…being human. Fabio was pre-programmed with directions to…

City of Fargo Warning People About Phone Scammers

If you receive one of these calls, hang up and contact the North Dakota Attorney General's Office

  FARGO, ND — City of Fargo officials are warning everyone about two phone scams. A business received a call from someone claiming to work for the city threatening to cut power if they didn’t pay their electricity bill. The city of Fargo does not provide electricity. In the second scam, a person pretending to be a city worker was…

Construction Worker Falls to His Death at Wheaton Dumont Co-op Elevator in Tenney

They say he worked for Gateway Building Systems out of Fergus Falls

  TENNEY, Minn. — A construction worker is dead after falling 150 feet from a platform at Wheaton Dumont Co-op Elevator in Tenney. Authorities said the man was with two other men who were working on the platform that was about 150 feet in the air. They were working on adjusting another platform connected to the one they were on…

Bemidji Construction Worker Hurt on Site of New Elementary School

The worker was taken by air from the Gene Dillon Elementary School construction site Wednesday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The superintendent in Bemidji says a construction worker wasn’t seriously hurt in a fall at the site of a new elementary school. The worker was taken by air from the Gene Dillon Elementary School construction site Wednesday. Superintendent Jim Hess says the worker fell about 11 feet at the site and was taken to a hospital for…

Minneapolis Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Smaller business will phase it in over seven years

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour. But wages won’t increase all at once throughout the city. The higher wage will be phased in for businesses with 100 or more employees over the next five years. Smaller business will phase it in over seven years. The city will fully…

Authorities Identify Grand Forks Worker Killed on the Job

He was working on a new home at 2415 Troon Circle Northwest

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Authorities identify the construction worker killed on the job in East Grand Forks. The police department says 58-year-old Richard Bruce of Grand Forks died from his injuries at Altru Hospital. Bruce fell while on the job Monday. He was working on a new home at 2415 Troon Circle Northwest. Police say he worked for…

Local Farmer Calls Authorities on FM Diversion Worker

He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called this morning about F-M Diversion workers. Richard Cossette says the contractor came onto his property south of Horace. He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land. Cossette says the contractor left voluntarily. He has maintained that his appraisal is far below what was…

Fargo-Moorhead in Potential Worker Shortage?

A potential worker shortage could be harming our area's service industry

RED RIVER VALLEY — Fargo-Moorhead is hiring, but who’s applying? A potential worker shortage could be harming our area’s service industry. Welcome to Fargo-Moorhead: Home to “now hiring” signs as far as the eye can see. It’s almost as if they never go away. This proves to be a problem for employers trying to fill service industry positions. “It’s a…