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Alco stores closing in ND, Minn.

Alco stores closing in ND, Minn.

All 198 Alco stores, including several in the upper Red River Valley, are going out of business, the company announced last week.

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Huff Hills ski resort has earliest opener ever

MANDAN, N.D. — For the first time ever, Huff Hills has opened before Thanksgiving thanks to the recent streak of frigid weather.

Former workers’ comp insider says agency sacrificing workers to save employers money

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has broken its promise to injured workers who rely on workers’ compensation, according to a lawyer who knows the system as a former insider now on the outside.

Twenty Below Coffee opens in Fargo and more biz news

FARGO, N.D. - Twenty Below Coffee Co. has opened in Fargo as an online seller of coffee beans and products associated with brewing coffee.

Changing names can be a risky step for businesses

MOORHEAD, Minn. - After 20 years working at the same bank, the way Bruce Tellefson answers the phone changed this week. So did his business cards and letterhead.

Concordia College event lets shoppers buy local foods for Thanksgiving dinner

Concordia College event  lets shoppers buy local foods for Thanksgiving dinner

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Aside from green beans, there is not much shoppers won’t find at Tuesday’s 100-Mile Thanksgiving Market at Concordia College in Moorhead.

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Some national retailers promote decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving

Some national retailers promote decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The term “Black Friday” is slowly becoming a misnomer as more retailers begin opening their doors on Thursday.

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Call center adding jobs downtown GF and more biz news

GRAND FORKS, N.D. A Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company could have as many as 100 employees in a prominent downtown Grand Forks building in two years.

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area reopens after $8.5M renovation

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area reopens after $8.5M renovation

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - As shoppers push and shove to buy Christmas presents on Black Friday, Dustin Bristlin will tear into something big and white and powdery he’s been waiting to get at for a decade.

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St. Paul among locations where Walmart workers announce Black Friday protests

A pressure group pushing for higher wages at Walmart stores said employees would stage protests at 1,600 U.S. stores on Black Friday, including 60 in Washington, D.C.

Prairie Business December issue highlights

Prairie Business December issue highlights

Editor Kris Bevill with highlights from the December issue.

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Sunbutter gains in popularity

FARGO, N.D. - Dan Hofland once drove around to area grocery stores with cases of Sunbutter in the back of his pickup.

US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

WASHINGTON - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

Scan Design celebrates 10 years in business

Scan Design celebrates 10 years in business

FARGO, N.D. - Scan Design in downtown Fargo is throwing a birthday party and everyone’s invited.

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Wells Fargo to pay brokers $7.4M to settle bonus lawsuit

Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle a class action claim that it unlawfully made brokers who left the firm forfeit bonuses that were deferred as part of their retirement plans, court documents show.

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