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Inside Business: Afro-Latino 18 Cuisine now open in Fargo

FARGO – Mohamed Yasser has opened the Afro-Latino 18 Cuisine restaurant at 2512 7th Ave. S., Fargo.

Yasser has worked and managed restaurants and bakeries in France and Africa.

Some of the items on the menu include plantain fufu, fried goat meat, pepper soup, cassava leaf stew, African spaghetti, atieke, morning kalama (rice flour farina) and sambosa (meat turnovers.)

The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

American Cranes magazine lists Wanzek FARGO – Wanzek Construction, with its fleet of all terrain, rough terrain, lattice-boom crawlers and hydraulic truck cranes, has earned recognition on American Cranes & Transport magazine’s list of North America’s Largest Crane Owning Companies.

Wanzek recently added a Leibherr 1500-8.1 600-ton all-terrain mobile crane to its fleet.

Sather retiring after 38 years in transportation FARGO – Bob Sather is retiring after 38 years in the bus transportation business.

Sather began working for Greyhound Bus Lines in 1976. When Greyhound left the Fargo area in 2009, he joined Fargo Bus Co., which took over those routes and is now part of Jefferson Bus Lines.

There will be a reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo depot, 855 45th St. S.

United Way invests in community programs FARGO – The United Way of Cass-Clay will invest $682,250 in 19 community partner programs providing basic needs in the focus areas of safety and vulnerable individuals for 2015-16.

The local community partners will coordinate services for area children who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, as well as help seniors and vulnerable adults stay in their own homes as long and as safely as possible.

CCRI Inc. receives grant for capital campaign MOORHEAD – CCRI Inc. has received a $150,000 match grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant will support CCRI’s Building a Better Future capital campaign for its new $3.4 million headquarters building at 2903 15th St. S., Moorhead.

All donations through Nov. 14 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000.

The new building allows the consolidation of all the agency’s services in one central location. The organization supports more than 370 people with disabilities living in Clay County and has a team of more than 450.

Report predicts strong growth for Fargo area FARGO – A report released this past week by the U.S. Council of Mayors shows Bismarck and Fargo had the lowest unemployment rates in the country at the end of 2013, at 2.5 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Looking to the future, the report indicated that from 2013 to 2020 the economy of the Fargo metropolitan statistical area is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.6 percent, placing it 33rd in the nation in that category.

The Midland, Texas, metropolitan area was expected to be the fastest growing metro in the country, with an annual average growth rate expected to be 5.8 percent, the report said.

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