Winner : Olivet Lutheran Church Location : 1330 S. University Dr., Fargo What's your reaction to winning? "For any of us participating in the contest, if the people in our communities are excited enough to participate, it's a win for everybody involved," said Pastor Gorden with Olivet Lutheran Church. "Every participant would agree that for a church, we are never in first place, we are always in second place. Christ is always in first place."
Winner : Bell Bank Location : 20 full-service banks in North Dakota and Minnesota, 12 of which are in the Red River Valley. What makes Bell Bank the best large employer in the region? "For Bell, the key to a great workplace is a family atmosphere," said the Bell Bank President and CEO Michael Solberg. "We want our employees to feel like their co-workers are their family away from home, and we celebrate and evangelize that on a daily basis."
Winner : Holiday Stationstores Location : 11 locations throughout Fargo-Moorhead Who are we? Holiday Stationstores is a family-owned company with a rich tradition of creativity and passion for serving our customers and the communities in which we operate. The success of our business is based on the long-term relationships we have with our customers, partners, and team members. What does Holiday stand for?
Winner : Bell Bank Location : 20 full-service banks in North Dakota and Minnesota, 12 of which are in the Red River Valley. What sets Bell Bank's customer service apart from other employers?
Winner : Bell Bank Location : 20 full-service banks in North Dakota and Minnesota, 12 of which are in the Red River Valley. In your opinion, why is Bell Bank the best bank in the Fargo Moorhead area?
MINNEAPOLIS—America's favorite home-remodeling couple will soon be coming to a department store near you. Target Corp. announced Tuesday, Sept. 12, that it will partner with Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the hit HGTV show "Fixer Upper." The couple announced the partnership at Target's Fall National Meeting Tuesday in Minneapolis. Target will launch Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, an exclusive home and lifestyle brand designed in partnership with the Gaines', in November. The first collection is scheduled to arrive at Target stores on Nov. 5.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico—When Moorhead native Matt Stein decided to pack up and move to Puerto Rico five weeks ago, he never imagined being in a scenario like the one he's bracing for now. Images and videos of bare store shelves and boarded-up windows after Hurricane Harvey in Texas are now hitting a little closer to home for Stein and his two roommates as they begin to prepare for the worst with Hurricane Irma.
If you've got junk, there's some people coming to town that want to hear from you. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, better known as the junk-seeking enthusiasts from the History Channel hit "American Pickers," will be visiting Minnesota to film throughout the region in October, according to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Wolfe and Fritz are looking, in particular, for large, rare collections and things they've never seen before.
DILWORTH—The Dilworth Police Department is seeking donations from the community that will benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Dilworth Police are looking to fill a trailer that has been parked in front of the Dilworth Walmart, located at 415 34th St. N, which will then be driven this weekend by police officers to storm-ravaged parts of Texas. Specific donations of water, diapers, baby food, canned food, personal hygiene items, clothing and even Walmart gift cards are requested.
FARGO—Celebrity sightings are nothing new to Nik Gruber, but today's sighting required a bit more self-control than the others. "I hate to be the fanboy kind of guy, so I had to hold it in," said Gruber, owner of Gruber Guitars at 413 Broadway N. in downtown Fargo. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, Gruber saw a familiar face walking through the front door of his shop. Gruber knew exactly who it was as soon as he saw him, but—as he would with any customer—he approached the man to see if he could be of any help.