Renovation breathes life into a rural community, EPIC acquires Holiday Inn properties and more

In this week's Business Beat podcast, we hear about a renovated Hannaford, North Dakota, building and a bus service connecting Fargo and MSP airports.


In this week's Business Beat podcast, we hear about a renovated Hannaford, North Dakota, building, a bus service connecting Fargo and MSP airports and more.

00:54 Renovated Hannaford, North Dakota, building becomes community hub
01:29 Moorhead's Hotdog! Pet Salon to close
02:04 EPIC Companies acquires Holiday Inn properties
02:52 Renovation of former West Acres Herberger's stalls
03:29 Airline boardings in ND return to pre-pandemic levels
04:13 Bus service linking Fargo, MSP airports announced

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Stories featured in this episode:
The Hannaford Mercantile restaurant and event center, located inside an old building that sat vacant for 22 years, is making a splash in Griggs County, as locals enjoy its good food and folksy vibe.
Owner Cristen Voeltz said a variety of factors played into the decision to close her business.
For now, it will be business as usual at the hotels, but an EPIC spokeswoman said the properties will be evaluated to increase their utilization.
High interest rates and stubbornly high construction costs led to the current proposal being set aside, a city official says.
The eight commercial service airports in North Dakota all boarded more passengers in 2022 than they did the year prior.
Passengers headed to connecting Sun Country Airlines flights will be able to take a bus between Fargo and Minneapolis for $15. Other passengers will pay $29.

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