Trade Talk: Northside restaurant opens to serve Chinese food

North Fargo has a new Chinese restaurant. Sherry Wang has opened Yummy Kitchen at 2828 Broadway, former home of Broadway Junction. Wang, born in China, has lived in the United States for eight years. She lived in New York and Minneapolis before m...

North Fargo has a new Chinese restaurant.

Sherry Wang has opened Yummy Kitchen at 2828 Broadway, former home of Broadway Junction.

Wang, born in China, has lived in the United States for eight years. She lived in New York and Minneapolis before moving to Fargo a year ago and opening Dollar Store, which she operates with her husband, Tim Lin, at 1100 19th Ave. N.

Yummy Kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The business offers a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a dinner buffet from 4:30 to 9 p.m. It offers a 10 percent discount for senior citizens and college students.

Historic honor


Bobcat Co. has been recognized, along with members of the Keller family, with an agricultural engineering Historic Landmark award for the invention and development of the skid-steer loader.

Representatives from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers presented the award to the Keller family and Bobcat officials at ceremonies Wednesday at the company's Gwinner, N.D., plant.

In 1957, brothers Cyril and Louis Keller - then of Rothsay, Minn. - designed and built a three-wheeled, front-end loader at the request of a local turkey grower. They sold the patent to Melroe Manufacturing Co. (known today as Bobcat), where they continued their work to develop the world's first skid-steer loader, which was introduced in 1960.

The ASAE recognition coincided with production of the company's 600,000th loader.

In 75 years the ASAE has only recognized 42 other developments with the Historic Landmark award in agricultural engineering in the United States. The skid-steer takes its place among the likes of John Deere's plow, McCormick's reaper, Eli Whitney's cotton gin, the Luebben round baler and the Holt Brothers' combine.

"It is quite an honor for the Bobcat skid-steer loader to be included in this exclusive 'Who's Who' of agricultural events," Bobcat president Mike Ryan said.

Bobcat today manufactures 10 models of skid-steer loaders in addition to other types of compact equipment.

Bobcat is one of North Dakota's largest employers with about 2,000 workers at its plants in Gwinner and Bismarck and company headquarters in West Fargo.


Bobcat is a business unit of Ingersoll-Rand Inc.

Fit for business

Carter Evenson has opened All-American Martial Arts & Fitness Center at 4201 38th St. S.W. in Fargo.

Evenson in January acquired All-American TaeKwonDo, which he now operates as part of All-American Arts & Fitness Center. That business had operated at the Fargo Sports Center.

Evenson has been teaching martial arts since 1982. His business also has instructors in Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, weapons training, kickboxing, aerobics, yoga and Pilates.

Teaching teachers

There are still openings for the 9th annual Invest North Dakota Teachers Academy July 12-16 in Bismarck at the University of Mary.

The academy instructs teachers how to present personal financial lessons to students. Participating teachers earn graduate credits.


The deadline for registration is July 1. Cost is $50 and includes credit tuition, seminar materials, lodging and some meals.

For more information, call the North Dakota Securities Department at (701) 328-2910 or (800) 297-5124. An agenda for the event and a registration form can be found on the securities department's Web site, .

Easy on the eyes

Things are looking good at Moorhead Vision Associates.

The business just relocated to larger digs within the Moorhead Center Mall.

Drs. Stanton Andrist and Thomas Lorentzsen now have more examination rooms and space for new technology, according to Andrist.

Moorhead Vision Associates was founded in 1924. Lorentzsen became a partner in 1981, Andrist in 1985.

Summit series


U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is launching a series of summit meetings to advance science and technology projects in the Red River Valley.

The summits will bring together university researchers, business leaders and economic development officials to discuss potential projects for Dorgan's proposed Red River Valley Research Corridor - an attempt to fuel high-tech economic growth in conjunction with university research.

The first summit, set for July 1, noon to 5 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks, N.D., will focus on biosciences, according to research corridor coordinator Delore Zimmerman.

Radio-frequency identification technology is the focus of the second summit on Aug. 11 in Fargo. Future summits will focus on hydrogen energy, homeland security, nanotechnology, information security and investment and venture capital.

For more information on the Grand Forks and Fargo summits, contact Zimmerman at (888) 775-0192, or by e-mail at .

Western banking

BancWest Corp., the financial services company with a pending acquisition of Fargo's Community First Bankshares Inc., is also acquiring Union Safe Deposit Corp. of Stockton, Calif.

BancWest operates 300 Bank of the West branches in California, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington and Idaho. With the acquisitions, in September there will be 470 Bank of the West branches, with more than $38 billion in assets, in 16 states, including Minnesota and North Dakota.


Bank of the West had record income in 2003 of $390 million, a 25 percent increase over 2002.

Readers can reach Craig McEwen at (701) 241-5502 or Gerry Gilmour at (701) 241-5560

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