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Thomas Evanella

Thomas Evanella


Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.

Over the last year, millions of items have passed through the doors of the Amazon Fulfillment Center at 3737 44th Ave. N. in Fargo. Changes, both visible and invisible, are felt throughout the facility.

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The rural North Dakota town, located over two hours southwest of Fargo, will soon be home to high-performance computing and data processing. CEO Wes Cummins said the investment in Ellendale follows what's been a "great experience" at the company's Jamestown facility.
The Clay County Planning Commission unanimously granted a conditional use permit for a sheep and goat processing facility in Glyndon. The permit faced stiff opposition from neighboring residents, though some in attendance felt it was a necessary addition to the metro area.
John D. Peterson of Mainline Hops Farm joins host Thomas Evanella to discuss the business of growing hops, the peaceful joy of operating a hobby farm, and his desire to see a beer made entirely from ingredients grown in Clay County.
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Khna Chroeung, one of the founders of the Lotus Blossom ethnic grocery store in Fargo, is seeking to open a “small-scale” facility for raising and slaughtering goats and sheep in rural Glyndon. The meats would be distributed to local grocers and restaurants seeking greater access to such meats.
Reporter and host Thomas Evanella talks about Ninja Skate, a new downtown Fargo shop, and how it stands out among the Fargo metro's boutique retail options.
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Angie Granheim opened Ninja Skate and Versatile Outlets Monday, Aug. 22. The store — from its products to the artwork hanging inside — is meant to evoke a West Coast feel in downtown Fargo. “I wanted to bring a little bit of Los Angeles flavor into the city and a little bit of who I am,” she explained to The Forum.
DoorDash first debuted the DashMart concept in 2020 and one is now on its way to Fargo. The location will offer a variety of goods for pick-up and delivery only.