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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.
Female entrepreneurship is booming in Fergus Falls, thanks to a local economic development initiative and a community of supportive women, business leaders.
South Dakota resident Char Barrie initially started Char's Kitchen by making gifts for her daughter to give to grandparents.
Caterpillar gave WDAY a look inside their operation, right here in the metro.
Located inside the Village West Shopping Center along 13th Avenue South, Sweet Dreams Confections is planning to expand into the adjacent retail space. The candy store, which bills itself as North Dakota's largest, will be bigger and better than before. “It’ll just be expanded all the way around,” co-owner Lee Paseka said.
An Uber driver herself, Renee Ellis is quite familiar with the drawbacks of faceless rideshare apps and taxis. Her new business, Ellis Driving Services, is taking aim at that anonymity by offering a passenger-focused travel experience. “My service is that I am more customer-service oriented, whereas Uber, taxis and Lyft are more of a quick pace,” she told The Forum.

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The Builders and Backers Idea Accelerator is seeking 10 applicants from North Dakota for its upcoming fall cohort. Those chosen will receive $5,000 to test and experiment a problem-solving idea.
Scott Brezina is a certified plant lover and has always wanted to own his own plant shop. He is currently seeking investors for Pansy Plants, which he aims to open in West Fargo's Pioneer Place mixed-use building.
Bee Fresh Bin Sanitation officially kicked off on May 31, the last day of school. Since then, the fluorescent yellow-and-black trailer can be spotted buzzing around the metro area to rinse, power-wash, disinfect and deodorize garbage receptacles around the F-M area.

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