FARGO — Dakota Specialty Milling began doing business in Fargo in 1969 when the company’s first mill was set up. But CEO Peter Matthaie’s family can trace its milling roots much farther back than that. “I’m fifth generation in the U.S.,” Matthaie said, adding, however, that milling has been a part of his family since 1686, when ancestors started a bakery in Germany.
FARGO -- A well-known Fargo businessman is back in the hospitality business. Mike Clevenger, known to many as Clevy, is operating the new O’Clevy’s Drinks & Eats after developing a business relationship with the owners of the Ramada by Wyndham, at 3333 13th Ave. S., in Fargo, where the bar is located.
FARGO -- The Bison Turf in north Fargo will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 8, after a soft opening Friday evening, May 4. The soft opening is by invitation only, according to Santel Herr, general manager of the business located at 1211 N. University Drive. The Bison Turf has been closed since a fire heavily damaged the business in July 2016. According to the city of Fargo inspections office, the business passed its final building permit inspection late this week.
FARGO – Herberger’s stores nationwide are closing, including the 100,000-plus-square-foot longtime anchor stores at West Acres mall and Moorhead Center Mall. Both stores join Herberger’s locations closing in the Minnesota cities of Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Willmar, Bemidji, Duluth and the North Dakota cities of Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, to name just a handful. It’s not clear yet when the stores will actually close, but their merchandise will be liquidated, according to an April 18 bankruptcy court filing by parent company Bon-Ton Stores. The news wasn’t a surprise to leaders of West Acres.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Papers filed in Otter Tail County District Court paint a painful and disturbing picture of the last days of a young boy’s life as two people, a man and a woman, face murder and other charges in the 6-year-old’s death.
FARGO -- Startup Weekend is about to start up again. What began in 2012 as a way to foster connections and entrepreneurial excitement has become an annual event in Fargo and this year’s reiteration will kickoff Friday, April 13, and run through Sunday at the Prairie Den co-working space and Sanctuary Events Center, both in downtown Fargo.
AITKIN, Minn. — A Hastings, Minn., man was sentenced Friday, March 23, to 180 days in jail in the case of a 2016 hit-and-run that caused the death of a 10-year-old girl. Steven L. Meier, 45, earlier pleaded guilty in Aitkin County District Court to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for leaving the scene of an accident in the death of Caylin Donovan, a girl from Lake Park, Minn., who died after a vehicle struck her near Lake Mille Lacs.
MOORHEAD – Edie Kritzberger and Bill Livingood left the Family Fare in south Moorhead Monday afternoon, March 12, in a mild state of shock. The source of their consternation was fresh news that the grocery store would be closing for good in April.
SABIN, Minn. – Authorities say a 19-year-old man fired a Taser at a Clay County sheriff’s deputy before the deputy shot him with a gun on Saturday night, Feb. 10, in Sabin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a news release Monday, Feb. 12, with details of the shooting that left Brady Allen Adrian with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.
FARGO – A courtroom full of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s loved ones heard a grisly tale of how the 22-year-old Fargo woman died after her infant daughter was cut from her womb by Brooke Lynn Crews, a neighbor who lured the pregnant woman to her death by asking for help.