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FARGO — The United Way of Cass-Clay announced a goal of securing 6,000 filled backpacks at the launch of its 20th annual School Supply Drive Wednesday, July 11, at the Scheels store on 45th Street South. Bill Mitchell, president of Scheels, kicked off the campaign by announcing a donation of 500 backpacks. "We're proud to be a partner with the United Way and have been since its inception in 1998 when we kicked this off," Mitchel said. "Thousands of students have been impacted through this great program."
FARGO — A group will assemble next week at North Dakota State University to code drone flight patterns and develop virtual reality games. The event isn't a workshop for college students or professional coders and engineers. Instead, the 50-plus participants will be young girls ages 10 to 18 participating in uCodeGirl, a summer tech camp designed to encourage young girls to pursue careers in computer science and technology.
FARGO—They may not have shared clothes growing up, but sisters Missy Ambers and Nicole Weiss now share ownership in a women's clothing and accessories store in south Fargo. Ambers, 43, and Weiss, 45, opened Classy Sisters Boutique on Saturday, May 19, at 5622 36th St. S., a frontage road along Interstate 29 in Fargo. The business features women's clothing in sizes small to 3X, as well as handbags, jewelry, accessories and gift items. Ambers said they chose to sell such a wide range of clothing in order to make the store welcoming for women of all ages and sizes.
FARGO -- Joseph Raso has been hired as the new president and CEO of the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp. The announcement Tuesday afternoon, May 15, culminates a five-month, nationwide search. Raso is president of Blane, Canada Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience leading economic development organizations, including the Colorado Springs Business Alliance. “We are excited to welcome Joseph Raso to our community,” said Jeffrey Volk, GFMEDC chairman and Moore Engineering president and CEO.
BUFFALO, N.D. - The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that a moderate-risk sex offender, Dustin Jon Halberg, is now living at 13913 30th St. S.E. Halberg is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 275 pounds. He is a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was born in 1989, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Thursday, March 29.
FARGO - A multi-car collision on westbound Interstate 94 near 25th Street closed a lane and caused traffic to back up during the rush hour Thursday morning, March 29, a Fargo Fire Department spokesman said. “It sounds like there was two to three cars involved. One lane was closed down and traffic was diverted” into the remaining open lanes, Battalion Chief Chris Rasmussen said.
FARGO — Applying for a 2017 Bush Fellowship changed Robin David's life. The Grand Forks woman made it to the finals that year but did not win. She said the experience forced her to "think bigger" about the change she wanted to affect in her community. Thinking bigger paid off for her this year. David, along with Jenn Faul of Fargo, was among the 24 2018 Bush Fellows announced Tuesday, March 20. The Bush Fellowship provides winners with up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to pursue learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills and attributes.
FARGO — A crowd of 600 people gathered to attend the United Way's 2018 Live United awards ceremony and annual meeting Thursday, March 15, at the Delta by Marriott Fargo. In an interview, Kristi Huber, president of the United Way of Cass-Clay, said the event was an opportunity to report the organization's progress toward its 4 Bold Community Goals of reducing hunger and homelessness, preparing children to succeed, helping people be independent and lifting people out of poverty.
FARGO — Forget the frozen fish sticks. Those observing Lent will have an appealing alternative this Friday, March 16, when the Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation will host the 55th annual Fish Fry from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S. The event, of course, is not solely for those observing Lent. Organizers expect between 500 and 600 supporters at this year's fish fry.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Owners of the Spitfire Bar & Grill in West Fargo are in negotiations to open a second location here in the former Speak Easy restaurant at 1100 N. Shore Drive. The Detroit Lakes Tribune first reported Wednesday, Feb. 21, that Jack Chivers of Jack Chivers Realty had brokered a sale of the restaurant from Michael Mercil to Tyler Brandt. Chivers said Brandt planned to lease the restaurant to owners of the Spitfire Bar & Grill in West Fargo.