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FARGO – Smoke from Canadian forest fires is on the move, prompting Minnesota and North Dakota agencies to issue air quality alerts for areas of both states, including Fargo and Moorhead. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and North Dakota Department of Health are advising people whose health is affected by unhealthy air quality to take precautions.
FARGO—A new Starbucks is planned at 1343 University Drive in Fargo, according to building permit records with the city of Fargo. The property is owned by Batis Development, a Kansas-based company that owns the Starbucks recently constructed near 45th Street and Calico Drive in West Fargo and another under construction at 3771 53rd Ave. S. in Fargo. The company also owns locations in Minot, N.D., and Lincoln, Neb.
FARGO—Lululemon has relocated to a space in West Acres' JCPenney wing while its location near the food court undergoes some work. According to Alissa Adams, West Acres' senior vice president of marketing and business, the initial lease with lululemon was for a temporary location. "They've had such success in their current location that they're already doing the full build-out of that space as their permanent location," Adams said in an email this week. The store, the first in North Dakota, opened Nov. 17, 2017.
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FARGO — A solution for Prairie Public Broadcasting, which has an antenna that the new Block 9 high-rise will block, could come within a little more than two weeks, the broadcaster and developers said Thursday, July 19.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A former auto dealership employee accused in a fraud involving hundreds of thousands of dollars swindled from police agencies was ordered Thursday, July 19, to serve five years of supervised probation and 30 days in jail. Gerald Worner, the former fleet manager at Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty in May in Otter Tail County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle.
FARGO — An inaugural event taking place at the North Dakota Horse Park here Friday, July 20, will highlight local agriculture in a variety of food and beverages.
FARGO – Police here are asking for help in identifying and locating the armed robber who held up Royal Liquors on Main Avenue last week. The robbery happened just before midnight Wednesday, July 11, when a man reportedly pointed a gun at two store employees and demanded money from two cash registers. The robber made off with an unknown amount of cash, and a police dog was unsuccessful in tracking him down.
FARGO – Police here arrested one of two suspected burglars as they attempted to break into garages at about 12:50 a.m. Thursday, July 19, according to a Fargo Police Department Facebook post. Police arrived at the 3000 Block of 34th Avenue South after witnesses claimed to see a male and a female trying to enter garages and had gained access to one.
FARGO -- The driver's license office at 503 38th St. S. has re-opened after a plumbing maintenance issue caused it to close Tuesday, July 17, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. For more information on hours, online scheduling and renewing your license online, visit http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/driver.htm