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Confirming what had been feared since a bankruptcy filing earlier this year, Bon-Ton Stores, the parent company of the Herberger's brand, will be closing stores that have helped anchor malls across the Upper Midwest. A bankruptcy filing list includes 20 stores in Minnesota, three in North Dakota and four in South Dakota that will close.
FARGO — The Herberger’s store in the West Acres Mall will be closing. The shopping center confirmed the news with a statement released Wednesday, April, 18. The timing of the closing was not clear, but it is tied to the bankruptcy of Herberger’s parent company, the Bon-Ton chain of stores, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February.
MOORHEAD—Successful entrepreneur and hotel magnate Gary Tharaldson shared stories from his business career during an event at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Monday, April 16, wowing his audience with tales of how a boy who grew up near Dazey, N.D., on a farm that didn't have running water built a company that was sold to its employees in 1999 for about $1 billion. About 15 years later, those employees walked away with about $600 million when they sold the company, providing many with a significant retirement fund, according to Tharaldson.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Successful entrepreneur and hotel magnate Gary Tharaldson shared stories from his business career during an event at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Monday, April 16, wowing his audience with tales of how a boy who grew up near Dazey, N.D., on a farm that didn't have running water built a company that was sold to its employees in 1999 for about $1 billion. About 15 years later, those employees walked away with about $600 million when they sold the company, providing many with a significant retirement fund, according to Tharaldson.
KINDRED, N.D.—Chris Armbrust and her Dakota Fiber Mill in Kindred have been turning all kinds of wool into yarn since 2010, but this winter the shop added a felting machine that has opened up an entirely new line of products. Armbrust said the mill's felting capability was made possible with help from several quarters, including four students in the mechanical engineering department of North Dakota State University, who designed and built the felting machine as a senior project.
FARGO — The news that China intends to impose a 25 percent tariff on a range of U.S. imports — including soybeans, wheat, corn, beef, automobiles, chemicals and aircraft — turned up the heat Wednesday, April 4, on a subject that already has many agriculture and steel-related businesses in the state sweating. China's announcement comes in response to planned American tariffs on high-tech Chinese products.
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 Lee 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.
FARGO — The North Dakota Attorney General's Office is suing a former Fargo home remodeling contractor in Cass County District Court on behalf of nine customers who were left with unfinished projects after making advance payments ranging from about $6,000 to $80,000, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, March 16, against Studs to Rugs and owner Tim Rosene, claims 43 violations of consumer protection laws, with monetary damages totalling nearly $300,000.
KINDRED—A storage unit is a total loss after a fire in Kindred on Saturday, March 10. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to 141 Rustad Drive in Kindred at around 10:15 a.m. and found a storage unit on fire. Crews were able to put out the fire by about 2 p.m., but the building was a total loss. The unit was managed by CHS Dakota Plains AG and held an empty fuel truck, pickup truck and a passenger vehicle; all of which were totaled. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
FARGO—Fire heavily damaged a home here around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, March. 10. According to a report released by the Fargo Fire Department: Fire crews were called to 1541 Broadway on a report of an attic fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the eaves at the rear of the residence. The people inside the home evacuated prior to firefighters arriving and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters had the incident under control within 15 minutes of arriving.