FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks to new SecureID Palm Authentication technology the bank is in the midst of rolling out at its branches. But that's just one benefit. Perhaps more importantly, the new palm scanners also provide customers with enhanced account security and privacy. What is it? Gate City's new SecureID technology scans and stores each account holder's palm print.
FARGO — Erik Hatch, chairman of the United Way's 2018 fundraising campaign, broke the ice in front of a crowd of more than 650 people gathered Wednesday, Sept. 12, by showing a childhood photo.
FARGO—The Orange Julius in the J.C. Penney wing at West Acres has closed. The location was owned by Mike Stevens, who passed away in December. The Orange Julius near the mall's food court remains open. Alissa Adams, West Acres' senior vice president of marketing and business, said that while the space is under transition that artist Brandon LaPlante will be live painting a mural there. It is expected to be complete in mid-September.
FARGO—Special Olympics North Dakota and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics with the 2018 Truck Convoy Saturday, Sept. 8. The annual fundraiser, organized by members of the Fargo trucking community and local law enforcement, aims to raise awareness and funds for athletes across the state.
MOORHEAD — Two Minnesota bar industry veterans have taken over the former Dave's Southside Tap at 803 Belsly Blvd. in Moorhead. Marissa West, a longtime manager of J.C. Chumley's and Mick's Office in Moorhead, and Cody Parr, the former owner of T.F. Boonies in Detroit Lakes, purchased the bar and restaurant July 1. They closed for just two weeks to remodel, and re-opened as Legends Sports Bar & Grill in mid-July.
FARGO—Inc. magazine recently ranked nine North Dakota companies on its annual Inc. 5000 list, which highlights the nation's fastest-growing companies. The companies are ranked based on revenue and growth. Company name, city, industry, rank, growth percentage and revenue are as follows: • CoSchedule, Bismarck, software, 153, 2,771 percent, $4.8 million • Haga Kommer, Fargo, financial services, 333, 1,482 percent, $3.6 million • PRx Performance, Fargo, retail, 674, 742 percent, $4.1 million
FARGO — American fashion designer Anne Klein once said, "Clothes aren't going to change the world. The women who wear them will." Mary Burd lives by those words. Burd is the owner of the new women's clothing store Voxxy that opened this week at 612 Main Ave. in the space that formerly housed Lot 2029. "Voxxy is totally a movement for women," Burd said. "It's about all bodies being accepted, seen and represented. And it's also just about empowering women to love themselves, to love their bodies."
FARGO — Grazie's Italian Restaurant & Grill, located in south Fargo's Multiband Tower, 2000 44th St. S., has closed. Owner George Plaku said it wasn't his intent to close the business when he and his family went on vacation last month. "We decided to take a break. It was something we had planned in advance, and we started putting one and one together..." he said. Ultimately, they decided not to reopen after returning to Fargo. Making a go of it was difficult because of the restaurant's location, Plaku said.
As Bruce Pantzke watched news coverage of one school shooting after another, he wondered to himself what could be done to cut down on this country's gun violence. The avid hunter and owner of three Security Self Storage locations in the metro area came up with one possible answer.
FARGO — When Grant Kraft picked up his $500 prize after finding Thursday's coin in the annual Northern Plains Coin hunt, he told owner Mark Kingsley that he'd "see him tomorrow." It was meant as a joke, but he would, in fact, be seeing Kingsley again.