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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.
FARGO—The Red River Animal Emergency Clinic is planning a move that will provide it with more space and allow it to do more to help animals deal with health emergencies. Whether it was ingesting rat poison, getting struck by a vehicle, or being wounded in a fight, animals have been getting help at the clinic since 2006, the year it began operating at 1401 Oak Manor Ave. in Fargo. The clinic is typically open from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from noon Fridays to 8 a.m. Mondays. It is also open 24 hours on holidays.
FARGO—Prairie Public Broadcasting has selected Kayla Delzer, a teacher at Mapleton (N.D.) Elementary School, for its PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. As part of the honor, Delzer will spend the 2018-2019 school year deepening engagement among students, families, educators and schools in partnership with Prairie Public. That will involve supporting learning through media literacy skills, according to Tim Wollenzien, manager of Prairie Public's education services department.
FARGO—Others, a fair-trade boutique located at 18 8th St. S., in Fargo, is moving. The store is holding the largest sale in its history as it prepares for the move, according to Erica Frank, who manages Others. She said the store plans to close April 22 and reopen in its new location at 218 Broadway on April 24. Until then, the store is offering 30 percent off selected items and an additional 30 percent off all sale items.
FARGO—Building permit information filed with the city of Fargo indicates a shop that will incorporate both a Caribou Coffee and an Einstein Bagels is heading for a location in far south Fargo. The paperwork calls for construction of a shell only for a new restaurant and associated site work at 5616 26th Ave. S. The brief description provided to the city indicates the project involves a joint Caribou Coffee/Einstein Bagels location. The bagel shop brand is an apparent reference to Einstein Bros. Bagels, but no details have been released.
FARGO—Four businesses have or soon will be leaving their present homes in a stretch of storefronts in the 600 block of NP Avenue in Fargo for new spots in Fargo, but at least some of the vacancies will not stay empty for long. That's according to Blake Carlson, whose family business, Quantum Development, owns the spaces at 623 NP Ave., an address that has housed Young Blood Coffee Co. as well as Wasabi, Drunken Noodle and Slurp Ramen.
FARGO—Ever since Doug DeMinck and Dave Geske purchased Tailgators Sports Cafe they've gotten the same three questions over and over. Are you keeping the chicken wings? Are you keeping the pizza? Are you keeping the cheese Frenchies? The answer to all three is, yes. "It's a well-oiled machine and we're just going to continue," Geske said, though he and DeMinck have started making small tweaks since taking over the bar earlier this month.
FARGO—A scam text message is reaching area cell phones falsely claiming it is from Wells Fargo. The text states the company needs to confirm identifying information and directs people to supply personal data. They shouldn't. That's according to Staci Schiller, vice president for communications and senior manager of midwest regional banking for Wells Fargo. "The text is indeed a scam and is making the rounds," said Schiller, who received one of the phony texts on her phone and immediately blocked the number and deleted the text.
FARGO—A restaurant that offered Pakistani and Iranian dishes has closed in downtown Fargo after having operated for less than a year. Darbar Palace is the latest in a fairly long line of restaurants that made their home at 402 Broadway in recent years. Owned by Ahsan Khalid, a native of Pakistan, and his wife, Samiye Ahsan, a native of Iran, the restaurant opened in June of 2017 in the space formerly home to Magnolia's Restaurant.
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.