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MOORHEAD—Visitors to D-S Beverages in Moorhead are greeted by two statues; one is of the company's founder, the late Don Setter Sr., and the other is a statue of Knute Rockne, the legendary University of Notre Dame football coach. Setter valued Rockne's approach to achieving success in life and Rockne's inspiration, combined with Setter's rock-steady work ethic, are two reasons D-S Beverages is celebrating 50 years in business, said Doug Restemayer, president and owner of D-S Beverages.
FARGO—Panera Bread is expanding its delivery service to include more of its stores nationwide, including its Fargo restaurant. The company announced Tuesday, May 8, that its delivery service is now available in 897 cities and 43 states. Delivery is available for lunch and dinner to offices, hospitals, college campuses and homes. The service is entirely digital through the Panera app or website. To mark the expansion, Panera is offering a soup giveaway on Wednesday, May 9.
FARGO – The “perm queen” is leaving her longtime home. The Herberger’s department store in West Acres is closing in the near future and the store’s hair salon will be closing as well, bringing Shirley McMullen’s days there to an end, though she will continue cutting hair.
FARGO—Dakota Timber Co., a Fargo-based company that is the largest urban lumber and reclaimed wood producer in North Dakota, has opened a storefront in Bismarck. Dakota Timber focuses on sustainable sourcing of reclaimed wood as well as milling lumber from local boulevard trees. It will maintain its headquarters and production facility in Fargo, while expanding its retail reach to the western part of North Dakota.
FARGO—As college graduates head out with their newly minted degrees and perhaps a vague sense of unease about how to pay off student loans, here for their perusal is a smorgasbord of career advice from people who have made names for themselves in their respective fields. • Lisa Borgen, vice president of administration, American Crystal Sugar Co.
FARGO—Fargo's Startup House is for sale. The house at 721 9th St. N. opened in 2014 as an incubator of sorts for technological entrepreneurs. Built around 1915, the house was thoroughly remodeled by owner Miguel Danielson, a Fargo attorney who specializes in intellectual property. Danielson started the Startup House and covered many of its costs himself.
FARGO—Results Unlimited, an advertising and marketing company based in Minot, N.D., appears to have closed both its Minot and Fargo offices. The doors to the office at 4660 Amber Valley Parkway in south Fargo were locked Wednesday morning, May 2, and phone messages left with both the Fargo and Minot offices of Results Unlimited were not returned.
FARGO—A collective of at least nine artists is poised to open a new gallery in Fargo. Dakota Fine Art could hold a soft opening as soon as May 17, said Meg Spielman Peldo, a photographer and mixed media artist. A grand opening is tentatively set for May 31 at the gallery located at 11 Eighth St. S., but Spielman Peldo said both dates are subject to change, as the gallery is still being readied.
FARGO — The Thunder Road Family Fun Park in Fargo is fixing to open for the season.
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.