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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—An Alexandria, Minn., man was arrested Saturday, May 12, after a high-speed chase through Becker County. According to a report released by the Becker County Sheriff's Office: About 1:48 p.m. Saturday the Sheriff's Office received a report of an erratic driver travelling west on Highway 34 near Highway 29. A deputy encountered the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect vehicle fled, at times reaching speeds of more than 90 mph.
FARGO—U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Tina Smith, D-Minn., joined more than 80 workers and retirees in Fargo on Saturday, May 12, to provide updated information following the second meeting of a House and Senate Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the crisis facing pension plans across the country.
MOORHEAD—The windows of a large commercial space on Broadway in downtown Fargo are blacked out, evoking curiosity and a sense of mystery: what might be happening behind the darkened glass? The owner, Ken Martin, is hard-pressed himself to come up with an answer. "I don't know what I'm going to do with that thing," said Martin, referring to the space at 74 Broadway, a storefront that was recently home to the Uptown Gallery. "It's one of the better spaces in downtown Fargo," Martin added, stating he has been contemplating turning it into an event center.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead's Usher's House has found a new home. The casual fine dining restaurant that closed late last year at 700 1st Ave. N., where it had operated for about a decade, now plans to reopen at the end of this year in the new Block E complex, which is being built at Main Avenue and Eighth Street in Moorhead.
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.