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Thomas Evanella


Fargo, ND, United States

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Recent articles by Thomas:

Mi Barrio Dominican cuisine sets up year-round location inside Fargo's Big Top Bingo

Mi Barrio Dominican Cuisine serves up a menu loaded with favorite dishes from owner Yessica Hernandez's childhood in the Dominican Republic. “I’ll serve you a nice plate of food and I’m 100% sure you’ll be happy,” she said. → Read More

When it comes to the future of the Moorhead Center Mall, 'guarded optimism' seems to be the mood

Host Thomas Evanella and digital producer Kris Kerzman talk over Thomas' latest story on the future of the Moorhead Center Mall. → Read More

A company that helps supply EV batteries for Tesla is building a $433M facility in ND coal country

Reporter Patrick Springer joins host Thomas Evanella to detail this massive new development in Mercer County. → Read More

How do you navigate hostile dinner table conversation? Two local therapists have a few ideas

Thanksgiving dinner is right around the corner. For many, that means arguments about religion, politics and even TV shows are bound to occur. Two therapists from Ellie Mental Health will be offering their advice on how to deal with these uncomfortable conversations Monday night, Nov. 7. → Read More

Moorhead was once the site of Minnesota’s worst aviation disaster

14 people, including prominent CEO's and politicians, died on Oct. 30, 1941 when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed just outside the city. Only the pilot lived to tell the horrific story. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Visiting reporter was not paid by city, state for positive New York Times article about Fargo

Freelance reporter Danielle Braff visited Fargo this summer and left with a glowing impression of the city. She shared those thoughts in a recent New York Times article. → Read More

Gimmies opens in WF, RDO's Caters Taters slated Nov. 2, and ND shoppers expected to spend big Black Friday

Check out what the business team is following this week. → Read More

Legacy of John Frappier lives on at Athletic Republic high-performance training center

In the 1980s and 1990s, a North Dakota native and athletic trainer named John Frappier developed a workout program that drew high-profile professional athletes looking for an edge to Fargo. With the opening of Athletic Republic, Frappier's legacy is once again being carried on in his home city. → Read More

Minnesota, North Dakota among the nation's lowest unemployment rates in September

Minnesota's 2% unemployment rate checked in as the nation's lowest, while North Dakota, New Hampshire and Nebraska had the fourth-lowest rates at 2.2%. → Read More

$100 million for a computing center? In rural North Dakota? Hear from the company making it happen

Listen in as host Thomas Evanella dives deep with Applied Blockchain EVP of Hosting and Public Affairs Nick Phillips on the company’s push into North Dakota. Why? How? What’s next? You’ll get answers to those questions and more. → Read More

Dilworth Dee's Drive-In for sale, Love your Local small business expo planned Nov. 12, and more

F5 Project to host Workforce and Housing Summit Nov. 16 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead → Read More

Local businesses make the FM community more beautiful, one project at a time

These builders and suppliers offer products and services for new construction or remodeling projects → Read More

Why Fargo's Amazon facility likely doesn't have your package, but it does have faux olive trees

Host and reporter Thomas Evanella learned a lot recently about the one-year-old Amazon facility in north Fargo, including why they have a lot of faux olive trees and not so many packages destined for local porches. → Read More

Reopening of GiGi’s Playhouse turns devastating fire into ‘true blessing’

GiGi's Playhouse reopened in an expanded and improved playhouse 17 months after a fire destroyed their previous space. Most programs will resume Monday, Oct. 10. “We’re not skipping a beat," executive director Heather Lorenzen said. → Read More

An inside peek into what new restaurants are opening in the Fargo-Moorhead area as others close

The Business Beat podcast, hosted by InForum Business Reporter Thomas Evanella, is published weekly and can be found on InForum as well as a variety of podcast platforms. → Read More

How a new program founded in North Dakota protects 60 million Americans from cyber attacks

Despite its rural location and sparse population, North Dakota is the recipient of 4.5 billion cyber attacks per year. Take a look inside the new program that’s protecting both North Dakotans and millions of other Americans across the country. → Read More

Fargo-Moorhead area woman to participate in upcoming season of ‘The Bachelor’

Madison Johnson, owner of MJM Consulting, is participating in season 27 of "The Bachelor," which will debut Monday, January 23, 2023. → Read More

Pair of neighbors bringing simulation golf to north Fargo

It was only a few years ago that Dan Bergerson rekindled his love for golf. Unfortunately, the north Fargo resident quickly realized he would need to stow his clubs during Fargo's long winters. That disappointment drove him to link up with neighbor David Piper and open Dogleg North, a new golf simulator for northside residents. → Read More

Business Buzz: Simy's Bottle Shop to open soon in Fargo, Moorhead Freez to close for season Oct. 15

Check out what the business team is watching this week. → Read More

Applied Blockchain breaks ground on $100 million high-performance computing center in Ellendale

The rural North Dakota town, located over two hours southwest of Fargo, will soon be home to high-performance computing and data processing. CEO Wes Cummins said the investment in Ellendale follows what's been a "great experience" at the company's Jamestown facility. → Read More