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Heidi Shaffer and Dave Olson, Published November 18 2011

Trade Talk: Another Fargo pizza joint on horizon

It seems that Fargo-Moorhead gets a new pizza spot every month these days.

The most recent addition, Deek’s Pizza, appears to be moving in at 702 N. University Drive in a former photography studio next to Cousins Subs.

A building permit filed this week with the city inspections office shows the store will be open for pickup and delivery only.

Mark Johnson is listed as the owner. Johnson didn’t return a call seeking further information.

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned Thatzza Pizza, an Aberdeen, S.D., chain, is planning to open a location at 3241 42nd St. S.

Penny for your wine

Black Friday might be a great day to load up on holiday gifts, but Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop penny wine sale also makes it an opportune time to stockpile for holiday entertaining.

The sale, which allows customers to buy one bottle of selected wines and get the second bottle for a penny, happens but twice a year.

The promotion starts at 8 a.m. on Black Friday and is popular enough to pack the parking lots at two Fargo stores to peruse the more than 300 varieties of wine on sale, said General Manager Dustin Mitzel.

“It’s festive,” Mitzel said. “People are in a good mood, in a shopping mood with Black Friday.”

Both Fargo locations, at 1125 19th Ave. N. and 1621 45th St. S., and the two Grand Forks stores are participating in the two-week sale.

Governor’s Inn changes name

The Governor’s Inn in Casselton, N.D., has changed its name.

The business is now called the Days Inn and Governor’s Conference Center.

“Were not losing our governor’s wall; we have five governors on our wall right now from Casselton,” said Jan Sinner, the motel’s front-desk manager and a shirt-tail relative of former Gov. George Sinner.

Besides the name switch, there are some other changes in the works for the motel, according to Sinner.

She said they include expanding the 46-room motel by an additional four rooms.

Rasmussen adds programs

Rasmussen College will soon be offering three new programs at its Fargo and Bismarck campuses.

Starting in January, those campuses will offer degrees in:

Information Technology Management; Human Resources and Organizational Leadership; and Marketing.

Readers can reach Forum business editor Heidi Shaffer at (701) 241-5511 and Forum business reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555.