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Dave Olson, Published April 04 2014

Inside business: Karl’s will keep piece of Nodak nostalgia with building name

FARGO - Last fall, Karl’s TV Audio and Appliance of Gregory, S.D., bought the Nodak store on Main Avenue in Fargo.

Since then, the former Nodak store has been called Karl’s, but some of the Nodak signs lingered.

Recently, most of those Nodak signs came down, and soon, a large “Karl’s” sign will be going up, said Chad Harr, the store’s manager.

The Nodak name will not disappear completely, however.

For marketing and other purposes, Karl’s will still refer to the building as The Nodak Center, Harr said.

The Nodak Center will mark its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. April 16. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Also, an appearance is planned by Elmer Karl, founder of Karl’s TV Audio and Appliance.

For more information, call (701) 293-1155.

ND tops in tax help

Tax time isn’t the most anticipated time of year, but North Dakota can feel good about one thing: The state is ranked best in the nation when it comes to finding good, affordable tax help.

That’s according to a recent report from WalletHub, a Web-based personal finance resource.

The report based its rankings on several factors, including the number of accountants per 1,000 jobs; the affordability of tax help; and the amount of refunds state residents receive.

Minnesota ranked 10th on the list.

Last among the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to finding good tax help were Texas (50th) and Mississippi (51st).

CrossFit moves

CrossFit Fargo has moved to a new location.

The business that offers strength and conditioning programs for adults and young people started operating last summer at 3955 40th Ave. S., in Fargo.

It soon needed more space, however, and now it has it, according to co-owner Jessica Grondahl.

Grondahl said the business completed its relocation to a newly built structure at 5292 51st Ave. S., in Fargo, about a month ago, and CrossFit Fargo is marking the move with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. today.

The store’s regular business hours are 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The business is open on weekends by appointment.

For more information call (701) 219-5036.

Home selling tips

North Dakota State University is offering workshops this month for anyone thinking about selling their home.

The events are set for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 7 and 14 at the NDSU Stop N Go Center classroom, 1919 University Drive N., Fargo.

The cost is $25 per person and $5 for additional guests.

Register online at www.ndsu.me/dcenc1401b

Topics to be covered include: planning and preparing for selling; selling options; home staging and home closing.

For more information, call the NDSU Distance and Continuing Education office at (701) 231-7015, or email ndsu.dce@ndsu.edu.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555