Danielle Church

Local Gym Takes Precautions Against Predators After Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks U.S. Gymnastics

they don't have locker rooms and kids aren't allowed to by themselves with an adult

FARGO, N.D. — After a major sexual abuse scandal rocked the U.S. gymnastics world, many gyms across the country are taking precautions to protect their athletes. One of them includes American Gold Gymnastics right here in Fargo. U.S. Gymnastics Olympian Simone Biles is just the latest to say “me too.” On Monday, Biles announcing to the world she was sexually abused…

Fighting Fires in Small Towns With an Even Smaller Staff

many towns often have volunteers and they're unpaid

MAPLETON, N.D. — Every town needs someone to put out fires. But when it comes to small towns, they don’t always have the firefighters they need. When firefighters get an emergency call in a larger town like Fargo, it takes seconds before they get dressed at the fire station and start driving to a scene. But when it comes to small…

Davies High School Students Pedal Out Muscular Dystrophy One Cycle At A Time

they raised $950 for two kids with the rare disease to go to a summer camp

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Students at Davies High School are trying to pedal out muscular dystrophy one cycle at a time. Fargo is what some call a big, small town. “It’s got a high population but everybody knows somebody. There’s always ties to somebody. When someone needs help we all come together and help,” Jodi Roper, Cyclebar owner. Now students from…

Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Teaches Kids To Create Healthy Snack Alternatives

They used all local ingredients for their energy bites

  FARGO, N.D. — You can never be too young to start learning how to be a pro in the kitchen. Prairie Roots Food Co-Op taught kids and their parents how to create healthier snacks. They made energy bites with locally made ingredients including sunflower butter, oats and chocolate chips. Organizers say it can be good to expose kids to cooking…

Shoppers Line Up For Last Minute Deals At Moorhead Sam’s Club

the store closes on January 27

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sam’s Club shoppers rushed to get in line and clear out the store before it closes at the end of the month. One shopper tells us he made two trips into the store this morning and it was almost empty. The store in Moorhead is one of 63 Sam’s Clubs across the country closing. The Sam’s Club…

First Ice Harvest Since 1971 Begins On Little Detroit Lake

volunteers are building a 24-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide ice palace

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of saws roaring on Little Detroit Lake is the first sign of an ice harvest since 1971. “In the 30’s, it was the second largest industry in this county right behind the forestry industries,” said Becky Mitchell, Becker County Museum executive director. “They shipped ice all over the country to be used for refrigeration and box…

UND Aviation Student Takes Marriage Proposal to the Skies

his girlfriend said "yes"

  NEVIS, Minn. — Love is in the air…at least it is for one UND aviation student who took his marriage proposal to new heights. Gavin Becker and his family used a snow blower and carefully carved out the message “Marry Me” with a heart on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis, Minnesota. The written proposal took nearly…

“In Their Shoes” TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics Fundraiser Shows Support for Special Needs Programs

there were silent auctions, raffles and games

FARGO, N.D . — The Fargo-Moorhead community is showing their support for special needs programs at the ninth annual “In Their Shoes” fundraiser. Some say having a child with special needs isn’t always what people expect it to be. “Well it’s like packing for Italy and getting off in you know, Spain I guess. It’s so different,” said Nikki Hahn. But…

Fargo Public Library Announces Stage Production of “The Wizard of Oz”

it will premiere March 27 at Stage at Island Park

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Public Library is putting on its first ever play in March. They’re putting together a production of the Wizard of Oz and began rehearsals this evening. The library chose to do the Wizard of Oz because it’s a book and movie many kids and their parents are familiar with. They also say it gives kids ages…

Bleeding Purple: Politicians Vow to Make Bridge Glow, Place Bets on Minnesota Vikings

MN Dot will light up the I-35W bridge friday and saturday

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The I-35W bridge will glow purple Friday and Saturday nights in honor of the Minnesota Vikings. Governor Dayton has directed the MN DOT to light up the bridge before the team’s NFC semi-final game on Sunday. The Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints. The governor is also urging all Minnesotans to show their Purple…