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Great Plains Food Bank Helps Kids in Need with Backpack Program

they help provide meals to kids in free and reduced-cost school lunch programs on the weekend

FARGO, ND — Every year, more than 30,000 kids rely on free and reduced-cost school lunches. When kids aren’t in school on the weekends, Great Plains Food Bank has their backpack program to provide them enough food. The program is offered year round, and volunteers can come fill backpacks every Monday and Tuesday. One of NDSU’s arts and humanities classes took…

From Being a Felon to Gaining a Future

Eric Bridges attributes part of getting back on his feet to his case manager Amy Feland

FARGO, ND — Eric Bridges was left homeless last year after getting out of prison. To get his life together, he turned to resources in the metro including the United Way and the Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership. Filling out a job application was different for Eric Bridges. “Once they get that and see you have a felony, they don’t…

Hjemkomst Center Lets People Try Foods from the Bible

brunch included many Mediterranean dishes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — During the era in which the St. John’s Bible takes place, there was no such thing as coffee, sugar, chocolate or potatoes. The Hjemkomst Center gave people the chance to experience what food was like during that time period at a “Foods in the Bible” fundraiser. Much of the food included Mediterranean dishes including lamb, goat, cheese and…

Red River Valley Scarecrow Garden Offers Alternative to Trick-Or-Treating

organizers got the idea when they saw it in nashville

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Anyone looking for an alternative to trick-or-treating can check out the Red River Valley Scarecrow Garden. More than 30 businesses, community organizations and other people created scarecrows which look like some familiar faces. Activities for kids include face painting, a penny in the straw pile and lawn dice. Vendors are also at the garden to sell some favorite…

Cart-Wheel-Athon Raises Money For American Gold Gymnastics

three hundred athletes ranging from three to 18 years old took part in the fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — Gymnasts pulled off 100 cartwheels to raise money for American Gold Gymnastics.  Three hundred athletes from 3-18 years old took part in the Cart-Wheel-Athon. In 2016, this event raised more than $30,000. After the Cart-Wheel-Athon, two competitive teams at the gym performed a preview of their routine for the upcoming season. “I like to see how everyone is…

MPX Fitness Raises Money for Breast Cancer Patient

head games salon originally raised money, but it was then stolen

FARGO, N.D. — A donation jar to raise money for a Fargo woman with breast cancer was stolen from Head Games Salon last August. Now the salon’s neighbor, MPX Fitness, is offering a helping hand. At the end of June, Brenda Syster woke up in the middle of the night after feeling a sharp pain.  Knowing something wasn’t right, she decided…

Highway Patrol Asks Drivers to Use Caution While on the Roads this Winter

officials remind people to drive slow, leave distance between cars and wear seat belts

FARGO, N.D. — Winter is here, which means officials are asking drivers to use more caution on the roads. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say they write the most tickets in the winter for people who follow other cars too closely. They say drivers should always leave enough distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. Highway Patrol officials…

Many Remember Arthur’s Barn as a Community Icon

a fired destroyed the building thursday

ARTHUR, N.D. —  After burning to the ground in a Thursday afternoon fire, people are remembering the memories they created at Arthur’s Bar. It includes everyone from the venue’s previous owners to the musicians who played on their stage for years. Love isn’t just found in other people, it’s also found in places. For many people across North Dakota, Arthur’s…

GOP Meet and Greet with Gov. Doug Burgum and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner

Gardner talked about the economy and technology in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota GOP fundraiser welcomed several Republican politicians from the state and beyond to Fargo. Among them were Governor Doug Burgum, Representative Kevin Cramer and special guest, Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner said he wanted to attend the fundraiser because he’s impressed with North Dakota’s economy and the state’s plans in technology. He says it’s important…

Pink It Forward: Local High Schools Raise Money and Dig for Pink

All of the proceeds went to Pink It Forward, a non-profit in Bismarck that supports women with a breast cancer diagnosis

FARGO, ND — Fargo North and Fargo South High Schools are spiking out breast cancer in their 10th annual Dig Pink Volleyball Matchups. The fundraiser consists of three matches and all proceeds will be given to the nonprofit Pink It Forward. Sports are about more than just winning or losing the game. “There’s a lot more life skills that you learn….