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Pyrotechnics Companies from Around the World Arrive in West Fargo

The Pyrotechnics Guild International's "Kaleidoscope of Fire" will have four nights of fireworks displays at the Red River Fairgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’s bringing people together from all over the Metro and the world. “We have people who are ditch diggers, we have people who are medical doctors, the whole gamut of professions represented here,” said Pyrotechnics Guild International media representative Dan Creagan. Their common thread? “Love of fireworks.  Painting something in the sky is just fun,” Creagan…

Fargo Brewing Company Celebrates Anniversary with Dog Expo

Shelters and dog-related businesses were all in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — Craft beer connoisseurs brought their fluffy four–legged friends to the brewery.  The Fargo Brewing Company hosted their second “Hair of the Dog” expo. Twelve shelters and local businesses came out to mingle with the pups and enjoy a locally produced pint. They set up a tent for a Shakey Graves concert on Tuesday to celebrate the brewery’s…

Mapleton Golf Tournament to Raise Money for Local Boy Fighting Cancer

Proceeds from the Fourth Annual Lynx For Lynx Golf Tournament will benefit Cullen Oothoudt's battle with cancer

MAPLETON, N.D. — Forty teams will battle it out on the golf course to help a local boy with cancer. Lynx Logistics and Lynx Xpress are putting on the Fourth Annual Lynx Links for Cancer on August 18 at Maple River Golf Club in Mapleton. This year, the proceeds go to help four-year-old Cullen Oothoudt, who has been battling a…

Mobile Concert Hall Pops Up in Downtown Fargo

The Concert Truck tries to make classical music more accessible

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a concert hall on wheels. And many passersby were not disappointed. “It’s very good,” said 11-year-old Dimarlo Aroni. Pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby are bringing classical music across the country with their pop-up venue, the Concert Truck. The first performance was in Columbia, South Carolina about two weeks ago.  Since then, Zhang and Luby have…

Essentia Health Hosts Panel on Opioid Crisis

Business leaders gather to discuss ways drug epidemic can be solved

FARGO, ND — It’s a drug killing more than 90 Americans every day: opiates. One mother understands that after sending her two sons to jail. “I was trying to save their lives,” Mary Locken said. Locken’s sons, 23-year-old Joe and 21-year-old Nicholas, were caught up in the storm of addiction. They started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a young…

Need a School Picture? Lifetouch to Snap One for Free

If your kids missed the chance to get their photos taken, Lifetouch will host the same event from 10-7 p.m. on August 7th and 8th at the Holiday Inn in Fargo

WEST FARGO, ND — It was all smiles for picture day. Lifetouch School Portraits hosted a free picture day at West Fargo VFW to give back to the community. The locally owned company has been in business since 1936 and does the same event across 50 communities in North Dakota as well as a few communities across Minnesota. Kids receive…

Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Bike and Build Partners with F-M Rebuilding Together to Give Back to Moorhead Veteran

Vietnam war veteran will soon have a new home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thirty-six cyclists from 18 different states are biking their way through the United States in order to give back. “We ride like 70 miles a day. We rode 100 yesterday to get here,” said Bike and Build volunteer Tom Pagano. They’ve just made it to Moorhead. They’re called Bike and Build, an organization that promotes affordable housing…

Area Law Enforcement Leaders Hold Night to Unite Burger Challenge

Fargo Police Chief David Todd won "best burger" for the second year in a row

WEST FARGO, ND — It was a friendly burger cook-off, with a little bit of smack talk every now and then. F-M area police chiefs and sheriffs hosted a Night to Unite kickoff luncheon at the Copper Ridge Event Center. They demonstrated their cooking skills to show who could create the best burger. Night to Unite is an event that…

RDO Equipment Hosts Fourth Annual “Day of Play”

Kids got the chance to ride John Deere tractors, get an inside look at agricultural life

CASSELTON, ND — One local company is rolling out the top of the line when it comes to play time. RDO Equipment hosted their annual “Day of Play” in Casselton. Kathryn Kingsley’s youngest son is just one of the many kids who gets ecstatic when they see the tractors there. “(He) yells ‘tractor’ and ‘big’ and everything that describes it,”…