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Local Students Celebrate College Graduation Day

this was the largest amount of students who that graduated from MSUM

REGIONAL — College students across the Red River Valley are trading in their textbooks for a cap, gown and degree as the winter graduation season begins. It’s one day to celebrate years of hard work. “It feels good. I’m ready to graduate and get out into the real world,” said MSUM senior Hunter Braten. But it’s also stripping away a title…

AARP Helping Seniors Improve Defensive Driving

senior citizens brushed up on their driving skills to get ready for winter season

FARGO, ND — With the dangerous conditions from icy roads, a group of senior citizens is brushing up on what it means to drive safely. If anyone knows about driving safely, it’s Robert Fugre. Not only was his career teaching people in the military how to drive heavy machinery, but he also has been brushing up on his own skills by…

Fargo Theatre Offering Holiday Concerts at Noon

it's free if you bring in a canned food item to donate to the f-m food pantry

FARGO, ND — You can enjoy some Christmas music and donate to people in need all at once. The American Theatre Organ Society and the Fargo Theatre are offering free noon-hour Christmas concerts to anyone that brings in a donation for the F-M Food Pantry. Their goal is to collect more than 1,000 pounds of food. Some say it’s the perfect…

Fargo Air Museum Creates Stronger Relationships Between Veterans

the Fargo VA helped give veterans rides so they could hang out with one another

FARGO, ND — Veterans were able to share life stories with one another while enjoying some coffee and donuts. It was the Fargo Air Museum’s way of trying to get veterans to meet and bond with some of the other people who have served their country. Fargo’s Veterans Affairs provided most of the veterans that came free bus rides to the…

West Fargo Birthday Girl Asking for Gifts for the Great Plains Food Bank

this is the fifth year in a row 9-year-old Gowri Pillai has held a food drive to donate food to Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, ND — Most kids don’t ask their parents to hold a food drive for their birthday. That is, unless they’re 9-year-old Gowri Pillai. The only thing this West Fargo girl wants is help in donating more than 600 pounds of food to Great Plains Food Bank. The Pillai family Christmas tree isn’t surrounded by your traditional presents. Instead, you’ll…

Moorhead Center Mall Holds First Toys, Collectibles and Curiosities Sale

records, jewelry, pez dispensers and books were all available at a low cost

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People lined the halls of Moorhead Center Mall with toys, collectibles and all kinds of things you might be curious enough about to buy. Records, jewelry and books were just a few things available at a low cost. Mark Wiesner is one vendor who was selling hand drawn Christmas cards and comic books he created. He says he…

F-M Homeless Coalition Helps Others Break Out of the Cycles of Poverty

some say talking about homelessness can debunk myths, help create a better solution

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Homeless Coalition and the American Association of University Women tried to figure out different ways they can help to break the cycles of poverty. They are trying at a systemic level to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring across Fargo-Moorhead. One of the main problems they addressed was that more than 63 percent of Americans do…

Fargo Police Creates Closer Bond With Community at Cocoa With a Cop

this was the third year that officers hosted the event

FARGO, N.D. — The relationship between law enforcement and the community they serve is a two way street, and something as simple as a cup of cocoa is helping strengthen both ends of that bond in Fargo. Police are hoping to show they’re here to help, and some local residents are making sure officers know they too have support, especially in…

A Community in Mourning: Three Children Left Behind After Apparent Murder-Suicide in Fergus Falls

sarah and ryan cheshire left behind three children

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls community is in mourning after the apparent murder-suicide of attorneys Ryan and Sarah Cheshire, a recently divorced couple. Three children have been left without their parents. People in Fergus Falls say there’s been a change in the atmosphere since Wednesday night. “Like a major cloud came over the town. It’s extremely sad, unexpected, shocking,”…

Neighbor Describes What He Saw at Scene of Apparent Murder-Suicide in Fergus Falls

the couple was recently divorced

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Fergus Falls Police have released the names of two people found dead of an apparent murder suicide Wednesday night. They are 41-year-old Ryan Cheshire and his ex-wife, 41-year-old Sarah Cheshire: both prominent attorneys in Fergus Falls. Daniel Budd, of Fergus Falls, was sitting in his car last night, when he says he noticed something unusual. “I saw…