Jessie Cohen

Golden Drive Donates Proceeds of Annual Community Event to Youthworks

Youthworks is a nonprofit organization in Fargo that provides programs for runaway, homeless and street youth who are experiencing struggles at home, in life or at school

FARGO, N.D. — After this year’s Golden Drive Homeless Kids Annual Community event, organizer Susan Baron decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Youthworks. Youthworks is a nonprofit organization in Fargo that provides programs for runaway, homeless and street youth who are experiencing struggles at home, in life or at school. Sue explained that it was important to…

Concordia College Studies Human Impact on Minnesota’s Lakes

With climate change, the spread of aquatic invasive species and agriculture, people may see more issues on their lakes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you are taking a boat out on the water, jumping in for a swim or enjoying a backyard of nature, hundreds of lakes throughout Minnesota are available to the community. “While it’s important everywhere, in Minnesota it really is foundational to the very structure of who we are here,” said Michelle Marko, an associate professor of…

Tool for Helping Suicide Prevention: “I Made 18 Phone Calls Before I Found Somebody”

So the panel created the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to assess the risk of each person, and determine the appropriate treatment option

FARGO, ND — A new suicide screening tool is being used by health professionals in the metro. It’s a way officials hope creates common ground for health professionals to determine how to work with each patient. “I ended up putting a gun to my head and pulling the trigger,” said Scott Geiselhart, who is a former Frazee firefighter. “My favorite gun…

United Way Stuffing Backpacks to Help Students in the Upcoming School Year

United Way still needs about 350 backpacks to be donated in order to reach their goal of helping 5,800 kids.

FARGO, ND — The United Way School Supply Drive is getting ready for their first backpack distribution this year. Volunteers are busy preparing at the Fargodome by filling the backpacks. So far 45% of the backpacks have been packed and filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. United Way Emerging Leaders along with parents and youth came out…

City of Fargo Discusses Changing Fireworks Ordinance

It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the fire chief

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is considering changing its fireworks ordinance to create more opportunities for fireworks. Commissioners, local leaders and members of the public attended an open forum to discuss the current laws and how they hope to be changed. It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the…

Laws Going Into Effect on August 1st in North Dakota and Minnesota

In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it's important for you to know what to look out for

FARGO, N.D. — August 1st is just around the corner and that means new laws are being enforced. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it’s important for you to know what to look out for. Both North Dakota and Minnesota will implement new laws on Tuesday. North Dakota passed the…

Dilworth Family Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Help Kids Buy School Supplies

After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own

DILWORTH, Minn. — After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own. Giggles and Wiggles held their fifth annual lemonade stand this morning. Kevin and Brooke Spaulding decided to continue the tradition at the Loco Daze Parade with their three kids. Family and friends decked out in United Way shirts, set…

Medical Drill Teaches the Public to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

First responders are highlighting the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of a stroke before the ambulance arrives

CASSELTON, N.D. — The sirens of an ambulance usually mean someone needs help. But they also imply help is on the way. “Getting the public aware of stroke signs and symptoms and to call 911 and the importance of having the paramedics prior to going to the hospital is very important,” said Megan Carlblom, the stroke program manager at Essentia…

Fargo Blues Festival is Back in Town

The weekend is filled with performances by 12 blues bands from different parts of the country

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Blues Festival is back for its two day extravaganza at Newman Outdoor Field. The weekend is filled with performances by 12 blues bands from different parts of the country. BBQ ribs, cheese curds, clothing, and hair beading are just a few of the vendors that will be there all weekend. The organizers say more than…

Three People Walk Away from Rollover Crash in South Fargo

The accident took place near the firefighter substation on the west side of the Holiday Inn

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — No one was injured in a two vehicle rollover crash off of 13th Avenue in Fargo. Crews responded to 40th Street after a car and an SUV collided and the SUV rolled…