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Valley Senior Center Hosts Country Western Themed Birthday Bash for People Ages 90+

The party had 65 honorees over the age of 90

FARGO, N.D. — Happy Birthday may be played at every birthday party, but this bash was far from ordinary. “It’s the birthday party through the Valley Senior Center and it’s to celebrate the birthdays of everybody who is 90-years young or older,” Bernadette McNeil, one of the entertainers at the party said. The party had 65 honorees over the age…

ND & SD Girl Scouts Honored With Gold Awards

Nine girl scouts were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities

FARGO, N.D. – 9 girl scouts from North Dakota and South Dakota were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities. One award recipient devoted her project to a passion of hers. “It’s a program that focuses on girls on the prairie and what life was like before technology,” 2018 Girl Scout Gold…

Saddle Up! Kids Channel Their Inner Cowboy or Cowgirl in Wild West Jamboree

The West Fargo Park District allowed kids to learn about Wild West themes

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Kids showed off their inner cowboy or cowgirl at the Wild West Jamboree in West Fargo. The event was hosted by the West Fargo Park District at Rendezvous Park. Kids could ride horses, learn how to lasso, and find out more about animals at the petting zoo. With dozens of families there, parks staff believe the event…

Local Businesses Support New Downtown Fargo Drinking Ordinance

Business owners think that the ordinance encourages people to check out downtown establishments during events

FARGO, N.D. — With many events like the Street Fair and Corks and Canvas set to take place in the next few months, several members of the Downtown Community Partnership feel the new ordinance for drinking at downtown events will bring more people through their doors. Hundreds of thousands of people venture to Downtown Fargo each summer to take part in…

State Sen. Mark Johnson & State Rep. Deb Kiel Listen to Concerns at 9 NW MN Town Halls

Many voiced concerns about mental health, childcare facilities and providing more housing

CROOKSTON, Minn. — It’s not uncommon for community members from Northwestern Minnesota to make the drive out to St. Paul just to talk to State Rep. Deb Kiel. “It is really fun to be able to sit down and talk and then get serious about what needs to change and how we can improve life for Northwestern Minnesota. It also…

Moorhead Hosts First Farmers Market of the Summer

People have the chance to stock up on all kinds of fresh, locally grown and handmade items

MOORHEAD, Minn. —The Moorhead Center Mall is kicking off summer with its first Farmers Market of the season. People had the chance to stock up on all kinds of fresh, locally grown and handmade items. Vendors sold anything from their fresh vegetables to baked goods, pet products and hand-crafted pieces. Barry Olsen, a honey vendor, says the best part is…

Protecting Yourself Against the West Nile Virus this Summer

North Dakota Department of Health information shows  62 people had been diagnosed with West Nile Virus last year

FARGO, N.D. — The West Nile Virus has infected a person in Bismarck making them the first human case this year in North Dakota. In Grand Forks, there’s also been a pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the virus. There have been no mosquitoes found yet with the West Nile Virus in Fargo–Moorhead. But employees at Cass County Vector Control…

WF Mayor Mattern Says Goodbye After 20 Years at His Last City Commission Meeting

He says he feels thankful for all of the growth he has been a part over the last two decades

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After 20 years with the city of West Fargo, 16 as mayor, Rich Mattern gets emotional as he says goodbye at his last city commission meeting. “Thru the years I’ve had the honor of working with some great, great staff.  *chokes up* Excuse me.” Mattern lost his re–election bid last week to Bernie Dardis. He says…

New Position Aims to Provide Safety in Fargo Parks: Highlighted After Man is Chased with Machete

The police department is calling Josh Marvig the new park officer and the parks district has given him the title of security coordinator

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man was arrested Sunday after chasing a man with a machete in a Fargo park. Police got a call shortly after 9 p.m. to an area near the playground in Lindenwood Park. They say 25–year–old Emmanuel Gartei got into an argument with the man over money. Gartei then went to his car to get a…

Becker County Law Enforcement Officers Host Annual Run for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Torch Run for Special Olympics is a way for officers to participate in an international organization for those with special needs. The torch run started on Highway 10 near the Clay County border and finished at the Otter…