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Runners Brave the Elements to Compete in “Insane Inflatable 5K”

Runners bounced, jumped, and slid down inflatable obstacles across Red River Valley Fairgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Despite the heavy rains this morning, hundreds of people laced up their sneakers to take part in a different kind of 5K. The Insane Inflatable 5K incorporates many types of inflatable obstacles on which people had to climb, dodge, and slide. People were lining up outside the Red River Valley Fairgrounds hours before the race, but a…

The New Scoop in Fargo: Kone’s Kreamery Opens with New Gelato Styles

The creamery hand crafts multiple different flavors of gelato

FARGO, N.D. — For as long as she can remember, Vena Pham has been fascinated with ice cream. “I have a sweet tooth, first of all, I love desserts, so I have always been an ice cream person, and everywhere I travel, I always want to eat ice cream,” said Pham. After moving to Fargo ten years ago, she decided to…

LIVE: The Boiler Room

The secret to a perfect scotch egg revealed just in time for Restaurant Week.

If you haven’t gotten your fill of fine dining for this year’s F-M Restaurant Week, you’re in luck, because the biggest restaurant week since the event’s inception is still running through Saturday in the metro area. We’ve been covering the event all week, and this time, we’re digging into the offerings at the Boiler Room in downtown Fargo. Among its…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

Buckle Up! Protecting Your Child Correctly When Driving

The group is hosting a free class for expecting parents and those of newborn babies to show the right ways to install your car seat

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When strapping your child into their car seat or making sure their belt is buckled up, many parents are just trying to protect their kiddos. But Safe Kids Grand Forks says many parents don’t realize that depending on their age and size each child needs to be protected differently. The group is hosting a free class…

Remembering Christopher Bacon: U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer

A family man, the guy who always wanted to take people under his wing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a fatal car crash on June 7th, U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer, Christopher Bacon lost his life. Family, friends and community members are honoring Bacon at a ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. I spoke to dozens who came out to honor Chris and support his family and although…

Longer Wait Times at Fargo DMV Angers Locals

Longer wait times attributed real ID switch, more people coming to Fargo in summer

FARGO, N.D. — It might look calm outside the Fargo DMV, but once you walk through the doors, several people would say otherwise. “It’s horrible. I’ve been waiting over two hours and come to find out they couldn’t even help me,” said Jared Falcon. “It’s really discouraging. I see a lot of people come in, look at the line, and walk…

LIVE: Restaurant Week

The man behind the HoDo's delicious menu.

It’s the biggest restaurant week lineup in the FM Restaurant Week’s five-year history, and it could just be your ticket to the most delicious meal you’ve ever had. Restaurant Week is underway in Fargo right now through June 16th, and one of the must-make stops on your tour of the metro’s fine dining spots is the HoDo in downtown Fargo….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Norm

If this cat's expression makes you think he's up to something, it's because he is.

Norm is a cat that was quite difficult to get a screen shot of for this profile story, and it’s not because he’s not a photogenic guy. He is. It’s just that Norm literally never stopped moving the entire time he was live in the studio with us on the Morning Show with Emily Welker. Norm and his buddy, Homeward…

NDSU PhD Student Creates Portable Vegetable Garden Project

It's meant to help low-income and New American families have access to healthier foods

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bukola Bakare has a passion for helping those around her get access to healthier foods. “I know it’s not healthy to eat unhealthy because if you don’t spend the money eating good food, you will spend it at the hospital anyway when you’re sick,” Bakare said. That’s why Bakare has created a cheaper way to eat healthier…