Author: Adam Ladwig

LIVE: Big Brothers/Big Sisters In Urgent Need Of School-Based Mentors

Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentors are allowed back in schools this year after COVID kept them away last school year

  With the school year already started, time is running out to be there for a kid who needs a mentor in local schools. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Village Family Service Center is looking for school-based Bigs. The program couldn’t be in schools last year because of COVID. This year they’re looking for people to match with kids in…

LIVE: New Series Premieres This Week Examining Rural/Urban Divide In MN

"Rural By Choice" is hosted by Perham native and Twin Cities radio host Cory Hepola

  A new documentary series premiering this weekend examines the divide between rural and urban living. Cory Hepola is a host at WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. He’s also a Perham, Minnesota native who went to college in Moorhead. His new video series, “Rural by Choice”, examines why people chose to live rural life in Otter Tail County. He…

How rain will affect crops after major drought this summer

NDSU Extension Agent Tells Us How Late Summer Rains Impact Growing, Harvest & Next Year's Planting

  FARGO (KVRR) – We’ve dealt with exceptional drought conditions in the region this year. But will a recent rainy spell offer any help for farmers as we near the end of growing season. The short answer is: not really. Cass County NDSU Extension Agent Kyle Aasand says we saw no rain from July 19th through August 20th, prime growing…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Surprise Lillies

Add a bit of unexpected beauty and light fragrance to the late summer garden with surprise lilies

  Add a bit of unexpected beauty and light fragrance to the late summer garden with surprise lilies (Lycoris squamigera). Also know as autumn amaryllis, magic lily and naked lady they make fun additions to flower gardens and borders. These unique flowers sprout long strappy leaves similar to an amaryllis in spring. These leaves create the energy needed for flowering…

Overnight Shooting Near Romkey Park In Moorhead

Shooting Happened Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead Police are investigating a shooting overnight near Romkey Park. Officers responded to the 1100 block of 19th Street South around 10:30 Wednesday night for reports of shots fired. Officers identified the parking lot where the shooting happened and found the person who was shot nearby. They were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Officers have not made…

Motorcycle Driver Suffers Severe Head Injury In Crash

Crash happened on I-94 frontage road 2 miles east of Mapleton

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – A motorcycle driver is hospitalized with a serious head injury this morning after a late night crash on an I-94 frontage road. North Dakota High Patrol says a 47-year-old Fargo woman was heading eastbound on the frontage road two miles east of Mapleton, when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. She…

Social Distancing: Getting One Last Visit

A tribute to my grandmother, who I was thankfully able to see one last time during the pandemic

  It’s a special one day return of the Social Distancing segment! This segment is a tribute. Last April, in the early days of the pandemic, I told you about my amazing grandmother. She turned 90 in April of 2020. We had a big party planned. The whole family was gonna come down to Wyoming to celebrate with her. But…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Get Spicy

Add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in this week's Melinda's Garden Moment

  Add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers. Their spicy heat is measured in the Scoville Heat Units. Poblano and Siracha rate between 1000 to 2500, jalapenos up to 8000, cayenne can peak at 50,000, habaneros up to 350,000 and one of the hottest, the ghost pepper, at as much as…

Pet Conncetion: Meet Rovvy

Rovvy is a 9-month-old pup who loves everyone in this week's Pet Connection

  We have a big buy who’s still just a pup learning the tricks of the dog trade this week. Rovvy is a 9-month-old purebred Plott Hound. He joins us from the Uffda Fund for Animals in Cando, North Dakota. He’s just learning the ins and outs of being a puppy. He’s kennel trained, but he’s working on his potty…

Fire Spreads From Roof To Apartment Unit Near Downtown Fargo

People In One Unit Displaced After Fire

FARGO (KVRR) – A two-alarm fire forces some residents out of their home early Thursday morning in Fargo. Firefighters responded to an apartment building on the 100 block of 9th Street South just after midnight.  They found flames along the roofline of the building that had spread into the wall of a second-story apartment. Some firefighters finished evacuations while others…