Author: Anna Dragseth

Guardsmen take to the streets to help Becker County Food Pantry

A total of 980 pounds of food and several cash donations were collected.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) -The Detroit Lakes unit of the Minnesota National Guard took to the streets to help the Becker County Food Pantry. With a mission to help end hunger, soldiers suited up in their camouflage uniforms and marched down Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, collecting food items for the Becker County Food Pantry. “They give us a variety…

Community shows support for former law enforcement officer battling breast cancer

"Just a huge thank you to everybody, whether they donated or just said a prayer."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help Cass County Reserve Deputy and former law enforcement officer Kerri Gortmaker fight breast cancer, the community is hosting a benefit at the El Zagal Shrine. “She was diagnosed back in July with triple negative breast cancer. She is undergoing treatment right now and going to be having surgery very soon so…

UPDATE: Two juveniles taken into custody for threats against Cheney Middle School

Police chief criticizes Google for not complying with info requests

UPDATE – Police tell KVRR News two juveniles, one from West Fargo and the other from Fargo, were taken into custody late this afternoon for making threats against the school on social media. Police say two locations were searched and the investigation indicated the individuals acted independently of each other. There are no other suspects. The Cass County State’s Attorney…

Fargo Park District announces plans for Fargo Sports Complex

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Park District announces its plans for the new Fargo Sports Complex and the support of 11 community partners. Construction is planned on 100 acres just west of Interstate 29, between 52nd Avenue and 64th Avenues South. The facility will include 1 full size indoor soccer turf field, 4 full sized basketball courts, administrative offices, multipurpose…

Botanica Floristry offers wreath-design classes to community

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Botanica Floristry is helping people create decorative wreaths, hosting wreath-design classes at Drekker Brewing Company. Wreath-makers used plants from local cut flower farms to create their unique wreaths. The materials used are provided by Botanica Floristry, which is a new Boutique Flower Grower and Floral Design Studio. Although, this is the first year the company has…

People keep shovels and sleds handy for continuous snowfall

When you live in the upper midwest, winter is a great time to make memories and spend time with family and friends.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -As snow keeps falling, people continue to keep those shovels and sleds on hand. “Well it is about that time of year, start getting some more snow, so we are out here shoveling – getting it done before the Vikings play at noon,” said Spence Evans of Fargo. “I’m shoveling my mom’s driveway. I mean it is…

Holiday Express and Holiday Winterfest brings holiday events to Broadway Square

There were Christmas carolers, holiday shopping, ice skating, hot cocoa, smores, holiday prizes, and festive games

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Holiday Express and Winter Fest kicked off the holiday season at Broadway Square in downtown Fargo. The Fargo Park District and the Downtown Community Partnership offers several activities for the community to enjoy right before the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights parade. There were Christmas carolers, holiday shopping, ice skating, hot cocoa, smores, holiday prizes, and festive…

Clara Barton-Hawthorne Holiday Store allows students the opportunity to purchase gifts

The school sells around 1,200 to 1,300 gifts each year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Students are preparing for the holiday season at the Clara Barton-Hawthorne Holiday Store. The elementary school hosts the holiday store to allow students the opportunity to buy special gifts for one dollar. The school sells around 1,200 to 1,300 gifts each year. Items purchased to stock the store are bought using money from donations and the…

Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade is back and brightening up the metro

"It is a chance for the community to come together and celebrate the holidays."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The annual Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade brightens up Fargo-Moorhead with holiday spirit. After skipping a year due to COVID, the annual Holiday Lights Parade is back and everyone is excited. “The lights and everyone being down here having a good time. There is a lot of food, there is a lot of good people down…