Author: Anna Dragseth

Ignite Workforce Initiative Starts to Take Shape

"This is a great tool for are businesses and job seekers."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new workforce initiative is beginning to benefit area businesses, schools and employees. Nearly 1,500 more jobs are listed on FMWF Ignite’s website today compared few weeks ago, when the platform first launched. Several area businesses are experiencing staff shortages, causing them to adjust their hours and services and sometimes even close their doors. “When we…

KVRR Honored with Inaugural Marv Bossart Voice of Hunger Award

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — KVRR is presented with the inaugural Great Plains Food Bank’s Marv Bossart Voice of Hunger Award. Created earlier this year, Great Plains Food Bank says the award recognizes media and members of the community that “go above and beyond in sharing news on the fight to end hunger.” Their network includes nearly 200 food pantries, shelters,…

Broadway Square Scare Event Creates Halloween Fun for Everyone

"We are excited to do this again next year."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s first-ever Square Scare event brought a bit of Halloween fun downtown.  Crowds of  Halloween creatures made their way downtown for the Square Scare event.  “It’s just really a Halloween themed, family-friendly, free event. This is for families to come out in costume and kind of do some pumpkin activities, play some games, get some cider, and to…

Marcus Theatres Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Movies and Throwback Films

Marcus Theatres is celebrating the Halloween season with spooky films. The Theatres are playing Halloween Kills, Antlers and Addams Family 2. Some theatres are featuring throwback Halloween films including the 1978 movie, “Halloween” and a Ghostbusters movie from 1984. Select movies this weekend are 5 dollars and if you wear a costume to Addams Family 2, you receive a special…

Red River Market Wraps Up Its Final Day of the Season

"This is the best market in North Dakota."

The Red River Market is celebrating its final day of the year. One of the biggest farmers market in the area is wrapping up for the season. “We are celebrating our last day of the season. The Red River Market is our community’s largest farmer’s market, we represent over 70 small businesses – we have got about 50 or 60…

MSUM honors Fargo-Moorhead lives lost to AIDS

"Several people from this area are affected by HIV or know someone affected by it."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota State University Moorhead is raising awareness about AIDS with a series of speakers and informational displays. Tens of millions of people have died of AIDS-related causes across the world. Fargo-Moorhead has been no exception, with several people feeling the impact of lives lost due to HIV. MSUM is displaying five quilts from the AIDS National…

Gov. Burgum announces investment plan for COVID-19 funds

$396 million to go towards workforce and economic development

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Governor Burgum meets with legislative leaders to discuss investment plans for the $1 billion in American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Relief funds and $113 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Capital Projects money. Congress allocated the money to states to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19. Legislative leaders identified areas that will improve infrastructure,…

Regional Blood Supply is Plummeting, Vitalant Urges People to Donate

"When you donate, you are saving a life."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Red River Valley is experiencing a critical blood and platelet shortage. Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment as soon as possible. “We have got a skyrocket of usage and we don’t have enough donors. We typically know how blood donations need to be used throughout the year, but with this pandemic,…

Fargo’s Amazon fulfillment center hopes to fill 1,100 positions

"We offer a workplace where associates can grow."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo’s brand-new Amazon Fulfillment Center is seeking employees to fill open positions. North Dakota’s first-ever Amazon Fulfillment Center is in full swing with over 300 employees busily boxing and shipping out orders across the area. This is the largest building in North Dakota, which means it needs a large number of employees to fill open positions….

Fargo Escape Room Offers a Fest of Fun Obstacles

"Escape Rooms are a great activity for everyone to enjoy."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Escape Room shared its parking lot with a Travel Escape Room, Escape Goat Events, and Maria’s HomeStyle Mexican Food. “We all do things a little different so it is fun to get us all together and bring more fun to people. We have a couple of traveling escape experiences set up for people to…