Author: Anna Dragseth

Moorhead High School cuts the ribbon on its new Career Academy

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Those with Moorhead area public schools are celebrating a ribbon cutting for a new Career Academy. It’s designed to engage students in modern career exploration and investigation. The academy will also be used to help students discover their passions and prepare them for the workforce or college. “This will help our students be college and career-ready….

Fargo South High School implements BARR system

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo South High School is the first school in the state to implement BARR which stands for building assets, reducing risks. This model is used on the school’s ninth graders. It’s designed to improve the education system with data and relationships. It’s also expected to empower students, teachers and families with information so schools can realign…

Pendleton gets life sentence for killing Grand Forks police officer

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Salamah Pendleton is sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole for killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte and his mother Lola Moore in May 2020. “The defendant determined his own sentences today by the many choices he made May 27, 2020. The defendant’s choices claimed his family’s 61-year-old mother and grandmother….

American Heart Association urges high-risk individuals to get vaccinated

Black adults and pregnant women are the lowest vaccinated groups in the United States.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The American Heart Association is urging vulnerable populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine.   The American Heart Association supports COVID vaccinations for everyone who is eligible to receive it, especially individuals living with cardiovascular disease and those who may develop cardiovascular disease from getting the virus. “People who seem to be most susceptible to severe forms of…

Tattoo Artists and Motorcycle Enthusiasts Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This event helps grant more wishes to North Dakota kids with critical illnesses.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Roughrider Ink and Iron Expo in West Fargo is filled with tattoos and motorcycles. Ink and oil-stained artists are gathering at the Veterans Memorial Arena to share their passions for both ink and iron. “The Roughrider Ink and Iron Expo Lots of tattoos, lots of motorcycles, basically it is a lot of really talented…

Hankinson attracts a big crowd for Oktoberfest

HANKINSON, N.D. (KVRR) – The small town of Hankinson attracted a large crowd of people to its downtown area Saturday. The city of around 1,000 people is celebrating its 19th Annual Oktoberfest with tons of food, beer, games, and music. This event is a big deal for the community; bringing people together and celebrating their heritage. “We have a lot…

Farmers Find Common Ground at Women Farmer Workshop

A workshop catered for women involved in agriculture.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help women across the region enhance their knowledge of soil, an informational workshop was held at North Dakota State University. “This is our first night and it is women interested, that maybe have a little bit of land, all the way to inherent land. We are working together for soil health in…

Folkway’s 4th Annual Red River Water Pageant Brings Creativity to the Red River

Community members gather by the water to show off their decorated vessels.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Fargo’s Folkways Organization hosted its 4th Annual Red River Water Pageant. Participants gathered by the Hjemkomst Center to decorate their watercrafts and set sail onto the Red River. Lesley Anne Buegel, Folkways Project Coordinator, helped bring this event to fruition. She says that the canoe parade grows every year and that she is excited to see…

Fargo-Moorhead community walks to raise funds and awareness to help end Alzheimer’s disease

"This walk lets people struggling with dementia know that they are not alone"

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Red River Valley Fairgrounds hosted one of the largest fundraisers for The Alzheimer’s Association across the country;, raising nearly $100,000 dollars to help advance critical care, support and research for Alzheimer’s Disease. Kyle Olson, the Co-Chairman of the walk, is an active member of the organization. He says he   supports the mission as…

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron

"The big iron is a good way to network with farmers in the North Dakota, Minnesota area. We've always had great success meeting with farmers here."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers and ag exhibitors throughout the nation are gathering at the 41st annual big iron farm show to learn more about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment, technology, and services. “We have a lot of folks from all over the world that come to this event, but the real purpose is to showcase agriculture, innovation…