Author: Brandon Blakney

Fiddlers bring out the community for Spelemannslag concert

A Nowegian musical group partnered with Sons of Norway in Fargo to put of a free fiddle concert for the community

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Put on your dancing shoes! A Norwegian musical group partnered with Sons of Norway in Fargo to put of a free fiddle concert for the community. “We’re the Fargo Spelemennslag, that means musicians team in Norwegian, so we’re a group of fiddlers from begging to advanced all kinds of different experience levels,” said one member Gus…

Winter cold causes frequent car problems

These cripplingly cold temps are leading a lot of folks to call for tow truck help.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – These cripplingly cold temps are leading a lot of folks to call for tow truck help. Employees at Aggressive Towing say business is booming and they’re getting requests for tows as fast as they can do them. Some places aren’t taking appointments and it’s first come first serve. Aggressive Towing will give priority to people stuck…

Bison fans gear up for the FCS National Championship

Fans are loading up for Frisco to cheer on the Bison in the FCS National Championship.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fans are loading up for Frisco to cheer on the Bison in the FCS National Championship. “We did get word finally on Thursday that our flight was going to fly out at 11:00. Then yesterday we got some urgent messages that our flight isn’t going until 4:00 and then we got changed again to 12:45. So,…

NDSU equipment working hard to ship everything the team needs to Frisco

The Bison hope to leave for Texas tomorrow and everything they require for preparation will be on one trailer.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Before NDSU plays in the FCS national championship, team managers are prepping all the luggage for the game behind the scenes. The team of nine including the director of operations a grad assistant and seven team managers, have been gathering jerseys, equipment, laptops and projectors for the big game Saturday. The Bison hope to leave for Texas…

Voters reject school bond referendum in Mapleton

Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota.

Update: Mapleton Public Schools posted on Facebook that the referendum failed with 52 percent of voters saying not. Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota. School leaders say the money was needed to fund an expansion that would have included a new middle school. They say the student population has nearly doubled since the school opened in…

Video games provide safe space for kids with Autism at Replay Games

Every first and third Monday of each month, the group gathers for their Game On event at Replay Games where those on the spectrum can play for free.

‘FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A local business is using the power of video games to unite special kids who see the world different. Red River Valley Asperger’s Autism Network is a local nonprofit that helps with kids on the Autism spectrum and we wanted to be able to provide that to be able to play video games especially because the…

Klobuchar and medical leaders share ideas to end blood shortage

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – The Red Cross is looking to address a blood shortage that’s the worst the organization has seen in a decade. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and medical professionals from across the country addressed their concerns of a lack of donations and staff shortages in hospitals. Leaders are worried emergency blood will not be available for patients in…

Police takes on Fire Dept. for blood donations during WF Battle for the Badges

All the blood given at the West Fargo Double Tree will be given to Vitalant and sent to to 70 hospitals in the tri-state area.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- It’s fire versus police in a battle for blood that benefits the community. “We’re very fortunate to partner with the West Fargo Fire and Police Departments for this event. You know, they’re leaders in the community. We like using their influence for the good cause,” said Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representative Jessica Kinzler said. This is the…

Woman gives out 120 carbon monoxide detectors following Moorhead deaths

After seeing the seven deaths in Moorhead, entrepreneur Sheletta Brundidge shipped 120 carbon monoxide detectors to people in the Fargo Moorhead area.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – After seeing the seven deaths in Moorhead, entrepreneur Sheletta Brundidge shipped 120 carbon monoxide detectors to people in the Fargo Moorhead area. Last week we first told you about this Twin Cities woman’s mission and she requested people who can’t afford one to reach out. Along with help from the Cottage Grove Fire Department, Brundidge was able…

Moorhead tragedy hits home for Minnesota woman

Brundidge lost five family members to CO poisoning in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (KVRR) – “When I saw the story in Moorhead where seven people were in the house and there was no forced entry and the police went to check on them, because they hadn’t heard from them, family members hadn’t heard from them. I felt like I was living my situation all over again,” Media Personality Sheletta Brundidge…