Author: Brandon Blakney

Hoeven & VA Undersecretary discuss upgrading Fargo National Cemetery

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven holds a roundtable to talk about raising funds for the Fargo National Cemetery. He was joined by V.A. Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs Mathew Quinn, Rep. Kelly Armstrong and the Gus family who previously owned the land. They are working to secure funds to upgrade and secure additional facilities at the cemetery….

Security procedures modified for Fargo-Moorhead’s Holiday Lights Parade

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Security measures are being modified for this year’s Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade in Fargo-Moorhead. Downtown Community Partnership Executive Director Cindy Graffeo says the adjustments were made “in light of the events that happened in Wisconsin,” where at least 6 people were killed and dozens were injured by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade…

An estimated 53 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving

"If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this year, traffic and crowds will be much different from last year."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “Primarily the airlines, TSA, and the airports are all working together to make sure the passengers experience is a pleasant as possible during this busier holiday travel period,” said Executive Director, Fargo Airport Authority Shawn Dobberstein. If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this…

Fill the Dome breaks new record with 25 tons of food

Due to COVID, no food actually touched the floor of the dome for a second year in a row.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Due to COVID, no food actually touched the floor of the dome for a second year in a row. Instead, high school students worked effortlessly to collect food at their schools and bring in monetary donations. Great Plains Food Bank will distribute the food throughout the region. The need has gone up greatly during the pandemic….

Robot at Essentia Health helps detect & treat lung cancer

According to robotics company Auris Health, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A new robot at Essentia Health completely changing traditional dynamics of lung cancer diagnosis “We go through the mouth so what you see is the breathing tube. That goes normally like any other procedure, patient’s asleep and we put the breathing tube that will go through the mouth and stay within the trachea, the wind pipe….

Scheels Ice Fest returns as many are ready to get onto the lakes

The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid The sporting goods retailer says 300 people braved the cold and lined in the parking lot Friday to buy anything they need for ice fishing season. That includes clothing, tents, heaters, rods, ice cleats and more from more than 30…

Moorhead man charged with murder in shooting deaths of man, woman & her unborn child

Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Reese, Jr. is charged with shooting and killing his coworkers, Richard Pittman, April Carbone, and her unborn child at Composite America Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Moorhead man is charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of a couple and their unborn baby. “We’ve filed three charges. two charges of murder and one charge of murder of an unborn child,” Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick said. Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Reese, Jr. is charged with shooting and killing his coworkers,…

Local man raises money for Kurdish refugees stranded in Europe

Kurdish Refugees remain stranded in a forest between the Poland and Belarus boarder.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Kurdish Refugees remain stranded in a forest between the Poland and Belarus border. A local man born in the middle east has started a GoFundMe page to aid the Kurdish Refugees. “What happens is these folks are actually leaving their home in Kurdistan because there is a lack of jobs. So, when people’s lives aren’t as…

RDO’s Caters Taters raises money for Bio Girls

Every year RDO partners with a local charity and over the years they've raised nearly 800 thousand dollars.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – RDO holds its annual Caters Taters event and this year they have partnered with Bio Girls. The Fargo-based charity focuses on building the self-esteem of young girls ages six to 12 with community service, mentoring and physical activity. Dozens of people came out to get in on the potatoes some even got to go orders. The…