Author: Brandon Blakney

Essentia Health Fargo opens new cardiometabolic clinic program

An Essentia Health clinic is focused on preventing heart disease.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – An Essentia Health clinic is focused on preventing heart disease. “Cardiovascular disease is a real big issue in the United States. It’s a very big cause for morbidity and mortality. Basically it can be a reason for people feeling good but also a reason people can feel bad,” Essentia Health Cardiologist Dr. Rory Farnan said. February…

NDSU sorority & fraternity’s Freeze-A-Thon raises money to furnish homes

An NDSU fraternity and sorority are partnering up for their annual Freeze-A-Thon. They're standing outside for 120 hours attempting to raise $30,000 dollars for charity.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A North Dakota State University fraternity and sorority are partnering up for their annual Freeze-A-Thon. They’re standing outside for 120 hours attempting to raise $30,000 for charity. “We’ll be out here 24/7 Monday through Friday. All of us have to do six hours we’re taking shifts two of us at a time,” Jordan Amerg of Alpha…

$10 million initiative to help advance farming technology at Grand Farm

Grand Farm leaders say they expect this move to attract thousands to North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Commerce picks Fargo’s Grand Farm Education and Research Initiative for a 10 million dollar matching grant to advance agriculture technology. “It’s my pleasure today to announce that based on the legislative actions of the 67th legislature signed into law that gave the grant authority to the North Dakota Department of Commerce….

Polar Fest celebrates 150 year Anniversary of Detroit Lakes

From frozen fireworks, to an ice palace, and a kite flying event Polar Fest is in full swing, and it continues to pay homage to the city's past of ice harvesting.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.(KVRR) — The 26th annual Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is underway and this year marks the 150th anniversary of the cities existence! This year brings more kites and fireworks than previous years. “Well we encourage you to come down to Detroit lakes and check out all the events during polar fest. See our beautiful palace and Ice maze,…

Disc Golfers gather in Fargo for big cash tournament

72 Disc Golf players from around the Midwest come together to compete in a tourney at the Fargodome with cash prizes on the line.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- 72 Disc Golf players from around the Midwest come together to compete in a tourney at the Fargodome with cash prizes on the line. “It’s growing immensely. A couple years ago tournaments used to fill, they might only feel up to half capacity or three quarters of capacity,” said Brett Burch Owner of Big Cat Disc Golf….

Interest in curling grows at F-M Curling Club

It was added as an official Olympic sport in 1998 and here in Fargo the FM Curling Club has been fueling talent.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Curling has been a competitive sport since 1541 and over the centuries it continues to grow in popularity. It was added as an Olympic sport in 1998 and here in Fargo the F-M Curling Club has been fueling talent. “Curling is known as like a lifelong sport, so when we had such a growth of newer…

Officer Jason Moszer honored six years after his death

Dozens of community members, his family and fellow officers gathered to remember him.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer is honored six years after he was shot and killed while on duty. He was responding to a domestic violence call. Dozens of community members, his family and fellow officers gathered to remember him. There was a moment of silence, prayer and Chief David Zibolski addressed the group. He says it’s…

Jamestown man who was once paralyzed is walking again

He suffered a traumatic brain injury, couldn't speak and was temporarily paralyzed. Doctors told Brown he would never walk again.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) – Josh Brown is nearly two years removed from the tragic four wheeler accident that almost took his life. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, couldn’t speak and was temporarily paralyzed. Doctors told Brown he would never walk again. “I just started walking with help, my sisters helped me and my parents, they helped me stay alive,”…

Cullen Children’s Foundation and HOPE Inc meet on the ice

The game is for a good cause to raise awareness for charity and give kids a chance to play a game they love.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Cullen Children’s Foundation and HOPE, Inc. join forces for sled hockey for Giving Hearts Day. The game is for a good cause to raise awareness for charity and give kids a chance to play a game they love. People were treated to an extremely competitive contest. The players left it all on the ice and put…

Protestors want Leonard Peltier released from prison due to the coronavirus

He's 77 years old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Supporters of Native activist Leonard Peltier gather in front of the federal courthouse in Fargo after reports of him having COVID start circulating. He’s 77-years-old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying. “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” crowd yells. Peltier is serving two life sentences for…