Author: Brandon Blakney

How to keep safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With the colder months here and more people heating their houses after months of not using a furnace, it is crucial to have a carbon monoxide detector for the safety of everyone. When examining your detector, make sure you have fresh batteries and test the system to make sure it’s operational. The detectors typically run…

Seven people found dead in Moorhead twin home

Moorhead Police say four adults and three children were found dead inside the home

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — A tragic story is still being unraveled out of Moorhead. Four adults and three children are found dead inside a Moorhead twin home Saturday night. Police and fire responded around 7:50 Saturday night to a community neighbors describe as quiet and tight knit. The bodies were found by by family members conducting a welfare check at…

Santa makes an early stop at Micah’s Mission Shelter and Community Center

"I love seeing what the kids are getting as much as they probably do," says Hannah Young

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — “It’s always kids at Christmas. It’s always a great time. I love seeing what the kids are getting as much as they probably do. It’s just, it’s just always so much fun. The kids are always happy to see Santa and they always light up when they see what they get. And especially because they don’t…

The Village Family Service Center CEO Jeff Pederson retires

He started his tenure in 2018 as President and CEO and although it has only been three years, a lot has happened.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Village Family Service Center is getting a new President and CEO as Jeff Pederson is stepping down. “I’m excited but it’s been kind of a rollercoaster ride to make the decision to retire. I tried to retire once before and failed at it,” Pederson said. Pederson was in retirement when The Village was in search…

Fargo Public Schools hands out meals for kids on winter break

Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Fargo Public Schools passes out 131 meals to students families in need. Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy. It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy a special meal over the holidays. The food is a combination of donations from families in the…

Fargo City Commission Allows Summit Restaurant a liquor license

In a unanimous decision, the Fargo City Commission votes to allow Summit Restaurant and Nightclub a liquor license.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a unanimous decision, the Fargo City Commission votes to allow Summit Restaurant and Nightclub a liquor license. “The past owners in Africa we had several public safety issues we were concerned about. And, so, this new group, it’s new ownership and new management. I believe they’re well qualified and today that was our main concern,”…

Homeless teens getting needed supplies from Golden Drive

Golden Drive Homeless Kids partnered with Culver's to collect and distribute thousands of toys, clothes, and toiletries for homeless teens in the community

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Golden Drive Homeless Kids partnered with Culver’s to collect and distribute thousands of toys, clothes and toiletries for homeless teens in the community. They wanted to focus on teens because they’re often the forgotten homeless group. They have items to distribute for summer months too, in an effort to keep the teens active and outside. This…

How to avoid health risks over the holidays

Majority of heart attacks happen in our country on Christmas and New Year's Day than any other time of the year.

(KVRR) – The holidays typically brings together family, food and good times, but health experts warn this is also a potentially dangerous. The American Heart Association and scientific research suggests a majority of heart attacks happen in our country on Christmas and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. People have a tendency to break their normal…

Deaner’s Diner waitress receives $700 tip during “Shock and Claus”

A group of women gathered their money to surprise the waitress in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “It’s a lot of stress off your shoulders cause the holiday season, you know, it’s a wonderful time, but it’s also a very stressful time,” said Kayley Schaeffer. Kayley Schaeffer was filling in on her day off and had a fateful encounter with seven ladies that came in for breakfast. The 19-year-old was about to…