Author: Brandon Blakney

Moorhead family of seven killed by carbon monoxide poisoning are remembered

Members of the community gathered to remember a Moorhead family that died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in their home

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR)- An emotional service was held in Moorhead to remember a family killed by carbon monoxide poisoning five days before Christmas. “For sure we’re feeling really sorry for the lost of our friends and our family we feel really sad in those moments, but we have the power that God gave us. We want you to know it’s…

Ventilator manufacturer Corvent Medical relocates to NDSU campus

Fargo North Dakota is where we wanted to pitch our tent, this is the beginning of something special, you know we hope to be a cornerstone medical device company.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota’s science and innovation board has attracted another company with a $117,000 grant as Corvent Medical has set up shop on the North Dakota State University campus. “Fargo, North Dakota is where we wanted to pitch our tent. This is the beginning of something special. We hope to be a cornerstone medical device company,” Corvent…

NDSU unveils Sugihara Hall, a new science building on campus

NDSU has a new $51.2 million science building that students were able to attend class in today.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — NDSU has a new $51.2 million science building that students were able to attend class in today. Sugihara Hall is named after the late James Sugihara, a former chemistry professor and dean of NDSU College of Science and Mathematics. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were at the ribbon cutting. “It’s just very humbling. It’s not really…

Essentia Health Looks to Community for Volunteers

Essentia Health-Fargo is actively recruiting volunteers to work in the Cancer Center, emergency department, gift shop and as patient escorts.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Essentia Health-Fargo is actively recruiting volunteers to work in the Cancer Center, emergency department, gift shop and as patient escorts. Since the start of Covid 19 protocols, Essentia Health is down to only thirty volunteers. If you’re interested, shifts are four hours long. Qualifications include a successful background check, must be 18 or older, and be…

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…