Author: Brandon Blakney

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…

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,”…