Author: Brandon Blakney

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…

House fire destroys home in rural Moorhead

Two people jump out of a second story window to escape a house fire in rural Moorhead

RURAL MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people jump out of a second story window to escape a house fire in rural Moorhead. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says they were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. “The building was pretty well fully engulfed and our focus became protecting the adjacent residents and propane tanks there,” Sabin-Elmwood Fire Department Assistant…

Slumberland Furniture gives beds to kids in need

How they brought tears of joy and smiles during its Making Homes for the Holidays.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In 27 years Slumberland Furniture says it has donated a couple thousand beds to kids in need during the holidays. “This is going to be a huge surprise for her, so I thank you guys a lot. It’s making me emotional, so thank you,” Mom of three Tacinca L said. “Some of the kids that we’re…