Author: Brandon Blakney

Sanford Health offers tips to avoid tickborne illnesses

Summer fun is great, but doctors want you to be aware of tickborne illnesses.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Summer fun is great, but doctors want you to be aware of tickborne illnesses. Ticks can get onto your skin when you’re around many trees or high grass. They can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Symptoms can include fever, chills, aches and rashes, and fatigue. These diseases can also be transmitted from dogs to…

German cyclist bikes from San Francisco to New York for sick kids

A cause to help raise awareness for sick children with rare diseases takes a retired firefighter turned cyclist through 17 countries in Europe and 27 U.S. States.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- A cause to help raise awareness for sick children with rare diseases takes a retired firefighter turned cyclist through 17 countries in Europe and 27 U.S. States. Care for Rare America is a foundation focused on establishing a global alliance between doctors, researchers, patients, political representatives, business, the media, and the arts, in an effort to raise…

World No Tobacco Day sheds light on local use

World No Tobacco Day is being recognized nationwide to highlight the dangers of tobacco use in our country

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- World No Tobacco Day is being recognized nationwide to highlight the dangers of tobacco use in our country. “Tobacco use remains a major problem across the state of North Dakota and across our country. Tobacco use is actually still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in North Dakota and the United States, so just in…

Building that caught fire in Wadena is expected to be rebuilt

It was a difficult Memorial Day for people in Wadena as the city dealt with a large fire at a storage building and a tornado warning

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – It was a difficult Memorial Day for people in Wadena as the city dealt with a large fire at a storage building and a tornado warning. There were concerns about toxic chemicals burning inside a building behind Minnesota Valley Irrigation, but nothing harmful ended up on fire. Firefighters were made to leave the scene for 30…

Memorial day unites the F-M community to honor the lost

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country have their legacies honored by loved ones through music and stories.

FARGO- MOORHEAD (KVRR) — Those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country have their legacies honored by loved ones through music and stories. The support for veterans in the Fargo Moorhead area is something the community prides itself on, “We’re very lucky here to have the support of the community at Moorhead American Legion. We say we’re the cheers…

Top rated radio show spotlights country music

KFGO radio's top weekend show has been reviving memories in people's lives through country music.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — KFGO radio’s top weekend show has been reviving memories in people’s lives through country music. The Solid Gold Show has been going strong for about 40 years, playing country music from various decades for fans around the country. Scott Winston has been the host on and off for the last 10 years. “Well I’ve been in…

Celebrating National BBQ Month

National BBQ month is here and one local restaurant has special plans for national brisket and hamburger day.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Jay’s Smokin’ BBQ has been serving the Fargo-Moorhead community for years, they offer smoked BBQ, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Tacos, Sandwiches, and Nachos. They say the BBQ community in the area is continuously growing and they’re forming their own culture. This month is being celebrated all over the country, “On top of national BBQ month, tomorrow is…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids raises money selling lunches

Leaders with Golden Drive Homeless Kids host a two-day fundraising event selling Bratwurst lunches at Hornbacher's

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Local businesses like the Harley Davidson store in Fargo ordered an abundance of Bratwurst to help homeless kids. This is a big time of need since those kids will be missing out on meals with school being out. The organization sold out of food the first day and managed big crowds in day two, the community…

Mutual aid continues in Cass and Clay counties

After a little over a year without a mutual aid agreement due to a change in Minnesota law, North Dakota law enforcement annouce they're ready to help their neighbors to the east.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – After a little over a year without a mutual aid agreement due to a change in Minnesota law, North Dakota law enforcement announce they’re ready to help their neighbors to the east. A Minnesota law that went into effect in March of 2021 changed how officers can use deadly force if a reasonable apparent threat of death…

Minn. & ND law enforcement work to keep roads safe this Memorial Day weekend

They want to educate teens and adults on safe driving habits before more people travel for Memorial Day.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths program partners and Vision Zero North Dakota for a safe driving demonstration. They want to educate teens and adults on safe driving habits before more people travel for Memorial Day. Thousands are traveling during the holiday weekend and law enforcement is upping the number of patrols on highways to maintain safe driving conditions….