Author: Brandon Blakney

People pack the lawn at The Lights on the 4th of July

The Lights in West Fargo draws dozens for a community picnic and screening of the movie Sing two.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)-Families have the opportunity to gather on the turf at the Lights for some games, there was also a splash pad to help keep everyone cool under the sun, and arts and crafts. People brought blankets and snacks as well to give it a real picnic feel on this fourth. “Helping families enjoy our community, gathering together,…

Bonanzaville Hosts Independence Day Celebration

Bonanzaville welcomes the community home to revisit its roots at its annual Independence Day event.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- This year’s theme is a “Carnival”. Organizers say they switched things up this year and added more flare for the carnival theme. “We have about nine different games and bouncy type toys for the kids, we’ve got bingo, we’ve got pony rides, we’ve got a small train running through the village,” said Katie Leier, Fargo. For…

Local Bar between lakes serves as hot spot for locals and tourists

Lake Park Minnesota is one spot people enjoy traveling to for the holiday weekend.

LAKE PARK, Minn. (KVRR) — People are out soaking up the sun and sailing on lakes to celebrate our nations independence. People that live there say this time of year always brings a lot of traffic. “Oh Fourth of July is crazy, it’s been like really awesome and fun, definitely a good time,” said Chandler Burnside, Barnesville. “We’re just hanging…

Chalk Fest brings people out to celebrate

If you're spending the holiday in the Fargo-Moorhead area we have some tips on events going on you can attend and celebrate.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People are celebrating the holiday weekend in many ways, some are out of town, but if you are in the Fargo Moorhead area, events like the Chalk Walk are happening People flocked to downtown for the final Chalk Fest of the season, there was also some rock painting going on with Fargo Moorhead Rocks. “I’m always…

Fireworks are being snatched off the shelves

Food, family and fun on the water are all associated with the celebration of America's independence.

HORACE, N.D. (KVRR)- Fireworks have become a staple in Fourth of July celebrations. Stores are swarmed with customers buying bundles of fireworks to light up the skies. Some of the most popular at Starr Fireworks are Happy Family fireworks. Workers say there is a lot of color packed in them to light up the skies. “We’ve seen lots of sales….

Groups fundraise to help women in different ways following SCOTUS abortion decision

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade is still having rippling effects that have pitted the country on two different sides.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Plant Community Facebook group and the Fargo Diocese are helping the community in their own ways. “Even though people that are black, Native American, people of color have been going through this for a long time. Now that we see that the white women are actually being I guess discriminated against and…

Sandy’s Donuts Temporarily Shuts Down All Locations

Sandy's has been serving the metro for over 30 years with what some people say are some of the best donuts around.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – We have some bad news for fans of Sandy’s Donuts. They have closed all three locations, but it’s just temporary. One of those disappointed customers was Owen Lindbo who was taking a nice stroll downtown with his mom and decided to stop for donuts. “Apparently all the Sandy’s locations are closed and it’s really sad,” Lindbo…

Great Race 2022 Finishes 10-State Run in Fargo

The 39th annual Great Race crosses off the last two states they haven't raced in: they started in Rhode Island and finished in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Organizers say a trip to Fargo was needed because fan favorites the Wandering troubadours of Finland call the Fargo-Moorhead area home. The race started with 132 classic vehicles from various time periods. They lost about a dozen on the way to Fargo due to the heat. The race took nine days and they traveled 2,300 miles. The…

Law enforcement uses flight support for street racers

KVRR'S Brandon Blakney brings us inside the action during his ride along with North Dakota Highway Patrol.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- On this KVRR exclusive we take you inside the latest North Dakota Highway Patrol flight operation, and their efforts to crackdown on speed racing. Before we hit the streets there was a briefing to fill everyone in on plans and for the eight officers from Fargo PD, West Fargo PD and North Dakota Highway Patrol to get…

Food Truck Festival has community buzzing

Food, fun and the sun bring people out to Fargo Elks Club for the 3rd annual Fargo Pop-up Food Truck festival

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s something people look forward to and an event that has grown in popularity. “I’m just someone who really loves to eat man and with an event like this I can’t miss it you know, it’s rare to have events like this, and for someone like me who likes to eat and for anyone that likes…