Author: Brandon Blakney

An estimated 53 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving

"If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this year, traffic and crowds will be much different from last year."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “Primarily the airlines, TSA, and the airports are all working together to make sure the passengers experience is a pleasant as possible during this busier holiday travel period,” said Executive Director, Fargo Airport Authority Shawn Dobberstein. If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this…

Fill the Dome breaks new record with 25 tons of food

Due to COVID, no food actually touched the floor of the dome for a second year in a row.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Due to COVID, no food actually touched the floor of the dome for a second year in a row. Instead, high school students worked effortlessly to collect food at their schools and bring in monetary donations. Great Plains Food Bank will distribute the food throughout the region. The need has gone up greatly during the pandemic….

Robot at Essentia Health helps detect & treat lung cancer

According to robotics company Auris Health, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A new robot at Essentia Health completely changing traditional dynamics of lung cancer diagnosis “We go through the mouth so what you see is the breathing tube. That goes normally like any other procedure, patient’s asleep and we put the breathing tube that will go through the mouth and stay within the trachea, the wind pipe….

Scheels Ice Fest returns as many are ready to get onto the lakes

The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid The sporting goods retailer says 300 people braved the cold and lined in the parking lot Friday to buy anything they need for ice fishing season. That includes clothing, tents, heaters, rods, ice cleats and more from more than 30…

Moorhead man charged with murder in shooting deaths of man, woman & her unborn child

Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Reese, Jr. is charged with shooting and killing his coworkers, Richard Pittman, April Carbone, and her unborn child at Composite America Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Moorhead man is charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of a couple and their unborn baby. “We’ve filed three charges. two charges of murder and one charge of murder of an unborn child,” Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick said. Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Reese, Jr. is charged with shooting and killing his coworkers,…

Local man raises money for Kurdish refugees stranded in Europe

Kurdish Refugees remain stranded in a forest between the Poland and Belarus boarder.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Kurdish Refugees remain stranded in a forest between the Poland and Belarus border. A local man born in the middle east has started a GoFundMe page to aid the Kurdish Refugees. “What happens is these folks are actually leaving their home in Kurdistan because there is a lack of jobs. So, when people’s lives aren’t as…

RDO’s Caters Taters raises money for Bio Girls

Every year RDO partners with a local charity and over the years they've raised nearly 800 thousand dollars.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – RDO holds its annual Caters Taters event and this year they have partnered with Bio Girls. The Fargo-based charity focuses on building the self-esteem of young girls ages six to 12 with community service, mentoring and physical activity. Dozens of people came out to get in on the potatoes some even got to go orders. The…

Fargo City Commission votes to end bow hunting of deer within city limits

The vote passed earlier this evening due to possible safety concerns

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission votes three to two to end bow hunting of deer in city limits. Seventy-thousand North Dakotans participate in hunting according to North Dakota Game and Fish and it has carried over to public parks. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski and Commissioners Arlette Preston and John Strand feel hunting in these populated areas…

Veterans honored at Fargo Air Museum ceremony

"Well I plan on making it to, my brother was 101 and I'm trying to beat him If I can."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo VFW and American Legion hold a big Veterans Day ceremony with dozens of veterans, active duty soldiers and their families to commemorate those who served. For the first time Veterans day ceremonies were held at the Fargo Air Museum, a place with illustrious military history and artifacts. The Red River Valley Veteran Concert Band…

Fargo Public Works crews prepare roads for Winter weather

7 pm this evening the first crew of nine men will be deployed in trucks with others on standby in case things get worse than expected

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Public Works crews have been preparing for snow for weeks. At 7:00 Thursday night the first crew of nine men was deployed in trucks with others on standby in case things get worse than expected. The main focuses will be spreading salt on the main roads like University Drive and 32 Avenue South, side streets…