Author: Brandon Blakney

Juneteenth celebration shares African American heritage

People in the FM Metro celebrate Juneteenth at the third annual Fargo celebration.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) —┬áThis year’s theme is Sankofa. The message is to make progress towards the future by claiming the past. Organizers say this event is important to educate the community as a whole on the Juneteenth holiday, what it represents and how it’s acknowledged in our country. People gathered for soul food, there was live music and poetry performances….

West Fargo Street Fair a big hit with community

The food trucks were a hit, people packed their row, and enjoyed all the options available like hot dogs, kabobs and tacos.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Street Fair gives people a chance to get out of the house and enjoy some art, food, and fun outside in the sun. In 2020 people say crowds were smaller than normal at the West Fargo Street Fair because of COVID-19, now restrictions have loosened, this year Fresh air, good food, and…

Walk To Defeat ALS exceeds goals

The North Dakota chapter of the ALS Association raises $17,000 over their intial goal at WALK TO DEFEAT ALS .

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Organizers were excited for everyone to have the opportunity to gather in person this year, and they say the turn out was exceptional. families, supporters, and people battling ALS all gathered, to spread awareness on this disease with no cure, and to offer insight on how you can help your loved one if they have ALS. People…

Northern Thunder Air Show returns after 12 years

The Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo returns to Grand Forks after more than a decade away.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)- After twelve years excitement is building around the return of the Northern Thunder Air Show! There will be nine aircrafts on display soaring through the skies and pilots flying them from all over the country, and Canada too. “This is a great opportunity for the local community to come out and see what the Air Force…

What all you need to know heading into the polls Tuesday in Fargo

The Polls will open at seven tomorrow morning and people in Fargo will cast their ballots for mayor, two city commissioners, three park board members and five school board members.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- People in Fargo will cast their ballots for mayor, two city commissioners, three park board members and five school board members on Tuesday. Do you know what to bring? Or where to go? “You know what? It’s always busy. No matter, you know, the same preparation goes into an election whether it’s a midterm primary or a…

Fargo apartment deemed a total loss after fire

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A fire in a studio apartment on North Broadway in Fargo causes $60,000 in damage. The apartment is one of three in a house converted into apartments and is considered a total loss. The house and attached garage only have minor to moderate smoke damage. The person living in the studio apartment has been displaced. Someone…

Rockin’ For A Reason raises money for kids with cancer

Brave the Shave, an orginization dedicated to raising money to help pay bills for childen diagnosed with cancer, partners up with one of their parents for a first time event.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An organization dedicated to raising money for families with children battling cancer, and the parents of a kid they helped join forces to pay it forward. Leaders of Brave the Shave reached out to see if anyone involved with the program wanted to lead an event, and Jordan Johnson, father of Grantley Johnson, stepped up….

Artist’s Flea Market to showcase affordable pieces

Wild Terra Cider teams up with Lost in Fargo artists to put on a flea market to showcase local art at an affordable price.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- The Artist’s Flea Market connects the community with talented local artists. Over thirty local artists and vendors gather at the outdoor event where some of the pieces were going for as little as five dollars. There were a variety of paintings, jewelry, and pottery along with other locally made items on sale. Organizers wanted the chance to…

North and South Dakota Girl Scouts Honored

The Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons Council holds Honoring Excellence Recognition for girl scouts excelling at serving their communities

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- North Dakota and South Dakota Girl Scouts get rare honor after good community deeds. Organizers gathered scouts from North and South Dakota to be honored with Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards for their impact on their local communities. Some girl scouts have been working toward this goal for 12 years and say scouts builds character, confidence, and…

Moorhead church hosts “March for our Lives” rally

Nationwide March For Our Lives Rallies spark across the nation and here locally in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR)-Mass shootings sending shockwaves of emotions rattling through our country. Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead take a stand against gun violence by marching from Moorhead to Fargo with the Lutheran Campus Ministry of Concordia College, MSUM, and NDSU. Recent mass shootings have the country mourning, some in silence. Others send prayers to loved ones and strangers, some taking…