Author: Brandon Blakney

Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade attracts thousands to downtown Fargo

Thousands pack downtown Fargo in favorable weather for the annual St Patricks Day Parade.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Thousands pack downtown Fargo in favorable weather for the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade. “This is my first time at the St Patrick’s Day Parade I got to, you know this is one of the great things about Fargo and what it has to offer, and I love that about it.,” said Jacob Blessum, Fargo. It was…

Fargo-Moorhead baseball leagues are in need of umpires

The demand of the job is running people out the profession and making new people reluctant to join

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- “Everything is a challenge. We’ve had to ask schools to play on different days now and again, really, anything sub varsity we’re probably one man officiating when it comes to umpiring because we just don’t have enough people,” said Todd Molden, Umpire coordinator for Legion Baseball. Last season leaders of Fargo Youth Baseball tell me they they…

FM Crusaders MC teams up with CCRI for bike show

They have raised over a hundred thousand dollars to help send kids with disabilities to summer camp.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – CCRI and the FM Crusaders MC are teaming up for the 12th year at the Crusaders Bike Show at Veterans Arena in West Fargo. They have raised over a hundred thousand dollars to help send kids with disabilities to summer camp. Organizers expect 80 to 100 bikes. It’s ten dollars for admission. There’s silent auction…

Equal Pay Day sheds light on unequal wages

Equal pay day is bringing attention to the gender pay gap in our country, North Dakota ranks pretty low out of all the other states for equal pay.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Equal Pay Day is bringing attention to the gender pay gap in our country. North Dakota ranks pretty low out of all the other states for equal pay. “It’s not that complicated that employers should recognize… Pay women the same as you pay men for the same job. That’s the bottom line,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh…

Converdia Medical Staffing opens its doors in West Fargo

Converdia Health Staffing holds its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new West Fargo office.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Converdia Health Staffing holds its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new West Fargo office. The company focuses on medical staffing in rural areas. They provide provide short-term, long-term and direct placement for nurses, allied staff, physicians and advanced practice providers. People who came for the ribbon cutting also got a tour of…

Lake Park FD and neighboring departments respond to fire at American Legion

The American Legion Post in Lake Park Minnesota is searching for a new home after their headquarters caught fire, Officials say there is heavy heat and smoke damage.

LAKE PARK, Minn. (KVRR)- The American Legion Post in Lake Park, Minnesota is searching for a new home after their headquarters caught fire. Officials say there is heavy heat and smoke damage. “My heart dropped all the way to my shoes. I’ve been a member here for 23 years and heavily involved for the last 20 with several other members….

Snow is melting while some drains remain frozen

You may notice some extra liquid on sidewalks and the roads with temperatures warming up snow is starting to melt.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – You may notice some extra liquid on sidewalks and the roads with temperatures warming up snow is starting to melt. Officials urge pedestrians and drivers to be safe, sidewalks could be slicker to walk on and at night the water on the road can freeze and turn into black ice, and sitting water in the roads…

HOPE Inc. Sled Hockey Jamboree Features 10 Teams from Three States

8th annual sled hockey jamboree this weekend and hockey fans came out to see these athletes leave it all on the ice

MOORHEAD, M.N. (KVRR) — HOPE Inc. hosts there eight annual sled hockey jamboree this weekend and hockey fans came out to see these athletes leave it all on the ice. “The Jamboree is a special event again it gives Hope INC the opportunity to pull in these other organizations, give them a chance, folks with mobility challenges a chance to…

Unglued Craft Fest returns to West Acres Mall

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–The twelfth annual Unglued Craft Fest kicks off at West Acres Mall. Their mission is to unite local creators and showcase their crafts with the community. 70 different craft makers gather and offer a variety of products like decorated baked goods, candles, jewelry, handmade press on nails, and more. Each both sales their products at the price they…

Lake Aggasiz Pacers continue St. Patrick’s Day Run Tradition

Moorhead, Minn.(KVRR)–The Lake Agassiz Pacers are the longest running group in red river valley they started in 1973 and have been doing their St Patty’s day run annually since 1975, it returns after a year off from COVID-19. “It’s been really exciting to come back together finally after a year off from the pandemic and to see a great turnout,”…