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Fargo PD releases “Break The Silence” documentary to prevent suicide

The Community Engagement Team wants to help bring awareness to mental health

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – This past year, the Fargo community suffered the tragic losses of two students by suicide and the Community Engagement Team wants to do all it can to prevent further tragedies like these from happening. The department hosted a viewing and launch party for its new video, “Break the Silence,” in the City Commission Chambers. The team…

Groundbreaking for Garden of Healing honors young man who donated his organs

Cameron Bolton's parents continues to keep his legacy alive and to learn about organ donation

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –  The family of a young Fargo man killed in a crash three years ago continues to keep his legacy alive and to learn about organ donation. “Cameron, this park is for you this garden is for you, but it is also for the whole community,” Cameron Bolton’s mother said. Sponsored by Crosses for Cameron, the Garden…

Mental Health Mindsets of Minorities.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and specialists say to stay positive.

FARGO, N.D.-(KVRR) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and after a rocky 2020, people are ready for a more hopeful tomorrow in 2021. “Like many things when we start talking about it we understand each other better and we find more support,” Jo Ellison said.  “Important for all of us to take care of our mental health this is…

Community gathers for “Louder Than Hate” march in downtown Fargo

Activists came to counter protest a "WLM" rally that was scheduled to take place

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Local activists organized a march early Saturday morning to confront “White Lives Matter” rally and the recent racial movements in the city. The recent vandalism of the Moorhead mosque sparked new tensions between Black Lives Matter and White Lives Matter organizations. “We showed up to let them know that we are not going to tolerate it…

Fargo rally honors missing and murdered Indigenous people

People came to grieve and shine light on their lost loved ones

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Community members come together in Fargo to honor missing and murdered Indigenous people. “This is an everybody issue and we need all of us to keep talking about it keep fighting for it and making sure that there is justice for all,” said one speaker. Indigenous relatives gathered in solidarity to heal their hearts — mourning…

Sen. Smith visits Moorhead’s Career Academy that’s under construction

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (KVRR) Minnesota Senator Tina Smith joins Moorhead Superintendent Brandon Lunak to check out renovations on the district’s career academy. The unfinished building was converted from a Sam’s Club store. It will feature a basketball court along with a high tech technology lab. Smith is on the Senate Education Committee. “This is such a overall important part if…

Mother & Daughter Share Experience with Colon Cancer

They are hoping to bring awareness to topic in the community.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Strength and determination are two words that best describes the journey Amanda Houston and her mother overcame. “Very up and down emotions,” said Houston. At age 34 Amanda received the news every person regrets hearing. “I had been experiencing some symptoms for a while and went in to receive a colonoscopy and they did find that…

Air National Guard Director Tours Fargo’s 119th Wing

They reviewed the base Reaper mission, as well as efforts to establish a new operations center

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Air National Guard director was in Fargo to hear about the important role the 119th Wing plays in supporting military operations around the globe. While in Fargo he heard about opportunities to enhance the base and strengthen the educational benefits. “The senator is right, we need smart people in the National Guard,” Lieutenant General Michael…

What are the rules for Clean Up Week?

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – Clean Up Week began Monday in Moorhead, Dilworth, Fargo and West Fargo. In Fargo, a collection schedule map is available to figure out your scheduled recycling day. If you live in week B, your collection is this week. If you are in week A, your collection will be in the next week. In West Fargo, it’s a…