Author: Clarissa Allen

Longfellow Elementary Students Plant Trees for Arbor Day

Kids at a local school got their hands dirty and helped make their school grounds look better

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Kids at a local school get their hands dirty and help make their school grounds look better. “This is pretty cool. I like this because it’s really nice to just be planting trees and stuff,” one student said. The students at Longfellow Elementary planted the trees in honor of Arbor Day, a holiday that celebrates the…

2021 ChamberChoice Award Winners Announced

The Chamber advocates for a strong metro community and supports the interests of its members in the Fargo Moorhead area

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce announces its ChamberChoice Award winners. Nearly 650 people attended the event which honors the important contributions made by businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in the area. The award finalists and winners were selected by a panel of independent judges from the regional business community, Some of the categories…

How to Talk to Your Teen About Mental Health

Local therapists gave tips on helping parents get the discussion started

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s Mental Health Action Day and talking to your teenager about their well being can be difficult. “I think just parents making it known in a way that connects with their child that I’m here to talk,”  said Sara Vedvei. The goal of mental health action day is to encourage people to not just be aware…

Tech4Kids Donates Laptops to Youthworks

They donated laptops to the program.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A local non profit is making it possible for kids in Grand Forks to have access to technology. Tech4Kids in Fargo made a generous donation to Youthworks. They donated 10 laptops to the program. Tech4Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides technology to children that do not have access or the financial means to technology. “Tech4kids…

Fargo Police’s “Break the Silence” documentary aims to stop youth suicide

The Fargo Police Department are advocates in a new documentary about suicide prevention.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an appeal to young people, Fargo Police want you to know that your life matters. “And the star of this film is prevention,” Officer Bloom stated. Last year two Fargo high school students took their own lives. Fargo Community trust officers like Michael Bloom are taking action to bring awareness to suicide. ‘Its devastating when…

Indian Education Program in Fargo and West Fargo Schools

Recent legislative changes will dictate the curriculum for schools

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A bill that requires all North Dakota schools to teach Native American history, culture, and treaty rights recently passed the North Dakota state senate. “I think it’s a very good step in the right direction for the state of North Dakota for the tribal and state partnership and advancing the Indian Education for all in the…

Mapleton Elementary School families raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – Families came together in Mapleton to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kindergartener Faeryn Holte alone raised $570. When asked how that makes her feel, Faeryn said, “Happy to help other sick kids.” “The youngest learners are learning how important it is to be helping other kids,” kindergarten teacher Kayla Dornfeld said. Mapleton…

Six graduate from Fargo/West Fargo joint firefighter academy

The department had recruits from West Fargo and Fargo

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) – West Fargo and Fargo have new firefighters on their departments. They are celebrating six new recruits after hosting a joint fire academy. The graduation ceremony was held at the Fargo City Commission Chambers. The academy had classroom work, drills, ride-a-longs and live burn scenarios. This is the second time the departments have held a joint academy….

The inaugural Fargo Able Games brings athletes of all abilities together

A Fargo native wanted to do something to give back to his city.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo ABLE games brings inclusive fun and fitness for all. “Just encourage everyone to come out and have a good time,” said Connor McGovern. The Fargo ABLE Games was created by McGovern who is a Fargo native and NFL center for the New York Jets. “Its been huge to be able to come back and…