Author: Chris Howard

A golden haul for Golden Drive Homeless Kids

FARGO, N.D. – With the Golden Drive Homeless Kids Christmas Gift Event fast approaching, volunteers are hard at work collecting donations for the big day. On a normal day, the floor of Culver’s isn’t covered with nearly $10,000 worth of food, clothes, and other necessities. “90% of this is needs, instead of just wants. It’s actually what a human needs…

Dr. Andrew Armacost To Lead University of North Dakota Into Bright New Future

The University of North Dakota has spent months searching for the right person to become its president

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With over 20 years of experience at the Air Force Academy, and 10 years of active duty, the University of North Dakota’s new president, Dr. Andrew Armacost brings a wealth of knowledge to the students and community at the school. “The one lesson I learned in the Air Force is to take extraordinary care of your…

Cass County Commissioners Vote Yes to Refugee Resettlement

An executive order by President Trump puts the fate of refugee resettlement into the hands of each state and county

FARGO, N.D. — “I tell them I’m from Fargo, North Dakota, I say it with pride, because here we have compassion. We support each other. We’re different, but we welcome everybody,” said a refugee who spoke on her experiences coming to Fargo. Commissioners vote unanimously to continue a decade’s long program that helps resettle refugees fleeing unsafe countries into Cass…

“If The Dress Fits” Collects Prom Dresses To Give Away For Free

The donation drive runs all the way until February 8th

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One non-profit in Minnesota is making it easier to afford a prom dress with its “If the Dress Fits” program. The organization at MSUM takes in old prom dresses and gives them away for free to high school students who might not be able to afford a dress. The group believes every student deserves a chance to…

Delta Hotels by Marriott Offer Thanksgiving Feast

They offer a buffet for those who'd rather get out of the house and enjoy a nice meal without all of the hassle of cooking and cleaning.

FARGO, N.D. – Not everyone wants to cook on Thanksgiving, and the crew at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo understands that. They offer a buffet for those who’d rather get out of the house and enjoy a nice meal without all of the hassle of cooking and cleaning. The food is prepared by executive chef Eric Watson, and filled…

Runners ‘Burn’ the Bird in Downtown Fargo

The word none of us want to hear on Thanksgiving Day is 'Burn'. But for one group of runners, it's the only word they wanted to hear.

FARGO, N.D. — Starting the day healthy isn’t something that’s easy on Thanksgiving, but for some people, the Burn the Bird 5 and 10k Races are just what they need before their big meals. “When you’re making the mash potatoes in the morning and you find out that the cream you’re putting in the potatoes has 50 calories in a…

13th Annual Fill the Dome Collects Over 188,000 pounds of Food

1 in 9 people in North Dakota will struggle with having enough food to eat every day.

FARGO, N.D. – The numbers are in, and the fight to end hunger is getting a sucker punch from kids in our area. The 13th Annual Fill the Dome event collected a total of 188,033 pounds of food. That amount is just shy of the 195,000 pounds collected last year. To date, the event has collected nearly 2,300,000 pounds of…

Hoeven and Peterson Join Forces to Help Sugar Beet Industry in Crisis

Sugar beet farmers in the valley are struggling as low crop prices and temperatures have hampered the harvest.

WHEATLAND, N.D. –  “Nobody made money raising beets this year. Regardless if you’re on the insurance side, or if you raised and delivered a crop, everybody lost money.” said one sugar beet farmer in attendance. The sugar beet industry is facing a unique and devastating set of circumstances, as a wet fall and early winter storm have made harvesting their…

Student Leaders Leaving ‘No Space For Hunger’ at Fill the Dome

The dome is filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials.

FARGO, N.D. – If you were at the Fargodome just two weeks ago, the inside is probably pretty unrecognizable now. Instead of a football field, it’s filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials for the Fill the Dome event. There’s one reason for all of that food : A promise the Metro Area Student Ambassadors…

How to eat healthy this Thanksgiving

FARGO, N.D. – Food comas after eating a lot of turkey and pumpkin pie and sitting in front of the TV may be in our future. But there are a few ways you can be healthy this holiday season. Dietitians at Sanford say that healthy eating during the holidays comes down to portion control, and altering recipes so that you…