Author: Danielle Church

Dakota Montessori Fourth Grader Takes Home First Place at Cass County Spelling Bee

Chinmay Gopi won first place and Timi Shonrunke won second place meaning they'll both get to compete at the state level

FARGO, N.D. — More than 40 Cass County students are getting the chance to participate in a spelling bee. The opportunity could land them at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. If practice makes perfect, you could say Chinmay Gopi has got it down to a tee. “There’s German, Italian, Spanish, Old English, Dutch, there’s 14 different languages,” he…

Family Fare Floral Shop Helps Hope Blooms To Spread Message of Joy

Hope Blooms was created two years ago by founder Kelly Krenzel in her basement

FARGO, N.D. — Just getting a bouquet of flowers can turn someone’s day around. With every joyous or sad occasion comes the many flowers you’ll see on display. When Justin Ellenson’s mother passed away a month ago, his family didn’t know what to do with the extra bouquets. “We were standing around and we were handing out arrangements to family and…

Rebuilding Together Calling All Contractors, Designers for Little, Free Library Competition

the winner gets a $200 Lowe's gift card

FARGO, N.D. — There are more than 35 free, little libraries in the metro but Rebuilding Together is hoping to raise that number with some help from a competition. They are calling on all area contractors and builders to build the most creative, little library. They will be displayed at the organization’s Claws 4 Cause event at the end of March…

Fargo Family Loses Son, Now Helping Others Get Through Loss of Child

Kaylee and Josh Jaeger's son Lawrence Alexander passed away on Christmas Eve

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo couple was expecting to welcome a healthy baby boy into the world on Christmas Eve, but he was instead taken from them too soon. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how the Jaeger family is now making it their mission to help other families deal with the sudden loss of a child. Kaylee and Josh Jaeger were…

West Fargo Shop is the Store That Keeps on Giving With a Twist

the store will donate to charities with some help from mystery bags

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo gift shop Aquablue is giving back to six local charities with a little bit of a twist. In addition to helping Ms. Preteen Prairie Rose International 2019 make blankets for the Ronald McDonald House, the store’s owner has also created mystery bags. The bags are filled with items from the store and cost $10…

YWCA Puts on Annual “Champions of Empowerment”

Three awards were given out to those who do so much for the YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — The YWCA of Cass Clay gives out special awards to those who have gone above and beyond for women and children at their Champions of Empowerment event. Wednesday night, the YWCA provided emergency shelter to more than 120 women and children. “It does take an entire community to support our work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…

Fargo Woman Challenges People to Look Beyond Disabilities, Creates Commercial for Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook follows a select few on Twitter including 32-year-old Sady Paulson

FARGO, N.D. — We live in a world where people are constantly exceeding limitations and expectations. One Fargo woman is not only an example of that, but she’s now challenging everyone to view people who have disabilities from a different lens. Sometimes it’s having the right tool that makes all the difference. But as a child, Sady Paulson not only struggled…

Homeward Animal Shelter Celebrates Giving Hearts Day With Cookies and Cuddles

last year the shelter got $100,000 in donations

FARGO, N.D. — It’s all the cookies you can eat and all the cuddles you can get from some puppies and kittens. Homeward Animal Shelter brought some of their pets up for adoption over to Corwin Honda. It’s meant to celebrate Giving Heart’s Day because the dealership is one of their matching gift sponsors. All proceeds donated will go directly towards…

Jeremiah Program Celebrates One Year Changing Single Moms’ Lives

the three-story building can house up to 20 families

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program celebrates one year of changing lives in Fargo. The organization’s three-story building can house up to 20 single moms and their kids. Every one of the mothers comes from a different background but most were in poverty or have been in an abusive relationship. Jeremiah Program helps them to get back on their feet and…

F-M Ambulance Honors Man for Quick Thinking Saving Moorhead Man With CPR

Riley Rude saved John Collins' life in Moorhead after he had a heart attack

FARGO, N.D. — Only seven to 10 percent of people survive getting a heart attack. But F-M Ambulance EMT’s say it’s people like Riley Rude who can change that statistic and it’s why they honored him with an award. Three months ago, Rude noticed John Collins had collapsed outside his Moorhead home. He performed CPR on Collins until emergency responders arrived,…