Danielle Church

Competition Heats Up in First Ever North Dakota Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

Twenty teams were vying for first place including "Rest in Pieces," "Puzzle Posse," "What is a Puzzle?" and "Puzzlers on the Edge"

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair has its traditions, but this year something a little different was added. KVRR’s Danielle Church pieces together for us how much everyone felt about the first ever North Dakota Jigsaw Puzzle Competition. Twenty teams had three hours to complete a 500-piece puzzle. “I love puzzles and I am a very competitive…

FRA Picnic Brings Sailors, Marines and Coasties Together

They do the event annually

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sailors, Marines and Coasties from all over North Dakota got to know each other better at the Fargo Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) annual picnic in West Fargo. Because our region is so far from an ocean, veterans and those still working in the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard say it can be hard to meet others…

Red River Valley Fair Opens Gates for Week-Long Fun

Admission is $15 on Tuesday and $10 through Sunday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair is finally opening the gates for their 2018 festival. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on the week–long fun planned for the entire family. If you plan on visiting the fair this year, it’s recommended you avoid using Sheyenne Street. “There is a possible road closure from 8–5 on Friday all day from…

Chick-fil-A Celebrates Cow Appreciation Day With Free “Chikin”

The restaurant celebrated at more than 2,200 locations

FARGO, N.D. — For people who wanted more chicken, all you had to do was dress up as a cow and show up at Chick–fil–A and you got it for free. The special offer is part of the restaurant’s customer, or cow, appreciation day. Anybody who put on some cow spots or even some ears was rewarded with an entree at…

Minnesota DNR, NDSU Tracking Bats to Prevent Extinction

The reason many bats have died over the years is the white nose syndrome

FARGO, N.D. — White nose syndrome is a fungus that has killed more than 6 million bats in the U.S. and Canada since 2006. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on what wildlife experts are doing in our region to keep the animals from going extinct. The white nose fungus was first discovered in upstate New York back in the early 2000s,…

West Fargo Farmers Market Now Open for the Season

It will be every Monday and Thursday afternoon through October 4

    WEST FARGO, N.D. — You can now do your grocery shopping outside twice a week at the West Fargo Farmers Market. Last year there were more than 16 vendors who came to the market. Organizers say they hope to exceed that amount this year as they continue to look for more vendors this summer. Although the market has been…

Prairie Roots Food Co-op Celebrates One Year in Town

More than 2,000 households invest in the store and nearly 30 farmers sell their product there

FARGO, N.D. — Customers who shop at Prairie Roots Food Co–op keep coming back for more because they know where all their food was grown. “When you look at carrots on the shelf and can go ‘Hey I know the person who grew those,” it’s something different than just buying a grocery store carrot,” said Kaye Kirsch, the store’s general…

MSUM Puts on 5656 Ooh & Aah Fireworks Show on Independence Day

The stadium can seat more than 5,000 people

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of people saw the fireworks at MSUM’s 45th fireworks show last night. Although the show didn’t start until 10:30, the party got started way beforehand with a performance by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. They have played at the MSUM fireworks display each year it’s been put on by the Moorhead Business Association. While some have made it…

Whimsy Hollow Embraces the Magical Side of Independence Day

The party venue for both kids and adults is in Moorhead and it opened last summer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Instead of your traditional Fourth of July festivities, Whimsy Hollow in Moorhead decided to celebrate a different way. The party venue shook things up this year by hosting a wand–making workshop in their Wizard Room. Owner Jen Waagen and her brother opened up Whimsy Hollow last summer. They got the idea from an indoor party venue in Australia…

Family, Friends Light Floating Lanterns for Cameron Bolton

His parents say they will never see another rainbow the same way

WEST FARGO, N.D. — To honor the son, brother and friend 22-year-old Cameron Bolton was, his family and those close to him released candlelight lanterns into the sky. Each person at the lighting ceremony wrote a special message on the lanterns, most of them favorite memories people had with Bolton. Fireworks were also set off as a way to celebrate Bolton’s…