Author: Danielle Church

NDSU Working With Researchers From Across Country to Tackle Pancreatic Cancer

Students are presenting their innovative ideas

FARGO, N.D. — A pancreatic cancer research symposium at NDSU connects students to researchers across the country to help find more innovative ways to treat the disease. Researchers say 85 percent of tumors in cancer patients are solid which is why they can be so hard to treat. NDSU graduate student Matthew Confeld is taking a different approach to finding…

Sen. Tina Smith’s Office Travels MN to Address Housing Crisis

Her team will be in Thief River Falls and Detroit Lakes on Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Staff members for Minnesota Senator Tina Smith are traveling around the state to figure out how to address a housing crisis. They stopped in Moorhead to hear how our area has been impacted over the years. Clay County Housing Redevelopment Authority officials say since 2000, rent has increased 28 percent but wages have not. The executive director…

Air Quality Alert Issued in North Eastern North Dakota, Northern Minnesota

  FARGO, N.D. — That hazy sky you’ve been seeing all weekend is because of wildfires in Canada. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air quality alert through the day because the smoke stretched from Northern Minnesota all the way to Wahpeton. The agency says the air is unhealthy for people who have asthma or breathing conditions as well…

USWNT Wins Back-to-Back World Cups, Metro Fans Celebrate

this is the fourth time the team has won within the past 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — They’ve done it again! The USA Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup in a 2–0 victory against the Netherlands. KVRR’s Danielle Church shows us just how anxious and excited fans were to watch the back to back champs make their country proud. Put soccer on the screen and you just might fall in love. “It’s…

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Celebrates 50 Years Since NYC Stonewall Riots

the art exhibit is open through July 28

FARGO, N.D.  — This weekend marks a historical milestone for the LGBTQ community. As cities across the country put on their pride parades, KVRR’s Danielle Church shows us why members say the celebrations wouldn’t be happening without the Stonewall Riots. Fifty years ago, a spark ignited the gay rights movement. “It was really a pivotal moment when instead of being…

Family, Friends Say Final “Goodbye” to Well-Known Hair Stylist Johnny Grey

He was also on the Fargo Invaders football club and a co-founder of the Beard Association of North Dakota

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Family and friends of 38–year–old Johnny Grey are saying their goodbyes to him one last time at a service in West Fargo. The well–known stylist was killed in a car crash in West Fargo last weekend. His family says they decided to have a celebration of his life instead of a traditional funeral because Grey…

Moorhead Police Find Body in River at Johnson Park

they are working to ID the person and notify his or her family

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police have found a body in the river at Johnson Park. Police say someone told them they thought they saw a person floating in the water just after 4:00 this afternoon. When officers got to the boat launch area, they turned their water rescue into a recovery effort. Authorities are working to ID the body…

Tip From the Public Helps Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Assault

35-year-old Blake Fitzgerald was arrested at the Rodeway Inn at 1:00 a.m.

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A tip from the public helps West Fargo Police arrest a man who allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend in Moorhead early Thursday morning. Officers say 35-year old Blake Fitzgerald was hiding from authorities. Fitzgerald was taken into custody at the Roadway Inn at 1:00 a.m. He was previously arrested in April after threatening a woman…

Driver Runs Into Harbor Freight Tools

Damages are estimated between $5,000 to $6,000

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire says an elderly woman ran her car into Harbor Freight Tools just before 11:00 this morning. The woman told firefighters when she got into her car, it went backwards on its own. Battalion Chief Bruce Anderson says the woman then panicked and put it into drive, hitting the building. He says there’s about five to…

“I have my angels with me and he is one of them” Community Remembers Johnny Grey

He died in a car crash in West Fargo on Saturday evening

FARGO, N.D. — 38–year–old Johnny Grey was killed in a crash in West Fargo over the weekend. His family, friends and coworkers say he was an exceptional human being, especially when you put a pair of scissors in his hands. No matter how often hairstylists changed their work stations at Blush Salon. “That space was always, it was just always…