Author: Danielle Church

10-Year-Old Author’s Book Helping to Provide Clean Water in Africa

Proceeds from the "Water Works" will go to Well Spring for the World and World Vision, organizations that help provide clean water in Africa

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 10-year-old from West Fargo is taking it upon herself to help provide clean water to people in Africa. Sawyer Anderson originally sold cookies and handbags. In December, she started creating and illustrating her book “Water Works.” She’s raised $26,000 so far. Sawyer has dedicated the book to 10-year-old Brian who lives in Africa. He was bit…

Friends, Food Truck Community Remember Jason “Jay-Hollywood” Halvorson

Jay was shot to death early Friday morning

FARGO, N.D. — While most people have one true love, Jay “Hollywood” Halvorson had quite a few. “Food trucks and people. And his dog. And his dog,” said John Lindquist, co-owner of Jumbo’s Sloppy Joe’s and Food Truck. In July 2015, he left a good–paying job on the oil fields so he could open up his own Texas Q BBQ…

Fargo Native and Denver Broncos’ Connor McGovern Helping TNT Gymnastics and Fitness Get National Recognition

he's adopting it as his own charity

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo native and NFL offensive lineman makes a special visit to TNT’s annual Confidence Through Movement luncheon. Denver Broncos’ Connor McGovern announced he would adopt TNT Fitness and Gymnastics as his own charity. It’s part of an effort to help the organization get national attention. Their employees say that will help more people with special needs…

Two Suspects in Shooting Death of Fargo Man Charged With Murder

It happened on at 1:00 a.m. on Friday in the 300 block of 6th Avenue North

  FARGO, N.D. — The two men accused of shooting a Fargo man to death early Friday morning are in court to hear the charges against them. 19-year-old Kareem Byrd and 30-year-old Charles Harris III, both of Fargo, are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 38-year-old Jason Halvorson. Police say Byrd told them he and…

Drekker, Unglued Put Emphasis on Local Creations at Annual Craft Market

the market first started out as a holiday event

FARGO, N.D. — Drekker Brewing and Unglued Gift Shop are putting an emphasis on local creations at their annual Summer Craft Market. Drekker started the market a few years ago during the holidays but soon partnered with Unglued to make it even bigger. Now during the summer, 31 vendors from the Fargo-Moorhead area, lakes country and Grand Forks are showing off…

Writer Weathers Internal Storm With Help From Her Musical’s Debut

The tornado ripped through town in 1957

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Before all the lights and the actors, comes the storyteller who gets touched by inspiration. “In 2007, I was a reporter for the Forum and we did a series of 50th anniversary stories on the storm. So just in talking to people who had been through it and reading my coworkers stories, I thought their descriptions were…

Strong Winds Roll Over Camper on I-29 in Fargo

officers say no one was injured in the crash

  FARGO, N.D. — Strong winds roll over a camper on Fargo’s 13th Avenue South overpass, blocking traffic in both lanes. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say 66-year-old U-Dean Sargent of Glenwood, Minnesota was driving a pickup carrying a fifth wheel camper on I-29. They say he reduced his speed because of heavy rain fall and strong wind gusts. Those winds…

“I’m having fun”: 92-Year-Old Fargo Veteran Refuses to Retire

Bob Shirley started working as a greeter at Sanford Health two years ago

FARGO, N.D. — Love what you do and work becomes so much more than a chore. One Fargo man is not only living proof of that. Bob Shirley is not ready to leave anytime soon is creating such a lasting impact on all of those around him. When you look past the outside of Sanford’s downtown clinic, you sure do find…

Horace Teen Chosen as ND Advocate for JDRF’s 2019 Children’s Congress

Danika Johnson will head to our nation's capital in July

HORACE, N.D. — A 17-year-old from Horace is chosen out of nearly one-thousand North Dakota applicants to go to JDRF’s 2019 Children’s Congress. Danika Johnson and students from all 50 states and five other countries living with type one diabetes will head to Washington, D.C. from July 8th to the 10th. They will let congressional leaders know why it should be…

Alabama Man Travels Country to Mow Lawns for Veterans, Makes Stop in Fargo

Rodney Smith Jr. will go to Minneapolis, then Hawaii and Alaska

FARGO, N.D. — An Alabama man is touring all 50 states to accomplish one goal: give back to the men and women who have protected our country. In our lead story, KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why he’s close to completing his journey after making a stop in Fargo. It takes seeing something you don’t agree with. “Back in 2015, I…