Author: Danielle Church

L.A. Photographer Sharing Stories of Fargo LGBTQ Youth Through “Project Contrast”

Maxwell Poth is originally from Salt Lake City, traveling the country to ten states to take his photographs

FARGO, N.D. — A Los Angeles photographer is traveling across the country to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ kids. Now he’s in Fargo. Maxwell Poth came up with the idea for his non-profit “Project Contrast” after a teen in his hometown took his own life for being gay. Poth realized he needed to use his platform to…

New Minnesota Laws Going Into Effect July 1st

they range from the opioid epidemic to spousal rape law changes and the creation of a missing and murdered indigenous women task force

MINNESOTA — Along with a $48 billion budget, a new set of laws will take effect in Minnesota on July 1st. Twenty–one million dollars a year. That’s how much drug manufacturers will be required to pay the state starting next Monday. “There isn’t a stream of funding for prevention efforts in general, opioids in particular,” said Rory Beil, with Clay…

First Phase of St. Paul’s Newman Center to Be Complete By July 2021

The old building was built in 1958

FARGO, N.D. — With a growing Catholic population at North Dakota State University, a nearby church is trying to meet the demand. St. Paul’s Newman Center was the first religious organization NDSU students could go to off-campus. It opened in 1958 serving about 3,000. It closed last month. That’s because the church is building a new one which will serve…

House of Hope Dedicated to Kvalvog Teens Killed in 2015 Crash

More than 80 percent of people using the home's free services are on probation or parole

FARGO, N.D. — Time was not on 18–year–old Zachary Kvalvog or 14–year–old Connor Kvalvog’s side on June 23, 2015. “They were incredible children who were going to do great things and that’s what’s kind of disappointing is they weren’t able to fulfill that,” said Kathie Kvalvog, the boys’ mother. Four years ago, the Kvalvog family lost their only two sons….

Streets Alive! Is Back This Summer

the next one will be on August 25 in downtown Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Break out those bikes, skateboards and scooters. Streets Alive is back! More than three miles of streets were shut down in downtown Fargo so people could get active, whether it meant walking, running, biking, rollerblading or even dancing. Great Northern Bicycle Company is putting on two Streets Alive events this year. The next one is on…

UPDATE: Victims In North Moorhead Rollover Identified

A pick-up with three people inside crashed early Friday morning

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — We have an update to a fatal crash from Friday morning. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Robert Churchman was driving a pick-up in the 33-hundred block of 28th Avenue when it crashed just before seven. He and 30-year-old Crystal Mendoza of Fargo both sustained injuries. Authorities say 52-year-old Timothy Herold of Fargo passed away…

Zebra Mussels Found in North Dakota’s Ashtabula Lake, Sheyenne and Red Rivers

experts say people will need to check their boats and wash them to reduce the chances of the invasive species spreading

FARGO, N.D. –Game and Fish finds zebra mussels in one of North Dakota’s lakes. The last time they were found in the Red River in 2015. Zebra mussels were first found in the U.S. back in 1988, after contaminated cargo ships from Eastern Europe and Western Russia entered the Great Lakes. “Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the gradual…

Fargo Special Assessments Task Force Asks for Homeowners to Voice Concerns

they changed the cost share from 50-50 to 70-30 so property owners are paying less

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo homeowners have two opportunities this week to let the city know what they think about special assessment processes and funding strategies. The city’s Special Assessments Taskforce was founded last August to review and change the policy that hadn’t been changed since 2003. They are presenting the ideas they have come up with that will help reduce…

West Fargo Fire’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Focusing on Health, Staffing and Response Times

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The most dangerous part of a firefighter’s job isn’t always the blaze they’re battling. “It’s in the soot, it gets everywhere, unless you wash yourself off, it’s not coming off. You ingest it, you inhale it, over the course of 20 years, that’s what can kill you rather than having something happen to you at a…

Fill Up On Pizza This Wednesday for Bethany Retirement Living

mention "Bethany" at Blaze Pizza and 20 percent of proceeds will go to the retirement home

FARGO, N.D. — Now’s your chance to indulge in an entire pizza and not feel guilty afterwards. Anytime you stop in to Blaze Pizza this Wednesday and mention “Bethany”, 20 percent of the proceeds will go to the retirement home. The money will help the living facility to provide nearly 400 people with things like heated blankets, Netflix and anything else…