Danielle Church

St. Thomas Celebrates Town of the Year Victory

They played trivia and were presented an award

ST. THOMAS, N.D. — This evening the St. Thomas community gathered at the fire house for dinner and a live weather broadcast of our 6 o’clock news. KVRR reporter Danielle Church talked to people there to find out what Town of the Year means to them. There’s a certain spirit in St. Thomas you can’t shake. “Living in Duluth, we lived…

Farmers Feeling Effects of Trade War, Farmer Bailout

President Trump just signed a $12 billion bailout

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s tariffs on international trade from countries like Mexico and China and the European Union are hitting American farmers hard. His $12 billion farmer bailout is what many agriculture experts say is a band aid. “It’s a short–term bandage where we may be bleeding long in agriculture. In the long run, it really doesn’t help our global…

United Way Needs Community’s Help to Collect 500 Backpacks for Kids

It's part of their School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass-Clay needs the community’s help to collect 6,000 backpacks for their School Supply Drive. They’re just 500 backpacks short of their goal. United Way also needs more donations of scissors and college-ruled notebooks. This is the 20th year of the school supply drive. Last year, United Way collected 58-hundred backpacks for students from 65…

Air Force Thunderbirds Coming to Fargo in July 2019

This will be the first time they come in more than 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — If you weren’t able to attend this year’s Fargo Airsho to see the Blue Angels, listen up. KVRR has an exclusive you won’t want to miss out on. The Air Force Thunderbirds will be in Fargo July 20-21 next year. The Thunderbirds normally put on their show in Grand Forks when they come to North Dakota but they’ve…

Sec. of Interior Ryan Zinke Honors Four Indian Country Officers

He gave them each his Commendation Award

FARGO, N.D. — The opioid crisis does not discriminate,  effecting people from all different backgrounds across the country. That includes Indian Country. Four police officers are being recognized for their heroic efforts against the drug epidemic by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. KVRR’s Danielle Church has the story. Turtle Mountain police officer Stacey Larocque has only had to give someone Narcan…

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,…