Author: Danielle Church

Changes Coming to Emergency Shelter for the Homeless in the F-M Region

Shelters officials say they cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight

REGIONAL — More than 30 churches in our area will not be providing emergency sheltering to the homeless this winter. Shelters cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight. “That’s the hardest part of what we do here at the shelters,” Pastor Sue Koesterman said.  Koesterman is executive director of Churches United for the…

Tea with Royalty: Miss America Cara Mund Visits Sanford Children’s Hospital

She made a stop at Sanford's Children Hospital to have a tea party with some patients

FARGO, ND — Miss America made a stop at Sanford Children’s Hospital to have a tea party with some patients. Each child got to wear her own Miss America crown. They asked North Dakota native, Cara Mund, all kinds of questions, including whether or not she lives in a castle. Mund is serving as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s…

Celebrate North Dakota at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography

FARGO, ND — You can celebrate everything North Dakota this weekend at the Pride of Dakota Fargo Holiday Showcase. More than 120 North Dakota vendors will have everything from food to fashion to photography. Admission is $2 but for anyone that brings a reusable bag will only pay $1. Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to attend. “The really neat…

Cass County Middle, High Schools Starting to Carry Narcan

the drug reverses the effects of opioid overdoses

FARGO, ND — Cass County middle schools and high schools are making an effort to prevent opioid overdose emergencies. They’ve partnered with Fargo Cass Public Health so they can start carrying Narcan kits at their schools. As a former EMT, Central Cass School Superintendent Morgan Forness knows time is of the essence when trying to save a life. It’s also why…

Emerging Prarie Holds First-Ever Cultivate Conference

the whole day was dedicated to agriculture and technology

FARGO, ND — The two worlds of agriculture and technology collided at Emerging Prairie’s first ever “Cultivate” conference. Speakers from every sector of agricultural technology had the chance to share their ideas about the industry. They discussed ideas about precision agriculture and ways technology can be enhanced to help farmers in their daily tasks. Emerging Prairie hosted the conference to provide…

Wahpeton Man to Trek 47 Miles for Kids at Shriners Hospital

Tom meadows will start his journey for the second time on December 17

WAHPETON, ND — In July, 59-year-old Tom Meadows walked 47 miles to raise money for kids at Shriners Hospital. Now he’s getting ready to do it all over again this winter. Ten cardiac stents and an enlarged heart didn’t stop Tom Meadows from raising money for kids at Shriners Hospital the first time this summer. Now that he has a runner’s…

Fargo Park District Prepping the Downtown Christmas Tree

The tree was donated by a family in South Fargo

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Park District put up their annual Christmas tree at the Depot downtown. Forestry crew workers say the wind proved to be a little bit of a challenge in mounting the tree, but a 25-foot crane helped them set it up in time. The tree was donated by a family in South Fargo. It will stay…

Fargo Veteran’s Affairs Offers Helping Hand to Homeless Veterans

they offered all kinds of resources to help people get off the streets

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center is trying to lower the number of homeless veterans throughout the F-M area. They provided resources to many of them at their Homeless Veterans Stand Down event. Veterans don’t always have it easy when they come back from overseas. “They face a lot of complex reentry issues and often times, they keep that…

F-M Homeless Coalition Gets Community Input

they talked about communicating with panhandlers and the ways they are working with the state to help Fargo's homeless individuals

FARGO, ND — The F-M Homeless Coalition wanted to provide a space for people who work downtown to ask questions about the homeless population. As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, coalition employees say it was also a way for the public to understand why homelessness is such a complex issue. People asked questions about ways to communicate with panhandlers…

Parade and Memorial Service Recognizes Fargo Area Veterans

Governor Burgum spoke to the veterans at the Fargo Civic Center

FARGO, N.D. — From parades to memorial ceremonies, there was no shortage of events around town to celebrate and thank veterans for serving their country. All veterans who have or are fighting for the United States have something in common. “We were willing to sign our names on the dotted line to do whatever we needed to do for this country,”…