Jessie Cohen

Returning Hero Surprises Stepson at Liberty Middle School

After Eli Jorgens lost his father at a young age, John Carlson entered his life

FARGO, ND — Jon Carlson was one of those Happy Hooligans who returned home to Fargo. He is a husband, a son and a father to four children, but not everyone knew about his return home. Just a few years ago, Ashton and Eli lost the man they once called Dad. “My dad died when I was back in second…

Deployed “Happy Hooligans” Returning to their Families in Fargo

Many have been away from their loved ones for about six months

FARGO, ND — Six months ago, groups of “Happy Hooligans” were deployed to different parts of Southwest Asia. They’re starting to return home. Families and friends gathered at Hector International Airport to greet their loved ones with open arms. Dozens of others from the 119th Wing came out to greet the six people returning home this afternoon. People greeting the…

Emergency Responders who Helped Deliver a Baby Honored

They helped bring a baby boy name Beckham John Welk into the world

WEST FARGO, ND — F–M Ambulance and the West Fargo Police Department became local heroes for helping deliver a baby boy in West Fargo. After getting a call for a woman in labor, they found Nikki Welk while she was having contractions. Within minutes, a baby boy name Beckham John Welk entered the world to greet his parents, Nikki and…

The United Way Hosts Women UNITED Luncheon

Ashley Rhodes–Courter has experienced first–hand what it's like to create a successful future from a hard past

FARGO, ND — Turning a hardship into a positive message is not easy but one woman has traveled from Florida to Fargo to do just that. A New York Times and International Bestselling Author is educating women in the community on how to help children in need. “Women are powerful when they unite,” said Kristina Hein, the United Way Marketing…

Thankful Thursdays at The Prairie Roots Co-op

From now until November 30th, the store will be hosting free events every Thursday to say thank you to the community

FARGO, ND — November is a month full of festive fall activities but Prairie Roots in Fargo is also reminding the community that it’s a month for being thankful. From now until November 30th, the store will be hosting free events every Thursday to say thank you to the community. Today they offered free health consultations from Healing Arts Chiropractic….

Members of the 119th Wing Welcomed Home at Hector International

Although the flight was delayed, friends and family say nothing will stop them from enjoying every minute of this reunion

FARGO, ND — They put their lives on the line to protect this country and now they’re being welcomed home with open arms. The 119th Wing has been deployed for the last six months. What is all the excitement at Hector International Airport? “Because my daddy’s coming home,” said Penelope, Major Shaun Carlson’s daughter. Friends and families are counting down…

Local Businesses Searching for Potential Hires this Holiday Season

The number of job openings has decreased in Cass County this year but employees are still needed

FARGO, ND — It may still be October, but the holiday season is just around the corner and stores are getting prepared. With all the chaos of purchasing gifts and goodies for your friends and families do local businesses have enough staff to get by? “Christmas is our, and for any retailer, this is the big one and it’s so…

Kennedy Elementary Students Host Living Wax Museum

Each student has researched an individual of their voice and has written a biography to read for their character

FARGO, ND — Third grade students at Kennedy Elementary School are taking Halloween to the next level with a Living Wax Museum. Each student has researched an individual of their voice and has written a biography to read for their character. The students were dressed up, head to toe, with accessories who resemble their person. Students not only had the…

Supporting a Brother in Blue: Community Rallies Around Former Fargo Officer After Injury

And for eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, ND — One former Fargo Police Officer made an impression on the community during his eight years of service, but has now taken off his badge after a life threatening injury. When you need help, police officers are the first people you think to call. For eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the…

Vein Drain Week at United Blood Services

Donors will be entered to win a night of fun at PuzzledFM's Museum of Terror Room

FARGO, ND — Halloween always gives people a scare but United Blood Services decided to incorporate the holiday into a donation event! They are encouraging people in the community to come out and donate blood now thru Halloween during “Vein Drain Week”. Donors will be entered to win a night of fun at PuzzledFM’s Museum of Terror Room. It is…