Jessie Cohen

Competitive Curling with HOPE Inc.

Families showed support and cheered the players on at the F–M Curling Club in Fargo as they focused on pushing their stones across the ice.

FARGO, ND — HOPE Inc. is giving kids and adults a chance to get competitive on the ice. Families showed support and cheered the players on at the F-M Curling Club in Fargo as they focused on pushing their stones across the ice. The night is offered to anyone with mobility challenges, even those who are not in a wheelchair….

“Me Too” Social Media Campaign: Talking About Sexual Assault in a Meaningful Way

After a tweet from TV star Alyssa Milano went viral, tens of thousands of people are highlighting and empowering victims of sexual assault

FARGO, ND — A movement has started on social media following a number of reports of high-powered men sexually harassing women. Me Too. Two syllables. Two words that are speaking for thousands and maybe, even millions. “It’s amazing that it’s two words,” said Liv Oland, who is the president of the Women’s Activist Organization on the NDSU campus. “It’s simple…

Give to the Needy, Play a Free Round of Golf

By donating a minimum of 3 nonperishable food items, golfers will receive free green fees at both courses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Meadows and Village Green are hosting their 21st annual food drive. By donating a minimum of three nonperishable food items, golfers will receive free green fees at both courses. A $5 donation can be substituted for a single food item. Donors will receive a free 18–hole green fee and simply have to visit the golf website…

Salvation Army Working to Keep Kids Warm this Winter

Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families by the end of the winter gear distribution

MOORHEAD, Minn.– With winter just around the corner, the Salvation Army is distributing winter gear to keep everyone warm. The annual Coats for Kids and Families distribution is happening through Thursday at the Salvation Army Activity Center in Moorhead. Qualifying families can also register for a free Thanksgiving food box. Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families…

F-M Community, SpartanNash Give Donation Boost to the Great Plains Food Bank

That is enough money to supply more than twenty four thousand meals to help feed the hungry

REGIONAL — Donations at the checkouts at all four Family Fare Supermarkets in the metro really added up. People helped raise $8,200 for the Great Plains Food Bank between August 30 and September 14. That is enough money to supply more than 24,000 meals to help feed the hungry. Anyone who visited a participating SpartanNash owned retail store or fuel…

De-stigmatizing HIV by Changing California Law

Individuals who are infected with HIV are often already stereotyped

FARGO, ND — Just last week California passed a law that reduced the penalty for knowingly transmitting HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. We spoke to the epidemiologist at Fargo Cass Public Health who says HIV is one of the most stigmatized diseases out there. With all of the modern forms of medicine today, he says lawmakers feel changing…

Honoring Hometown Heroes in East Grand Forks

All law enforcement, fire, EMS, doctors, nurses and military personal are being thanked for the lives they've touched

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Kids playing and families bonding is what Valley Corn Maize is all about. “Seeing family and friends doing things together and creating memories and just having a really good time,” said Debbie Krueger, one of the owners. They’re celebrating more than just community. They’re honoring hometown heroes. “We just feel like it’s one weekend we…

ND Department of Human Services Awards Fargo Cass Public Health with $180,000 Grant

Robyn says this grant will provide a vehicle to get more information out to the general public about how they can prevent substance use and abuse

FARGO, ND — The opioid epidemic is affecting people all over the world but efforts in the metro are enhancing education. Fargo Cass Public Health has received a grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services that will focus on opioid and substance abuse. Last year, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses. Now, Fargo Cass Public Health…

New Mississippi Valley Division Commander Meets with Gov. Burgum, Sen. Hoeven Over Flood Diversion Efforts

Major General Kaiser says the most important thing that came out of today's meeting is hearing about both Minnesota and North Dakota working together toward a common goal

FARGO, ND — The F–M Flood Diversion project has caused controversy for years but now Governor Dayton and Governor Burgum are working together for permanent flood protection. “The engineers are confident they can solve it,” said Gov. Burgum. “It’ll take some engineering skills, it’s going to take some political skill, it’s going to take some give and collaboration for us…

NDSU Students Raising Money for Victims of Hurricane Maria

NDSU students have come together to provide support for about 8 orphanages suffering from the aftermaths of Hurricane Maria.

FARGO, ND — NDSU students have come together to provide support for about eight orphanages suffering from the aftermaths of Hurricane Maria. Cecilia Monclova, along with other students, are having a Puerto Rican style lunch where students, faculty and community members can give a free will donation. The money and supplies collected will be directly donated to the orphanages when…