Jessie Cohen

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach Discusses Goals as a Team with Governor Candidate Tim Pawlenty

Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach, who is Tim Pawlenty’s running mate, also made a stop in the metro ahead of the primary. Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration. Fischbach says as a team, she and Pawlenty are focused on…

Johnson Discusses What He Would Do as Governor for Minnesota Ahead of the Primary Election

He says the state of Minnesota takes too much money from people for taxes so dialing those back would be his number one priority

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is talking about what he would do as governor of Minnesota, just one day before Tuesday’s Primary Election. Johnson, who has the backing of the Republican Party and was the 2014 nominee for governor, says there are two major things he would focus on if elected. He says the state of Minnesota takes too much…

Legacy of a Civil War Veteran Will Be Kept Alive by Historians in Moorhead

Before his death in 1907, a man known as "The Pioneer Barber of the Red River Valley" lived a historical life that went beyond haircuts.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — More than a century after his death, the legacy of Civil War veteran Felix Battles is being kept alive by historians in Moorhead. KVRR’s Tim Scott tells us how many people are excited for a statue that honors one of the first African-American settlers in the metro. Before his death in 1907, a man known as “The…

The FM Pride Parade Connects People from All Walks of Life and Celebrates Love

"It doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, who you are, who you love, who you vote for, it doesn't matter we're all human"

FARGO, N.D. — Pride celebrations have taken over the metro and the week ended with their annual parade. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what the festivities mean to many people in the community. “It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like, who you are, who you love, who you vote for, it doesn’t matter we’re all human,”…

Effects from North and West Coast Wild Fires Making their Way to the Midwest

If you fit into one of those categories make sure you aren't doing anything strenuous outside or being exposed to the haze for long periods of time

FARGO, N.D. — Affects from wild fires are making their way to North Dakota and Minnesota all the way from the north and west coast. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for western Minnesota through 10 a.m. Saturday. Those with the Division of Air Quality within the North Dakota Department of Health are warning the…

Clay County Candidates Answer Questions at a Forum Ahead of the Primary Election

The League of Women Voters hosts those running for County Commission and Sheriff at the Moorhead Public Library.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those running for County Commission and Sheriff in Clay County answered questions from the public ahead of the primary election. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the candidates who were at the League of Women Voters forum and their platforms in our Lead Story. Al Gordon and Mari Dailey are two candidates running for the District 4…

Women on Wheels Say Their Group is More Than Just a Monday Night Ride

Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro

FARGO, N.D. — Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro. This empowering group of women meets every Monday to ride new trails in the community. They have also found a family within the group, giving them the push they need to take part in other rides around the country. Two…

Students Are Getting Free Lunch and Breakfast at Madison Elementary School

Only certain schools across the country qualify for the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, and now Madison elementary school is on the list

FARGO, N.D. — A healthy breakfast and a balanced lunch are important for elementary school students to learn. But what about the parents that can’t afford to provide those meals? Well KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about a new program at one Fargo elementary school that will take a lift off every parents’ shoulders….IN OUR LEAD STORY. As the summer…

Pride Volunteers Getting Ready for Week Full of Pride Events in the Metro

The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed

FARGO, N.D. — The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed. Those with the Pride Collective say having volunteers is crucial in order to continue the success of the 18th Pride Week in the metro. The week is packed full of events including a parade, dance…

Nichole’s Fine Pastry Win’s A Special Award from the Food Network

Nichole's Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo has been a staple in our community for the last 15 years

FARGO, N.D. — Nichole’s Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo has been a staple in our community for the last 15 years. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the pastry shop has caught the eye of national food outlets. Behind the doors of Nichole’s Fine Pastry lies desserts that are also designs… “The attention to detail is unequal anywhere,” said…