Author: Kathryn Gallo

Bormann “honored” to take over as head coach of Concordia men’s basketball

Tyler Bormann accepted the position at his alma mater, becoming the 12th head coach in the history of the program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a homecoming of sorts for Tyler Bormann. The 2006 Concordia College graduate has accepted the position of head men’s basketball coach for the Cobbers and is thrilled to be heading back to his alma mater. “It was not so much getting back to the college level specifically, it was about Concordia College,” Bormann said. “It was…

Gigi’s Playhouse keeps members connected through virtual programs

Gigi's at Home offers Daily classes designed to keep members engaged throughout the period of social isolation

FARGO, N.D. –Gigi’s Playhouse is committed to continuing to provide for it’s community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is not a time for us to hit pause, it is a time for us to hit play and continue to serve our families,” says the Fargo organizations site manager, Heather Lorenzen. The organization, which offers free educational and therapeutic programs to…

Frontline Project supports workers fighting COVID-19

The project encourages healthcare professionals, law enforcement, scientists and researchers to share their experiences on the frontline

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-based photographers, Carissa Wirtz and Brittany Walsh, had noticed many people were having trouble understanding the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic simply because it had yet to touch them directly. The friends decided the best way for others to grasp the true severity of COVID-19 was to share the experiences of those who it has affected daily….

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke resigns to return to FBI

Janke has been the West Fargo Police Chief since July 2017

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke has submitted his resignation after accepting the opportunity to be reinstated as a special agent with the FBI. Janke was appointed chief in July 2017 after a nationwide search. He implemented major initiatives that led to the city being named the safest city in North Dakota each year he was…

UND publishes advice for parents learning to teach children remotely

UND College of Education & Human Development faculty outlines tips for homeschooling kids

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Marcus Weaver-Hightower is a professor of educational foundations and research at UND, but he’s also a parent. When his children’s schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, his education background gave him a leg up on knowing how to teach his own kids, but he quickly realized not everyone was in that same boat. “It occurred…

Fargo Police Department shares bedtime story

Sgt. Jim VanLith posted a video to Facebook of him reading "Ducks Don't Wear Socks"

FARGO, N.D. — In the middle of these trying times, the Fargo Police Department is hoping to put a smile on some kids faces. For the second time this week, an officer from the department posted a video to the FPD’s Facebook page of them reading a children’s book. The latest to share a story was Sgt. Jim VanLith who…

Vitalant seeks donors to curb period of low blood supply

The organization is asking those under the age of 60 to donate

FARGO, N.D. — Spring is usually a steady time for the blood collecting nonprofit, Vitalant, but with more and more closures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of donors the organization is seeing is low. “This time of year we do a lot of blood drives at businesses, high schools, colleges and because those are all being closed down, it…

North Dakota signs executive order to slow COVID-19 spread from travelers

The order would apply to those returning to the state internationally or from one of the 23 states that have been classified as having widespread disease by the CDC

FARGO, N.D. — There continues to be a concern about people traveling into the state of North Dakota and the potential that they may spread COVID-19. Governor Doug Burgum signed an executive order to help slow that spread. The order specifically involves individuals returning to the state internationally or from one of the 23 states that have been classified as…

Play of the Year bracket Round 1: March 27


FARGO, N.D. — Sheyenne and Davies boys basketball are the second pair of Play of the Week winners from this season to go head-to-head in KVRR’s Play of the Year bracket. First up from Sheyenne, Blake Berg forces the turnover and Tyler Terhark finishes off the play with a slam dunk. That won the Mustangs the play of the week…

Devils Lake’s Grant Nelson wins North Dakota Mr. Basketball

The Firebirds senior is committed to play at North Dakota State next year

FARGO, N.D. –Devils Lake’s Grant Nelson is this year’s winner of North Dakota Mr. Basketball. The 6-foot-10 senior averaged 25 points, 18 rebounds and six blocked shots per game this year for the Firebirds. He finished voting with 88 points for the award. There will be a plenty more to see from Nelson in the future, as he is committed…