Author: Marissa Shiock

Local church’s annual “Trunk-or-Treat” takes COVID precautions

Grace Lutheran Church encourages masks and social distancing to keep families safe

Fargo, N.D.– The Grace Lutheran Church hosted their annual Trunk-or-Treat, making sure to take precautions to keep families safe. The trunk or treaters showed up in their Halloween costumes and masks, ready to walk around the parking lot to get treats. Members of the church dressed up as well and handed out candy and snacks from their decorated car trunks….

North Dakota Women’s March goes virtual

Increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state brings the event online

NORTH DAKOTA– The North Dakota Women’s March was held online this year due to the spike of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The hosts of the event gave information about the women’s suffrage movement as well as information on how to vote in the upcoming election. Many women showed up to share their stories and experiences with gender identity, sexuality,…

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch opens for the season

GLYNDON, Minn. — Despite cooler weather, the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch still had a successful opening weekend. The pumpkin patch off of Highway 10 in Glyndon has many activities for kids including a barrel car ride, a trike track, and of course, the pumpkin patch where kids can pick their own pumpkins. There’s also several different options food and a…

Cass County 4-H hosted annual awards ceremony online

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The Cass County 4-H youth program hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony virtually this year. The online ceremony showcased photos from past events and presented awards and scholarships to participants. Several clubs were recognized and earned achievement awards for their service and engagement with the 4-H program. Volunteers who have worked with the program for over a…

Bismarck Big Boy brings food truck to Fargo

Their food truck was parked outside of Fargo Brewing Company for the day.

FARGO BREWING CO., FARGO, N.D.– The Bismarck Big Boy has brought their food truck to Fargo. The food truck was parked at the Fargo Brewing Company, where they visit regularly in the Summer. Their famous menu drew a crowd even before the opening at noon, which continued to grow throughout the day. Many who were in attendance enjoyed outdoor seating…

Touchmark Retirement Community hosts annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Many of those in attendance say they walk to honor loved ones who have had the disease

FARGO, N.D.– The Walk to End Alzheimer’s went virtual this year, but one community is still honoring it in a meaningful way. When the Alzheimer’s Association walk was moved online this year, the Touchmark Retirement Community decided they were going to find a way to still honor the cause.  Along with residents and staff, several members of the Fargo-Moorhead community…

VA Healthcare Center opens new Resource and Referral Center in Fargo

FARGO, N.D– The VA Health Care System hosts a grand opening for its new Community Resource and Referral Center. It was created to provide resources to veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless and those who are already homeless. The facility has resources like a primary care clinic, food pantry, kitchen and computer lab. The opening ceremony was attended…

Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

Gigi’s Playhouse hosts virtual walk to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome

Walk goes online this year to support social distancing

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Gigi’s Playhouse walks every year to celebrate their loved ones with Down syndrome. Because of COVID-19, this year looks a little different. Sydney Brantl’s family is walking a mile in their neighborhood to celebrate her and to raise money for Gigi’s Playhouse– an organization that they say means so much to them. “It’s just a great place…

Vigil held for former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Cass County Courthouse

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead community gathered Saturday evening at the Cass County Courthouse in honor of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A group of around 30 people came together, with some taking a few moments to reflect on the impact Ginsburg had on their lives through her decisions and votes in court. Most were in face masks,…