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United Way reaches 6,000 backpack goal during school supply drive

"They provide students with confidence when they throw them on their shoulders and it gets them excited about going back to school,"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Essentia Health is helping United Way of Cass-Clay make sure no student is left behind with a big donation. Through generous community support, United Way of Cass-Clay is announcing they have reached their goal in helping students enrolled within Cass-Clay schools. “We met our goal of equipping 6,000 local K-12 students with backpacks. That all came…

Derby For the Vets gift $10,000 check to VA hospital

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Derby for the Vets presenting a special donation to Fargo’s VA hospital. In a special announcement about the upcoming 10th annual derby, the director presented a check totaling 10 thousand dollars that was collected from this year’s event. Part of the announcement also included new changes that would allow people of all ages to participate in…

LIVE: The Return of the Honor Flights

We're flying high on this welcome news.

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for. Our region’s honor flights are set to return this spring, after more than a year-and-a-half hiatus on hold to protect the health and lives of the service members they honor. The national organizers for the North Dakota and Minnesota veterans’ group made a tough decision at the start of the pandemic to postpone…

Benefit helps support woman in cancer fight

Funds will be boosted by Lend A Hand Up.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A taco bar benefit is helping raise funds for a woman diagnosed with melanoma. Family and friends of Carissa Sjolie are hosting the walking taco bar, silent auction and raffle after Sjolie’s diagnosis showed the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen and brain. The benefit is being held until 10 o’clock tonight at…

Pet Connection: Meet the Buns

The Moorhead domestic rabbit crisis comes crashing down on a pet rescue organization.

This week’s Pet Connection is an update on a story we’ve been following for a few weeks here on the Morning Show. They are now up to fifty-one domestic bunnies captured from a Moorhead neighborhood, and taken in to safety by volunteers at Kritter Krazy Reptile and Exotic rescue. That’s according to rescue founder Tasha Gorentz. The animals appear to…

Tonight’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella production cancelled

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Monday night’s storm is ruining Cinderella’s fairy tale ending this morning. Fargo public schools officials say the storm damaged a portion of the set for Trollwood’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. That means Wednesday night’s performance has been cancelled. There will be an additional showtime on Sunday, August 1 at 8:30 p.m. If you’ve already…

Salvation Army teams up with Josef’s School of Hair to offer free haircuts

Members of the U.S. Navy also lent a helping hand as their way of giving back.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some lucky people get the chance to upgrade their hairstyle with a free haircut. After last year’s successful free adult haircut event, the Salvation Army and students at the Josef’s School of Hair Design came out to lift people’s spirits with fresh cuts. “Folks are still really struggling with all the dynamics of post covid life,…