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NDSU unveils Sugihara Hall, a new science building on campus

NDSU has a new $51.2 million science building that students were able to attend class in today.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — NDSU has a new $51.2 million science building that students were able to attend class in today. Sugihara Hall is named after the late James Sugihara, a former chemistry professor and dean of NDSU College of Science and Mathematics. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were at the ribbon cutting. “It’s just very humbling. It’s not really…

Essentia Health Looks to Community for Volunteers

Essentia Health-Fargo is actively recruiting volunteers to work in the Cancer Center, emergency department, gift shop and as patient escorts.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Essentia Health-Fargo is actively recruiting volunteers to work in the Cancer Center, emergency department, gift shop and as patient escorts. Since the start of Covid 19 protocols, Essentia Health is down to only thirty volunteers. If you’re interested, shifts are four hours long. Qualifications include a successful background check, must be 18 or older, and be…

Fiddlers bring out the community for Spelemannslag concert

A Nowegian musical group partnered with Sons of Norway in Fargo to put of a free fiddle concert for the community

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Put on your dancing shoes! A Norwegian musical group partnered with Sons of Norway in Fargo to put of a free fiddle concert for the community. “We’re the Fargo Spelemennslag, that means musicians team in Norwegian, so we’re a group of fiddlers from begging to advanced all kinds of different experience levels,” said one member Gus…

LIVE: Ladyboss Midwest Retreat

Step away to reconnect.

Working women have been shouldering a heavy load since the beginning of the pandemic. And now, an organization for women in the workplace is telling them it’s time to step away for a second. Ladyboss Midwest is launching its first 3-day retreat this spring. It’ll offer leadership training sessions, education, and connection opportunities. Speakers include women entrepreneurs and other professionals…

West Fargo School District closed due to weather

WEST FARGO, ND (KVRR) – West Fargo Public Schools have cancelled classes for the day. They provided this release on their website: At the request of the City of West Fargo, the district has made the decision to cancel school for today, Wednesday, January 5.  The current and forecasted weather conditions have severely impacted the City’s ability to keep our…

Voters reject school bond referendum in Mapleton

Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota.

Update: Mapleton Public Schools posted on Facebook that the referendum failed with 52 percent of voters saying not. Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota. School leaders say the money was needed to fund an expansion that would have included a new middle school. They say the student population has nearly doubled since the school opened in…

Video games provide safe space for kids with Autism at Replay Games

Every first and third Monday of each month, the group gathers for their Game On event at Replay Games where those on the spectrum can play for free.

‘FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A local business is using the power of video games to unite special kids who see the world different. Red River Valley Asperger’s Autism Network is a local nonprofit that helps with kids on the Autism spectrum and we wanted to be able to provide that to be able to play video games especially because the…

Monster Jam Ticket Giveaway

Contest is in effect from Jan.3 until Jan. 27, 2022.  Five winners will be chosen at random. Each winner will receive four admission tickets to the Monster Jam event on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at the Fargodome. Winners will be emailed at the address provided to arrange for pickup. Qualified contestants, in order to win and receive their prize, must…

Pet Connection: Meet Gomez

You'll love him as much as Gomez Addams loves Morticia.

Fans of the “mysterious and spooky, ” as the song goes, we may have a match for you in little Mr. Gomez. This beautiful boy comes to us for this week’s Pet Connection courtesy of Kritter Krazy Reptile and Exotic pet rescue. He’s a ball python, which are some of the easiest to care for and handle species of snakes….