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LIVE: United Way School Supply Drive Only Halfway to Goal

Where there's a will, there's a way.

It’s one of the most important annual academic fundraisers in the Cass-Clay county area. And unfortunately, with just three days to go, this year’s United Way of Cass-Clay school supply drive is only halfway to its goal. United Way officials are working to collect and distribute six thousand backpacks filled with fresh school supplies this year. The fundraiser wraps up…

LIVE: Baby Red Panda Progress

They're tiny, but tough -- and they're the future of an endangered species.

After an eight-year-long break, the folks at the Red River Zoo are doing it all over again: the sleepless nights, the worry, the fussing over how much is eaten and how much weight is gained, the long hours spent staring at the little ones asleep. There is a bumper crop of brand-new red panda babies born through the zoo’s world-famous…

Minnesota Auditor Found No Evidence of Overpaying For Saliva Testing

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Office of the Legislative Auditor says it found no evidence that Minnesota overpaid two companies it hired to conduct COVID-19 saliva testing. Instead, the auditor found that managed care organizations, acting on behalf of the state, scrutinized the claims and paid just a fraction of the amounts originally billed. Minnesota Department of Health signed an…

LIVE: Child Care Tax Credits Arriving

Taking a little pressure off a taxing issue for parents.

Time to start checking your mailboxes, moms and dads: Your new child care tax credits should start rolling in this week. Local tax specialists say they’ve gotten a lot of questions from parents about how the new credit works. The Biden administration is raising the credit from the old $2,000 per child, to $3,600 for little kids up to six…

LIVE: Return of the Downtown Street Fair

Some fairly good news for you fans of fun in the region.

It’s a return to one of the region’s biggest gatherings of the summer festival season: the Downtown Fargo Street Fair is kicking off with a bang and a big concert this Thursday. It’s billed as the region’s largest free event, with 150 thousand visitors expected over the course of the three-day event. It spans eight city blocks and features food,…

Pet Connection: Meet Bowie

He's a star, man.

Bowie the German Shepherd is as strikingly handsome as late rock star David Bowie. He’s a cuddler, a good canine citizen on walks, a great player of tug of war and an intrepid explorer of all backyards. He’s five years old, so he’s been around long enough to get some great manners and to love human companions. Amazingly, though, beautiful…

Walk-In And Mobile Clinics Offer Several Chances to get COVID-19 Vaccine

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is changing its COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic starting Tuesday, July 6th. The clinic will operate between noon and 6 on Tuesdays and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available. Clay County Public Health’s walk-in is Wednesday from 1-5 and Thursday from 9-1 at the Family Service Center. In Grand Forks,…

LIVE: Roger Maris All-Star Week

Maris's legacy lives on. Now you can come be a part of it.

After a year of staying away from each other to stay healthy, the timing couldn’t be better for folks turning out to connect with one another at Sanford Health’s newest public event. Organizers are reporting good turnout for the inaugural Roger Maris All-Star Week in the metro. The events have been running all week, and continue through Saturday. Amongst the…

LIVE: New Food Bank CEO Set to Deal with New Crisis in Higher Food Prices

You could say it's out of the frying pan, into the fire for food banks around the region.

2020 was a year unlike any other for the Great Plains Food Bank. Virtually overnight, it seemed, they saw a 40% increase in need for help, brought on by layoffs and other pressures the pandemic brought to bear. That’s finally started to ease up, according the Food Bank’s Jared Slinde. Now, though, inflation is causing food prices to rise, across…

LIVE: Unglued at the Summer Craft Fest

Beer, crafts, and live in-studio appearances are back again on the Morning Show!

It’s the first fully-vaccinated, CDC-guideline-approved, social-distancing-free live, in-studio event in more than a year for the Morning Show, and boy is it right up our alleys. One of our favorite returning guests, Unglued’s Ashley Morken, brought us crafts, beer, beer-related crafts, locally-produced candy, tequila, and more goodies to get us ready for this weekend’s Summer Craft Fest. It’s been on…