Morning – In The Community

From Minnesota to New Mexico: Firefighter Brings Decades Of Experience to Save Their Region

Unprecedented winds, extreme dryness.... all starting to sound very familiar to Bemidji-based Chris Weir-Koetter.

We used to think of wildfires as a phenomenon of the Western states. But after last year’s fires devastated some of the most beautiful parts of Minnesota, that is all changing. One person who’s known for a long time how dangerous wildfire can be is Bemidji’s Chris Weir-Koetter She’s been fighting fires for more than three decades, for the state…

LIVE: West Fargo’s Newest K9 Officer

He may not have his own movie coming out, but he sure can make for some good TV.

The Morning Show got to see some major action this time. Thor is the 19-month-old newest K9 member of the department, who’s taking to the streets of West Fargo to fight crime along with his partner, Officer Matthew Oldham. Oldham says Thor is an American-bred cross between a German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, two of the most popular breeds for…

LIVE: Facing White Supremacism

You might think it couldn't happen here. You would be incorrect.

A North Dakota nonprofit wants you to sit down with someone who’s stared into the face of white supremacy to find out why hate still has a foothold in our community. The event, called “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” features book author Eli Saslow. In it, Saslow profiles a former white supremacist, Derek Black,…

LIVE: Moorhead Wants To Fund Activities To Bring People To Downtown & Riverfront

The Deadline To Submit Your Idea Is May 20th

  MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The city of Moorhead is looking for ideas on ways to make the most of the city’s downtown and riverfront areas. And it’s willing to pay for the right idea. The city put out what it calls a Call for Activation. If you have an idea of an activity that could bring people out, the…

LIVE: Cybersecurity Specialists Weigh In On Williston-based Company’s Security Breach

You might want to keep a very close watch on your prescriptions. And your email.

It’s a cybersecurity breach that’s affected more than half a million people. And may have left their most private information — their health data — exposed for months. According to cybersecurity specialists at Check Point Software, what happened to Williston, N.D.-based Adaptive Health Integrations is pretty common, for security breaches. It can take months for companies to discover they’ve been…

LIVE: CoreCon Comes Back

Gather and let your imagination flow.

If you’ve been in sci-fi or fantasy fan withdrawal after two years of pandemic online life, there’s a group in the metro that totally gets you. CoreCon is coming back Memorial Day weekend and this time, they want to see you in person. The nonprofit is preparing for their first in-person convention since the pandemic struck. They’re excited about the…

LIVE: Pop Expo

FM Comic-con explodes into a new, even bigger event.

Are you looking for a pop of fun to make your weekend a great one? Comic-con is merging with two other entertainment entities in the metro this year to become “Pop Expo.” The pop culture and comic book convention officially turned twelve years old this year, so organizers decided they wanted to broaden its reach. Organizer Tony Tilton said they’re…

CoreCon And Shellback Tech

Gearing up to support a great cause at this year's CoreCon.

This year’s CoreCon is shaping up to be a fun one, and one of the best parts is the charity the pop culture convention is featuring this year. Shellback Tech is the brainchild of war veteran Travis Peacock. He started it 4 years ago in the region. The program builds free gaming systems for disabled veterans and first responders. Peacock…

LIVE: Waste Art Exhibit Highlights How Much Reusable Stuff We Throw Away

Waste Art Exhibit At Moorhead Public Library April 18-22

  MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – This Earth Week, you can get inspired to reduce, reuse and recycle through art. The Moorhead Public Library is hosting the Clay County Waste Art Exhibit this week. Local artists took items that would otherwise be thrown away and made them into a wide variety of creative pieces. Shannon Thompson with Clay County Solid Waste…