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LIVE: Support Bison With Online Auction For National Buffalo Museum

National Buffalo Museum Bringing "Bid For Bison" Auction Online For 2nd Straight Year

  North Dakotans love their bison. And now you can help support the iconic North Dakota museum dedicated to the animal. The 2nd annual “Bid for Bison” auction starts Thursday and runs through July 16th. The National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown has hundreds of bison-themed items up for auction from clothes and jewelry, home items and art and collectables. The…

LIVE: Nome Schoolhouse Ready For Grand Opening After Nearly 3 Years

Renovated Nome Schoolhouse Building Hopes To Turn Small ND Town Into International Destination

  After nearly three years of work, the Nome Schoolhouse is celebrating its grand opening this week. Owners Chris Armbrust and Teresa Perleberg bought an abandoned schoolhouse in Nome, North Dakota in 2018, southeast of Valley City. They spent years fixing the building and renovating it. Now, there’s an events space, a boutique hotel, camping space, classroom space, a restaurant…

Social Distancing: Figuring Out Fishing

Getting Started In Fishing Is A Daunting Task

  Summer fun is here, and I’m still on the lookout for fun things to do away from crowds. So I’ve been getting into fishing. Never did it much before on my own, but I’m enjoying it. And I didn’t realize how easy it is to just head out for a few right here in town. That’s the benefit to…

LIVE: FM Welcome Party Returns In Person

Welcome Party Went Virtual In 2020 Due To COVID

  Get to know some of your neighbors in our community in person as the FM Welcome Party returns. The semi-annual introduction to our community went virtual last November. This Wednesday, they’re back in person at Fargo Broadway Square. Organizers say the outdoor venue helped alleviate any uncertainty when they were planning the event. It’s free, with food, performances, games…

LIVE: Drought Leaves Farmers’ Futures Uncertain

It may be game over already for some of them this growing season.

We keep hoping for some relief from the drought with more rain in the forecast. But for some farmers in the region, anything we get may be coming too little, too late. Bell Bank agribusiness analysts say some farmers may already be out of the growing game this season. In the north central part of North Dakota, the lack of…

Social Distancing: State Park Shutdown Looming

Minnesota State Parks Could Be Closed Just 1st If Budget Deal Isn't Reached

  Camping and outdoor activities exploded in popularity during the pandemic. RV’s. Campgrounds. Boats. All are at a premium right now as while we’re still technically in a pandemic. But some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in our region might soon be off limits thanks to some dug-in politicians in St. Paul. Here is one of my favorite…

LIVE: WE Fest Promises More Fan-Friendly Festival In 2021

Festival Returns To Detroit Lakes After Taking 2020 Off

  WE Fest is back this year after taking a year off in 2021, and the festival’s new owner is promising some crowd-pleasing new additions at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes this year. Matt Mithun has owned the ranch for years, but this is his first year as the owner and Festival Director of the actual event. He says…

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: Juneteenth Celebration Planned For June 19th In Fargo

Juneteenth Named State Holiday In North Dakota Earlier This Year

  A big celebration is set for this Saturday for the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the U.S. A Juneteenth celebration is set for this Saturday, June 19th, at Lindenwood Park. This video above shows clips from last year’s Juneteenth march in Fargo. The holiday has gained prominence in the last year, with North Dakota making it…

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…