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Home for good kits help support homeless community members transition into permanent housing

"When these individuals have the opportunity to transition again to permanent housing, they have a lot to be thankful for."

FARGO, N.D — A home for good initiative is helping support local families transitioning from homelessness into a stable household The move from homeless to housing is made a little bit easier for 90 families in the metro with the help of Bremer Bank’s home for good initiative. “In partnership with United Way we just dropped off 90 home for…

Elementary School Teachers from Fargo Go Head-to-Head In “Battle of the Schools”

Longfellow Elementary took home the first championship

FARGO, N.D. — It was no secret that school spirit was at an all–time high inside the gym of Eagles Elementary. Many educators were fired up on a Wednesday afternoon for one reason: the first ever “Battle of the Schools”. “Oh it’s great. It builds team spirit, builds camaraderie, you know we look forward to this, coming together, and competing against…

Community Members Give Their Feedback about Upcoming Main Avenue Construction

Engineers hope that renovations to Main Avenue begin in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — Main Avenue is one of the major vessels for consumer traffic in Fargo, but many people feel it’s time for the road to get a face lift. “You’re seeing more people choosing to live, learn, work, and play downtown, so again design for people and we get more people, design for cars and we get more cars,” said…

13th Avenue South to Shorten to One Lane Side-by-Side on Wednesday

The south side of the street will be renovated for the next two to three months

FARGO, N.D. — Construction continues on 13th Avenue South, but for the next few months, drivers will have to drive on the north side of the road. Phase Two of the project begins tomorrow and traffic will shift to a one lane, side–to–side pattern on the north side while crews begin infrastructure improvements on the south side of the street. Repairs…

United Way Hosts New Event to Address Needs of Child Care Providers

The "United for Child Care" event helped child care providers learn new skills to help children

FARGO, N.D. — At the first “United for Child Care” event held by United Way of Cass Clay, many child care providers learned valuable lessons to help them in meeting the needs of children. “Whether it’s a social or emotional issue, if they’re having some sort of difficulty, so it’s balancing that while providing a really enriching early program,” said…

Students Begin Canvassing Across Town to Support Heidi Heitkamp

The "Students for Heidi" groups also take form on college campuses across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Several students walk around neighborhoods in the metro to convince potential voters to support Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The “Students for Heidi” group knocked on several doors and asked voters questions about their preferences heading into the election. Students say Heitkamp’s support of their needs in education and other issues fuels their ambition to help her campaign. “She always…

Hundreds Line Up for Free Comic Books at Paradox Comics-N-Cards

Free Comic Book Day falls on the first Saturday of May each year

FARGO, N.D. — People of all ages lined up all the way down Roberts Street to get their hands on a free comic book. Paradox Comics–N–Cards in downtown Fargo gave away 10,000 comic books. This year, the store partnered up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley to bring awareness to their new homes. Comic book author…

Fargo-Moorhead Goes “Out with the Old” By Filling Streets Ahead of Cleanup Week

People across the metro put out their unwanted goods for Fargo Solid Waste to pick up

FARGO, N.D. — Old couches, mattresses and even musical instruments give some new character to the streets of Fargo. “I find it unique. You know I’ve lived in many other places and never have I seen anything like this where the city is willing to pick up your stuff if you leave it on the curb,” said Michael Dillon of Fargo….

Saving Smiles Dentistry Celebrates Star Wars Day with The Salvation Army

Dr. James Johnson and his staff dress up in Star Wars attire and serve lunch

FARGO, N.D. — The staff of Saving Smiles Dentistry celebrated Star Wars Day by serving up smiles to community members. In partnership with the Salvation Army, the staff dressed up in Star Wars costumes and served lunch. The partnership arose after Volunteer and Public Relations Manager Kallie Frost saw that Dr. James Johnson reserved 129 seats for his patients and participants…