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Northern Plains Botanic Garden aims for improvement

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –The Northern Plains Botanic Garden is adding a taste of fall to its grounds. At its ‘Scarecrows in the Garden’ event, the Botanic Society placed locally crafted scarecrows for sale to help raise funds for the garden. Part of the event also included pumpkins sales, baked goods and handcrafted art and jewelry. All of the proceeds will…

Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Suspect in deaths of 4 Minnesotans found in SUV surrenders in Arizona

MENOMONIE, Wis. – A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin has surrendered to authorities in Arizona. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 38-year-old Antoine Darnique Suggs turned himself in to police in Gilbert, Arizona. The sheriff’s statement says Suggs had been living in the Phoenix area recently…

Red Cross volunteer describes Hurricane Ida mission

Hurricane Ida had a sufficient impact on thousands in the gulf coast.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Sandra Heggeness has been with the Red Cross for four years and went to the Gulf Coast in the emergency rescue vehicle to help out with victims from the storm. “Damage was unbelievable. Every powerline you drove by was down, broken. There were roofs up in trees,” said Sandra Heggeness. Heggeness said that she was surprised…

“Their lives are at risk” Organization relocating Afghan refugees in ND describes process

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Forty-nine Afghan refugees are set to come to North Dakota as part of the federal government’s Afghan Placement and Assistance Program. “It’s in our national security interest. We have allies that have been working with our troops for 20 years in Afghanistan and now they are under threat. Their lives are at risk,” Lutheran Immigration and…

Great Plains Food Bank celebrates Hunger Action Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s Hunger Action Day and Great Plains Food Bank is celebrating with it’s annual Packathon. Throughout the week the food bank has been welcoming volunteers as they pack bags filled with food for hungry families in need. The bags will be going toward the school backpack program and are set to be shipped through schools in…

Moorhead company’s work vehicle vandalized and robbed

"We're going to have to invest in cameras, make sure we take the time to part the things away in the shop and just not be complacent."

MOORHEAD, Minn, (KVRR) — A Moorhead business is asking the community for help after it was vandalized and robbed. In the overnight hours of late Tuesday to early morning Wednesday, flooring company ‘Hands Down Flooring and Tile’ was robbed of about $4000 dollars worth of equipment. “Our new hire went out to load tools up in the van and there…

Federal panel rejects COVID-19 booster shots for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) – An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. The vote by the committee of outside experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration was 16-2,…