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The spotlight is on Giving Hearts Day this month

  The spotlight is on Giving Hearts Day this month. Spotlight Media is only publishing two issues this month, Fargo Monthly and Fargo Inc. They’re both highlighting February 10th’s Giving Hearts Day. The will be available online this week, and at news stands in local stores in about two weeks. With more than 500 charities raising money that day, it…

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum gets $1 million gift

FARGO – A proposed science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and feasibility studies. The museum focus on the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The plans includes a mobile STEM classroom….

After 50 years, Deputy Herb Nelson is ready to retire

78-year-old Deputy Herb Nelson will retire in a few months from the Clay County Sheriff's Office

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Clay County Sheriff’s deputy who’s worn the badge for nearly 50 years is getting ready to retire. Herb Nelson was running a barber shop in Hawley, Minn. when he told a couple of deputies who came in for haircuts that he’d be interested in working with them. That conversation changed his life. “They came…

Blood shortage crisis raises concerns locally at Vitalant

Vitalant in Fargo is actively recruiting potential donors ages 20 to 45 as current donors continue to age out.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “When you donate blood, you’re literally saving someone’s life which is just awesome and it doesn’t take much to do it,” Roberta Pytlik of Fargo said. A nationwide blood shortage is impacting hospitals and blood banks across the country. Vitalant Regional Director of Donor Recruitment Jennifer Bredahl says it’s impacting doctors and patients. “Physicians are having…

One woman dies after fire at Grand Forks home

Officers were able to visibly see smoke and fire in the residence

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — A Grand Forks woman dies from her injuries after an early morning fire Saturday. Forty-year-old Sarah Gatica was taken to Altru Hosptial, along with another person that was in the house at the time of the fire. Grand Forks Police, Altru paramedics and Grand Forks Fire were called around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning to the…

West Fargo Assistant City Administrator arrested

Police were called to a domestic situation at 11:50 p.m. Saturday

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A West Fargo city official has been arrested and booked into the Cass County Jail. Assistant City Administrator Timothy Solberg was arrested after police were called to a domestic situation in the 6000 block of Osgood Parkway South in Fargo. The call came in just before midnight Saturday. The City of West Fargo says Solberg…

Educating Veterans on Benefits at the Hjemkomst Center

The Fargo VA Health Care System teamed up with several veteran driven groups to educate vets on available healthcare and job training.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo VA Health Care System teamed up with several veteran driven groups to educate vets on available healthcare and job training. There’s also an art exhibit with a focus on their healing. “It definitely gives you chills. We all have different stories and hearing others and what they’ve gone through, you definitely have a lot…

Moorhead man injured in snowmobile crash in Becker County

The Becker County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a snowmobile crash on South Tulaby Lane

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Moorhead man is hurt after crashing his snowmobile in Becker County. It happened around 11 a.m. Morgan Leiseth, of Moorhead, was traveling northbound on South Tulaby Lake Lane when he left the trail and hit a tree. The 45-year-old was taken by North Memorial Air Care to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. His injuries are unknown…

Semi ends up in the ditch after clipping NDDOT snowplow

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both drivers were not injured in the crash

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — A semi sideswipes a NDDOT snow plow near Jamestown on I-94. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both vehicles were going eastbound about five miles east of the city shortly before 2 p.m. when the semi clipped the passenger-side blade of the plow. It caused the semi to go into the ditch and tip onto its…

Fans see all nine Bison FCS Championship trophies with Coach Entz

NDSU Head Football Coach Matt Entz heads to the Fargo Scheels for a meet and greet to show off some new hardware.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota State University Head Football Coach Matt Entz heads to the Fargo Scheels for a meet and greet to show off some new hardware. The Bison won their ninth FCS championship in 11 years against Montana State. All nine trophies were on display for the community to admire. It was an up and down season…