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LIVE: Island Park Show

It's a place to find things you're sure to want to show off.

The end of summer is a bittersweet time of year, but there’s a way to make it go down a little easier this weekend. You can find some of the most creative, beautiful and interesting arts, crafts and finds for your family at the Island Park Art Show going on this weekend. It’s held every summer during one of the…

Affordable Housing Facility Celebrates Renovation

New Horizons Manor just completed its 2-year remodeling project

FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 50 years ago, Todd Arntson’s life changed forever. “I dove off of a dock when I was 21 years old and broke my neck. So, I damaged my spinal cord. My disability is called quadriplegia, so it affects all four limbs,” he said. He was still in college and trying to get used to a life…

First Class Mortgage Raising Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

It's partnering with Pico Food Truck for the day

FARGO, N.D. — First Class Mortgage is financing more than just their customers’ homes with a fundraiser to make wishes come true. The company is partnering with Pico Food Truck for the day to raise money for the Make–A–Wish Foundation. The truck was stationed in First Class’s parking lot on 13th Avenue South for the afternoon. For every person served,…

Making a Splash at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo hosts Dunk Tank Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — A fundraiser at the zoo makes a big splash. The Red River Zoo in Fargo recruited volunteers to take the plunge in the dunk tank. KVRR’s own Molly Fontaine who works behind the scenes even got in on the action. Nearly a dozen volunteers raised money before the big event. Kids at the zoo got to take…

Biotech Company Breaks Ground on 14-Acre Expansion in Fargo

it'll include three new buildings

FARGO, N.D. — Biotech company Aldevron breaks ground on a 14–acre expansion right here in Fargo. It will include three buildings next to its headquarters in south Fargo. Aldevron’s co–founders, Michael Chambers and John Ballantyne, both started their business at NDSU in 1998 as a way to create plasmid DNA for research scientists. Now one of the new buildings will…

Minnesota Farmers Union President Not Happy With Ongoing Trade War

President Trump tweeting Sunday that the country is "Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed."

Gary Wertish/President, Minnesota Farmers UnionST. PAUL, Minn. — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says President Donald Trump “has the backs of farmers.” He made that comment Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. He says “a lot” of the money the U.S. is taking in from tariffs is “going right to the farmers.” Farmers have been hit hard by…

LIVE: Barnesville’s Potato Days on National Potato Day

Lefse us tell you about all the great things happening this week for Potato Days.

It’s National Potato Day this Monday, and we couldn’t be more chipper about the whole event, because potatoes are something most people in this region get pretty steamed up about. That’s especially true in Barnesville, Minn., where residents have been serving the Red River Valley its Potato Days festival every year in late August. A smash hit for young and…

Vendors Celebrate Final Day of Food Truck Festival with “Makin’ Bacon” Challenge

Founder says this year is the festival's most successful one yet

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Food Truck Festival is closing its doors on a high note. Its founder says this is their most successful year yet. More than 9,000 people have come out to the North Dakota Horse Park over the past few days to indulge their cravings, from deep–fried cheese curds to Norwegian dumplings. But it may not be…

Fargo Food Truck Community to Remember Jay Halvorson September 17

Halvorson was shot to death in downtown Fargo this June

FARGO, N.D. — A man considered by many to be a leader in Fargo’s food truck scene was killed in June. Now his food truck family is coming together to remember him. Jason “Jay” Halvorson was shot in downtown Fargo during a confrontation. His body was found next to his Texas Q BBQ and Catering food truck. Halvorson’s former fiancé…