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Gate City Bank Contributes $2.5 Million to NDSU Aldevron Tower

Aldevron Tower will be home to the College of Health Professionals

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank is propelling NDSU’s Aldevron Tower project with a 2.5 million dollar investment. The bank says the contribution is unique in the fact that it’s providing the lowest interest rate ever given to a university project nationwide. The financial agreement spans over 10 years with a 1.5 fixed interest rate, which equals about 2.5 million…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Buzz

He's light years ahead of the competition for cutest doggo.

We’re all abuzz about our newest Pet Connection guest this morning. Buzz is an electrifying little dog with tons of energy and charm, but who knows how to settle in and focus when there’s a need. The two-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Dachsund cross loves to play and likes to be on the go, enjoying car rides and games with both people and…

Drekker Brewing Hosts LGBTQ+ Organization

The brewery hosts an "unpillage" event twice a month

FARGO, N.D. — Drekker Brewing hosts an “unpillage” event twice a month. With Pride Month wrapping up, Drekker is bringing in the Pride Collective and Community Center. They host a nonprofit organization at their brewery and invite customers to enjoy food, music and, of course, beer. Their goal is to spread awareness about local nonprofit organizations. The Pride Collective is…

LIVE: Racing Against Suicide

What a West Fargo teenage race car driver is doing to stop suicide.

Alyssa White is only 16 years old, but she’s already been touched more than once by the shadow of suicide. The West Fargo student lost a friend who was just 12 years old to suicide completion, the first of several of her peers she’s since lost. Since then, White has started to speak openly about the challenges facing  young people…

Find A Great Deal While Helping Haiti at a Moorhead Church

MOORHEAD, Minn. – United Hearts for Haiti is hosting a Rummage Sale at Bridgepointe Community Church in Moorhead this weekend Items such as furniture, tools, bikes, and much more are being sold to raise money to continue building a trade school in rural Haiti. The school will be used to teach electricians, welders and plumbers. “There is a lot of…

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…