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Local organization trains community on preventing child sexual abuse

Stand to Protect launched its education pilot program in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — Some say child sexual abuse is an invisible health crisis happening all around us. Last year alone, the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center conducted more than 350 forensic interviews with children who were sexually abused in the region. According to local experts, only 16 percent of victims report their sexual abuse during childhood, and the effects of…

MSUM celebrates “Appreciate a Dragon Day”

It's the 3rd year the university has celebrated the holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Appreciate a Dragon Day is a national holiday celebrating dragons in popular literature and films, but MSUM is putting its own spin on the day. MSUM President Anne Blackhurst took the holiday as an opportunity to show thanks and appreciation for staff and students. She handed out red and white donuts provided by Sandy’s to every department…

Red River Valley SWAT Team Speak at Coffee With a Cop

WEST FARGO, N.D. Seniors at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings retirement community get a special visit. Members of the West Fargo Police Department and Red River Valley SWAT team spoke at this months coffee with a cop. Officers spoke about what it’s like being on patrol and special equipment the SWAT team uses. The police department hopes these visits will help make…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Spruce

Spruce up your karma by adopting a kitten who could use a little love.

At less than six months old, Spruce the kitten is already quite a survivor. Dumped on the street to fend for himself and his two brothers at just 8 weeks old, the litter of kittens came in to Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue in rough shape. While they were struggling to survive, they’d been exposed to a series of…

Frostival Is Celebrating Its Fifth Year With Some Changes

Weather conditions postponed the event until next weekend.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The festival was a  two day event but it is now being spread out to cover a course of six weeks. This new change gives Fargo and Moorhead a chance to highlight what they’re doing instead of trying to do it all in one weekend. “Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo is such a unique community in my…

Construction for F-M Area’s First Ever Retail Rock Climbing Wall Begins

The wall is expected to open to the public in the spring.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Construction of Fargo-Moorhead’s first ever retail rock climbing and bouldering wall has begun at 814 Center Avenue in Moorhead. The wall is expected to open to the public in the spring, and will be available to all ages and abilities. Nature of the North announced the wall as part of their brick and mortar location which is also set…

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Plans Return to Downtown Building

All productions in the 2020 season will go on as scheduled in new venues.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre has announced plans to return to its 52-year-old theatre in downtown Fargo. The group was temporarily relocated due to structural issues in December 2019 forcing them to cancel the final two performances of A Christmas Carol. The City of Fargo deemed the building dangerous shortly after. A contractor from Minneapolis arrived to stabilize the roof and…

Human Rights Film & Arts Festival emphasizes human rights for all

The exhibit features artwork by more than 65 artists

FARGO, N.D. — Step onto the third floor of the Plains Art Museum, and you’ll see paintings, photographs, films and letters blanketing the walls. The images created and words written are intentional. Their goal is to bring about change within the local community. “The issues that these artists are talking about in their works are issues that impact every single…