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For the first time ever a North Dakota team is represented in the American Legion World Series

Rain has delayed the game until Wednesday morning

FARGO, N.D. — Fans and friends of the team packed Herd & Horns to help cheer the team on. Fargo quickly got on the board with two runs in the first inning before rain delayed the game. The increased exposure the Fargo Post 2 baseball team has received makes one coach excited for the future. “I mean it puts our…

Fargo Public Schools Hosts Back to School Assembly

Nearly 2,000 Fargo Public Schools staff members were in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — Travis Hoeg wasn’t planning on becoming a teacher 25 years ago. “I was originally an accounting major in college and took a couple economics classes, and flowcharts and stuff went right over the head. I didn’t understand it, so, just by a whim, I took an introduction to education class and we had to spend 30 hours…

Power of 100 Makes Donation to Local Nonprofit

130 women raised $13,000

FARGO, N.D. — The mission of the Power of 100 Red River Valley group is simple. Women from the Fargo–Moorhead area get together four times a year, donate 100 dollars each and collectively choose a nonprofit organization to give the funds to. This time around, they’re writing a $13,000 check to Justin’s Break the Silence Fund. It’s a foundation dedicated…

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…

Biting Into Summer’s Colorado Peaches Fundraiser

the Fargo West rotary club has put on the event for 26 years

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo West Rotary Club is biting into the sweetest part of summer with their Colorado Peaches Fundraiser. The 26th annual event is one of two big fundraisers the group puts on each year. Proceeds go to charities throughout the F–M area. Peaches were ordered in advance. In its first year, the fundraiser sold about 15–hundred lugs of…

Kids Get Free Haircuts at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin and Body

The "Kids for Cuts" event is in collaboration with the Salvation Army

FARGO, N.D. — School is almost back in session, which means parents are prepping their children’s backpacks and lunchboxes. But, the Salvation Army is helping get kids school–ready in a different way. Many say that if you look good, you feel good. “Hair is everything. No matter if you’re a male, female, child, adult, your hair makes your day,” said…

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…

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…