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Clay County Fair Kicks Off in Barnesville

Many people have been coming year after year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — The Clay County Fair kicked off today, and it’s a well –loved tradition by many in the area. Paul and Shellee Hansen, owners of Hansen’s Festival Concessions, have been involved with the fair for about 20 years, and they say many of the vendors are actually related to each other. “I get to see the same people year after…

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity to Build Three Homes in Ten Days

With the help of Blitz Home Builders, the project will take place in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — In less than a year, more than sixty volunteers from all over the country will gather in the metro to hammer home hope and build a new start for three families. For Danielle Stone, who has been with the Blitz Home Builders since 2012, it was surreal to bring her team of volunteers to the metro. “Being from…

Wiggles & Giggles Child Care Hosts Sixth Annual Lemonade Stand for United Way

The money raised at the lemonade stand is to contribute to the United Way of Cass–Clay School Supply Drive

FARGO, N.D.– Are you thirsty for some lemonade? The children at Wiggles & Giggles Child Care and their child care provider, Jamie Zastoupil, completed their sixth “LIVE UNITED LEMONADE STAND.” The money raised at the lemonade stand is to contribute to the United Way of Cass–Clay School Supply Drive. The school supplies are given to K–12 students in need. “So, six…

Veterans Memorial Pool in WF Opens Early to Help Kids Beat the Heat

The pool, as well as the Red River Valley Fair, give people an opportunity to cool off

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the sun swelters down on local swimming pools across the metro, the staff at Veterans Memorial Pool decided to take action and present a solution for kids to beat the heat. “It’s supposed to be really hot this week, and with the Fair going on, some parents might not be able to bring their kids in,…

United Way of Cass-Clay Begins 20th Annual School Supply Drive

Having all of the school supplies you need is not a given for every student

FARGO, N.D.– United Way of Cass–Clay is providing students with the materials they need to succeed in school. Having all the school supplies you need is not a given for every student. “Even walking into school and not having a backpack that first day, that excitement is kind of gone, that excitement of being just like everyone else in the…

Red River Valley Fair Keeping Animals Cool Despite Sweltering Heat

Animals have access to fans and fresh water everyday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Animals at the Red River Valley Fair stay cool, calm, and collected even as the temperatures start to rise. At the fair, the livestock is kept cool on a daily basis by high–powered fans and fresh water. In the Bunny Barn, frozen bottles of water are thawed out, and the bunnies are kept on cooled granite pads…

Preliminary Hearing Delayed for Fargo Man Charged with Killing His Wife

Since Louis Averson is still hospitalized, his hearing will be continued on August 9

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man who allegedly killed his wife as part of a suicide pact did not appear in court today. Louis Averson, 85, is still hospitalized. His attorneys say he is not at a stage in his recovery to make a plea in court. Averson and his late wife Ila, 85, allegedly tried to kill themselves by keeping…

LIVE: United Way of Cass-Clay School Supply Drive

Get driven to give kids in our region the tools they need to learn.

Hard to believe, but it’s almost back-to-school time for the region’s school kids. And when a kid starts thinking about heading back to class, you want them to worry about things like making new friends, engaging with the classroom material, connecting with their teacher… not whether they’ll have enough pens, paper and other supplies to make it through class. That’s…

Historic Flight for Unmanned Medium Altitude Aircraft Takes Off in Grand Forks

The flight is expected to land in Fairford in the United Kingdom

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An unmanned aircraft that took off near Grand Forks is on pace to complete a historic flight to the United Kingdom. The product of a partnership between Grand Sky and General Atomics Aeronautical evolved into plans for the first transatlantic medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft flight. “We wanted to be the first MALE RPA to fly across the…

Red River Valley Fair Opens Gates for Week-Long Fun

Admission is $15 on Tuesday and $10 through Sunday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fair is finally opening the gates for their 2018 festival. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on the week–long fun planned for the entire family. If you plan on visiting the fair this year, it’s recommended you avoid using Sheyenne Street. “There is a possible road closure from 8–5 on Friday all day from…