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UND’s commencement saw around 2000 students eligible for graduation

"The University of North Dakota is a widely recognized leader in fields that are near and dear to my heart"

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)- UND’s commencement saw around 2000 students eligible for graduation. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force spoke to the 639 graduate and doctoral students, 1,128 bachelor’s degree candidates, 63 law graduates, and 69 receive their M.D. degree. An additional 13 law students who graduated in December were recognized at…

Downtown Fargoans discuss Island Park’s master plan

The Fargo Park District is still going over suggestions for Island Park's master plan.

FARGO N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Downtown Neighborhood Association wants to make sure their voices are heard in regards to Island Park renovations. “We’re just kinda organizing this little community meet-up to try to get people’s opinions. They’re gonna make a decision on what the master plan’s gonna be real soon. So, do our best to see who’s interested in…

Gigi’s Playhouse finishing reconstruction

The reconstruction era for North Dakota's only down syndrome achievement center is nearing its end

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Gigi’s Playhouse is planning its grand re-opening later this summer one year after a fire destroyed it. One year after a fire severely damaged the building, the playhouse is adding new services for people with special needs and their families across the F-M area who use the space as a second home. “We watched from across…

Special Olympics athletes return to action in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Another “return to normal” event brings the community together after the COVID-19 hiatus, the regional Special Olympics return. Athletes across western Minnesota compete at Moorhead High School where they show off skills and athleticism in front of friends and family. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office helped light the torch while students from Moorhead High School, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton,…

From Minnesota to New Mexico: Firefighter Brings Decades Of Experience to Save Their Region

Unprecedented winds, extreme dryness.... all starting to sound very familiar to Bemidji-based Chris Weir-Koetter.

We used to think of wildfires as a phenomenon of the Western states. But after last year’s fires devastated some of the most beautiful parts of Minnesota, that is all changing. One person who’s known for a long time how dangerous wildfire can be is Bemidji’s Chris Weir-Koetter She’s been fighting fires for more than three decades, for the state…

LIVE: West Fargo’s Newest K9 Officer

He may not have his own movie coming out, but he sure can make for some good TV.

The Morning Show got to see some major action this time. Thor is the 19-month-old newest K9 member of the department, who’s taking to the streets of West Fargo to fight crime along with his partner, Officer Matthew Oldham. Oldham says Thor is an American-bred cross between a German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, two of the most popular breeds for…

Fargo-Moorhead prepares for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

It's the largest single-day food drive in the nation for an easy way to donate goods that can help millions of Americans

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With summer around the corner and the school year coming to a close, people might have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to feed their families. Mail carriers and food pantries are encouraging people to leave non-perishable food items next to their mailbox Saturday. “We’re always in need of peanut butter, canned fruits, canned…

LIVE: Facing White Supremacism

You might think it couldn't happen here. You would be incorrect.

A North Dakota nonprofit wants you to sit down with someone who’s stared into the face of white supremacy to find out why hate still has a foothold in our community. The event, called “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” features book author Eli Saslow. In it, Saslow profiles a former white supremacist, Derek Black,…

Sanford Health Integrative Medicine helps patients with alternative treatments

We talk with a doctor at Sanford Health Integrative Medicine Clinic about alternative treatment options.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health Integrative Medicine Clinic is giving patients alternative treatment options. A patient with irritable bowel syndrome was referred there because of fatigue, migraines and other symptoms. She was put on a holistic, homeopathic treatment plan which involves more over the counter supplements. Dr. Eric Thompson says lifestyle medicine is also about connecting with the patient…

Restaurants overcome staff shortages to handle Mother’s Day crowds

Restaurants offering specials stay busy as people go out and eat on Mother's Day.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A day to honor a special lady in our lives as people go out and eat to celebrate Mother’s Day. Restaurants have to prep days and sometimes weeks in advance to deal with hundreds of families coming out to celebrate moms. “It is our busiest day of the year hands down. Most of us were here…