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Detroit Mountain welcomes back skiers with Covid-19 guidelines

Some of the adjustments include wearing masks indoors and outdoors.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- Detroit Mountain opened earlier this month with safety precautions amid the pandemic. Skiers from Lakes country and beyond could not wait to get their ski gear out for the winter. Some had to cut last season short after Detroit Mountain had to close earlier than expected in March due to COVID-19. “We were able to start making…

“From the Meadow” exhibition at Spirit Room pays tribute to artist’s childhood home

Kimberly Kenyon's shows memories from her childhood through acrylic painting

FARGO, N.D. – An artist’s exhibition at Spirit Room sends a “love note to home” through her acrylic paintings. Kimberly Kenyon is a visual artist who was living and working as a graphic designer in the FM area. Her exhibition “From the Meadow” pays tribute to her youth and childhood home. She recently moved back to the old house in…

Fargo woman brings awareness to mental health through hula hooping

They will begin after the new year and run for six weeks.

FARGO, N.D. — A local woman is hosting a class to bring awareness to mental health issues in a unique way. It’s a hula hooping course to bring awareness to mental health and help reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. The classes involve music to bring out rhythm in a therapeutic way as the hoop moves around the body….

Eagles Club 2342 in Detroit Lake launches Keep The Lights On 2020 donation box

They are asking for the community's help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- A club in Detroit Lakes is asking for the community’s help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. Eagles Club Aerie 2342 had to close for a few months in the spring. Even though they are now open, restrictions have made it hard for them to continue. The club is still trying to plan fundraisers and…

Marchers take to downtown Fargo to demand COVID-19 relief

"Today on Christmas day of all days, it is not merry for many."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–This holiday, some community members are taking to the streets of downtown Fargo as a reminder that it’s not a time of joy and bliss for everyone. “Today on Christmas day of all days, it is not merry for many,” Jamaal Abegaz said. That’s because according to the organizers, a lot of families both across the country and…

Camper in Fargo is destroyed after it catches on fire

There was no one inside of the camper at the time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — At around 1:30 p.m., fire crews respond to 437 23rd Street South of reports of a camper fire. Officials say when crews arrived on scene, a camper in between two homes was fully engulfed. They say there was also a possible explosion. Officials say the fire was controlled within a couple of minutes. There was no…

Local church hosts socially distanced Christmas Eve service

Many congregations are having to adjust their plans this Christmas

HORACE, N.D. (KVRR) — The worship hall inside Horace Lutheran Church may be empty this Christmas Eve, but the parking lot is bustling with noise. Car horns have replaced “Amens” this holiday as families come together for a socially distanced worship service. “Lots of new traditions including bringing our puppy to church,” says church member Rachel Lerum. She and her…

South Fargo family who lost their home in murder-suicide fire launches GoFundMe

Juanita and her family had been living in the twin home since 2005.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A family who lost their home in a south Fargo fire is speaking out after the couple in the next door twin house died in a murder suicide. A GoFundMe page has been created to help get them back on their feet. “It was horrible,” Juanita Kreider who lost her home says. Juanita Kreider was sleeping…

Teachers get pied as a reward for students who donated to Great Plains Food Bank

A group of Eight graders got to participate due to their contributions.

FARGO, N.D. – Students at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School have a sweet day with their teachers as a celebration of their work with charities. Students donated more than three thousand dollars to Great Plains Food Bank in its “Coin War.” Students would put coins in their team’s jar as positive points and bills in other teams’ jars as negative…

Salvation Army hands out over 800 Christmas meal boxes

It may not be having it's annual Christmas dinner, but it's still providing meals to those in need this holiday season

FARGO, N.D. –  The Salvation Army’s “Operation: Rescue Christmas” is underway. Cars were lining up outside of the Fargodome as early as 8 a.m. to pick up their food box. The Salvation Army handed out over 800 of them to families in need of a helping hand this holiday season. “We are prepared. We’ve thought this through. We have a…