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Candlelight vigil honors Anyiwei Maciek

Maciek helped organize marches for the Black Lives Matter movement in the Fargo area.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People come together at a candlelight vigil honoring a Fargo woman. The vigil celebrates the life of 23-year-old  Anyiwei Maciek who helped organize and push marches for the Black Lives Matter movement throughout the Fargo area. That includes the march in May 2020 in Fargo following George Floyd’s death. Maciek unexpectedly passed away earlier this month…

LIVE: Oktoberfest

Beer at 10:45 in the morning? Hey, it's a cultural tradition.

It may not be quite October yet, but the city of Hankinson is getting you ready for it, starting Saturday. The city’s annual Oktoberfest is back on again for the first time since the pandemic struck. This would have been it’s 20th year celebrating German culture in our region. But last year’s annual gathering was called off thanks to Covid….

Shop For A Cause In Support Of The Landon’s Light Foundation

A local boutique is bringing style and giving together to make a difference.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A local boutique is bringing style and giving together to make a difference Leela & Lavender is collaborating with the Landon’s Light Foundation for a Shop for A Cause in support of Landon Solberg. People can shop until they drop from Thursday to Saturday to help support and raise money for the organization’s mission in children…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Drax

Drax-definitely-not-the-destroyer.

It was a super-big day at the Morning Show Thursday, because for the first time in more than a year, we got to do Pet Connection our favorite way — with a live adoptable animal and volunteer in the studio. The aptly named Drax (because he’s built like Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy) joined us with rescue worker…

LIVE: Dr. Emily Oster at NDSU

The controversial author and economist is out with another new book for parents on gauging real-life risk.

She’s one of the best-known economists in the country and she’s been a resource for countless parents trying to gauge real-life risk for families in the pandemic. And now, you can hear her speak at NDSU. Best-selling author Dr. Emily Oster is having a virtual public conversation Thursday to talk about her new book called “The Family Firm.” She’s using…

LIVE: North Dakota’s Joelle Bearstail, Author of “Bear’s Braid”

A tale -- tail? -- from a real-life experience we can all connect with.

A North Dakota author’s brand new children’s book is hitting the shelf at bookstores near you. And author Joelle Bearstail says she thinks kids in our state, and their grownups, can use it as a way to come together and understand each other better. Bearstail’s new book, called “Bear’s Braid”,  is based on what she says are real-life bullying experiences…

It was a night to remember at CCRI Prom

Beautiful people get the chance to relive their high school prom and for some it was the opportunity to experience it for the first time.

MOORHEAD, Minn (KVRR) – Beautiful people get the chance to relive their high school prom and for some it was the opportunity to experience it for the first time. The annual CCRI Prom was held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead with the theme Under the Sea. With family and friends seated around them, elegant prom goers enjoy the…

Folkway’s 4th Annual Red River Water Pageant Brings Creativity to the Red River

Community members gather by the water to show off their decorated vessels.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Fargo’s Folkways Organization hosted its 4th Annual Red River Water Pageant. Participants gathered by the Hjemkomst Center to decorate their watercrafts and set sail onto the Red River. Lesley Anne Buegel, Folkways Project Coordinator, helped bring this event to fruition. She says that the canoe parade grows every year and that she is excited to see…

Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Red Cross volunteer describes Hurricane Ida mission

Hurricane Ida had a sufficient impact on thousands in the gulf coast.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Sandra Heggeness has been with the Red Cross for four years and went to the Gulf Coast in the emergency rescue vehicle to help out with victims from the storm. “Damage was unbelievable. Every powerline you drove by was down, broken. There were roofs up in trees,” said Sandra Heggeness. Heggeness said that she was surprised…