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Natural Pet Center hosts animal-loving charities for Giving Hearts Day

CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are still accepting online donations

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Pet Center in Fargo is hosting three animal-loving charities at its store for Giving Hearts Day. CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are accepting in-person and online donations all day. Those who stop in to donate in person get free gifts like doggy treats and gift cards. They also get the…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…

Plans begin to display Greta Thunberg mural in downtown Fargo

Former Fargo City Commissioner offered the mural's artist the chance to have his work put up downtown after boycotts caused the original plan in Bismarck to fall through

FARGO, N.D. — A mural representing Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg could soon be making it’s way to Fargo. Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams messaged the artist, Shane Balkowitsch, to offer to have the iconic image displayed downtown. The seven foot mural is a representation of a wet plate glass photograph of Thunberg at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in…

Fargo Pinball Celebrates Giving Hearts Day By Giving Back

All the coins put into the machines will be donated directly to the Village Family Service Center.

FARGO, N.D.-¬†Any other day, you would need to be a member in order to play at their location, but because it’s Giving Hearts Day, anyone can come in and play. The club says they love the history of the Family Service Center and all the programs they offer to help people in the community. “Around Valentines Day, I feel like…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Day

If a 5th grader can make a difference, so can you.

It’s the day each year that, more than any other, may be what contributes to the Red River Valley’s nationwide reputation as a place of generosity, giving, and kindness. It’s Giving Hearts Day, the day before Valentine’s Day when we put a financial value to the hard work done by the countless volunteers who keep the region’s many nonprofits going….

Organizations In Minnesota Want Teens To Know The Dangers Of Vaping

Clearway Minnesota and Clay County Health discussed how to reach the youth.

MINNESOTA – As teens find savvier ways to vape without getting caught, Clearway Minnesota is on a mission to cut at the root of the vaping epidemic. The organization lobbies at the State Capitol to pass stricter tobacco laws. “We have four main policy goals: One is tobacco 21, the second is restricting or prohibiting all flavored tobacco products, the…

Organization Offering Free Kidney Screeings

The Organization Is Always Looking For Volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — At the Downtown YMCA in Fargo the National Kidney Foundation is getting set up to help offer people in the community free kidney screenings. “The statistics is 37 million Americans which is 1 in 7 Americans and less than 10 percent are undiagnosed, so it’s really an opportunity for us to get people in for free and…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…

LIVE: Badges of Unity

Connecting kids and police can keep children safer, and you safer, too.

It’s a program launched under the previous presidential administration that the region’s biggest police force says is really starting to see results in the metro. It’s the “Badges of Unity” police youth outreach program at the Fargo Police Department, and it’s designed to put our city’s kids in contact with police officers in a way that’s positive, familiar and supportive….