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Bison Nation Gets Ready for NDSU Homecoming Week

The downtown parade will be on Friday and the football game is on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Bison Nation is celebrating the biggest and busiest week all year: homecoming. NDSU begins the festivities with a barbeque and pep fest for students and faculty. Throughout the rest of the week, students will participate in a service project day, blood drive and homecoming show and coronation. It all leads up to the two biggest Homecoming events of…

“My Disease Won’t Stop Me From Living”: People Take Steps Towards a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

There was a feeling of power, strength and motivation at the annual JDRF walk at Scheels Arena

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the fifth year, people are gathering at Scheels Arena to fight for a world without type 1 diabetes. TJ and I (Alison Voorhees) had the opportunity to emcee the event and hear from those whose lives have made a 360 because of the disease. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen captured the walk and tells us how they…

Community Comes Together to Support Solberg Family

Steven Solberg has Crohn's Disease, his newborn daughter can't hear

FARGO, N.D. — A community puts on a free–will pancake breakfast and raffles off prizes to raise money for a Fargo family who just can’t seem to catch a break. Steven Solberg has been battling Crohn’s Disease, which causes inflammation in the digestive tract, since 2015. “He was getting treatments and they wouldn’t work and that’s when he had to go…

People Celebrating Civically Active Women and Those Running for Office at Nation’s First Nonpartisan 5K

Over 500 people ran in Washington D.C. while people from 25 other states were signed up virtually to run in their home towns

FARGO, N.D. — The country’s first nonpartisan 5K celebrating women getting civically active and running for office is happening nationwide. Those who put together the Courage to Run 5K say democracy is a marathon. Whether you are looking to run a physical race or a political race, you need a focused mindset, heartfelt vision and physical endurance. Over 500 people…

Red River Marksmanship Center Takes A Trip Back In Time to the Wild West

the range has been open for nine years

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you love everything about the Wild West, this was your time to actually become a part of it. The Red River Regional Marksmanship Center held a Western Day at the range. Volunteers put on a reenactment of an old west bank robbery, safety and shooting fundamental seminars with civil war guns and tours of the…

Bringing History Alive: Local Actors Perform “Otter Tales: The Musical” in Perham

The performance commemorates the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County

PERHAM, Minn. — If you walk down the streets of downtown Perham, you might hear a musical spin on how the county’s seat moved from Otter Tail City to Fergus Falls in 1872, or how the town of Clitherall, founded by Mormon settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, first was settled. All of these musical numbers come together to commemorate the 150th…

Grand Forks Community Rallies Behind Young Girl With Rare Form of Cancer Fighting for her Life

Her family hopes to raise enough money to make her home handicap-accessible

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Emma Basting is only 2 years old, but last December, she was diagnosed with a form of cancer that many doctors hadn’t even heard of. ” very, very rare. I can’t remember the exact percentage, but it’s way below 1 percent,” John Basting, Emma’s uncle, said. Hundreds of people in Grand Forks came to a benefit to…

German Cultural Appreciation on Full Display at Hjemkomst Center

The fifth annual "German Kulturfest" celebrates all things German

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the fifth straight year, people came to the Hjemkomst Center to learn more about German culture. The festival featured musical performances, chances to try authentic German cuisine, and fun activities for kids. Behind Scandinavians, Germans were the second largest group of people to emigrate and settle in the Red River Valley. The Historical and Cultural Society of…

Health Officials Call for More Legislation Concerning Mental Health

Law enforcement, health officials discussed tips with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Howard Buffett

FARGO, N.D. — After serving as the Executive Director of the Sanford Health Foundation, Ty Hegland realized it was time to enter the frontline and tackle addiction head–on. “Right now, this crisis we’re all facing is by far the biggest public health issue. When it comes to alcohol, when it comes to opioids. If you go to any hospital in…

Third Annual Michael Kaspari Recovery Run/Walk Reminds People Overcoming Addiction is Possible

It raised about $30,000 for the Village First Step Recovery Program

FARGO, N.D. — More than 200 people laced up their sneakers for the third annual Michael Kaspari Memorial Recovery 5k Run and Walk. The Village’s First Step Recovery Program started putting on the race as a way to celebrate addiction recovery. It’s also a way for the mental health clinic to highlight their free family recovery clinic. The run/walk raised almost…