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Giving Hearts Day is for the Pets Too!

This is one of the biggest days each year for raising money for the local animal shelters

FARGO, N.D. — Giving Hearts Day isn’t just for people either. Organizations like 4 Luv of Dog Rescue and Cat’s Cradle set up shop at Natural Pet Center. People stopped by to flip through the adoption book or give money online. This is one of the biggest days each year for raising money for the animal shelters. Both organizations are…

Local Flower Shop Hopes to Provide You the Perfect Valentine’s Arrangement

Prairie Petals in Fargo Redifines the Typical Valentine's Day Bouquet

FARGO, N.D. — A lot of people in the F–M area will be expecting a simple flower arrangement this Valentine’s Day, but one local flower shop is trying to spice things up. Kimberly Hess, the owner of Prairie Petals, said before customizing a bouquet for a customer, they ask them a series of questions. “We’re aiming to make a person happy on…

Beware of Romance Scams This Valentine’s Day

The BBB says scammers prey on other's desires to find love around Valentine's Day

FARGO, N.D. — The Better Business Bureau is warning those seeking love on the internet to be aware of romance scams. Romance scams peak during this time of the year as more people turn to online dating services to find new relationships. The scams are infamous in that the scammer asks for money while trying to avoid a face–to–face meeting….

West Fargo Fire Department Considers Hiring More Firefighters

With each year bringing an increased work load, West Fargo may speed up their hiring process

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After 2016 turned out to be their busiest year on record, officials said they could possibly make hires as early as this year. The number of calls peaking in 2016 follows a trend of increasing calls in the area. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller said full time employees could alleviate some of the burden for…

Parking Meters One Step Closer to Coming to Fargo

North Dakota is the only state banning parking meters, but that could soon change

FARGO, N.D. — Parking meters may be on their way to Fargo. A bill passed by the state house would repeal the more than sixty–year–old ban on parking meters in the state if it makes it through the State Senate. After talking to businesses in downtown Fargo, it’s clear opinions are divided on parking meters. “We have a lot of…

Have You Bought Arctic Glacier Ice? You Could Be Getting Reimbursed

The deadline to file a claim is May 17

  NATIONAL — If you bought ice between January 2001 and early March 2008, you may be in line for some money back. Arctic Glacier is one of several ice companies that have settled a national class action lawsuit that accused them of fixing the price of bags and blocks of ice. People in Minnesota and North Dakota who purchased…

Finalists Rejected, MNSCU Left without Permanent Chancellor

Devinder Malhotra will serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found

  MINNESOTA — All three finalists for chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have been rejected. The board has opted to have St. Cloud State provost Devinder Malhotra serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found. The system chair says he didn’t believe the board found the right candidate among the finalists to be the system’s next…

Court of Appeals Refuses to Reinstate President’s Travel Ban

We will have complete coverage on KVRR Local News at 9

NATIONAL — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has refused to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. A judge in Seattle had issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington and Minnesota sued. We’ll have much more on the ruling at 9. Categories: Community, Local News, News Landing Page,…

U.S. Travel Ban: Moorhead Family’s Relatives Detained in Turkey

The sister of a Moorhead woman coming as a refugee is being detained in Turkey

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead woman is waiting for her sister and niece to arrive from Turkey after they are caught up in President Trump’s travel ban that is currently being decided by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They’re coming as refugees from Iraq, originally set to arrive on Monday. It’s been the subject of protests and rallies…

How Giving Hearts Day Reaches Out Through Local Charities

Farm Rescue is Among One of the Hundreds of Charities Participating in Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, N.D. — One of charities participating in Giving Hearts Day is Farm Rescue, an organization that that gives farmers who are dealing with tragedy assistance on their farm. When you’re a farmer, you don’t have the luxury to take days off. Even when tragedy strikes, the work doesn’t stop. “My wife had cancer and it came down to…she always…