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Fargo Fire Department’s Captain Retires After 30 Years

Captain Ellis Aakre says he's "really appreciated the years"

A Fargo Fire Captain retires after 30 years of serving the community. Firefighters and law enforcement members joined Ellis Aakre and his family to celebrate his time with the department. Aakre started working with the department on January 26th, 1987, saying it was the best decision he’s ever made. He says he has many projects to look forward to, such…

Mary Tyler Moore Dies at Age of 80

Moore earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in "Ordinary People"

  A spokesperson for Mary Tyler Moore says the iconic actress has passed away. Moore is well-known for many projects including “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Ordinary People” (which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination) and her beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” that lasted seven seasons and ended in 1977. She was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at…

Cookie Time! Girl Scouts Preparing For Cookie-Selling Season

Cookies Go On Sale Locally February 3rd

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks to Jen Jamieson with Girl Scouts Dakota Horizon about the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie season. To celebrate 100 years of selling cookies, the Girl Scouts are releasing a new flavor this year, S’mores. Scouts start selling cookies locally February 3rd. Find out where you can buy them on the Girl Scout cookie finder website. Categories: Community,…

Officers Around the Country Pay Respects to Fallen Rolette County Deputy

After giving the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty last Thurday, officers from around the country are paying their respects

Funeral services were held for the Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty last Thursday. The service for Colt Allery was held at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. “Colt was a son, grandson, fiancé, and a parent,” said Rolette County Sheriff, Gerald Medrud. “If you ever knew him, he had the natural…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Volunteers Prep for Frostival

Volunteers built igloos and snow cubes for the 2017 Frostival

The 2017 Frostival kicks off this Friday and the community has been working together to build the perfect winter set up. The Frostival will include activities such as cardboard sled races, snow fort making and a winter rocks skating event. Today, 13 volunteers put on their snow boots and came out to the Hjemkomst to build igloos and snow cubes…

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Coming Soon

Girl Scout Cookies Will Start Being Sold February 3rd Around the F-M Area

We hope your sweet tooth is ready because Girl Scouts in the metro will start selling their classic cookies next week. Girl Scout cookies will be on sale February 3rd through March 5th. Some of the locations around town where you can find the cookies include Family Fare in West Fargo and Bully Brew Coffee on 40th Avenue South in…

Salvation Army Beats Red Kettle Goal of $900,000

The Salvation Army thanked the FM area for helping beat their Red Kettle goal

You helped the Salvation Army reach its annual Red Kettle fundraising goal in the metro. They raised $904,678, beating the goal of $900,000. Majors Elaine and Byron Medlock say they plan on retiring in May of 2018. They say a goal of raising $1 million next winter would be a great way to go out with a bang. “It’s been a…

North Dakota Senators Remember Slain Deputy

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp reach out to Deputy Allery's family, friends and the law enforcement community

  Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota took to the floor of the Senate to pay tribute to Deputy Colt Allery. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven also commended law enforcement for their work to keep the state’s families safe. “I know this is an incredibly tough time for Rolette County Sheriff Medrud and his deputies right now as well,”…