Entertainment

“Facts of Life” Star Dead at 92

Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life,” says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home. A cause of death was not immediately provided. Rae originated…

Nichole’s Fine Pastry Win’s A Special Award from the Food Network

Nichole's Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo has been a staple in our community for the last 15 years

FARGO, N.D. — Nichole’s Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo has been a staple in our community for the last 15 years. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the pastry shop has caught the eye of national food outlets. Behind the doors of Nichole’s Fine Pastry lies desserts that are also designs… “The attention to detail is unequal anywhere,” said…

Woodlawn Water Tower Gets a Makeover

It's part of a project that started five years ago

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The City of Moorhead unveils a new and improved look for the Woodlawn Water Tower. The redesign is part of a project started by an artist, who brought the idea to city officials five years ago. It includes remodeling Oakport Tower, South Moorhead Tower and the I–94 Tower. Each neighborhood gets to pick which design will go on…

LIVE: Suicide Awareness

Summer sunshine can't chase some kinds of depression away.

If you’re looking for a great cause and a good lunch to go with it, the people at Marcus Theaters want to see you. General Manager Tristan Ross has been working hard to bring awareness to suicide prevention ever since his movie theater family lost not one but two members to suicide within the recent past. That’s why they’re offering…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet the Kittens

Left for dead in a dumpster, their survival's nothing short of miraculous.

It’s hard to believe looking at these three furry, adorable faces, but there’s someone out there in our region who didn’t want these kittens to survive. The three tiny kittens, plus a brother and a sister, were discovered a few weeks ago in a bag thrown in a dumpster. The bag they were inside was covered in some kind of…

LIVE: Chalk Fest

All the world -- or at least all the metro's wide-open concrete spaces -- can be your canvas.

There’s an awful lot of unused art space out there to anyone with a stick of chalk and an imagination. At least, that’s the message from the Arts Partnership for next week’s Chalkfest, a celebration of one of the most ephemeral and beautiful art forms out there. You may not have given much thought to chalk art since you spent…

Air Force Thunderbirds Coming to Fargo in July 2019

This will be the first time they come in more than 30 years

FARGO, N.D. — If you weren’t able to attend this year’s Fargo Airsho to see the Blue Angels, listen up. KVRR has an exclusive you won’t want to miss out on. The Air Force Thunderbirds will be in Fargo July 20-21 next year. The Thunderbirds normally put on their show in Grand Forks when they come to North Dakota but they’ve…

Speaking From Their Hearts: Fargo Civic Center Welcomes TEDxFargo

The speakers have 12 minutes to convey a topic of their interest to an audience of strangers

FARGO, N.D.– The Fargo Civic Center hosted an event for those with an open mind. 200 volunteers spent Thursday prepping for TEDxFargo, an event where thought provoking speakers take center stage. “A lot of work went into this,” Michelle Lucas TEDxFargo Speaker said. “More than I think any talk I’ve given in my entire life.” The event had 23 local,…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Buck

The cutest little feathered buckaroo around.

Want to meet a bird who bucks expectations? How about Buck — a bird who meows like a cat? And tells you, “Buck’s in charge” — a pretty surprising assertion from a little buckaroo who only weighs a few ounces. But with a personality this big in a package this little, it shouldn’t surprise us at all. Buck came to…

Therapy Dogs Helping Young Readers Gain Confidence in their Skills

By the end of each story, the kids are better readers than when they walked in

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you’re young, speaking in front of a crowd or reading in a classroom can be intimidating. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one local dog is helping kids get over that fear and become better readers. When reading a story, the tall tales are not always about the beginning, middle or end. It’s about…