Health

LIVE: Fargo Mayoral Race

Meet Sheri Fercho.

We’re wrapping up our series today of the live one on ones with the Fargo Mayoral candidates. Sheri Fercho is the final candidate challenging Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney in the June election. Fercho’s number one platform item is beautification of the city. She says if elected, she’d work to restore green spaces, cleaner streets, and invest in beautification projects to…

Eight percent increase in Memorial Day travel expected despite high gas prices

The warmer temperatures lately have us feeling like we're already in the middle of summer.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With Memorial Day coming up and road construction season in full swing, expect roads to be busy. AAA predicts more than 39 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. They say it’s an eight percent increase from last year and the most expected to travel since 2017. With no end in sight for high gas prices,…

New additions for Hospice of the Red River Valley for “hospital in disguise”

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Major development is underway for the Hospice of the Red River Valley including new additions for patients and their loved ones in a 20-year project. Many people across Fargo-Moorhead come to South Fargo to celebrate while those behind the project break the ground and dig in dirt starting the construction process. The leadership team is excited…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Toad

We're toad-ally excited about meeting this little puppy.

She’s named for one-half of one of the most famous friend duos in children’s literature, and when you meet little Toad the puppy, you’ll see why. It’s clear from her cuddly and affectionate personality all Toad wants is a new friend to take her home forever. Toad and her brother, Frog, came in together to the Homeward Animal Shelter. She’s…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

Planned Parenthood describes why it’s possibly offering abortions in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Planned Parenthood possibly offering abortion services at its Moorhead clinic is part of its nationwide plan for what they are calling a “worst-case scenario” to handle an increase of patients. Planned Parenthood wants to offer abortions in states where it will be legal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They announced their plan to add abortion…

A successful finish to Fargo Marathon week

It was capped off Saturday with the Full and Half Marathons.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Marathon week was another huge hit in the community. The Fargo Marathon brings in thousands of runners and supporters and the economic impact is substantial annually. “We’re going to be about 8,300, 8,400, people, just talking to the Convention Visitors Bureau people. Based on the kinda of average spend of people coming in, it’s going…

Fargo Marathon kicks off Day 2 of weekend races

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Thousands of runners from all over the country are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events, and the Fargo-Moorhead community showed up to cheer them on. It was a packed house in the Fargodome for the half and full marathons, some trained for months, many families and friends came out to support their runners….

VA Secretary McDonough shares how the Biden Admin. is helping veterans in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, a Stillwater, Minnesota native, comes to Fargo’s VA Medical Center to discuss how veterans benefit from President Biden’s Unity Agenda. It includes a better national suicide prevention hotline for vets, efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and investing in a caregiver support program. North Dakota State University’s partnership is a…

Memory Café celebrates 5 years with a birthday party

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Memory Café is celebrating its 5th year of service at Bethel Church in Fargo. From pottery lessons and a fitness class to service dogs and live music, the Memory Café serves as a safe social gathering place where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss come together. Organizers are excited to celebrate another year building relationships with…