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10-Year-Old West Fargo Girl Collects Food Donations For Birthday

Instead of asking for birthday gifts, Gowri Pillai asks for nonperishable items to donate to the Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Most kids Gowri Pillai’s age get excited for their birthday. But she gets excited for a different reason than most. “My birthday’s around the time of giving, so we decided it was also a really good time for that,” she says. Gowri turns 11 just two days before Christmas, but she’s not looking for any gifts….

A golden haul for Golden Drive Homeless Kids

FARGO, N.D. – With the Golden Drive Homeless Kids Christmas Gift Event fast approaching, volunteers are hard at work collecting donations for the big day. On a normal day, the floor of Culver’s isn’t covered with nearly $10,000 worth of food, clothes, and other necessities. “90% of this is needs, instead of just wants. It’s actually what a human needs…

Health Concerns Regarding Frigid Temperatures

Medical professionals say it's possible to get frostbite after 5 minutes of being outside in this cold weather

FARGO, N.D. — The frigid temperatures we’ll be experiencing over the next couple of days are accompanied with health concerns. Those at Sanford say frostbite is the number one concern when it comes to negative temperatures. Family nurse practitioner Autumn Nelson says dressing in layers and minimizing any exposed skin is key. The first signs of frostbite include redness, tingling…

Revised Environmental Review for Line 3 Across Northern MN

A public comment period runs through Jan. 16.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An updated environmental review for Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota has found no serious impacts on Lake Superior from hypothetical spills. Regulators ordered the update after a Minnesota court declared an earlier review inadequate because it failed to specifically address the potential impacts of a spill into…

Monday Match

Make a difference in two lives: yours and a child's.

Every Monday we feature an adult and kid who have been matched together by Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center. Let’s meet this week’s Monday Match, Callahan and Lee: This is their 2nd year being matched in the program. They get together each week at Lee’s school, where they eat lunch and play board games and…

Mr. Grinch Takes A Trip To Visit Fargo Pet Store

During the photo shoot, cash was raised for Minn-Kota Paaws to help people in need

FARGO, N.D. — Puppies, kittens, and families got to meet a very famous mean one who made a trip to Fargo. Mr.Grinch took a trip to the Natural Pet Center to meet people and raise some money for a good cause. Not only could you meet the man in green, you could get a Christmas picture with him too. Although…

Santa Visits Candy Cane Carnival in Fargo

People packed the Avalon Events Center for some holiday fun

FARGO, N.D. — Parents, boys and girls of all ages packed into the Avalon Events Center to stay warm and enjoy some early holiday time together. “It’s a great day to have the families come out and spend time together and do some activities take pictures with Santa, ya know, walk around and just spend time together for the holidays,”…

Local Radio Host Shares Her Story With “Silent Disease”

Endometriosis impacts one in 10 women, but it's rarely talked about

SABIN, Minn. — She’s the familiar voice on WAVE 104.1, but there’s something about Natalie Burbeck that many listeners can’t hear. Burbeck knew from a young age her body was experiencing something different from other girls. “I mean, you would talk with girlfriends about things and you find out, okay, they have these symptoms and you feel like yours are…

Concordia College Hosts 93rd Annual Christmas Concert

Roughly 20 percent of Concordia's student body sings in the choir

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is putting on its 93rd annual Christmas concert. The choir consists of around 400 students. 12,000 people attend every year, making the concert the biggest event on campus. One student singer says it’s hard work leading up to it, but the reactions from those attending make it well worth it. “Sometimes people are just teary-eyed….

Local Organization Provides Safe Space For Kids With Special Needs To Meet Santa

Kids were also able to enjoy holiday treats and created sensory friendly crafts

MOORHEAD, Minn.- For some kids, waiting in line is the most dreaded part of visiting Santa. For others, it’s the noise, the amount of people, and the lights. “Sometimes loud noises are bothersome, huge crowds, standing around in a line with a bunch of people all pressed together is just really uncomfortable and here there is just.. There’s none of…