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Area Broadcaster Passes Away From Terminal Brain Cancer

Gary Rogers Had A Career Spanning More Than 50 Years

Gary Rogers died late last night after a brief battle with cancer. The longtime sports broadcaster and newsman was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this month and given just weeks to live. He was 72. Rogers was honored earlier this week with a fire truck procession in Wahpeton and Breckenridge where he served for decades as a volunteer firefighter….

National Guard Shows the Community Some Fun with Paintball and Pizza

Participants played some intense paintball and got to ride around on some go–karts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Army National Guard gives the community a chance to get more involved in their program. They hosted a free paintball and pizza event at the Moorhead army for anyone 16 and older. Participants played some intense paintball, got to ride around on some go–karts with drunk goggles and enjoyed a pizza lunch. The group is trying…

Mall of America Celebrates 25 Years

The 5.6 million square foot mall with more than 520 stores and 11,000 employees generates $2 billion in economic activity and has more than 40 million visitors every year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The biggest mall in the United States is celebrating its 25th anniversary with cupcakes and party hats. The Star Tribune reports that the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will attempt to set the Guinness World Record, on Friday, for the most people wearing conical birthday hats and the most people simultaneously decorating cupcakes in celebration. The…

The Arts Partnership Brings Annual ChalkFest to Red River Zoo

The annual tradition focuses on teaching the importance of the arts to all ages

FARGO, ND — You probably remember drawing with chalk when you were a kid. Red River Zoo hosted Chalk Fest, an event aimed at teaching kids and parents the importance of art in society. Whether you’re older or younger, it’s never too late to embrace your inner artist. Many did at the Arts Partnerships’ Chalk Fest 2017. “Everyone’s drawn with…

Pride Community Collective Prepares for F-M Pride Week

Organization will bring transgender veterans in opposition of President Trump's transgender military ban

FARGO, N.D. — F-M Pride Week organizers said they are almost ready to kick off their big event in downtown Fargo and with the recent political climate, they said the celebration couldn’t come at a better time. Rainbow flags decorate Broadway, but something else will catch your eye: the transgender flag. “Trans individuals have felt a sense of heightened fear,” said…

St. Paul Saints Host Copycat Video Festival and Fireworks

The festival features videos submitted by fans and played on the big screen

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s an annual tradition that brings in crowds of cat-lovers from all over the country. The St. Paul Saints hosted the Copycat Cat Video Festival and fireworks at CHS Field Tuesday night. The festival features videos submitted by fans and played on the big screen. The original festival was created in 2012 by the Walker…

Detroit Lakes City Council Considering Changing Legal Tobacco Purchasing Age

If passed, the new laws would raise the age limit to 21 to purchase tobacco products in Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes City Council members are meeting to discuss raising the age to 21 to purchase tobacco and vapor products. Stopping the start: If you never start smoking, you never have to quit. That’s the goal of Partnership for Health, a group in favor of raising the age limit to 21 years old to purchase tobacco…

Community Rallies Support Behind Minnesota Islamic Center

The FBI continues their investigation into the bombing but that's not stopping members of the community showing their support. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Tom Lyden has more from Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — While the FBI continues to investigate Saturday’s bombing at a Minnesota Islamic Center, a community is rallying behind the center. Of the 10 windows in front of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center, how did the bomber know this was the Imam’s office? He could have been sitting in the office when an explosive device, loaded with nails,…

Concordia College Offering Beginning Harp Class to the Community

Children, adults get opportunity to become expert on a new instrument

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s an instrument people might not be used to playing, but now they finally have the chance to try it out. Beginning Harp Camp is a four day class where people can play the harp, whether you have experience or not. Both children and adults have the opportunity to be in the class. By the end of…

Donors Give $6 Million to Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

The organization says the donation comes just in time for a project to expand and update at least 19 health care clinics throughout the three states

  MINNESOTA — Donors who wish to stay anonymous have gifted more than $6 million to Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The organization says the donation comes just in time for a project to expand and update at least 19 health care clinics throughout the three states. They say one of their Minneapolis clinics serves at least…