Habitat for Humanity Raises Walls on 68th Build on 30th Anniversary

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity builds home for single mother.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –One local organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary by making a single mothers dreams come true. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is raising the wall on its 68th home build right here in the community. The three bedroom house will help the Brooks family. The single mother with two children escaped a dangerous, unhealthy and overcrowded apartment….

Dakota Boys and Girls thrift store in West Fargo celebrates big milestone

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the store is having discounts on books, furniture, and clothing.

WEST FARGO, N.D.- Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store in West Fargo is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Connie Marier, who has been working at the store since it first opened, says it has only gotten better through the years. She says that’s because of the community’s support that they’ve been able to not only remain open, but also…

20 Years Later: KVRR Local News Hits a Milestone

July 10th 2000, Fox News went on the air for the first time in the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. –This weekend marks a milestone for KVRR Local News. We have been around 20 years ever since our first on-air newscast in July 2000. Former news director Jim Shaw says, “with us, we had to look different. I did not want to be the same.” July 10th 2000, Fox News went on the air for the first time…

Private Floyd Fuller Honored on 100th Anniversary of WWI’s End

He died of influenza in 1918

FARGO, N.D. — The Cass County Veterans Service Office honored a private from World War I on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. Private Floyd Fuller was inducted into service in Fargo in September of 1918. He passed a month later. He was part of the Student Army Training Corps at UND and was one of the…

Gasper’s School of Dance Holds Open House Ahead of New Season

They're also celebrating their 40th anniversary

FARGO, N.D. — The start of the new school year also means the start of dance season. Gasper’s School of Dance held an open house all week, and they’re also celebrating their 40th anniversary. There were games, prizes, and a sale for dance clothes and shoes. More than 200 students have come through and registered. Classes start next week. Gasper’s offers…

Paradox Comics-N-Cards Holds “Back to the Books” Sale

Their 25th is anniversary is also coming up

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re looking for a good deal on comics and games, you might be able to find one with back to school season. Paradox Comics–N–Cards is having a back to school sale where everything in store is 20 percent off. Their 25th anniversary is also coming up which means more special events are in the near future. Those…

Essentia NICU Nurse Gets Surprise Celebration

Vicki Holtan has been a NICU nurse for 40 years

FARGO, N.D. — Vicki Holtan, who’s been a NICU nurse for 40 years, got quite the surprise from her family and co-workers. “We said we’re going to a Redhawks game, we’re at the lake… We said we’re going to take a day away from the lake and go to a Redhawks game, which is probably a little suspicious but she went…

Happy 50th Birthday Special Olympics! Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates with Athletes

With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Olympics have officially kicked off its State Summer Games with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration. “The law enforcement torch run, it’s a symbol of hope for the Special Olympics and I really truly believe…

Generous Donation will Help Minot’s Horstfest in Half a Million Ways

Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and served as its president until his death in 2013

  MINOT, ND — This year’s Norsk Hostfest in Minot is getting a big boost after a generous donation from a family well known to the Scandinavian heritage festival. The children of Chester and Joy Reiten have donated half a million dollars to the Hostfest Heritage Foundation in honor of their parents. Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and…

Minnesota Public Radio Celebrates its 50th Anniversary at Rourke Art Museum

All three services broadcast live from the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Public Radio made a stop at Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead as it continues to celebrate 50 years of broadcasting. This was the final MPR Day stop in the year–long, state–wide tour. The day includes live broadcasts on all three MPR regional services: MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current, as well as live concerts. MPR…