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Annual Rise Above Seizures Walk Brings Families and Teams Together to Show Support

According to the Epilepsy Foundation one in every 26 people have epilepsy

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Whether you have epilepsy or know someone who does, all different people came out to show support and provide encouragement. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the annual Rise Above Seizures Walk and tells us how people in the community are continuing their encouragement. “It’s really important for us to have this night where people with epilepsy…

Patriot Tour Brings American Flag Across 48 States: Stops in Fargo

The trip raises money for disabled veterans and their families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 14,500 mile motorcycle journey is stopping in West Fargo to hand over the American flag traveling through 48 states. Throughout the 110 day journey, more than 150,000 riders from across the country, including many North Dakotans and Minnesotans, are expected to participate in this year’s Patriot Tour. The trip raises money for disabled veterans and…

Ruck Marchers Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicides

They marched from the border 20 pounds in their rucksacks

MOORHEAD, Minn. — CrossFit Fargo and the Brady Oberg Legacy Foundation put together a ruck march to raise awareness for veteran suicides. Marchers started at the U.S.–Canada border and will finish at the North Dakota–South Dakota border. They stopped at Centennial Park in Moorhead. Each marcher carries 20 pounds of weight inside their rucksack to represent the heavy gear soldiers…

Fargo Recognizes Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

People are asked to buy wood locally to avoid spreading the pest

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is working to protect trees from a pest called Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB kills ash trees specifically by feeding on the layer of wood that moves water and nutrients through the tree. It can be spread when people move wood from one affected area to another. “The pest is being carried by firewood…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Indicts Ten In International Fentanyl Ring

Five defendants are Chinese nationals, and three have been captured in three different states

FARGO, N.D. — What started as an investigation over a fentanyl overdose in Grand Forks in 2015 snowballed into an international opioid ring with the source of the fentanyl traced back to China. “They and their co–conspirators allegedly shipped fentanyl and fentanyl analogues from China through the mail and it killed people, killed people, in North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, and…

High School Students are Fishing for a Cure

Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds ahead of Relay for Life

FARGO, ND – Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds. In preparation for Relay for Life on Friday April 13th, students at Fargo North High School went fishing for a cure, using magnetic rods to fish out a prize. During the school lunch periods, kids donated $1.00, casted the lure into a…

Clothesline Project at NDSU Raises Awareness for Sexual Assault

T-Shirts, Reflective Backdrop intended to evoke empathy and understanding from visitors

FARGO, N.D. — As part of the annual Clothesline Project, the NDSU Memorial Union Gallery decided to evoke a more reflective and personal viewing experience. “People would stand in front of these t–shirts and would look at themselves in the mirror behind them, and they would almost be wearing the t–shirt, and so that way you maybe develop empathy and…

At Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Many Don’t Know Exist

Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get tested because of the colonoscopy, but this gives people a second option

FARGO, N.D. — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people aren’t aware about an alternative screening test you can do in the comfort of your own home. “Any Lab Test Now” offers the screening in Fargo that you can pick up without going to the doctor first. Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get…

United Way Conducts Panel to Raise Awareness of Students’ Mental Health Issues

This was the first year the United Way conducted this panel discussion

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay hosted a panel presentation aimed at raising awareness over mental health issues faced by area students. The Student Mental Health Awareness Panel was held at NDSCS–Fargo and is a part of United Way’s Emerging Leaders program. The panel highlights common experiences that could lead to mental health issues. The United Way believes…

MSUM Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Cancer Research

Students competed by spelling cancer-related words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students put on a spelling bee to raise awareness for cancer research in partnership with a non-profit called With Purpose. “We just want to create awareness in a way that’s fun and that can include kids too without making it too serious, but also making it serious enough,” said Samantha Rushford, With Purpose group leader. That’s why students…