Fargo Brewing Company is Using Pints to Help Patients

One dollar from each pour helped provide patients with medical equipment

FARGO, ND — People in Fargo helped patients get the medical equipment they need by buying a pint. Many craft beer connoisseurs poured into Fargo Brewing Company where a dollar from every drink is given to HERO throughout the day. HERO is a non-profit which collects used medical supplies like wheelchairs, walkers and crutches. Its executive director says the group…

Budweiser Celebrates Barley Growers in Midwest Region

A day full of festivities highlights Anheuser-Busch's appreciation for Minnesota and North Dakota growers

It’s the “King of Beers.” But Budweiser wouldn’t have that title if not for all the North Dakota and Minnesota barley growers that make its beer possible. So, they created Grower Days 2017. “This is my first time being at one of these and we haven’t seen everything yet but there’s crop tours we’re going to be going on so…

Numbers Behind the Fourth of July Spending

Wallet Hub states the Fourth of July is the number one beer-drinking holiday of the year

  NATIONAL — When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, Americans are going all out. According to, people will spend more than $800 million on fireworks this year and nearly 30 percent will buy more patriotic merchandise. At least 65 percent polled said they are attending a picnic, spending more than $7 billion on food and eating more than…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested Trying to Save Beer During House Fire

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burns and two others were treated at the scene

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man was arrested after trying to save his beer from a fire. Michael Casteel, 56, is charged with two counts of obstruction and for violating the 24/7 program. Officials say a¬†fire broke out in a multi-family structure Sunday afternoon. They say Casteel¬†used “poor judgement” by trying to run back into the house…

Fargo Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Husband with Battery Acid

The suspect told officers she was unhappy with the relationship

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman is being accused of trying to kill her husband with battery acid. Nyabenda Spes is charged with one count of reckless endangerment. Authorities say officers were called to her home and she confessed to them she was pouring battery acid in her husband’s beer, hoping he would drink it and die. They said Spes…

Downtown Bar Crawl Helps Charity Replace Damaged Supplies

The first-ever Diaper Crawl helped the YWCA replace flood-damaged goods

FARGO, N.D. — Diapers and beer…who would’ve thought? A pipe at YWCA Cass-Clay malfunctioned, and the entire shelter flooded, which ruined many of their supplies. Surly Brewing Company saw a need to help them refill their items by holding a diaper crawl. For every item donated, a person earned one free surly beer ticket, which could be used at one…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…

New Art Center Coming to Fargo this Summer

From concerts, to theater and even craft beer?

FARGO, N.D. — A new art center is coming to Fargo this summer. Jade Presents is renovating an old sunflower processing plant at the edge of downtown Fargo. Company officials want it to be a venue for many things like concerts, theater, and craft beers. They plan on renovating other buildings in this part of town and leasing them out…

Blood, Sweat And Beers: Alexandria Welcomes 1st Brewery In 70 Years

Copper Trail Brewing Opened In December

Blood, sweat and beers. That’s what two young entrepreneurs went through to re-tap into the beer industry in their hometown, the first brewery to open in the city of Alexandria in generations. Local boys Adam Graf and Dave Gibbons unleashed the taps at Copper Trail Brewing just before Christmas. They first discovered a brewing passion while studying at NDSU. “Kind…

LIVE: “Crafted” Student Doc Airing On Local TV

Student-Produced Documentary Focuses On History Of Beer In Fargo-Moorhead

Adam Ladwig talks with Betsy Harmsen, one of the main writers/photographers of a new documentary. (She’s also a lovely production assistant for the KVRR morning show.) “Crafted: A Romance With Beer” focuses on the history of beer in the valley, to present day brewers, drinkers and lovers of beer. Students from MSUM did all of the work on the film….