ND lawmakers introduce bills removing ‘sexually explicit’ books

Republicans introduce two bills in the North Dakota Legislature aimed at removing "sexually explicit" books at stores and libraries.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A house bill would make it a Class B misdemeanor for any business where minors can go that offer books showing at least partial nudity and sexual material. It was introduced by Republican House Majority Leader Mike Lefor of Dickinson. Supporters say it’s needed due to graphic images and the message it portrays about human sexuality….

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…

Local organizations partner to provide all kids across the metro with free books

Lyd's Kids and Trilogy Real Estate have received over 4,000 donated books from across the country

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the season of giving, and for a Fargo librarian, there’s no better gift than giving a child a book to get lost in. “It brings a tear to your eye,” says Lydia Faulkner, a librarian at Horace Mann Roosevelt Elementary. “I mean, just to see a child that really wants something and you’re able to provide…

Fargo libraries transition to no contact operations

Items may be requested via online catalog

FARGO, N.D. — Due to rising COVID-19 numbers and increased restrictions, the Fargo Public Library has chosen to transition to non-contact operations for the safety of everyone. All three Fargo public libraries are closed to public access. They are offering curbside pickup. Library card holders will continue to have access to some of the library’s resources once they’ve requested items…

Author of “The Wax Pack, on the Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife” discusses book

Brad Balukjian talks about his book with Chief Meteorologist and baseball lover Rob Kupec

Fargo:  Have you ever wondered where some of the athletes you loved as a kid are now? Brad Balukjian from California was inspired by a pack of baseball cards to track some former major leaguers down. Chief meteorologist and baseball fan Rob Kupec talked with him recently. (Note to see the entire interview go to our Entertainment page) Rob Kupec: …

Kindred Public Library Wants Everyone To Keep Reading

They Are Offering Curbside Pickup and Delivery Options, West Fargo Public Library To Also Offer Curbside Pickup

KINDRED, N.D. — Kindred Public Library is making sure everyone still has access to good books to read during the pendemic. They are providing curbside pickup at the library and delivery in Kindred and Walcott for those who are unable to get to the library. Two Little Free Library sites are also available with disinfected books. And even though the…

Former ND State Senator Uses Drive To Donate Over 1,000 Books For Inmates

Flakoll says he's gotten books from more than 10 states and more kept coming in to show their support.

FARGO, N.D. — Tri-College Provost Tim Flakoll is giving a big helping hand to the Cass County Jail. The former North Dakota State Senator dropped off over 1,500 books as a part of his book drive for inmates. Flakoll says he was going to wait until after the pandemic to make the delivery, but changed his mind after he found…

2019 MN Miss Amazing Teen Jr Teaches People How To Be A Better Friend

This Is The First Time Addie Has Hosted An Online Reading Session.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — 2019 Minnesota Miss Amazing Teen Junior Addie Loerzel took to Facebook to teach people about how to be a better friend. She read “A Rainbow Of Friends” on a live-stream while asking people in comments about how they liked the book. The teen is known for her annual Addie’s Cupcake Stand that goes to benefiting the Sunshine…

Former ND State Senator Collects Over 500 Books For Inmate Book Drive

Flakoll Says He's Gotten Books From 10 States

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll is getting some massive help in his book drive for inmates in the Cass County Jail. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong donated 22 books from the Library Of Congress to help Flakoll’s goal of giving inmates a helping hand through education. Adding the total too over 500 books. Flakoll says…