Fargo AMVETS New Years Day Celebration

It's an annual event for the Post 7 building

FARGO, N.D. — The sound of music, the smell of good food and the sight of smiles of people dancing and laughing over jokes. It’s the annual Fargo American Veterans New Years Day Celebration, at the AMVETS Post 7 building. For Veterans like Steve Leedahl who served in the Army in Vietnam for a year says it’s important to help…

Setting Up For Holiday Lights In Fargo’s Lindenwood Park

The lights will begin on Friday from 6:30 to 10 and will run until the end of December.

FARGO, N.D. — The Holiday Lights In Lindenwood Park is an annual celebration of festivities, traditions and supporting people in need. This year is the 21st for the group and they say it’s going to be a good showcase. “I thought last year our 20th year would be our best but I think the 21st is the biggest and best….

People Celebrate City of West Fargo at West Fest

People lined the streets for the parade

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fest is a chance for people to celebrate the city of West Fargo. “We love coming here every year, it’s a great community event, we love to see all the businesses and organizations that West Fargo has and it’s fun to bring the kids out,” Elaine Doerfler said. “It’s fun to see the kids enjoy…

One Year Serving the Country in Afghanistan; Soldiers are Welcomed Back to North Dakota

Governor Doug Burgum joined North Dakota National Guard Leaders in a ceremony to honor about 30 soldiers who returned from Afghanistan but also thank their families

FARGO, N.D. — After a yearlong mission in Afghanistan, members of the 191st Military Police Company we’re officially welcomed back home. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen spoke to some soldiers who say the support from their loved ones was their driving force to keep fighting. After a year of putting their lives on the line, these soldiers came home just in time…

MSUM Celebrates MLK Jr.’s 90th Birthday

they held a party to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is celebrating what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 9oth birthday with none other than a party. Instead of birthday cake, this one is celebrating with songs from a local Haitian musician. NDSU students were also there to share Civil Rights era reflections and readings. MSUM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion puts on the event every…

MSUM Students Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos By Getting Their Creative Juices Flowing

Students got to paint skulls and try 'dead bread'

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nov. 2 marks the end of Dia de Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring those who have passed. Students at MSUM had their own celebration. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion says having students do activities can be more meaningful that learning from a lecture. “I hope today they’re able to leave with a sense of community. I…

Pride Volunteers Getting Ready for Week Full of Pride Events in the Metro

The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed

FARGO, N.D. — The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed. Those with the Pride Collective say having volunteers is crucial in order to continue the success of the 18th Pride Week in the metro. The week is packed full of events including a parade, dance…

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…

Generations Come Together on Fourth of July to Learn About Freedom

Many different definitions of freedom converge and help people learn about each other

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For twenty years, James Kinlaw put his life on the line to protect his country while serving in the US Navy. Now living in Fargo, Kinlaw does not regret the sacrifices he made to protect the flag. “It’s an honor, it could be frightening depending on the circumstances, it could be very fulfilling, it’s something that…

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…