CHALLENGE

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Governor Burgum Served, Says He Will Respond “Firmly”

It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum says he will “respond accordingly and firmly” to a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature challenging his veto powers. Gov. Burgum was served with the lawsuit today. It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April. Gov. Burgum says…

United Blood Services Asking for Blood Donations

They are challenging people to help make up for the large decrease in donations

  NATIONAL — This is a busy time of year with Thanksgiving and the start of holiday shopping. That is why United Blood Services says donations drop by 40 percent during the holiday season. They are challenging people to help make up for the large decrease in donations. UBS strives to keep a five day supply of blood type on…

Hope Inc. Holds Free Sled Hockey Open House

The goal was to show people with physical challenges they are not alone

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Able-bodied people took the chance to be in a disabled person’s seat in the hockey rink.  Hope Inc. held their free open house for anyone who wanted to try out sled hockey. It gave friends and family the opportunity to know what it’s like trying to play the sport. One Hope Inc. official says the most important part…

Former Fargo Officer Loses Appeal, Will Not be Reinstated

David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name

FARGO, ND — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former police officer who was fired from his job in August. David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name. It’s a case the Fargo Civil Service Commission says was no easy job. “It’s a challenge,” said Jane Pettinger, who is on the FCSC. “This is…

Area Law Enforcement Leaders Hold Night to Unite Burger Challenge

Fargo Police Chief David Todd won "best burger" for the second year in a row

WEST FARGO, ND — It was a friendly burger cook-off, with a little bit of smack talk every now and then. F-M area police chiefs and sheriffs hosted a Night to Unite kickoff luncheon at the Copper Ridge Event Center. They demonstrated their cooking skills to show who could create the best burger. Night to Unite is an event that…

#drivebydunkchallenge Sweeping the Internet

You don't have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate

NATIONAL — Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Celebrities, politicians and ordinary people threw buckets of ice over themselves to raise money for charity. But the latest challenge sweeping the internet is a little more active…and you don’t have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate. The #drivebydunkchallenge has people driving around their neighborhoods and slam dunking a ball…

It’s Opening Day at the Red River Valley Fair!

The drought is causing harsh living and working conditions in the western part of the state. KVRR'S Jackie Kelly contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But, the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back in West Fargo for the season, but the hot…

Annual Track Meet for the Disabled Gives Family Hope

HOPE Inc. gives kids and adults with mobility challenges an opportunity to compete in 19 different activities all year round

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It all started with two parents who wanted more for their disabled child. “If we’re feeling this sense of dread because our kids have nothing to do, there must be other people out there,” said Adair Grommesh, Executive Director of HOPE, Inc. Now it’s turned into a program which expands to more than 140 families. “It just…

The Ashley Hunter Trial: Videotape Confession Challenged in Court

Ashley Hunter's defense attorney challenges the validity of a key piece of evidence in the prosecution's case

FARGO, ND — Double–murder suspect Ashley Hunter was back in court as jurors heard a key piece of evidence: a confession on videotape. The defense attacked the credibility of the tape and of the detectives on the case. This was the fourth day of Ashley Hunter’s murder trial in Fargo. The only witness brought to the stand today by the prosecution…