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Adam Thielen Speaks About New Foundation at 1 Million Cups Event

The foundation is geared towards helping youth

FARGO, N.D. –You’re used to seeing him on the football field, but Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen made an appearance in Fargo to talk about an off–field initiative. He and his wife Caitlin spoke about the launch of the Thielen Foundation. They have two young boys, and the couple says being parents makes them what to help youth so…

Jeremiah Program’s Luncheon Highlights Success Stories of Lifting Generations Out of Poverty

The program helps single mothers excel in the workplace and gives their children a start to education

FARGO, N.D. — For thousands of single mothers in the F–M area, making ends meet is a challenge. The Jeremiah Program held their annual Generation Builders 2×2 luncheon to highlight some of the success stories of lifting generations out of poverty. Miranda Sprung is a mother of a 13–month–old baby, and she says life before the Jeremiah Program was hard to…

Teddy Bear Posse Kicks Off to Collect Stuffed Animals for Law Enforcement Agencies

The bears will be given to kids in traumatic situations

FARGO, N.D. — Midwest Radio Fargo–Moorhead and Gate City Bank are kicking off their annual “Teddy Bear Posse.” The campaign collects new teddy bears and stuffed animals to give to law enforcement agencies. The bears are used to comfort kids in traumatic situations. This is the third year the Teddy Bear Posse has been held. Last year more than 4,000 stuffed…

Jeremiah Program Celebrates One Year Changing Single Moms’ Lives

the three-story building can house up to 20 families

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program celebrates one year of changing lives in Fargo. The organization’s three-story building can house up to 20 single moms and their kids. Every one of the mothers comes from a different background but most were in poverty or have been in an abusive relationship. Jeremiah Program helps them to get back on their feet and…

Freeze-A-Thon Raises Money for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center.

FARGO, N.D. — It may be freezing outside, but some NDSU students are bundling up and facing the temperatures for children with developmental disabilities. The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center. During their annual Freeze–A–Thon, we asked them what drivers say when they see students out…

Fargo Force Players Deliver Teddy Bears to Kids in Essentia & Sanford

Over 500 teddy bears were collected from the annual teddy bear toss game

FARGO, N.D. — Over 500 teddy bears collected from the Fargo Force’s annual teddy bear toss game were delivered to babies at the Essentia NICU and kids at the Sanford Children’s Hospital. Tiffany Hovelson’s twins have been in the NICU for almost three months. She says it’s really meaningful that Fargo Force players came to deliver teddy bears. “That’s really cute,…

Fargo Firefighters Visit Children Spending Christmas in the Hospital

The firefighters visited children at both Essentia and Sanford to deliver presents

FARGO– Fargo Firefighters spent their Christmas morning like any other morning, giving back to the community. The firefighters visited children at both Essentia and Sanford hospitals to deliver presents and offer a little bit of holiday cheer. “It’s an interruption to what’s going on currently in their life and it’s a welcome interruption,” Fargo Firefighter Union president Eric Eisenlohr said….

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Ramps Up Its Support for YouthWorks during Holidays

Sue Baron donated five truck loads worth of goods to help children

FARGO, N.D. — Last week, Sue Baron, the founder of Golden Drive Homeless Kids, collected several items that could make the holidays special for several kids across the metro. Flash forward seven days, and the donations inside her fleet of trucks (five trunkloads of goods) can finally help others in need. “I can’t stress the gratitude that we hold for this…

Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event Gives Families Basic Necessities and Gifts

Families get to go leave with everything from hygiene products to toys

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The holiday season is a time for gifts, and the Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event is helping those who are less fortunate. Hundreds of families get to leave with bags full of basic necessities and toys just in time for the holidays. “These children are not only our future, but our greatest asset, but yet, our most…

C.A.R.T Training Will Help Find Abducted Children More Efficiently

More than 60 law enforcement officers and community organizations participated

FARGO, N.D. — If a child is ever abducted, law enforcement wants to find them in the most efficient way possible. An annual Child Abduction Response Team exercise is preparing police officers for such a situation. It’s rare to see a child abducted in the metro but Fargo Police say it’s still a situation they want and need to be prepared…