Christmas

Sanford Health in Fargo Welcomes a Baby Born on Christmas

Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a girl! Sanford Health in Fargo welcomes a baby born on Christmas. Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. After almost 10 hours of labor, the first-time parents are excited to have the greatest gift one could have this holiday season. The baby was due on her…

Organization Brings “Joy” To People In Need

The event is expected to serve more than 300 people in 5 different locations.

FARGO, N.D.- “My goal someday is to go to bed on Christmas Eve Night and know that everybody in Fargo-Moorhead had a good meal and got a gift.” This is what motivated Marisa Bengston Loerzel to start the Joy Project in 2013. “Our goal is to serve people who are homeless, who are struggling with homelessness or just need some…

The F-M Community Scrambles To Get Last Minute Gifts

Some store owners in the area say they have seen an increase of people in the last week coming into their stores.

FARGO, N.D.- The streets of downtown Fargo are filled with last minute shoppers trying to buy gifts for their loved ones. Similar scenes could be found at area malls, shopping centers, stand-alone stores and grocery stores. They say a people tend to put off buying gifts because of busy schedules and the cold weather. “It’s just natural. We all put…

Several Area Restaurants Open On Christmas

If you want to enjoy your Christmas dinner outside of the house, you're in luck

FARGO, N.D. & Moorhead, Minn. —┬áSeveral restaurants across Fargo-Moorhead will be open for the Christmas holiday. Some, including The Gallery Restaurant, Level 2 Eats & Drinks and Marlin’s Family Restaurant in Fargo are serving traditional Christmas dinners. Urban 42 at the Delta by Marriott Fargo will also be open. The kitchen and bar is sticking with its normal menu for…

Baby Stocking Stuffers at Sanford Health

Sanford Health is giving new families a special gift during this holiday week.

FARGO, ND – Newborn babies are being dressed up in Christmas gear: a stocking and cap. They will go home with a stocking filled with stuffed animals and essentials. The program is running at the Family Birth Center at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Sanford started the program to bring an extra dash of joy during a stressful time for…

The Salvation Army Provides Christmas Meals To Families In The F-M Community

A veteran who received the Christmas Food Box shares his struggles.

FARGO, N.D.- “I wouldn’t be standing here if people didn’t take the time to help me, be there and that was 90 percent of it. And they said, one day, you’ll pass this on. You may not get anyone sober, but you may help somebody else,” says P.J, who is receiving a Christmas food box. P.J is a Veteran who…

How To Be “Fire Smart” This Holiday Season

If not managed properly, holiday decorations can quickly become dangerous

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Lights, candles and Christmas trees begin to fill the homes of many, as the holiday quickly approaches. But with the beauty and cheer of holiday decorations comes an often forgotten concern: the added risk of a house fire. “I think that we’re all kind of aware of…

Slumberland Brings Home Free Mattresses to Families for the Holidays

The mattresses are going to 73 families who desperately need them

FARGO, ND – In the early hours of the morning, volunteers from the Knights of Columbus are giving up their precious free time to make sure that these mattresses are loaded onto trucks, and headed out into the community. The mattresses are going to 73 families who desperately need them. Some families have kids who have been sleeping on the…

People Shop At Dakota Boys And Girls Ranch Pop-up Thrift Shop

This Is The First Year They Have Tried The Pop-up

FARGO, N.D. — People are escaping the cold and warming up to helping people in need. It’s all at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Pop Up Thrift Boutique. For one day only the organization set up a thrift shop on Broadway selling items ranging from Christmas sweaters, winter gear and furniture. The store helps raise money for the organization…

Golden Drive Gives Back To People In Need

Kids and families are given a goodie bag filled with basic necessities, winter clothing and toys.

FARGO, N.D.- For Sue Baron, it all started with a crayon. “I picked up the crayon, the coloring crayon at a job I was at. I picked that up in 2012, I was simply going to buy coloring books and drop them off at a shelter, but as you can see that has changed, that has changed,” says Sue Baron,…