Christmas

St. Joseph’s Church Makes All the Fixings for a Community Thanksgiving Feast

Volunteers started carving turkeys at 5:30 a.m.

  MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áPlenty of turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie has Thanksgiving coming a lot earlier this year at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Volunteers started carving turkeys at 5:30 in the morning to feed everyone coming to the parish’s annual Turkey Bazaar Dinner & Holiday Showcase. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the church but St. Joseph’s also…

“The Christmas Gift” Hosts Giftburgers Event for People in Need During the Holidays

The annual burger event is the first of many fundraisers

FARGO, N.D.–“The Christmas Gift” hosted its annual burger event, “Giftburgers on the Plaza.” This year the fundraiser was held in the Fargo Civic/Library parking lot east of the US Bank Plaza. Each year KFGO radio works with The Christmas Gift to help families in need over the holidays. The annual burger event is the first of many fundraisers leading up…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

Emergency Shelter at Moorhead’s National Guard Armory Needs Volunteers

Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With dangerous cold temps settling in, Governor Dayton approved expansion of emergency shelter space at the National Guard armory in Moorhead. Churches United is looking for volunteers. Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads. “It’s life or death if they don’t have a place to stay,”…

Getting Rid of Your Live Christmas Tree? Here’s What You Can Do With It

The City of Fargo will be collecting them on January 8th

FARGO, ND — The lights and decorations are coming down and being put back into storage, but where do you put your Christmas tree? The City of Fargo will be collecting them on January 8th. It is important that the tree is placed away from the garbage and recycling on the boulevard. The city’s recycling coordinator, Jen Pickett, says the…

Shoppers Flock to Local Retailers for the Biggest Return Day of the Year

But for many shoppers out, they don't seem to be returning gifts, they seem to be spending

FARGO, ND — After we rip open gifts from under the tree, there usually ends up a pile of stuff to return. The day after Christmas is known as the biggest return day of the year, but in Fargo that didn’t seem to be the case. Many Christmas presents are going back to the stores they came from. “I do…

Churches United Helping the Less Fortunate this Christmas Holiday

For some, Christmas is a special time of year, but for others, it's another cold night of looking for a place to stay

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The holiday season is not always easy for those with no family or without a home. For some, Christmas is a special time of year, but for others, it’s another cold night of looking for a place to stay. “A lot of these people are in the same boat that I am and we all try to…

Despite the Holiday, Many Still Working Throughout the Region

Many say they don't mind working the holiday because they get to bring cheer to others

FARGO, ND — Although many places are closed, there are still some people in the valley working on Christmas. Whether it’s bringing food to the table, health care, emergency services or working as a cashier at Walgreens, there are people all throughout the metro who have given up their holiday to give back to the community. There are some families…

Area Families Opt for Eating Out on Christmas

If you drive across the metro, many businesses are closed but there are a few places still greeting customers

FARGO, ND — Many people who are cooking holiday meals are getting ready to sit down for dinner but what about the families looking for a place to eat? If you drive across the metro, many businesses are closed but there are a few places still greeting customers. IHOP, Brewtus’ Brickhouse, Izumi, Perkins and the Radisson are a few of…

Last Minute Christmas Shopping at West Acres

Families and friends were up and down the aisles of stores at West Acres Mall and many shoppers got their gifts wrapped at the station in the food court

FARGO, ND — It’s the day before Christmas but that hasn’t stopped shoppers from running to the mall to pick up some last minute gifts. Families and friends were up and down the aisles of stores at West Acres Mall and many shoppers got their gifts wrapped at the station in the food court. The staff says they saw fewer…