Christmas

Concordia Student Musicians Hold Final Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Concert

This is the 92nd annual concert

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Concordia College are getting ready for the school’s annual Christmas concert. Four different choirs and an orchestra are performing, and that totals to almost 400 student musicians. The theme for this year’s concert is “For the Beauty of the Earth,” which celebrates Christmas and nature. The Christmas concert is a tradition that’s been going on for…

Kids Getting Pictures With Santa Before He Comes Down the Chimney

Moorhead Center Mall is doing the pictures through December 23 every Friday-Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Pictures with Santa at the Moorhead Center Mall begin this weekend. And they’re encompassing everything about the Christmas spirit. In addition to taking their annual pictures with Kris Kringle, families are also doing some good during the holiday season. They have the option to pay $5 for their photo or bring three canned goods to be donated to…

Kids Meet Santa Claus, Do Holiday Activities at Festival of Trees

There was everything from decorating to a horse-drawn carriage

FARGO, N.D. — Now that Thanksgiving has passed, people are getting into the Christmas spirit. The “Cookies With the Claus Family” event at the Festival of Trees brought holiday cheer to the community. There were activities from face painting to writing letters to Santa. “I hope they all have fun. It’s just a fun event, and it’s free. Maybe people who…

The Christmas Gift Grants Two Local Families $2,500

The organization is also raising money to gift different families each day starting December 1st- 24th

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the F-M community are strutting their stuff and listening to some holiday tunes, all for a good cause. The Christmas Gift organization is holding its annual fashion show to raise money for local families in need. It’s raising money to gift different families each day starting December 1st through the 24th. The Christmas Gift is…

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

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

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Plenty 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…