Church

Church Dedicates “Tree of Life” Mosaic

The mosaic was put together over a six-month period

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Churches United for the Homeless presented its “Tree of Life” mosaic, which is in a center where people of any religion can go to worship. Two dozen volunteers put together the mosaic over a six month period. They put in over 300 hours of service. Pastor Joe Larson of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church designed it. The art piece…

Serving Up Pie for Area Charity

Trinity Lutheran Church holds its annual Salad and Pie Luncheon

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A congregation at one local church gathered to help an area charity. The annual Salad and Pie Luncheon was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Moorhead. Hundreds gathered for a meal provided by the church. Our own Alison Voorhees and Rob Kupec helped serve coffee and clean up. This year, the proceeds will go towards The…

Bringing Opiate Education to the Moorhead Community

Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Moorhead Police Department have partnered up

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Moorhead Police Department have partnered up to bring opiate education to the community. They hosted a seminar for people to learn more about the epidemic affecting millions across the nation and people right here in the valley. The Moorhead Police Department recently brought on a chaplain to their team…

Community Celebrates Governor George Sinner’s Life

The governor passed away on March 9 at the age of 89

FARGO, N.D. — The community came together to celebrate the life of former North Dakota Governor George Sinner. Sinner passed away on March 9 at the age of 89. “He was really imbued with justice and love. In public service, that’s a really wonderful combination,” said Tim Mathern, a state senator. “His legacy is permanent, ongoing forever, positive.” Sinner was born in…

Church Creates Gift Baskets for Homeless Youth

Church members got to go shopping and use their creativity

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Members of Lakes Area Vineyard Church got to do some shopping for homeless youth in the area. They’re putting together gift baskets that go beyond just living essentials. Organizers say items like gift cards or snacks will allow the homeless youth to have more fun with their friends. There are about 55 homeless youth in Detroit Lakes,…

Exhibit Shows Social Justice Experiences Through Artwork

But the artwork at the Human Rights Exhibit at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo goes beyond that

FARGO, ND — Over the last few months, the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival has given artists a platform to share the stories behind their pieces. People in the community are learning about their opinions, struggles and experiences through artwork. “They’re putting their view and it’s filtering through their mind and their experiences and it’s coming out…

“Ashes To Go” Provides Convenient, Welcoming Celebration of Ash Wednesday

This is the second year in a row it was held downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — It can be tough to figure out when you’re going to get ashes on Ash Wednesday when you have a busy schedule. Thankfully, two churches had a quick fix for those trying to find the time. You didn’t even have to go to church to get blessed with ashes this Ash Wednesday. “We believe that God welcomes everyone…

Petitioners On Track to Adding Blue Law Repeal to the 2018 Ballot

Many shoppers signed the petition while waiting for Walmart to open on Sunday morning

FARGO, ND — Petitioners are making progress in allowing voters to decide if North Dakota will keep Blue Laws in the 2018 election. The state laws do not allow businesses to open before noon on Sundays. At 11:30 Sunday morning, cars drove by the dark entrance of Walmart on 13th Avenue South in Fargo to run weekend errands. But like…

Lidgerwood Man Taken to State Hospital After High Speed Police Chase

Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and started a crucifix on fire

LIDGERWOOD, ND — A man considered dangerous is back in the State Hospital after a high speed chase that ended in a wildlife preserve. Michael Skroch, 39, of Lidgerwood was arrested after crashing his motorcycle during the chase that hit speeds of 85 miles per hour. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and…

UPDATE: Sioux Falls Couple Says Abandoned Baby Boy was “Misplaced” Outside Church for 18 Hours

But the couple at the center of the story said it's all a misunderstanding. KDLT reporter Jill Johnson has more

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. Ronald Harrison Jr., 38, has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police said his two and a half old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. But the couple at the center of the story said it’s all…