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Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Garth Brooks Adds Two More Shows in Sioux Falls, Brings Total to Nine Concerts

Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood will play a total of nine shows in September at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — There is no stopping the love for Garth Brooks in Sioux Falls. We told you Monday night about the country music superstar adding a 7th show. But it seems that wasn’t enough for his fans. He has now added an 8th and a 9th show! Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood will play a total…

UPDATE: Mapleton Woman Apologizes for Alleged Death Threats Towards Somali Americans at Fargo Walmart

They said the woman began yelling at them to go "back to their own country"

FARGO, ND — The woman who is at the center of a social media controversy over alleged death threats she made to three Somali Americans at a Fargo Walmart reached out to KVRR to explain why she said what she said. Amber Hensley said she is sorry things got out of control in the heat of the moment and takes…

Plenty to See and Do at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair 2017

Hundreds of vendors from all over the country have set up shop along Broadway for the next three days

FARGO, ND — It’s the 42nd Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair. Hundreds of vendors from all over the country have set up shop along Broadway for the next three days. KVRR Anchor Alison Voorhees spent the early evening downtown and gives us a preview of the event. ALISON VOORHEES: It is flooding with people down here, you can definitely tell…

Harley Davidson Hopes to Make Ryder, North Dakota First Fully Licensed Town in the Country

The company's goal is create opportunities for new riders to gain insight from experienced riders

  RYDER, ND — Harley Davidson is hitting the road and going to Ryder, North Dakota with the goal of creating the first fully motorcycle licensed town in the country. The company is hoping to find people in the community from a variety of generations and teach them the basics of motorcycle riding. The company’s goal is create opportunities for…

The Fargo Marathon Attracts Runners From All Fifty States

One man checks Fargo off his list of running a marathon in every state

FARGO, N.D. — There are a total of 750 marathons scheduled in the United States throughout 2017 including the one right here in Fargo.  For some, this sparked a challenging goal — running a marathon in all 50 states. At the Fargo Marathon, there were multiple runners who were here to do just that. Al Navidi, a runner from Washington…

Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter Coming to Fargo Theatre

Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform at the Fargo Theatre

  FARGO, ND — Two country star legends are coming to the Fargo Theatre. Dwight Yoakam will be performing on Sunday, June 18 and Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing on Wednesday October 11th. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter…

Authorities Identify Moorhead Man who Died in Duplex Fire

His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Authorities have finally released the name of a man killed in a duplex fire last Friday in Moorhead. Phillip Skatvold, 68, died in the fire at 2422 Country Club Parkway. His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released. A third person in the house at the time of the fire is…

Vietnam Veterans Share Memorable Moments of War

The Event Celebrates Vietnam Veterans Day

WEST FARGO, N.D. — They served in the Vietnam War, and now they’re here to share their stories. Sweat, blood and tears are what veterans sacrificed to fight for our country. It was a time when hundreds of thousands of soldiers lost their lives. “To commemorate the memories and friends that are still with us,” said Ronald Durand, a Vietnam…

Garth Brooks Makes Good on His Promise for One Fargo Couple

Garth Brooks is flying one local fargo couple out to his concrt in Philadelphia

  FARGO, N.D. — Superstars and celebrities make promises to their fans all the time. But the legendary Garth Brooks is keeping his word when it comes to a Fargo couple. If it’s one thing Siri Freeh knows, it’s music. As co-host for Froggy 99.9’s Morning Splash, Freeh gets to rub elbows with some of the most famous country music…