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Remembering Nine-Year-Old Grace Bettie: A “Role Model for Everyone”

Her family and community members from all over the F-M area held a candlelight vigil in her honor

GLYNDON, Minn. — A community comes together for a candlelight vigil to support the family of nine–year–old Grace Bettie. She drowned in the swimming pond at Buffalo River State Park last week. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on those remembering the impact Grace had on not only the F–M community, but all those around her. Nine–year–old Grace Bettie had many hopes…

Businesses Around Metro Now Offering Breastfeeding Rooms

There's more than 40 infant friendly businesses and organizations around town that support breastfeeding moms

FARGO, N.D. — When a new mother returns to work from maternity leave, she’ll likely have a place of her own to breastfeed. It’s all part of an initiative by Fargo Cass Public Health to get more workplaces in the community to support new mothers. Kate Bjorklund is a mother of two children and she has breastfed both of them. When…

Sanford Medical Center Unveils New Veteran’s Club

The hospital is also putting one in South Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The next time you go to Sanford Health’s main campus, you’ll probably notice its newest addition to the building. The hospital unveiled a wing completely devoted to veterans. Put some veterans who have never met each other in a room together and you’ll get the same result every time. “That all takes a couple of minutes, a cup…

New Auto Shop on the Block: “Fix It Forward” Pays It Forward

The shop works with service organizations such as YWCA, the F5 Project, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and CCRI

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Higher Power Automotive Ministries is a local nonprofit that opened two and a half years ago to fix cars at no cost for those in need. They’ve grown tremendously since then, even opening up their first for profit shop: Fix It Forward. One of the very first cars Higher Power Automotive Ministries donated was a minivan. But it’s…

FBI Special Agent Speaks At Fargo Speaker Series

Robert Wittman was in the FBI for 20 years

  FARGO, N.D. — An FBI Special Agent who tracked down jewel thieves talked about his career in Fargo. Robert Wittman was part of the Town Hall Lecture Series. Wittman was assigned to the Philadelphia Field Division in 1988, specializing in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification. He was a lead investigator for 20 years, recovering more than $225 million worth…

Celebrating Easter at the Red River Zoo

both kids and all the animals got to partake in the fun

  FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t just kids celebrating Easter at the Red River Zoo. The animals got to have some fun too. Exhibits throughout the zoo had different Easter eggs filled with treats for the animals. A few also helped their zookeepers pass out some eggs to kids. Some fun activities for the kids included a “Spot the Egg” scavenger…

Vice President Mike Pence Visits Fargo to Talk Tax Reform, Endorse Rep. Kevin Cramer

The last time Vice President Pence came to North Dakota was last October

FARGO, N.D. — Vice President Mike Pence talked to North Dakotans about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will directly impact them. It’s the second time Vice President Mike Pence has come to Fargo since being elected into office. “It’s such a great opportunity to see him because we don’t get a lot of national, political figures here,”…

YouCaring Page Raises Money for Fargo Family Involved in Fatal Crash

One-year-old Maxwell and nine-year-old Camden were killed

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol says Trista Curry was driving with her two sons and daughter on I–29 near Reynolds when she lost control of the SUV while trying to change lanes. The vehicle began spinning and a semi driver tried to avoid crashing but couldn’t and hit the passenger side. Both one–year–old Maxwell and nine–year–old Camden…

Officer Involved Shooting in South Fargo Puts Suspect in Hospital

Police say 28-year-old Orlando Estrada was charging at them with a knife

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 11:30 last night. When they got there, Police say 28–year–old Orlando Estrada started charging at them with a knife. Neighbors say they had no idea what was going on at 3101 32nd Street South last night as a sea of red and blue lights filled the area. “I…

Gigi’s Playhouse Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day By Giving Back to the Community

They handed out balloons and candy to businesses that have supported them over the years

FARGO, N.D. —  Gigi’s Playhouse decided to do something a little different to celebrate world Down Syndrome Day this year. Instead of a pizza party, the organization is giving back to the community. 24–year–old Blake Johnson is just like everyone else. “I do everything my friends do,” Johnson said. Some of his favorite things to do include listening to his…