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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…

Wings of the Kirkbride Could Become Senior Apartment Homes

The Fergus Falls building is one of the last few left in the United States

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls State Hospital was built in 1890 and was once one of more than 70 Kirkbrides across the United States. “It was a more humane like setting, instead of a prison–like setting which was common in the nineteenth century,” said Carl Schuelke, executive director at the Otter Tail County Historical Society. But it’s now…

West Fargo Students Enter Virtual Reality to Stop Texting While Driving

The school partnered with AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Students from West Fargo High School took a break from the real world and instead entered a virtual reality for a change. The simulation showed students what could happen when they get behind the wheel and get even the least bit distracted by texting. Life threatening or fatal car accidents can be caused by a driver who’s…

Gigi’s Playhouse Encouraging Public to Sign Happiness Wall

It's part of their celebration for the International day of happiness

  FARGO, N.D. — Tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness. To celebrate, Gigi’s Playhouse in Fargo is doing a wall of happiness. You are invited to write something you do to make other people smile or be happy. The wall will be up all week long. If you can’t make it in, you can also post on social media, along…

F-M Crusaders Bike Show Gets Motorcycle Buffs Ready for Season

This is the 43rd year the bike show was put on

FARGO, N.D. — Bikers from all around the Metro are itching to get back on their motorcycles. It’s why you could find many of them at the F–M Crusaders 43rd Annual Bike Show this weekend. Some bikers say it’s not uncommon for people to give them the cold shoulder because they perceive them as scary. “It’s a stereotype that gets old….

Fargo Native Performs in Disney on Ice Presents “Frozen”

This is the only weekend the show will be in Fargo at the fargodome

FARGO, N.D. — This weekend, a Disney favorite is coming to life with Disney on Ice presents “Frozen”. Some of you may even see a familiar face in the show. You’ve probably heard of high school seniors getting a job right after graduation before but 18–year–old Emma Astrup’s job may be a little “cooler” than what most recent grads do. “I…

Home Builders Care of Fargo– Moorhead Foundation Holding Fish Fry Friday

Their goal is to raise $25,000

FARGO, N.D. — For anyone who can’t eat meat tomorrow, the Home Builders Care of Fargo– Moorhead Foundation has a solution. They’re holding a Fish Fry at the Holiday Inn to raise money for the foundation. There will also be a raffle to win prizes such as kids’ toys, art and a $500 cash prize. All of the money raised will…

Fargo North High Students Hold Memorial for Florida Shooting Victims

Many students say they were impressed with the turnout

FARGO, N.D. — Students at North High say it was inspiring to see the amount of people who participated in National Walkout Day. However, they didn’t get to get involved until much later in the day. North High students walked in solidarity and later stood in silence for the 17 people who lost their lives in the Parkland, Florida shooting. “To…

North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Announces 2018 Awards

There were 20 nominations

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable passed out awards to those who have been influential in fighting the disease. They awarded colorectal cancer survivor Amanda Houston with Champion of the Year, Family Healthcare a cancer screening award and Sanford Health with Organization of the Year. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Health and Indian Health Service…

Memory Cafe Provides Sense of Community, Resources for Those Struggling With Alzheimer’s

The program is also meant to help the caregivers of those with the disease

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — More than 14,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in North Dakota. Now a church in Grand Forks is trying to help out not just those with the disease, but their caregivers as well. Sue Fagerholt has a few titles under her belt including mother, wife and a few years ago she added a new one: caregiver….