Donation

Minnesota Public Radio Gets $56 Million Donation for Classical Music Network, Etc.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/KVRR) — Someone is a huge fan of Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music network. MPR just received a $56 million cash donation from an anonymous donor. Star Tribune reports it’s the largest gift MPR has ever received in its 55-year history. The money is slated to go toward YourClassical, the public radio station’s classical music network, and to advancing…

Planned Parenthood North Central receives $20 million

PIERRE, S.D. – Planned Parenthood North Central States has received $20 million from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. It’s the largest donation in the organization’s history. North Central States operates 28 facilities in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States, says the donation brings tremendous relief because costs of providing care are…

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum gets $1 million gift

FARGO – A proposed science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and feasibility studies. The museum focus on the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The plans includes a mobile STEM classroom….

Hornbacher’s Check Out Hunger Raises $114,781 for Great Plains Food Bank

the funds will benefit Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An annual fundraiser is breaking records and helping feed more people throughout the region. Hornbacher’s presenting a check for nearly $115,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. That was $15,000 more than last year. The money was raised during the grocery chains annual Check Out Hunger campaign. It launched in 1994 and asks Hornbacher’s customers to…

21st Cares for Kids Radiothon benefitting Sanford Children’s Hospital kicks off

FARGO, N.D. — KFGO, Y94 and Froggy 99.9 are joining forces for the 21st Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon. The event raises money to support special programs, buy medical equipment and fund research and education for Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo. The funds go a long way in helping support kids in our region like 15-year-old Jakob Ness of Campbell,…

Sanford Health, Dakota Lions Sight & Health partner to create birth tissue donation program

It is the first birth tissue donation program in the Upper Midwest

FARGO, N.D. — A new program at Sanford Health gives mothers who give birth through a planned Caesarean section the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life. The hospital has partnered with Dakota Lions Sight & Health to create a birth tissue donation program. Birth tissue contains special cells that are used to treat many conditions, including traumatic…

Dakota Boys and Girls thrift store in West Fargo celebrates big milestone

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the store is having discounts on books, furniture, and clothing.

WEST FARGO, N.D.- Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store in West Fargo is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Connie Marier, who has been working at the store since it first opened, says it has only gotten better through the years. She says that’s because of the community’s support that they’ve been able to not only remain open, but also…

Emergency Food Pantry Receives $5,000 from Gate City Bank

FARGO, N.D. – With the coming holidays, many Fargo-Moorhead companies are using the excitement to give back. The Fargo Emergency Food Pantry receives an appreciated boost by Gate City Bank this year. Gate City has written a check for $5,000  in an effort to make sure the most vulnerable are taken care of. Food pantry officials say with every dollar…

Fargo company steps up to help restaurants and bars doing take-out

Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo company is donating plastic containers and utensils to restaurants and bars that are doing take-out amid the pandemic. Brenco Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Services works closely with restaurants and bars. Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19. “It’s been hard on everybody. Nobody thought back in…