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Gate City Bank Executive Chair Steve Swiontek Retiring After 40 Years Of Service

Steve says he's going to miss his day to day conversations with his co-worker but says he felt it was the right time to retire.

FARGO, N.D. — Swiontek first started out in Gate City right after graduating from NDSU in 1978. Steve worked his way up the chain and helped grow over 30 new locations, 600 jobs and 2 billion dollars in assets. He says he owes everything to his staff that work tireless to provide for both the customer and the community. Under…

Local Letter Carriers Host Virtual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive is currently accepting donations

FARGO, N.D.–Local mail carriers are hosting a virtual food drive to benefit Great Plains Food Bank, Emergency Food Pantry and Dorothy Day Food Pantry. Each year the National Association of Letter Carriers hosts the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest single-day food drive in the United States. The event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. Local letter carriers…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Delivers Donated Food To Local Youth Groups

The items were delivered to Youthworks and Fraser.

FARGO, N.D. – The organization was able to fill a trailer with more than 3,500 pounds of food and other items in just under six days. Organizer Sue Baron says this would not have been possible without the help of local companies like Gate City Bank and Advanced Auto. “The impact that this is going to make in just a…

Vitalant Launching New Program To Treat COVID-19 Patients Using Plasma

Although trials for a vaccine are underway, it is expected to be many months before one is approved.

FARGO, N.D. –Vitalant is launching a new program to treat COVID-19 patients. The program uses the blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the disease. It’s called “convalescent plasma”, it provides antibodies that can give patients an extra boost in fighting the virus. It is currently the only antibody treatment available to COVID-19 patients Currently, there are no…

Essentia Health Needs More Handmade Cloth Masks

Donations can be dropped off Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health is asking for your help with face masks. They have collected about 2,000 masks in Fargo but more handmade cloth masks are needed. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the South University Clinic. Donors are asked to pull up into the valet parking loop, stay…

Fargo Theatre Gets Over $2,000 In Grant Money

Contributors include the Criterion Collection and Oscar-nominated directors Christopher Nolan, and Wes Anderson.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Theatre is getting a big helping hand from big name celebrities. The theatre received a $2,500 grant as part of a national fund to support art house cinemas that have closed due to the Coronavirus. Contributors include the Criterion Collection and Oscar-nominated directors Christopher Nolan, and Wes Anderson. Staff say the funds are greatly appreciated…

Great Plains Food Bank In Need Of Volunteers To Help Pack Meals

The organization says due to COVID-19 , they've seen less people volunteer.

FARGO, N.D.- The organization says they always welcome donations and volunteers, but now more than ever they are in need of these resources to help those who have been the most impacted by COVID-19. Donations are are especially needed since the food bank has less donations coming in from the food industry. The organization says every year they have more…

Moorhead Parents Start Community Supply Drive to Support Families

The organizers say they have already received a $1,000 donation.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–With many families working and learning from home, three Moorhead parents have started a community supply drive to support Moorhead Area Public Schools, students and families. The Moorhead Community Supply Drive is asking for donations to support the childcare services provided for essential workers and to implement distance learning at West Central Juvenile Center. Donations can be anything from…

Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its South University Clinic. The healthcare facility says its most pressing need is for medical-grade N95 masks, but it is also in great need for medical-grade personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and face shields. Donors are even encouraged to create handmade masks. Donations…

Former ND State Senator Collects Over 500 Books For Inmate Book Drive

Flakoll Says He's Gotten Books From 10 States

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll is getting some massive help in his book drive for inmates in the Cass County Jail. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong donated 22 books from the Library Of Congress to help Flakoll’s goal of giving inmates a helping hand through education. Adding the total too over 500 books. Flakoll says…