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Buffalo Wild Wings Teams Up with Boys and Girls Club for Community Day

The restaurant donates a percentage of sales, while guests can chip in as well

FARGO, N.D. — A Minneapolis-based restaurant chain teams up with a local nonprofit to help raise funds for charity. All three Buffalo Wild Wings locations in the F-M area are supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley for its annual Community Day. 10 percent of Wednesday’s total sales will be donated to the club as part of…

Teddy Bear Posse Kicks Off to Collect Stuffed Animals for Law Enforcement Agencies

The bears will be given to kids in traumatic situations

FARGO, N.D. — Midwest Radio Fargo–Moorhead and Gate City Bank are kicking off their annual “Teddy Bear Posse.” The campaign collects new teddy bears and stuffed animals to give to law enforcement agencies. The bears are used to comfort kids in traumatic situations. This is the third year the Teddy Bear Posse has been held. Last year more than 4,000 stuffed…

Getting By With a Little Help From Her Friends; Rock and Roll Fan Battles Autoimmune Disease

"But the one I need for Ankylosing Spondylitis to slow it down, is the cosentyx, and that is $6,000 a month"

FARGO, N.D. — A proud Fargo rock fan says good friends and music can help you get through some of life’s toughest battles. Take a look at how her friends are combining some of her favorite things to take one burden off her shoulders. Since she was a teenager, Shannon Neece has been misdiagnosed. It wasn’t until recently, she is…

Family Fare Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity: How You Can Help

Three Family Fares in the F-M Area are participating

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with three Family Fares in the F–M area to raise money to put people in new homes. Family Fare gives customers the opportunity to help out other members of their community by donating a small amount of cash. Shoppers have the option to donate $1, $5, or $10 at…

Vitalant in Urgent Need of Blood, Platelet Donations

They lost 350 units in one day because of the subzero temps this week

FARGO, N.D. — Vitalant is in urgent need of blood after subzero temperatures forced their Fargo, Minot, Aberdeen and Mitchell donation centers to close in the Dakotas. That led to a loss of 350 units in just one day. Seventy area hospitals utilize that blood every day. All blood types are needed but there is a critical need for platelets and…

Interstate Shoes Helps to Return Unclaimed Items from Tom’s Shoe Repair

Items not picked up by Jan. 31 will be donated

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tom’s Shoe Repair closed their doors a few months ago. If you have something you haven’t gotten back, Interstate Shoes and Repair might have it. Interstate Shoes is helping return hundreds of shoes, boots, jackets and purses to customers. The store’s manager says there are many unclaimed items. Only 10 percent have been picked up. If you never…

HERO Makes Final Push in “40K in 40 Days” Fundraising Campaign

HERO collects and distributes donated healthcare equipment

FARGO, N.D. — The year coming to a close also comes the end of a big fundraising campaign. HERO, or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, has their sixth annual “40K in 40 days” campaign. They’re about halfway to their $40,000 goal. Funds raised will go towards day –to–day operations and the fee waiver program. HERO says a third of its customers who…

Father, Daughter Share Special Bond through Blood Donation

Even through ups and downs, Mick and Roberta Pytlick are still passionate about giving blood

FARGO, N.D. — Blood is the glue that binds families together, but back in 1997, it was blood that sparked a tradition that would keep Mick Pytlik’s family tighter and stronger. “My great aunt had an aneurysm, an abdominal aneurysm, that ruptured. She was like another grandma to us, and I was sitting in the hospital with her, they kept hanging…

Holiday Blood Drive: One West Fargo Couple’s Story About Giving and Receiving

As a constant supporter and right hand, Tim decided he has more than enough blood and platelets to help others

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Medical experts say blood donations are in higher demand during the holiday season and one man is doing his part to make a difference. Donating blood two to three times a year was routine for Tim Mehl. “But in 2013 it became more personal…we spent a lot of time in the hospital befriending people that had…

Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event Gives Families Basic Necessities and Gifts

Families get to go leave with everything from hygiene products to toys

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The holiday season is a time for gifts, and the Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event is helping those who are less fortunate. Hundreds of families get to leave with bags full of basic necessities and toys just in time for the holidays. “These children are not only our future, but our greatest asset, but yet, our most…