Families

Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

Protect and Serve Before The Bell, Dilworth P.D Teams Up To Help With School Supplies

Protect and serve is going beyond the call of duty and the sound of a school bell. Dilworth Police camped out in front of Walmart to collect school supplies for kids going to Dilworth–Glyndon Felton schools. Cops collected supplies like pencils, folders and backpacks in the hopes of helping kids in need as school closes in for families. “We called…

Habitat for Humanity Holds Dakota Blitz Home Dedication Celebration

Three families are getting new homes

WEST FARGO, N.D. –Earlier this month, we told you about the Habitat for Humanity’s Dakota Blitz 3:10 project, which gives three families a place to call “home sweet home.” The Faizee family has always thought owning a home is part of the American Dream. Their family has lived in an unaffordable apartment since moving from Afghanistan. “Since we came to…

Habitat for Humanity and Blitz Home Builders Team Up to Build Three Houses in Ten Days

The West Fargo homes will go to three families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’ll soon be “home sweet home” for three families thanks to a project between Habitat for Humanity and Blitz Home Builders. The foundations of a new home are going up and it’ll be a huge step up for Alakiir Nhial, a single mother of five. The apartment she currently lives in is small and isn’t good for…

West Fargo Holds First Street Fair to Kick Off Schedule of Summer Events

Over 70 vendors selling everything from food to clothing were there

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The weather put a bit of a damper on the West Fargo Street Fair, but families were still able to enjoy the city’s first fair of its kind. More than 70 vendors were at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds selling everything from food to clothes and offering kids’ activities. The fair was originally planned for the POW/MIA…

Muscatell Subaru Donates Nearly $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House

They've donated over $56,000 to Ronald McDonald House over three years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Muscatell Subaru presented a check to Ronald McDonald House with proceeds from the “Share the Love” event. It’s held every year, and $250 from every new car sold or leased goes towards a charity of the buyer’s choice. This year’s check was $14,848. In over three years, Muscatell Subaru has donated $56,216 to Ronald McDonald House. The charity…

Fargo Families Make Pinwheels at Plains Art Museum’s Kidquest

Families create different art projects every month

FARGO, N.D. — Families in Fargo are putting pastels to pinwheels. The Plains Art Museum is putting on its monthly Kidquest event, where families can walk through the museum and create an art project together. This month, they’re making plastic pinwheels and decorating them using markers and oil pastels. They’re allowed to make two pinwheels: one for themselves, and one for…

Hundreds Turn Out to 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade was originally canceled due to a lack of funds and volunteers

  FARGO, N.D. — After originally being canceled due to a lack of funds, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade carries on for its 23rd year. Bagpipe players, Irish dancers, and people decked out in green paraded from Moorhead to Fargo to bring Irish cheer to the crowd lining the streets. “This year’s especially fun because the weather has turned around…

Several Families Welcome Babies on New Year’s Day

One New Year's Baby even shares a birthday with her mom

FARGO, N.D. — Several families are celebrating the start of a new life along with the new year. “I was in the middle of a contraction and heard someone say, ‘oh it’s 2019,’ so not what I expected for a celebration,” Brittany Nygaard, a new mom, said. That’s certainly not a typical way to ring in the new year. After being…

One Train, Dozens of Cities, Hundreds of Lights: Giving Back on the Road

"The Canadian Pacific Holiday train has become a tradition here in Detroit Lakes and Becker County"

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Opening presents, friends and family gathering around the dinner table, and twinkling lights…all things that remind us of the season of giving. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how a moving train is becoming part of a holiday tradition in Detroit Lakes. Christmas has come early for the people of Detroit Lakes. And for just 30 minutes…