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Habitat for Humanity Raises Walls on 68th Build on 30th Anniversary

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity builds home for single mother.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –One local organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary by making a single mothers dreams come true. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is raising the wall on its 68th home build right here in the community. The three bedroom house will help the Brooks family. The single mother with two children escaped a dangerous, unhealthy and overcrowded apartment….

Local siblings seek help in getting their family out of Afghanistan

"When I hear their voice I don't even want to hang up the phone because every time I feel like what if this is the last time."

UPDATE: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s office tells KVRR the governor has reached out to the State Department and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven’s Office on their behalf. KABUL, Afghanistan (KVRR) — Thursday marks Afghan Independence Day, but as the Taliban continues to take over the country, those once celebrating their independence are now fleeing for their lives. Three Afghanistan…

Truck driver from Portland stranded in Fargo due to blizzard

Warlick hopes to be able to make it back home for Christmas. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The blizzard that is rolling through the area has left some waiting out the storm. Jesse Warlick is a truck driver from Portland, Oregon who arrived in Fargo on Tuesday from Cloquet, Minnesota. He has been driving truck for a little over two years and says that he’s used to driving in this weather. He saw…

Holiday-themed corgi pack walk encourages safe socialization amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D — A holiday-themed pack walk brings together holiday attire and corgis from across the metro. The walk, hosted by the Northern Corgis, took place at Island Park in downtown Fargo. The corgis and even some of their owners were dressed in festive clothing for the gathering. The walks are meant to encourage socialization and exercise. Although the walk…

Community rallies for Jamestown man in the ICU with coronavirus

The pastor of the family's church decided to create the fundraiser to help with medical expenses and other bills.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A GoFundMe is started for a Jamestown man who is in intensive care for COVID-19. Philip Cherney tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of November. Within a week, it got so severe they had to airlift him from Jamestown to a hospital in Fargo and put him on a ventilator where he’s been since. Cherney’s…

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

The Village’s webinar shares ways to help cope with stress during the holidays

Buying and receiving gifts, family gatherings, COVID-19 & how to say no

FARGO-  Jingle Bells or Bah Humbug? The Village Family Service Center hosts a webinar on how to handle the season’s biggest stressors. The holiday season is here & so is the stress of buying gifts, family get-togethers and now, this year, COVID-19. Keeping track of gifts you’ve purchased can be hard, but with apps like Christmas List and Santa’s Red…

“Thankful for” plaques help benefit United Way

Local company partners up with non-profit for a way to give back to those in need.

FARGO, N.D. – Office Sign Company is creating unique “Thankful For” plaques with part of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Cass-Clay. These decorative plaques are completely customizable with photo and text to show who or what you are thankful for. The non-profit organization strives to put an end to homelessness for children and families throughout the valley. Each…

North Dakota Senators Meet Latest Supreme Court Nominee

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee continues to make the rounds on Capitol Hill. Judge Amy Coney Barrett stopped by the offices of North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. “And I do want to say at the offset that I think you’re an excellent candidate for the Supreme Court and I…

John Pence comes to Moorhead for Trump early voting campaign

Pence is also Vice President Mike Pence's nephew .

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and Mike Pence’s nephew John Pence makes a stop in Moorhead as part of an early voting push in Minnesota. Pence talked with supporters encouraging them to get out and vote as well as to tell their family and friends to cast their ballots. Pence says Trump will continue to put…