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Battle Lake’s Bethel Lutheran Church Moving Forward After Fire

A group of churchgoers are fundraising to help in the rebuilding effort

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The winds of change are blowing hard at Bethel Lutheran church in Battle Lake as the congregation packs the parking lot for Sunday service. Behind Pastor Todd Hylden lies the charred remains of the century old church on the hill which burned last weekend. “There were a lot of wonderful memories that went down in flames…

Fargo Fire Dept. Honors New Firefighter Graduates

The ceremony was limited to immediate family.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department honors it’s newest class of firefighters. Logan McConnell, Rick Winter, Chris Harig, Todd Hanson, Ross Jones and West Fargo Firefighter Nick Wavra were all in attendance for their graduation at city hall. After eight weeks of intense training and education they are ready to suit up. The ceremony was limited to immediate family….

Church Offers Easter Egg Drive-Thru For Families

Lane Says It's Important For The Church To Bring Some Easter Cheer For Families In The Community.

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Out in the parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Barnesville, church members are wearing masks and handing out bags. “Normally when we spread them out they are gone in 5 minutes but this is a little different,” Leader Of Evangelism Board Kay Lane said. Inside the 150 paper bags rustling together in the wind are…

Experts Discuss Ways To Make Quarantining With Your Family Less Stressful

These unprecedented times, especially being confined at home, can make emotions and tensions run high.

FARGO, N.D.-¬†Experts say it’s important to take this time to bond with each other, find an activity that you can do with your family or significant other. They also say it’s important to¬† make sure to let them know that you appreciate them by doing things around the house. “Do nice things for each other. This is the time of…

Six-Year-Old Girl Receives A Special Delivery On Her Birthday

Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Because of people quarantining and social distancing, Cora Kloeckner wasn’t able to have a birthday party surrounded by friends and family. Her parents knew of her love for Sandy’s Donuts and wanted to do something special for her. Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep. She says she was surprised when she opened the door…

Detroit Lakes Woman Celebrates 24th Birthday At Age 96

Leap Year Is Only Once Every Four Years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — At Union Central in Detroit Lakes, family members, neighbors and close friends packed into one big old room for a big celebration. “Well they say 96 and 24 birthdays,” Leone Leitheiser said. Leone Leitheiser is celebrating her 24th birthday at the age of 96. Leitheiser was born on Leap Day which meant every birthday became a…

Local Family Knocking Down Stereotypes Through Bowling

The family hosted their 2nd annual charity as they raised money for people with disabilities

MOORHEAD, Minn.- There’s nothing like family love. And this family wanted to honor a special member of theirs who has influenced many in the community. That’s why they created the “The Jeromy Brown Family Fund.” “The fund was started basically after a group of cousins basically talking about how we appreciate our cousin and wanna celebrate his abilities rather than…

HOPE INC., Hosts Annual Adaptive Track Meet

The organization offers all year-round activities for families to create fun and happy memories.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When a Moorhead family found there was no recreational opportunities in the area for their son, they decided to create an organization of their own. “My wife and I wanted to start the organization when my son was 5 years old and he’s in a wheelchair and there weren’t a lot of opportunities for him, so we…

Friends, Family, and Fun on Christmas Eve with the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has a special Christmas Eve meal every year for the less fortunate in our region.

FARGO, ND – For the last twenty five years, volunteers from the Community Presbyterian Church have been cooking up a special Christmas Eve dinner for the less fortunate at the Salvation Army. Dixon Moorhead has been a part of the dinners every year since they began. “We feel good about what we do. This is our gift to them, and…

Mr. Grinch Takes A Trip To Visit Fargo Pet Store

During the photo shoot, cash was raised for Minn-Kota Paaws to help people in need

FARGO, N.D. — Puppies, kittens, and families got to meet a very famous mean one who made a trip to Fargo. Mr.Grinch took a trip to the Natural Pet Center to meet people and raise some money for a good cause. Not only could you meet the man in green, you could get a Christmas picture with him too. Although…