Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney

A successful finish to Fargo Marathon week

It was capped off Saturday with the Full and Half Marathons.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Marathon week was another huge hit in the community. The Fargo Marathon brings in thousands of runners and supporters and the economic impact is substantial annually. “We’re going to be about 8,300, 8,400, people, just talking to the Convention Visitors Bureau people. Based on the kinda of average spend of people coming in, it’s going…

Fargo Marathon ready for 2nd straight year after COVID hiatus

Thousands of runners are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Thousands of runners are flowing into Fargo for the Fargo Marathon for various events. The 5k happened Friday night. There was also a virtual 5k for people who couldn’t make it. Mayor Mahoney says Fargo is ranked number one in health in the country, the city buzzes around the marathon and it brings the community together…

Fargo leaders & the community discuss combating street racing

According to a Insurify study, North Dakotans are cited for street racing 85% more often than the national average. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A meeting brings people together to share how they feel about a growing concern of street racing that comes out during warmer months. Street racing and extreme speeding are on the rise across the country since the start of the pandemic, but nowhere more so than in North Dakota. The state ranks first in the nation…

Health experts and Fargo-Moorhead officials urge COVID-19 vaccinations

"This is reaching a new level. It's affecting the children in our community. It's time, so with all do respect we ask for your consideration."

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) — City leaders and health experts are urging people to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, officials are placing an urgent call as they say cases are beginning to overwhelm hospital resources. “We don’t usually reach out to the public unless we think there’s a serious issue here. Our people are…

Fargo’s Spirit of the Sandbagger monument honors flood fighters

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A ribbon cutting ceremony is honoring the community’s acts of service in its efforts to fight floods. The City of Fargo joined the Fargo Lions Club in celebrating its 100 year anniversary and its contribution in raising $200,000 to build The Spirit of the Sandbagger monument. The donor-funded structure recognizes both the club as well as…

Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcakes collects 104 backpacks for the homeless

Moorhead Mayor, Shelly Carlson and Fargo Mayor, Dr. Tim Mahoney helped deliver the backpacks

FARGO, N.D. & MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Three local shelters receive a much needed surprise from two girls in the community. “She’s always thought of other people, always and I’m really proud of her. She is always looking for that next way to give back,” Addie’s mother Marisa Loerzel said. Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcakes stand had a goal…

Major vaccination improvements by summer in Cass County

"With the Johnson and Johnson coming out we think we'll get more people vaccinated and what we're beginning to think is we may have our population vaccinated by the end of June."

CASS CO., N.D. (KVRR) — A legislative conversation with Cass County legislators and local leaders quickly turns to talk about the COVID vaccines. The most important topic to arise from the virtual session raised the question of where the county stands in terms of vaccinations. Fargo Mayor Doctor Tim Mahoney says no vaccine is being wasted and with the Johnson…

Mayor Tim Mahoney will not extend mask mandate after February 18th

Fargo Cass Public Health officials seek to change his mind.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – After four months, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says an executive order requiring masks to be worn in public will expire on Thursday Feb. 18. Officials with Fargo Cass Public Health are hoping to change the Mayors mind and want the mask mandate extended. “If that mandate does go away it still has to be really strong…

City & state officials announce Amazon fulfillment center coming to Fargo

Online retail giant, Amazon to open fulfillment distribution center

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo city officials unveil a new plan that will bring forth an investment to help stimulate North Dakota’s economy. “This is a big time investment, a 1.3 million square foot facility, state of the art, $23 million investment,” North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said. Retail warehouse giant Amazon is moving in with a distribution fulfillment center that…

Mask restrictions pose concerns for people in Fargo

Mayoral mask mandate raises awareness amid pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. — “We very much want to avoid a second shut down because in the spring it was very devastating to many of our businesses,” Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney said. With a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Mahoney enacted emergency protocol to have a city-wide mask mandate and prevent a second shutdown. Some people think it is…