Fourth of July

Messiah Lutheran Church raises $6,100 for Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local church is helping honor military veterans in our community. After a successful Fourth of July event held at Messiah Lutheran Church that helped raise funds in support of veterans, they are now providing even more support for the Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota. A check presentation of around $6,100 is benefiting…

Firefighters have a busy Fourth of July

"Everything kind of hit all at once. We had trucks crisscrossing each other throughout the city."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo and West Fargo firefighters respond to more than 25 calls of fires over the Fourth of July holiday. “We had 15 calls for actual fires where there was some flame present which is well above normal,” Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said. “We had somewhere about 13 calls for the day. Everything kind…

Africa International Restaurant & Nightclub’s liquor license suspended

We don't have a liquor license at that point it's suspended so I'm not sure if we're going to be open."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local business is no longer able to serve alcohol after Fargo City Commissioners vote to temporarily suspend its liquor license. “I move that the commission find cause to immediately suspend the liquor license of International African restaurant LLC,” Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said. In a special commission meeting, Fargo City Commissioners vote unanimously to…

Protect runaway pets on Independence Day

"Fireworks are scary so turn on a radio or TV something to drown out the sound."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local animal shelter is reminding people of pet safety when out celebrating this holiday weekend. People with a local shelter say Independence Day celebrations are the leading cause for family pets to go missing or end up at the local pound. One way to ensure your furry friends are safe is to have a pet…

Many are expected to travel for 4th of July

"It'll be a busy holiday period so expect to see a number of people no matter where you're traveling."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a weekend many people are looking to celebrate out of town. “We expect a busy weekend as people start to return to travel. We’re expecting about 48 million Americans to travel this holiday period which is an increase of 40 percent from last year,” AAA Director of Public…

National firework shortage and dry conditions pose risk for Fourth of July

"It seems like more people now are coming in out of panic because they heard about the shortage of fireworks on the news."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Fourth of July celebrations might be a little less colorful. “Retail week’s first day was strong. It was huge. Saturday was a good day as well, but Sunday being the first day for Fargo it was very busy and it was crowded,”  Starr Fireworks Owner Johnny Starr said. With June 27th marking the first day fireworks can…

What happens if there’s rain for Moorhead fireworks?

"We know the show will go on. As soon as they load the fireworks, we have to shoot them off."

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Independence Day Firework Shows may be in for a bit of rain. The Moorhead Business Association says that even if it does rain, the show at Horizon Park must go on. Organizers say that they won’t have to worry about people getting wet as they will be viewing the shows from inside their cars. In the event that…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

It's best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room

FARGO, N.D. –You might be enjoying the celebrations tomorrow night, but the Fourth of July fireworks can be a very stressful time for your furry loved ones. To keep pets from running away because of fireworks, Homeward Animal Shelter says it’s best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room. You can also turn on music to calm them down….

AAA’s Tow to Go Program Offers Safe Rides on the Fourth of July

It's important to plan ahead if you're going to be drinking

FARGO, N.D. –AAA can come to the rescue when your car breaks down, but on the Fourth of July, they can also help through the Tow to Go program if you’ve been drinking. If don’t have a plan to get home, you can call AAA, and they will send a tow truck to tow your car and drive you home….

Fourth of July Fireworks to Return to Mount Rushmore in 2020

The show was discontinued in 2009

MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. — Fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July celebration in 2020. The show was discontinued after 2009 due to concerns related to the pine beetle infestation that increased fire concerns in the Black Hills National Forest. The forest has since rebounded, and there have been advances in pyrotechnic safety. Gov. Kristi Noem says the…