West Fargo Community Throws Block Party to Help Family After Losing Their Home

The Westport Beach Community threw a block party for a family who lost their home to a fire

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After a West Fargo family lost their home to a fire, neighbors and friends came together to help them bounce back. “They lost everything. They had their clothes on their back is and that’s all that they had,” said Tony Nickles. Tony Nickles is a neighbor and friend of the Connor family. He says he would…

Benefit for “Friendly Smiles” Employee Fighting Incurable Tumor

One woman is suffering from an incurable tumor and her family and friends held a benefit for her

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A “FUNraiser” was held for one local woman who is battling an incurable spinal cord tumor. Caitlin Posch was diagnosed with the tumor in January. Her neurosurgeon was unable to completely remove it, causing her to go through radiation and chemotherapy in attempts to control the tumor. A benefit including games, a bake sale and a silent auction…

Discovery Middle School Puckers Up for Piglets to Support Classmate

Discovery Middle School students and teachers were kissing pigs all to help one student in need

FARGO, ND — Students and faculty from Discovery Middle School puckered up for a few sloppy kisses with a pig. When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel alone. “I’ve got three sons and the first thing I thought of was what would happen if that were one of my sons,” said Tammy Linn, who is an English…

We Just Had a Job to Do: WWII Veteran Honored at the Fargo Air Museum

Jim Tyler, a 93-year old fighter pilot from WWII, is in town as the featured guest at the museum's annual auction

FARGO, ND — A World War II veteran is in town as the featured guest at Fargo Air Museum’s Celebrity Dinner and Auction. James Tyler is an Iowa native and a P–38 fighter pilot with the 15th Air Force. He enlisted in November 1942 and flew in 15 missions to Germany and Austria, first as a bomber escort then in bombing…

Homeward Animal Shelter Celebrates Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch

More than 300 people showed up to Homeward Animal Shelter's third annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch at the Holiday Inn in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Spaghetti without meatballs? A local animal shelter served this to encourage others to spay and neuter their pets. More than 300 people showed up to Homeward Animal Shelter’s third annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Bell, a pointer mix with three legs greeted visitors. Shelter staff also brought Chester, a Shepherd/Rottweiler…

Moorhead Speech Team Headed to State, Can You Help?

Students say participating on the Spuds speech team has helped them develop communication skills and long-lasting friendships

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead High Speech Team is asking you to help them continue their record-breaking year. Not only is the team the reigning 8-Double ‘A’ champs, they are sending 28 speakers to the state competition in addition to sending 13 speakers to the National Speech and Debate Tournament. A group of parent volunteers are setting up a fundraiser…

Fargo North Students “Smash Out” Cancer

Organizers say this year's planning is already proving to be a smashing success

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo North students are getting tough and taking out their aggression on cancer one smash at a time. The school is holding its annual “Smash Out Cancer” and Relay for Life fundraiser for Relay Spirit Week. Students donate money to take a few swings at a car with a sledgehammer and say it’s their way of smashing…

Dance Marathon at Concordia Needs Your Pennies

Pennies for Pediatrics is kicking off this week at Concordia to help support Sanford Children's Hospital

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dance Marathon, a nationwide movement involving college students who raise money through dancing, games and entertainment, is stirring up a war at Concordia. The college is hosting its first “Pennies for Pediatrics” fundraiser on campus throughout the week. The competition is between dorms and off campus housing to see who can raise the most money by Friday….

Grand Forks Community Hits the Gym for Show of Support for Long-Time Member

CrossFit Tundra in Grand Forks Held a Fundraiser to Help Jacob Freeman After Surgery

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Community members in Grand Forks hit the gym for a reason other than working out. “Kind of out of nowhere, I was working out one day and my hand started losing color,” said Jacob Freeman, a long-time member of the CrossFit Tundra Gym in the city. “I stopped and then the color would come back after…

Moorhead Community Gathers to Support Woman Struggling with MS

A silent auction and bake sale were among the events held to help with medical costs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Friends and family came together to support a Moorhead woman who’s facing multiple medical conditions. Terri Stavenger had multiple spinal surgeries after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After her third surgery, she developed a Stage 4 pressure wound which set her back during her rehab. Unfortunately, she now requires in home healthcare while confined to a wheelchair….