FUNDRAISING

GOP Aims to Copy Dem Fundraising Power with New Online Tool

Republicans hope WinRed will enable them to harness giving from their base.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republicans are launching a new online fundraising platform that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats’ internet-based fundraising behemoth. Called WinRed, it’s a play by the GOP to replicate Democrats’ success raising massive amounts from grassroots supporters who typically give just a few dollars online at a time. ActBlue was instrumental in the Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm…

F-M Crusaders Host 44th Annual Bike Show and Fundraiser

They're raising money to help CCRI in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Motorcycle enthusiasts are riding over to the Delta Hotel to check out the latest bikes. The Fargo–Moorhead Crusaders are hosting their 44th annual bike show, which has over 60 motorcycles on display. Along with the show floor, the group is also holding live and silent auctions to help CCRI in Moorhead. Organizers say this is their unique way…

Pinball Players Raise Money for The Village Family Service Center

People or businesses can sponsor pinball machines

FARGO, N.D. — Pinball lovers get to have fun while giving back to the community at Fargo Pinball. Money collected in their pinball and arcade machines will go towards The Village Family Service Center. The Village hopes to raise $75,000 through Giving Hearts Day. People or businesses could also sponsor machines for $50. The sponsored machine that gets the most funds…

Centennial Principal Dresses as Hot Dog for “Condiment Catch”

Students got to douse him in condiments

FARGO, N.D. — Kids relished the opportunity to douse their principal in condiments, who dressed up as a hot dog. Centennial Elementary set a goal of raising $20,000 at the school’s walk–a–thon. They exceeded that goal, raising over $28,000, and the top 25 fundraising students got to spray the principal with ketchup, mustard, relish, and silly string. Members of the PTO…

Red Raven Expresso Parlor Raising Funds to Help With Maintenance

They will have a variety of benefit events

FARGO, N.D. — Red Raven Expresso Parlor on Main Street is raising money to help with the cost of maintaining their building. Red Raven is a multi–purpose space for artists and musicians, but they also have a café. With benefits like concerts and silent auctions happening coming up, they are hoping the community will lend a helping hand. The parlor has…

Fargo VFW Holds Community Picnic

They raised money to go towards the next Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a community picnic that goes along with the State VFW Convention. The event was open to the public, with hotdogs and hamburgers being served. There were also booths giving information on how people can serve veterans. Free–will donations were taken, and the money raised will go towards the next…

Moorhead Library Holds Use Book Sale

All proceeds go towards funding library programs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you consider yourself a bookworm, then you are going to love all the books you can get for a low price at the library’s book sale. Friends of the Moorhead Library held a used book sale where people could buy books for five dollars a bag. Paperbacks and hardcovers of all genres were available to snag. All…

Parents Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches to Slice Down Student Lunch Debt

Moorhead parents plan to raise $7,000 to help fund free and reduced price lunches for students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead parents are teaming up to combat hunger in schools by serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The second annual fundraiser for Moorhead Area Public Schools gave people a chance to purchase PB&J sandwiches with a choice of peanut butter or sun butter. People also played bingo, entered the raffle, or had a chance to purchase some new…

Carnahan Gets Commission Request on Large Donations for the Minnesota GOP

Carnahan is bringing in a salary of $67,000 a year

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to their chairwoman’s demands of seeking a cut in large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan requested a 10 percent commission on any large donations that come in for the party because one of the major parts of her job is fundraising. Carnahan is bringing in a salary of…

Minnesota’s Republican Party Chairwoman Seeking Commission on Large Donations

Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman wants a personal cut from large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn’t specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn’t enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does. Ted Lovdahl says…