STURDY Act protects children from furniture tip-over injuries

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar and a Minnesota mother are raising awareness about a new law designed to protect children from furniture tip-over injuries. The STURDY Act requires companies to test products for safety and stability before being sold. As a result, nearly 10,000 kids go to the emergency room for injuries. Klobuchar was joined in Washington by Janet…

Dakota Boys and Girls thrift store in West Fargo celebrates big milestone

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, the store is having discounts on books, furniture, and clothing.

WEST FARGO, N.D.- Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store in West Fargo is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Connie Marier, who has been working at the store since it first opened, says it has only gotten better through the years. She says that’s because of the community’s support that they’ve been able to not only remain open, but also…

Recycle drop off sites in Moorhead are being contaminated

They've also seen an increase of illegal dumping of items like refrigerators and furniture.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Moorhead Public Works is seeing an increase in contamination and illegal dumping at recycling drop off sites. Those in the department say they’ve seen contamination particularly in the plastic dumpsters. They’ve seen items such as pvc pipes, plastic bubble wrap, styrofoam and plastic bags. They’ve also seen an increase of illegal dumping of items like refrigerators and furniture….

Non Profits Help Formerly Incarcerated People Furnish Homes

They want to make transition easier for those coming out of jail or prison.

FARGO, N.D. – The F5 Project and Furniture Mission are collaborating for the first time to completely furnish a home that will belong to someone who was formerly incarcerated. They say the time to collaborate could not have been more ideal. All of the items needed to furnish a home were available at the same time the F5 project was…

Oak Grove hosts rummage sale for mission trip fundraiser

The event is to raise money for student mission trips and other travel opportunities.

FARGO, N.D. – Oak Grove Lutheran School hosts it’s annual Rummage sale to raise money so that kids can have the opportunity to do mission trips and other travels. The school has been receiving donations since the summer. Items you will find in the sale include clothing, housewares, furniture, books, and toys. People at Oak Grove say they are excited…

Donations from “Stuff the Truck” Event Go Towards New Life Center

The Center helps men experiencing homelessness

FARGO, N.D. — It’s time for spring cleaning, and what you might consider junk can be very useful for someone else. The New Life Center partnered with Life 97.9 for “stuff the truck,” where people can bring clothes, small appliances and furniture to donate. The Center helps men experiencing homelessness. Organizers say they collect about 15,000 pounds of items before Spring…

Furniture For Less Opens Clearance Center in Former Herberger’s Store in Moorhead

They will occupy the storefront until their temporary lease expires in January

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Just more than a month after Herberger’s in Moorhead closed its doors, the space in the Moorhead Center Mall has a temporary tenant. Furniture for Less signed a five–month lease to showcase their clearance furniture in the space. The 70,000 square foot store is bigger than their other two locations combined. The store’s CEO, Darrell Hansen, says the…

Local Non-Profits Reuse Furniture from Old Fargo City Hall

Non-profits started arriving at the former city hall at 9 a.m.

FARGO–The City of Fargo is finding alternative ways to find homes for the furniture at the former city hall. City officials are welcoming local non-profit organizations to reuse and repurpose the old office furniture. Non-profits started arriving at the former city hall at 9 a.m. and were allowed to move and transport the furniture until 4 p.m. Scott Krabbenhoft, executive…

West Fargo Park District Hosts Rummage Sale

Organizers describe the event as a huge garage sale

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Park District held its 24th annual rummage sale. Over 140 vendors were there selling everything from clothes to toys to furniture. More than 2,000 people stopped by, and there were even some new goods for resale as well. “It’s a great way to draw people into the event, to have a bunch in…

Sneak Peak of Bright Sky Apartments for the Homeless

People who have never had a place to call home will finally have a bed to rest their heads and a key to their own place

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over the last five years, Churches United has been building an apartment complex for people who are classified as having experienced long term homelessness and have a disability. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got a sneak peak of the apartments that will have their first residents moving into them next week. “Circumstances in their lives lead them to be…