As Minnesota offers scholarships for shots, study says vaccine lotteries don’t work

DENVER (KVRR) – According to a study led by the University of Colorado Denver, states that used lotteries to entice residents to get COVID-19 vaccines had little or no effect on vaccination rates. “Statistically speaking, our research points to a disappointing outcome” according to Dr. Andrew Friedson, associate professor of economics.  “There was no significant association found between a cash-drawing…

Athleta opens in West Acres

The first 50 lucky shoppers were given $15 store gift cards to kick off their shopping experience.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A new store opens inside West Acres Mall. Performance clothing store Athleta held its grand opening at 10 this morning. Employees of the store say it’s been quite the busy day but nonetheless they are excited to welcome shoppers. Staff from the store say they had a line waiting out the door before they opened. The…

West Fargo Police Department Warns Community of Phone Scam

The department says it would never request gift cards as a form of payment.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department is warning the community to not be fooled by a phone scam going around. They say scammers have been using the West Fargo Police Department’s name and possibly using software to mimic the department’s phone number. Police say one person was told their was a warrant for their arrest and was instructed to…

‘Love Your Melon’ & Scheels Treat Local Families Battling Cancer To Shopping Sprees

Each family received a $2,000 Scheels gift card

FARGO, N.D. — 4–year–old Emma Basting is just as energetic as most toddlers out there. “She wants to be moving all the time. She loves to be in her wheelchair cruising around. Shopping is one of her favorite things to do,” says Emma’s father Aaron Basting. Fittingly, she got to spend the afternoon doing just that. Love Your Melon, an…

Scam Uses Cass County Sheriff’s Office Phone Numbers

People are being told either that their grandson is in jail and they need to bail him out or a warrant is out for their arrest

FARGO, N.D. — A scam is ‘spoofing’ the Cass County Sheriff’s Office main line and the jail line. The call being placed appears to come from a legitimate source. People are being told either that their grandson is in jail and they need to bail him out or a warrant is out for their arrest. They are then told to buy…

Moorhead Police Warning Public About Increase In Scams

The police department has taken 16 reports of fraud in the past two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are warning the public about a recent increase in the number of scams involving the payment of bogus debts with gift cards. Whether it’s over the phone or online, scammers have been targeting many in the Valley with threats and emotional pleas. All them are designed to get victims to hand over their hard–earned money….

Shoppers Flock to Local Retailers for the Biggest Return Day of the Year

But for many shoppers out, they don't seem to be returning gifts, they seem to be spending

FARGO, ND — After we rip open gifts from under the tree, there usually ends up a pile of stuff to return. The day after Christmas is known as the biggest return day of the year, but in Fargo that didn’t seem to be the case. Many Christmas presents are going back to the stores they came from. “I do…