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Getting By With a Little Help From Her Friends; Rock and Roll Fan Battles Autoimmune Disease

"But the one I need for Ankylosing Spondylitis to slow it down, is the cosentyx, and that is $6,000 a month"

FARGO, N.D. — A proud Fargo rock fan says good friends and music can help you get through some of life’s toughest battles. Take a look at how her friends are combining some of her favorite things to take one burden off her shoulders. Since she was a teenager, Shannon Neece has been misdiagnosed. It wasn’t until recently, she is…

Burning at Orangetheory Fitness for Derrick Jacobs; How the Community is Honoring Him One Year Later

Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018...but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are in place for Derrick Jacobs

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Derrick Jacobs of Fargo took his own life. Now 365 days later, friends and family are working out together to honor his memory. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen shows us how Orangetheory is more than just a work out. Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018…but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are…

Fastest Man on the Planet and Three-Time Gold Medalist Teach Young Swimmers

Both famous athletes say it's a great opportunity to meet young swimmers all over the country to teach them a thing or two

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Young swimmers are learning from the fastest man on the planet, 5–time American record holder and 2016 Rio Gold Medalist, Caeleb Dressel. Up Aquatics hosted the Heidi Hulbert Rowe Swim Clinic with Dressel and another famous name, Josh Davis. He is a three–time Gold Medalist and Master Swim Instructor. Both famous athletes say it’s a great…

Pride Volunteers Getting Ready for Week Full of Pride Events in the Metro

The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed

FARGO, N.D. — The Pride Flags have been raised in downtown Fargo to celebrate the start of FM Pride Week and more volunteers are needed. Those with the Pride Collective say having volunteers is crucial in order to continue the success of the 18th Pride Week in the metro. The week is packed full of events including a parade, dance…

Therapy Dogs Helping Young Readers Gain Confidence in their Skills

By the end of each story, the kids are better readers than when they walked in

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you’re young, speaking in front of a crowd or reading in a classroom can be intimidating. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one local dog is helping kids get over that fear and become better readers. When reading a story, the tall tales are not always about the beginning, middle or end. It’s about…

MATBUS Donates Youth Programming and Outreach Transport Van to Fargo PD

"We are working with families and kids that don't have transportation readily available to them"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months the Fargo Police Department has been trying to find a method of transportation for their community engagement group. MATBUS has donated a vehicle that is going to change the future for these programs. The Fargo Police Department doesn’t just serve to protect, they serve to help children in the community. “So we’re…

American Red Cross Responding to Numerous House Fires to Help Those in Need

The organization has responded to more than a dozen home fires in the Dakotas Region just this week

REGIONAL — The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton. They’re providing financial assistance for food, clothing and emergency lodging to the two people from the apartment fire. Two others at the house fire in Wahpeton also were given emergency housing from the Red Cross. The organization…

Dilworth Family Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Help Kids Buy School Supplies

After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own

DILWORTH, Minn. — After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own. Giggles and Wiggles held their fifth annual lemonade stand this morning. Kevin and Brooke Spaulding decided to continue the tradition at the Loco Daze Parade with their three kids. Family and friends decked out in United Way shirts, set…

Kids Registering with Bethany Homes for Volunteer Program

Bethany Retirement Living has a volunteer program for kids eleven years and older to assist with daily tasks

FARGO, ND — Now that school is out for summer, people are planning their summer schedules. Some local kids are taking the opportunity to step outside their normal routines and give a helping hand. Bethany Retirement Living has a volunteer program for kids eleven years and older to assist with daily tasks. From playing bingo to watering the plants and…

Valley City Couple Volunteering in Missouri to Help Flood Victims

The longtime Red Cross volunteers are heading to St. Louis

FARGO, N.D. — As flooding continues to make waves across Missouri communities, a Valley City couple set out to give victims a hand in their time of crisis. Paul and Barb Henke started their journey this morning, saying severe flooding is an issue their community knows all too well. The longtime Red Cross volunteers are using one of the organization’s…