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North Dakota House approves Juneteenth holiday

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BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has voted in favor of the state officially observing Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates June 19,1865, when slavery officially ended in the United States.  Juneteenth is observed by 47 states. West Fargo Republican Rep. Austen Schauer supports the holiday. “The holiday does not include a mandatory day off for private or public employees. …

Powerball Ticket Worth $150,000 Sold In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — A Powerball ticket sold in Fargo is worth $150,000 in last night’s drawing. The lucky ticket was sold at Holiday on Brandt Drive. The prize for matching four white balls and the Powerball is $50,000. But since the player bought the Power Play option and the multiplier was 3, the ticket is worth $150,000. No one has…

Marchers take to downtown Fargo to demand COVID-19 relief

"Today on Christmas day of all days, it is not merry for many."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–This holiday, some community members are taking to the streets of downtown Fargo as a reminder that it’s not a time of joy and bliss for everyone. “Today on Christmas day of all days, it is not merry for many,” Jamaal Abegaz said. That’s because according to the organizers, a lot of families both across the country and…

Salvation Army hands out over 800 Christmas meal boxes

It may not be having it's annual Christmas dinner, but it's still providing meals to those in need this holiday season

FARGO, N.D. –  The Salvation Army’s “Operation: Rescue Christmas” is underway. Cars were lining up outside of the Fargodome as early as 8 a.m. to pick up their food box. The Salvation Army handed out over 800 of them to families in need of a helping hand this holiday season. “We are prepared. We’ve thought this through. We have a…

Fargo Public Schools Holiday Meal Baskets receives record number of donations

The third annual event is breaking records for the amount of families it's able to feed this holiday season

FARGO, N.D.- “We had a goal of 145 meals, and we were able to just surpass 200, so we’re just grateful for all the support from the community,” says Fargo Public School’s Student Wellness and Family Facilitator Supervisor Jen Sahr. The meal basket program is run by Fargo Public Schools’ Student Wellness and Family Facilitators who determine recipients based off…

Santa Claus pays a visit to Fargo Air Museum

Coloring contest, Christmas movies, and photos with Santa are some of the highlights

FARGO, N.D. — Santa Claus made a visit to the Fargo Air Museum to spread holiday cheer to those in the community. The Fargo Air Museum is known for a pretty special tradition: Santa arriving from the skies to meet kids and take photos. This year, the museum wasn’t able to hold up that tradition due to COVID restrictions, but…

Holiday-themed corgi pack walk encourages safe socialization amid pandemic

FARGO, N.D — A holiday-themed pack walk brings together holiday attire and corgis from across the metro. The walk, hosted by the Northern Corgis, took place at Island Park in downtown Fargo. The corgis and even some of their owners were dressed in festive clothing for the gathering. The walks are meant to encourage socialization and exercise. Although the walk…

Stuff The Bus wraps up its two-day holiday donation event

"Stuff the Bus" is in its 12th year of bringing holiday cheer to those in need

FARGO, N.D.- Stuff the Bus’s 2nd day is wrapping up at KFGO. The two-day Christmas event started up again at 7:00 Wednesday morning. The bus was parked outside KFGO’s station until 6:00 PM. Donations had to be new and unwrapped to be accepted. All of the gifts will be delivered to the YWCA for its Unique Boutique. It lets women…

Stuff The Bus aims to get gifts to children in need

The annual Christmas program gives gifts to families in the area in need

FARGO, N.D. – KFGO, YWCA and MatBus are teaming up for the 12th year to stuff the bus. The bus traveled to eight stops around Fargo throughout the day for the event. It is collecting toys for newborns up to teenagers. In light of the recent pandemic, gifts to keep busy like crafts & coloring books are in high-need. Gift…

Fargo AMVETS hosts holiday fundraiser

Profits donated to Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Fargo AMVETS Post 7, Fargo, N.D.– The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fargo AMVETS hosts their annual holiday fundraiser. The sale includes Christmas decorations and baked goods which are provided by the Auxiliary. This event used to be a silent auction, but in recent years has turned into a free-will donation fundraiser. The money made from the sale this year will…