Families get food & toys from the generosity of the community & the Salvation Army

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – After weeks of bell ringing and collecting donations, the Salvation Army hands out toys and food to families in need. “This is not just a Salvation Army. This is the entire community rallying together to make sure that the needs of families are met for Christmas,” Volunteer & Public Relations Coordinator Kristi Simmons said. Northview Church…

Avoiding COVID-19 infections during the holidays

"There is still time so you can always get vaccinated."

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR-TV) -This time of year is all about gathering with loved ones, but those gatherings could also be ideal conditions to spread COVID-19. “You are inside a closed indoor space and you are eating and talking together, so masks are not really feasible in that setting. It is in closed space and you have friends and family…

Deaner’s Diner waitress receives $700 tip during “Shock and Claus”

A group of women gathered their money to surprise the waitress in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “It’s a lot of stress off your shoulders cause the holiday season, you know, it’s a wonderful time, but it’s also a very stressful time,” said Kayley Schaeffer. Kayley Schaeffer was filling in on her day off and had a fateful encounter with seven ladies that came in for breakfast. The 19-year-old was about to…

Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade is back and brightening up the metro

"It is a chance for the community to come together and celebrate the holidays."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The annual Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade brightens up Fargo-Moorhead with holiday spirit. After skipping a year due to COVID, the annual Holiday Lights Parade is back and everyone is excited. “The lights and everyone being down here having a good time. There is a lot of food, there is a lot of good people down…

Santa Village kicks off the holidays

This will be the first time in a long time that we've been able to celebrate Christmas with family due to covid.

  Fargo, N.D. (KVRR) — “We are out here at Santa village for the Fargo parks department Santa village and it’s a beautiful day for it, I love this is our opening day, beautiful sunshine and it’s not too cold”, said Mrs. Claus. Along with some cooperative weather there were plenty of festivities for the community to enjoy to get…

LIVE: Christkindlmarkt Grows Into Larger Venue For 2021

Christkindlmarkt Moving To Fargo Civic Center

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A newer tradition is back on for the holidays this year in downtown Fargo. Christkindlmarkt festivities were put on hold last year due to COVID. But the four-day event is back starting this Thursday. They had to expand to a larger venue this year. It’s taking over the inside and outside of the Fargo Civic…

Lutheran Church of the Cross hosts drive-thru Christmas event

West Fargo church is socially distant for the holidays

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Lutheran Church of the Cross is doing things a little differently this year.  Many churches across the U.S. are making changes to their holiday traditions in order to keep them going, and LCC is no different, combining 2 in-person events into 1 drive-thru event– what they’re calling an Advent Christmas Carol Mash-up. “This is an opportunity to…

Trinity Lutheran hosts drive-thru Giving Tree

Church makes event socially distant amid COVID-19 pandemic

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This holiday season, Trinity Lutheran is living up to its motto of being a light to the community. Despite COVID restrictions, Pastor Nick Peterson says he wanted to make sure members could still participate in the annual Giving Tree. “Since we’re not able to gather for worship in person, our members were able to drive through and…

Social Distancing: Handling Holiday Stress

How To Take Care Of Yourself And Let Family Down Easily If You're Not Gathering For The Holidays

  This holiday season is bringing a new kind of stress as many holiday traditions are upended during the worsening pandemic. Cassie Subbert with the Northwestern Mental Health Center in Crookston says focusing on ourselves and doing mindful activities can help with the stress. If you decide not to see family this season and it’s a difficult topic to bring…

Health experts: gatherings are why cases continue to skyrocket in Fargo-Moorhead

Cass County has over 1,500 active cases.

FARGO, N.D- Health experts are saying the reason COVID-19 cases keep rising is because people continue to gather. Cass County has over 1,500 active cases. “For the last four days we’re averaging about 246 cases a day who are being diagnosed with COVID-19,” Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier said. And those numbers keep rising. Gatherings and groups continue to be a problem….