Holidays

Healing Touch Chiropractic Helps Family After Tragedy

Suggested donations include money and gift cards

WEST FARGO, N.D. — One chiropractic office in is giving back to the community by helping a family in need. Dr. Tiffany Johnson says every year, they pick a family that’s going through sickness or tragedy. This year, they’re helping the Radtke family, which recently lost their husband and father in an accident. The program will put together a care package…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Will Have Extra DWI Patrol Over Holiday Season

2,717 DWI arrests were made in Minnesota during the holiday season last year

MINNESOTA — Before you head out to celebrate the holidays, make sure you don’t drive drunk and turn joy into tragedy. Officers in Minnesota want to remind you to plan for a safe ride home and to have a backup plan as well. If you’re not drinking, offer to be a designated driver. Everyone should buckle up and report any suspected…

Salvation Army Plans to Raise $900,000 through Its Red Kettle Campaign

KVRR's Rob Kupec Helped Kickoff The Campaign

FARGO, N.D. — As winter nears, you might see a slew of red kettles popping up around the metro. The Salvation Army is planning to raise $900,000 this winter through its annual Kettle Campaign. Last year, the Salvation Army fell just short of its $900,000 goal, raising just over $850,000. In her first year leading the charge, Major Vangie O’Neil says…

LIVE: Coping With Loss Over The Holidays

Bereavement Specialist Helps People Deal With Loss During Holiday Season

  Connie DeKrey, bereavement specialist with Hospice of the Red River Valley, joins Adam with tips on how to cope with loss during the holiday season. Loss can be felt more severely during the holidays. A joyous time can bring out greater feelings of loss and hopelessness. DeKrey says it’s important to manage your energy well during the holidays. They…

Holiday Homes of Hope Tour Raises Awareness for Cystic Fibrosis

Funds from the event go towards medication, scholarships, and education

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some call cystic fibrosis an invisible disease, but one organization is raising awareness with the Holiday Homes of Hope tour. “It can be very frightening to know you have an invisible disease. There’s a lot of uncertainty with that. There’s also a lot of hope,” Pam Thompson, development director for Cystic Fibrosis Association of ND, said. The group’s Holiday…

Great Plains Food Bank Gets Ready to Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

The food bank in Fargo got a big boost courtesy of a $60,000 donation from Hornbacher's

FARGO, N.D. — Having a good holiday dinner with friends and family is something some people take for granted. But for some in the area, having a quality holiday meal is sometimes hard to come by. “We definitely see a spike in demand. With cold weather coming in, we see thousands of people donating food, money, and other supplies. They too…

Travelers About to Break Records This Holiday Season

more than 107 million people are expected to be traveling over the next ten days

FARGO, N.D. –If you’re planning to get out of town for the holidays, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Those traveling this holiday season are about to break records. “We’re expecting about 107 million people to travel over the next ten days so it’s going to be busy out there whether you’re traveling on the roads,…

Plan on Traveling for the Holidays? Fargo Public Works Has You Covered

Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow

FARGO, ND — If you plan on traveling for the holidays tonight or tomorrow, Fargo Public Works officials say they’ve got you covered. Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow. They sent out sanders earlier in the day to start laying down product as intersections became slippery. Based on the length…

Kids Shop With a Cop for the Holidays

They got to walk around the store and pick out $100 work of items to gift for their friends and family and of course pick out something for themselves

FARGO, ND — Holiday spirit is in the air and local law enforcement is helping children in the metro pick up holiday gifts for their friends and family! About 44 kids came out to Walmart on 13th Avenue South and got partnered up with a cop from the area. They got to walk around the store and pick out $100…

That Pumpkin Spice Addiction May Not be All in Your Head

Pumpkin spice is actually a blend of several different spices, including ground cinnamon, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves

  NATIONAL — ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything…and if you’re a self-proclaimed addict of the spiced coffees, Oreos and everything else pumpkin, it couldn’t have come soon enough. But that addiction may not necessarily be all in your head. Pumpkin spice is actually a blend of several different spices, including ground cinnamon, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Researchers…