Churches think creatively to keep holiday traditions alive through the pandemic

Some churches will hold online or drive-by services. Others may hold outdoor nativity scenes or send home advent kits.

FARGO, N.D. — One of the most the difficult things people have had to miss out on during the pandemic is attending church; a practice that many hold close to their hearts. “A lot of people have had trouble adjusting to the fact that they would not be in a house of worship,” said Pastor Bob Ona. At Northview Church…

Fargo couple acquires Freddy’s Lefse

New owner promises no changes to family recipe

FARGO (KVRR) – A Red River Valley institution that’s been in the same family for nearly 75 years has been sold. Freddy’s Lefse has been manufacturing the Scandinavian delicacy since 1946. Freddy’s new owners are Bryan and Katie Nermoe of Fargo.  Katie Nermoe says Freddy’s has a long history of being on holiday dinner tables across the nation.  Nermoe says…

Puerto Rican Recounts Earthquake Ordeal

Christian Rodriguez has lived in Fargo for four years.

PUERTO RICO – “It started shaking and she opened the door and she walked to my bed like it’s shaking, it’s shaking, and I just sit there and told her to sit next to me. And I remember it was so long, that I told her, mom, this is taking a while. It’s not ending,” says Rodriguez. This was the…

How To Be “Fire Smart” This Holiday Season

If not managed properly, holiday decorations can quickly become dangerous

FARGO, N.D. — Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Lights, candles and Christmas trees begin to fill the homes of many, as the holiday quickly approaches. But with the beauty and cheer of holiday decorations comes an often forgotten concern: the added risk of a house fire. “I think that we’re all kind of aware of…

Pediatric Partners Hosts Annual “Pajama Party with Santa Claus”

The event is targeted toward kids with developmental delays

FARGO, N.D. — The Early Intervention team at Pediatric Partners wants to make sure all kids can participate in the full holiday experience. The group is hosting its annual “Pajama Party with Santa Claus” for kids with developmental delays and who are a part of the organization’s Early Intervention program. The event is complete with kid-friendly activities like a sensory…

Make The Holidays Bright For A Local Senior Citizen

Secret Santa For Seniors Campaign Starts Next Week

  You can help make the holiday season special for senior citizens in our region. Valley Senior Services is setting up a Senior Santa for Seniors program again this year. They will set up three trees starting next Monday, November 18th. They’re looking for gifts for 175 seniors the group works with. Simply pick a name off the tree, buy…

50 Years as Santa: Tower City Man Spreads Holiday Cheer for Decades

Dennis Gumke started dressing up as Santa in 1968

BUFFALO, N.D. — For the last fifty years, a Tower City man has been creating extra special memories with his beard and red hat. Back in 1968, Dennis Gumke stumbled on an opportunity that would snowball into an annual tradition. “We lived in Streeter and we needed a Santa for the local community days and couldn’t get one, so I stepped…

$5 Movies on Christmas and New Year’s Day

Rewards members also get free popcorn

FARGO, N.D. — Both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Tuesday this year, and that means you can get a good deal at the movie theater. Marcus Theatres has five dollar Tuesdays, so enjoying a movie with your family during the holidays is more affordable. You can also get free popcorn if you’re a rewards member. There’s something for…

Olive Street Holds “Last Hurrah” Holiday Shopping Event

The whole store is 25 percent off

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you need to get some last minute shopping done or just want to complete your holiday outfit, the store Olive Street has some special deals. The “Last Hurrah” shopping event includes a 25 percent discount for the entire store. There’s a hot chocolate and coffee bar, and even a candy necklace making station for the kids….

Kids Building Long-Lasting Relationship At Shop With A Cop

Each kid was given $200

FARGO, N.D. — Having wrapped gifts to put under the tree isn’t possible for all families Cass County, but local law enforcement is trying to change that. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how they are bringing a Christmas miracle to some deserving children. They are swerving through Walmart. “They just run from one aisle to the next.” Searching for the most…