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Uncle Eddie’s is home to 100 ft. gum ball machine

Could it be the world's longest gum ball machine?

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — Uncle Eddie’s in Fergus Falls is more than an ice cream parlor. It’s also home to a new 100 foot gum ball machine. Kurt Frustol of Uncle Eddie’s on Lincoln Avenue says they built the machine and believes it could be the world’s longest. The owner adds that they haven’t been able to find one…

Historic Moorhead Dairy Queen kicks off 74th season amidst snowy conditions

It's March and the madness has begun. The Historic Moorhead Dairy Queen has officially opened and the F-M community is coming out in droves.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Customers are braving extreme winter conditions at the Historic Dairy Queen on the corner of Main Avenue and 8th Street in Moorhead for its season opener. “With the divisiveness that’s in our culture, we can all rally around one thing and that is ice cream. How Midwestern is this? The opening day of the Dairy Queen….

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day returns Thursday

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Dairy Queen is bringing back its Miracle Treat Day Thursday to help Sanford Children’s Hospital. For each Blizzard treat bought, $1 or more will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised over $72 million for the hospitals through Miracle Treat Day and similar campaigns.  The money will be used…

Girl sells sweet treats to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Donations collected from ice cream sales will be directly donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) — A local girl is raising money and awareness for a cause as she serves sweet treats to a local assisted living facility. With Alzheimer’s hitting close to home, Amanda Paquin and her daughter Keena, have created a mobile treat wagon. They go door to door handing out popsicles, ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches to…

The Freez, formerly known as Tastee Freez, opens for the season

Former Tastee Freez re-opens to the public under new name

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local sweet treat favorite is celebrating the start of spring with a new name and a grand season re-opening. The former Tastee Freez will now be known as “The Freez.” Co-owner Jessica Malvin says the transition has been a bittersweet moment, but this will give the restaurant the chance to test out new flavors and menu…

Moorhead Main Avenue Dairy Queen Holds 72nd Annual Spring Opening

"Yeah definitely around this time the snow starts to melt before it finally comes to summer, so it's kind of just our symbolic opening sort of thing."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — A local sweet treat favorite is welcoming people in the community back with its 72nd annual opening. “It’s especially fun because they order their favorite treats usually on opening day,” Moorhead Dairy Queen Owner, Diane DeLeon said. “No doubt it’s a little more exciting because everybody wants to get out now, the temperature is nice, it’s…

Last Day for Moorhead’s Tastee Freez

One of the owners say they're coming back next year with a new name.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tastee Freez opens its doors for the last day of the season and the last day under that name. To say it’s been a challenging year for Moorhead’s Tastee Freez is an understatement. Construction on the 20th and 21st Street underpass project has caused a lot of inconvenience for the business. “They’ve shut down roads. They’ve made…

Moorhead Tastee Freez Feels The Community Support After Being Vandalized

They say it's what's kept them working since early morning to re-open as soon as possible.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Tastee Freeze receives outpouring support after it gets vandalized overnight. The owners received a call from the Moorhead Police at around 2:00 Tuesday morning after a passerby noticed something was wrong. They say the people involved got in through the west window by smashing it with a walk in cooler compressor. Once inside, the group started destroying everything….

Moorhead Dairy Queen, Tastee Freez prepare for season opening

Both locations will open for the new season on March 1st

MOORHEAD, Minn. — March 1st is a day many around the city of Moorhead look forward to all winter. It marks the season opening of the Moorhead Dairy Queen. For the past two weeks, staff has been hard at work prepping for Sunday’s opening. “We start with making all the dilly bars and the novelty treats – dilly bars, buster…