KINDNESS

Red Lake Falls, MN kindergarten class shares video to spread kindness to others

The students made hearts and wrote positive messages to put a smile on other's faces

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — Always being kind is something Red Lake Falls kindergarten teacher Nicole Gullingsrud preaches to her students all year. In her classroom, she uses the symbol of a heart to spread that message. “It’s a lesson about saying nice things,” said Gullingsrud. “If you say something hurtful or mean, it hurts your heart and we crumble…

Kinder Kindness: Red Lake Falls Students Share Video Message

Kindergarten teacher creates video of students' pictures to spread hope

                    RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — A group of Minnesota kindergartners is spreading kindness during this COVID-19 pandemic with a little help from their teacher. Nicole Gullingsrud is a kindergarten teacher in Red Lake Falls. She had her class of 19 students take these pictures at home and send them her…

Community Mourns As Grand Forks Boy Is Laid To Rest

A Dessert Cabaret Fundraiser will be held Saturday night at 7 at Hope Lutheran Church with proceeds going to Borth's family to help with funeral costs.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The sounds of music fills the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grand Forks, as 15 year old Jonah Borth is laid to rest. Those who came to knew Jonah say he had a big heart. “Pastor Daniel Voth” “Even if he had stood 7 feet tall his chest cavity would have been nothing but heart…. Love and…

South High School Students Want To Spread Joy, Kindness And Compassion To Fourth Graders

They want fourth graders to become positive leaders and role models for others in the community.

FARGO, N.D.- The yearly event connects the high schoolers with Lincoln Elementary kids to join in a day of fun activities to get the kids out of their comfort zone. Senior AJ Anderson says through this event, he has found his calling to be a teacher. He has been taking part in the event for the past three years and says…

Riverzen Providing “Plants to Patients” at RRV Women’s Clinic With Help From Herbs

The salon and art studio has been getting involved with plants for patients since is began in 2012

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead salon and art studio tries to spread a little cheer at the Red River Women’s Clinic with a little help from herbs. Riverzen will sell the plants through May 17. All the proceeds will go to Plants for Patients, an organization giving planted pots and handwritten notes to people who need a little extra kindness. All…

The People Project Encourages Organizations to Practice Promoting Happiness

24 organizations in the F-M area are taking part

FARGO, N.D. — Many of us are so caught up in the stresses of everyday life we forget to pause and remember the positives. The People Project getting the community to practice promote happiness. Two dozen organizations in the area are taking part in the project that’s part of the ReThink Mental Health initiative. They’ll put positive practices in place…

Raking Flash Mob Makes a Difference for Those Who Can’t Help Themselves

Daily chores can sometimes seem like second nature that's until you are physically unable to do them

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Daily chores can sometimes seem like second nature. That’s until you are physically unable to do them. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one Fergus Falls group is taking some of that burden off people’s shoulders and making their days a little bit brighter. “I can’t get over that they would do this. It’s pretty special,”…

What Would You Do With One Billion Dollars? People in the Metro Have Their Own Ideas

People are crowding the lines in gas stations on both sides of the river to get their shot at a record one-billion dollar jackpot

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People are crowding the lines in gas stations on both sides of the river to get their shot at a record one-billion dollar jackpot. KVRR’s Tim Scott tells us why the nine-figure prize would go a long way for some members in the community in our “Lead Story”. It might be the crown jewel of everyone’s improbable…

Man Who Helped Rescue Alexandria Teen from Kidnappers Gives Back to the Family

In what police call an incredible example of kindness, Melchert gave the $7,000 reward back to Block

1/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption   ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Police in Alexandria say the man rewarded for a kidnapped girl’s safe return gave the money back to the victim’s family. Chief Rick Wyffels says Earl Melchert was the man who called 911 after Jasmine Block…