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MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

TSA Agents at Hector Working Without Pay are Served Lunch from Somali Community

Many in the Somali community came to Fargo as refugees

FARGO, N.D. — TSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, but one group decided to serve them through a major act of kindness. The Somali Community Development of North Dakota, along with the Islamic Center of Fargo, teamed up to serve traditional Somali food to TSA agents. Abdiwali Sharif, executive director of the Somali Community Development of North…

Traditional Mediterranean Dining Experience Comes to the Red River Valley

The chef, GP, uses the freshest of ingredients including herbs and olive oil

FARGO, N.D. — If thinking of Mediterranean food makes your mouth water or you’ve never tried Greek cuisine, get ready to try GP’s Greek Kitchen. The new casual style dining experience along 32nd Avenue South incorporates traditional Mediterranean dishes with some American flair. The chef, GP, uses the freshest of ingredients including herbs and olive oil. The restaurant will also…

National School Lunch Week: Harwood Elementary Kids Tell Us Why They Love School Meals

Who knew that healthy can also taste delicious?

HARWOOD, N.D. — The West Fargo School System is honoring and celebrating National School Lunch Week. Elementary School lunch is taking kids by surprise. “When I first got here I was like, ‘ew this is disgusting’ because I wasn’t used to full healthy stuff but then now I’m like used to it and I actually like most of it and…

Hundreds of Olive Garden Locations Saying Thank You to Firefighters with Pasta

It is not every day that people show gratitude for the fighters in their hard hats who go above and beyond putting out flames

FARGO, N.D. — For many, Labor Day weekend is a mini vacation but for others, like first responders, it’s any other day on the job. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about a nationwide effort from Olive Garden to say thank you for their hard work. With hours upon hours of hard work, Fargo firefighters are hungry for more than just…

Students Are Getting Free Lunch and Breakfast at Madison Elementary School

Only certain schools across the country qualify for the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, and now Madison elementary school is on the list

FARGO, N.D. — A healthy breakfast and a balanced lunch are important for elementary school students to learn. But what about the parents that can’t afford to provide those meals? Well KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about a new program at one Fargo elementary school that will take a lift off every parents’ shoulders….IN OUR LEAD STORY. As the summer…

Hornbacher’s Participates in Gobble It Up Fundraiser for United Way

The 11th annual "Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch"

FARGO, N.D. – Eat lunch and support a family while you’re doing it! All seven Hornbacher’s locations participated in the 11th annual “Hornbacher’s Gobble it Up for United Way $5 Lunch.” With each suggested five dollar donation, people received a turkey sandwich, chips, beverage, and a frozen treat. Money from the event goes toward United Way–Cass Clay to help support…

Food for a Purpose Launches in Downtown Fargo

A portion of the profits from every meal sold during lunch time over the summer will be donated to United Way of Cass–Clay

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Park District is kicking off their new summer series, Food Truck for a Purpose, with lunch from Detroit Deli. A portion of the profits from every meal sold during lunch time over the summer will be donated to United Way of Cass–Clay. For their first event, people got to enjoy salads and sandwiches and park themselves…

Saving Smiles Dentistry Celebrates Star Wars Day with The Salvation Army

Dr. James Johnson and his staff dress up in Star Wars attire and serve lunch

FARGO, N.D. — The staff of Saving Smiles Dentistry celebrated Star Wars Day by serving up smiles to community members. In partnership with the Salvation Army, the staff dressed up in Star Wars costumes and served lunch. The partnership arose after Volunteer and Public Relations Manager Kallie Frost saw that Dr. James Johnson reserved 129 seats for his patients and participants…

Parents Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches to Slice Down Student Lunch Debt

Moorhead parents plan to raise $7,000 to help fund free and reduced price lunches for students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead parents are teaming up to combat hunger in schools by serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The second annual fundraiser for Moorhead Area Public Schools gave people a chance to purchase PB&J sandwiches with a choice of peanut butter or sun butter. People also played bingo, entered the raffle, or had a chance to purchase some new…