METRO

Metro Business Leaders Speak with Legislators in Bismarck

This year marks the fourth time the FMWF Chamber has made the trip to the capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. — Business leaders from across the metro journey to Bismarck this week to speak with legislators. 50 Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber members get a chance to talk about the F–M Diversion and how it affects their businesses. Chamber President Craig Whitney says it’s important for business leaders to make their voices heard at the state level so lawmakers…

Students Learn from Local Activists About Making Change in the Community

Those four are sharing their words of wisdom, ideas and passions with a larger group to explain the importance of having a voice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at Concordia are talking to local activists about their work within the metro. Each student had the opportunity to talk to someone trying to make change in the community and the classes narrowed down its pool to four people. Those four are sharing their words of wisdom, ideas and passions with a larger group to explain the…

Community Members Welcome New Residents from Around the World to the Metro

The GFMEDC hosts a welcoming party twice a year

FARGO, N.D. — Four years ago, Fahima Alizada made the move to Minnesota from Afghanistan. After starting school at Concordia, she was initially nervous about meeting people in her new home. “I was pretty shy and trying to find someone to talk, but people are so welcoming here and so nice,” said Alizada. Through the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation’s…

Salvation Army Continues to Support Family Who Moved from Texas to Fargo

Kids and their parents are lining up outside of Josef's to check in with the Salvation Army to get a free clean cut to start off the year

FARGO, N.D. — Getting your kids ready for school can get expensive and for many families in the metro, they can’t afford all the preparations. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why one woman is grateful for a partnership that’s provided free haircuts to her four children. “You never know what could happen from one day to another. We lost our…

Women on Wheels Say Their Group is More Than Just a Monday Night Ride

Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro

FARGO, N.D. — Women on Wheels are going off the beaten path and riding in the dirt throughout the metro. This empowering group of women meets every Monday to ride new trails in the community. They have also found a family within the group, giving them the push they need to take part in other rides around the country. Two…

West Fargo Police Department Introduces New Cultural Liaison Officer

Officer Ryan Feltman will work with different cultural groups in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After becoming the West Fargo Police Chief more than a year ago, Chief Heith Janke says one of his goals was to bridge the gap between the department and New Americans in his city. “We have a large New American population, and from the police department, we weren’t doing enough to interact and build those relationships, and…

Remembering Ed Schultz: Local Broadcast Legend Who Made it National

From local play–by–play and sports shows to national politics, commentary and his very own prime time show

FARGO, N.D. – After passing away at the age of 64, people are remembering local broadcast legend, Ed Schultz for his unique personality and success. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us live to tell us about his journey from co–workers and people from the community. This radio building off of 25th street in Fargo is where Ed Schultz’s once small broadcast…

President Trump’s Executive Order Strikes a Chord in the Metro

Many people in the metro feel keeping kids with their families at the border is the right thing to do

FARGO, N.D. — As a kid growing up in Somalia, Ahmed Makaraan was separated from his family before emigrating to the United States. “My family who was separated during the civil war when they were kids because of war, and they come here, and when they come here, they sponsored their families back home and they were united,” said Makaraan. Now…

Fargo-Moorhead Goes “Out with the Old” By Filling Streets Ahead of Cleanup Week

People across the metro put out their unwanted goods for Fargo Solid Waste to pick up

FARGO, N.D. — Old couches, mattresses and even musical instruments give some new character to the streets of Fargo. “I find it unique. You know I’ve lived in many other places and never have I seen anything like this where the city is willing to pick up your stuff if you leave it on the curb,” said Michael Dillon of Fargo….