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How A Family Affected by Suicide is Spreading Mental Health Awareness

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States

HAWLEY, Minn. — A Hawley family is celebrating the memory of their daughter exactly one year after her passing. The Bjorndahls lost their daughter Katie to an overdose on September 29, 2018. Now, nearly 150 friends, family, teammates, teachers and colleagues are gathered at the Hawley Softball Field in her honor. The memorial is a marriage of music, poetry and…

Pumpkin Patch Owner Struggles to Grow Quality Selection

Excessive amount of rain made it difficult to grow pumpkins this season

GLYNDON, Minn. — Mike Halvorson bought his farm about 20 years ago. After four years of owning the land, he got the idea to create the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch. “It’s great. Yeah, we didn’t know what to expect when we first started it, so we really enjoyed what it turned out to be and we read all the comments…

Madd Frank Returns to TV in Fargo-Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A legendary Fargo horror host is back. Moorhead’s public access channel MCAM is bringing Madd Frank to the small screen once again. MCAM says it will broadcast original Madd Frank shows in all their “gory… or glory,” starting Saturday night at 9:00. The episodes where he introduced horror movies were originally shown right here on KVRR in…

Moorhead’s Senior Safety Academy Preparing the Elderly In Case of a Medical Emergency

According to the CDC, heart disease and strokes cause 1 in 3 deaths in the United States

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nearly a hundred seniors came out for this year’s Senior Safety Academy at the Hjemkomst Center. It’s all part of TRIAD’s efforts to get seniors, law enforcement and the community talking about healthy living for the elderly. “It’s really phenomenal that seniors are coming out to learn how to help themselves or have law enforcement help them,”…

Moorhead Looking to Sell City Hall Building, Renovate Downtown Area

The city is partnering with Fargo-based development company Roers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Center Mall has been around since the 1970’s, and some are saying it’s time to hit refresh. “The downtown location is ready for redevelopment. As you see what happens in the Fargo side and what has been happening, all that could be true for Moorhead,” said Roers CEO Jim Roers. City councilmembers are beginning to work…

Park Christian School Celebrates Renovation

The project added 16,000 square feet to the school campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Park Christian School is celebrating its 5.5 million dollar renovation. After a year and a half, the school now has 16,000 square feet of new construction. That includes 11 new classrooms and commons area, and a remodel of all other classrooms. The school president says with continued growth of their student body, a remodel like this was…

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Two States And Three Counties

Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Casselton, North Dakota man is in the Clay County jail after a wild chase through two states and three counties. The pursuit began in Mapleton. Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units with a trailer Saturday night. He fled and almost hit a deputy….

NDSU Football Player Awarded 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award

Ben Ellefson is being honored for his community work with local kids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over his four–year career at NDSU, senior football team captain Ben Ellefson has scored 13 touchdowns so far. This season alone, he’s scored one in each of the two games he’s played. But according to those around him, he’s not just a star on the field. “Ben is the definition of a servant leader. He’s always trying…

Student Group Hosts Blood Drive at MSUM

It's the first time the American Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A student organization at MSUM is making an effort to help save lives. “Students Today Leaders Forever” is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Comstock Memorial Union. It’s the first time the Red Cross has been on the MSUM campus. Students hosting the drive say they hope those who have been…

‘Click It or Ticket’ Extra Seat Belt Enforcement in West Central Minnesota Kicks Off

Nearly 100 Minnesota drivers were killed last year because they weren't buckled up

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Local law enforcement officers say the first line of defense in a car crash is wearing a seat belt. But according to this year’s Seat Belt Survey, only 79 percent of west central Minnesota drivers are buckling up. “A lot of times people start to think that, ‘Hey, you know, most of those crashes just happen where…