Music

Drummer of Twin Cities Indie Rock Bank, Husker Du, Dies

Hart died Wednesday of cancer at his home in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering Twin Cities indie rock band Husker Du, has died. He was 56. Hart died Wednesday of cancer at his home in St. Paul. Hart formed Husker Du with bassist Greg Norton and guitarist Bob Mould, with whom he shared singing duties, in St. Paul in 1978. The band…

Say It Isn’t So! One of North Dakota’s Favorite Celebrity Couples Calls it Quits

The couple married in 2009 and has one son, Axl, who was born in 2013

  NORTH DAKOTA — The marriage of North Dakota’s biggest celebrity is over. Josh Duhamel and Fergie have confirmed that they decided to split earlier this year, but kept the news quiet to give their family “the best opportunity to adjust.” The couple married in 2009 and has one son, Axl, who was born in 2013. Duhamel is from Minot…

Fargo’s Blind Joe Offers Advice on Singing on a National Stage

After getting through a few seasons the Fargo native was sent home but he says the exposure from the show has helped make his dreams come true

FARGO, ND — American Idol auditions are happening in Fargo and one famous singer is telling us what it is like to perform on a national stage. Blind Joe is originally from Fargo and auditioned for the 9th season of NBC’s the Voice. After getting through a few rounds, the Fargo native was sent home, but he said the exposure…

Skate City Hosts Annual Hot Dog Skate in Fargo

It's the second year Skate City has hosted the special event for all ages since taking over Skateland in 2016

FARGO, ND — If you didn’t make it out to the lakes, there was plenty of action and good times at Skate City’s annual Hot Dog Skate in Fargo. It’s the second year Skate City has hosted the special event for all ages since taking over Skateland in 2016. All skaters enjoyed a free hot dog and pop along with…

Concordia College Offering Beginning Harp Class to the Community

Children, adults get opportunity to become expert on a new instrument

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s an instrument people might not be used to playing, but now they finally have the chance to try it out. Beginning Harp Camp is a four day class where people can play the harp, whether you have experience or not. Both children and adults have the opportunity to be in the class. By the end of…

Mason Jennings to Play Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo

Jennings will be at the Sanctuary Events Center on November 24th at 8 p.m.

FARGO, ND — Minneapolis based Mason Jennings is coming to Fargo to showcase his album, Minnesota. Jennings will be at the Sanctuary Events Center on November 24th at 8 p.m. All seating is reserved and is for ages 21 and up. Jennings was born in Hawaii but considers his adopted home to be Minneapolis, after moving to the city to…

Mobile Concert Hall Pops Up in Downtown Fargo

The Concert Truck tries to make classical music more accessible

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a concert hall on wheels. And many passersby were not disappointed. “It’s very good,” said 11-year-old Dimarlo Aroni. Pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby are bringing classical music across the country with their pop-up venue, the Concert Truck. The first performance was in Columbia, South Carolina about two weeks ago.  Since then, Zhang and Luby have…

WE Fest Opens with Longest Bar in Minnesota, New Acts in Lineup

Hold your horses...the lineup isn't the only thing that's fresh. KVRR'S JASON CERJACK ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — It’s the biggest country and camping music festival in the U.S. and it’s kicking off its 35th year in Detroit Lakes this weekend. Cowboy boots are on and drinks are filled up as more than 150,000 people showed up at WE Fest 2017. Big name acts like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band will…

Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Michigan Man Stops in Fargo to Break His Own World Record

Julian Ruck will be playing the ukulele for 30 hours straight to break a second world record doing so

FARGO, ND — One Michigan man is breaking world records one ukulele chord at a time. Julian Ruck headed to the Red Raven Tavern to break one of his world records for a second time, which is having the longest ukulele performance in the world. His performance will last for 30 hours, with five minute intervals each hour. Prior to…