new years

Several Families Welcome Babies on New Year’s Day

One New Year's Baby even shares a birthday with her mom

FARGO, N.D. — Several families are celebrating the start of a new life along with the new year. “I was in the middle of a contraction and heard someone say, ‘oh it’s 2019,’ so not what I expected for a celebration,” Brittany Nygaard, a new mom, said. That’s certainly not a typical way to ring in the new year. After being…

F-M Metro Makes Some New Year’s Resolutions

They range from one simple action to everyday goals

FARGO, N.D. — After reflecting on 2018, many are looking forward to change in 2019. Much of that is through creating New Year’s resolutions. Some say they’ll be focusing on their health while others say they want to work on being more kind all those around them in 2019. To make sure they complete their goals for the New Year,…

Ring in the New Year With Fireworks

You can set them off until 1 a.m. on New Year's in West Fargo

HORACE, N.D. — People in West Fargo are able to celebrate the new year with fireworks until 1 a.m. Memory Fireworks’ Horace location closed its doors at 7:00 and won’t reopen until June 27th. By law, people in North Dakota are unable to purchase fireworks until then, but Memory Fireworks does sell fireworks to out–of–state people year–round by appointment. Managers at…

New Year, New You: Gyms, Fitness Studios Expect to See More Memberships as People Make Resolutions for Health

The YMCA is expected to get between 500-1,000 at both locations

FARGO, N.D. — Gyms and fitness studios across the metro are getting ready to see an uptick in memberships as people start making their New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how you can ensure that resolution is completed by 2020. Within the next month these machines can expect to get a work out from…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Confetti Explosion

Fun and Easy Science Experiment

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff created a confetti explosion with his leftover decorations from New Year’s Eve. What you need to do the experiment: Confetti Water Baking Soda Vinegar Clear Party Cup Hollow Bowl or Container How to do the experiment: Take about 2 cups of baking soda and combine it with a good handful of confetti and mix it…

Baby Love! Local Families Welcome Bundles of Joy on New Year’s Day

Within the first half hour of the New Year, we welcomed the first baby of 2018 in the metro into the world

FARGO, ND — It’s the start of the New Year for all of us, but for some families, it’s the start of a new life. Within the first half hour of the New Year, we welcomed the first baby of 2018 in the metro into the world. Just a few hours later, another family welcomed their bundle of joy into…

107 Million Travelers Expected Last Two Weeks of the Year

They say nearly 100 million will travel by car and nearly six million are taking to the skies

  NATIONAL — Get ready for some record holiday travel. AAA says 107 million people are expected to travel between December 23 and January first, which comes out to be about a three percent increase from last year. They say nearly 100 million will travel by car and nearly six million are taking to the skies. Others will take trains,…

Health Matters: Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolution

An Essentia Health Psychologist Suggests An Approach To Making Positive Change

Whether it’s going to the gym more often or cutting out certain foods, the beginning of the year is the time people make New Year’s resolutions. Often times, that inspiration can go away if you get off track. When it’s the start of a new year, it feels like a chance to start fresh. There are countless resolutions people make,…

MATBUS Continues Regular Schedule for New Year’s Eve

Need a ride? MATBUS is here for you on New Year's Eve

Planning what you’ll be doing on New Year’s Eve can be a little hectic. Getting there, doesn’t have to be. MATBUS will continue its normal operating hours on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. The transportation service is encouraging people to use their service to safely get to and from their festivities. It’s also suggested that you plan your…