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Golden Drive food drive aims to help the homeless

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Food, hygiene, bath supplies and more will be handed out from the West Fargo Fire Department to food pantries and homeless shelters across the region. They started collecting food and other items as the organization continues its dedication to helping out those experiencing a less fortunate situation. “Homeless awareness, raising awareness. You don’t need a…

Fargo Pop Expo a treat for fans

The Fargo Pop Expo kicks off this weekend to celebrate pop culture for everyone. The Butler Building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds is hosting the events which features pop culture legends like Barry Williams from the Brady Bunch, Butch Patrick and comic book artist Angel Medina. Other notable features include Batman and The Batmobile and Cristy Lee from Motor…

Inflation, late planting season could challenge farmers

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – April showers arrive but May flowers may need to wait a couple weeks longer as farmers closely observe the effects. Farmers on the western side of North Dakota who have been experiencing drought conditions might get the needed relief from a rain and snow filled month of April. Some are worried they’ll have to start planting…

Horace man sentenced for 20 burglaries in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Horace man is sentenced to five years in prison for a series of business burglaries in Fargo, West Fargo and across Cass County. Shelby Whitt, 24,¬† pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries spanning from June to December 2021. He was arrested in March and prosecutors say he has been cooperative throughout the investigation as nearby agencies…

What leads to the Red River SWAT Team getting called in?

The Red River Valley SWAT team has had a busy week responding to its third call in six days related to warrants leading to peaceful arrests.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The SWAT team is made up of police officers from seven agencies around the region teaming up with special tactics, knowledge and weapons in order to make the community feel safe. They use what’s called a risk assessment matrix from the National Tactical Officers Association to determine when SWAT should be used. “It’s not just something…

Fire at Paradiso forces the restaurant to temporarily close

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –¬†Alarms sounded around three this morning at Paradiso and losses are estimated around $150,000. The fire closed the restaurant for the day and employees spent all day cleaning, but there is good news for its customers. “Yeah we’re planning on opening tomorrow. The cleaners are getting everything done. ServPro said we should have the smoke smell and…

Fargo Police adding online reporting system

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police Department is joining a growing trend of departments across the country using an online system for lower level crime. Fargo Police is adding a new way for people to report crimes to improve efficiency. The Desk Officer Reporting System, or DORS, has increased in popularity in police departments across the country. The system is…

Unglued Craft Fest returns to West Acres Mall

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–The twelfth annual Unglued Craft Fest kicks off at West Acres Mall. Their mission is to unite local creators and showcase their crafts with the community. 70 different craft makers gather and offer a variety of products like decorated baked goods, candles, jewelry, handmade press on nails, and more. Each both sales their products at the price they…