High fees force businesses, nonprofits to rethink annual Holiday Lights show

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Local businesses and nonprofits are feeling left out of the holiday lights display because of the event being more expensive now that it’s moved to the Red River Valley Fair than it was at Lindenwood Park. “We recognize that this has been turned over to a much more commercial aspect rather than a community aspect….

9th annual Mutt March prioritizes vet care

Who let the dogs out? Apparently, everyone did in Moorhead.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The 9th annual Mutt March featured obstacle courses, games for dogs and a march for our best friends across MB Johnson Park. Hosted by 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, this year’s walk benefits the non-profits Spay and Neuter Impact Project, or SNIP. They’re trying to raise as much as they can to give dogs and cats…

United Way Simulation Emulates Life in Poverty

United Way of Cass-Clay is giving people the experience of what it’s like to live in poverty. The organization hosted a simulation as people portrayed families going through hard times while others played roles like bill collectors, service providers and school administrators. It’s an opportunity for new perspectives and a chance to learn about poverty in the local community. “One…

Senator Klobuchar Introduces Legislation To Help Local Non-profits

The new bill would offer grants to struggling non-profits who operate essential services during the pandemic, and who offer to hire new employees to help continue their services.

WASHINGTON – “We are living at a time right now where our non-profits are the backbone of getting food to people,” said Senator Amy Klobuchar. The COVID-19 crisis has brought on an increased demand for food pantries and shelters across the country, and struggling non-profits are doing all they can to accommodate that skyrocketing demand. “We’ve already seen an increase in…

ND nonprofits advocate for relief for renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The nonprofits are urging Governor Doug Burgum to cancel late fees and credit issues accrued during the pandemic for those involuntarily out of work who are struggling to afford rent

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota nonprofits are asking Governor Doug Burgum to help protect renters who are involuntarily out of work during COVID-19. Because the governor has not issued a temporary eviction moratorium, stable housing advocates are asking him to reach a middle ground that would at least cancel late fees and credit issues that have accrued during the COVID-19…

FM Area Foundation Launches Online Caring Catalog

The campaign runs through December 31.

FARGO, N.D.–The FM Area Foundation’s online crowdfunding campaign titled The Caring Catalog launches today. The Caring Catalog supports 86 local nonprofits and community initiatives in the F-M area, and 100 percent of donations go to the organizations. The FM Area Foundation is also offering opportunities for those making donations to win prizes. On December 3 also known as Giving Tuesday,…

‘Vikings Table’ Will Roll Out to Serve Hungry Kids

The Minnesota Vikings Foundation wants to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings roll out a new food truck to serve free, healthy meals to children. The custom-built purple truck called ‘Vikings Table’ is part of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s attempt to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities. The food truck will be partnered up with nonprofits to serve meals through October….

Residents Meet with Local Nonprofits at Neighborhood Service Fair

Over 20 nonprofits, including Prairie St. John's and Project Linus, were in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — Representatives from more than 20 local nonprofits spoke with metro residents about how they can revitalize their neighborhoods. The annual Neighborhood Service Fair allows neighbors to connect with community leaders to come up with ways to get involved. Project Linus, Charism, Youth Works, and the Fargo Moorhead Youth Choir were some of the non–profits involved. Organizers say the…

NDSU Students Spend Day Giving Back To Local Nonprofits

More than 400 students volunteered to help out 25 nonprofit organizations throughout the metro

  FARGO, N.D. — In between class and work, NDSU students used some of their free time to give back to 25 local nonprofits. More than 400 students volunteered to help do things like make storm drains or sort food donations for nonprofits around the city. One of those includes North Dakota’s Project Linus, which donates blankets to kids who have…