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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…

Fastest Man on the Planet and Three-Time Gold Medalist Teach Young Swimmers

Both famous athletes say it's a great opportunity to meet young swimmers all over the country to teach them a thing or two

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Young swimmers are learning from the fastest man on the planet, 5–time American record holder and 2016 Rio Gold Medalist, Caeleb Dressel. Up Aquatics hosted the Heidi Hulbert Rowe Swim Clinic with Dressel and another famous name, Josh Davis. He is a three–time Gold Medalist and Master Swim Instructor. Both famous athletes say it’s a great…

KVRR’s TJ and Alison Read to Children for “Read for the Record” Annual Event

This year, the chosen book is Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

FARGO, N.D. — People are trying to break the record for reading the same book to as many children as possible. Alison and I had the pleasure of joining in on the fun. During the annual “Read for the Record”, the NDSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society invites kids and families to listen to the story at West…

Teen Driver Safety Week; How You Can Prevent 1,000,000 Crashes from Happening

In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide, hundreds of thousands which were fatal

FARGO, N.D. — As a part of Teen Driver Safety Week, the Fargo Police Department and Triple A are asking parents to have a talk with their kids. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why too many teens are dying on the roads. “In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide,” said Gene LaDoucer, with AAA in Fargo….

West Fargo School District Holds Forum to Discuss Social Media Safety with Parents

Officers from the West Fargo Police Department and students also spoke

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After a teacher in her district pleaded guilty to having inappropriate relationships with students, Beth Slette decided it was time to teach the parents about the dangers kids face on their phones. “We have these students for six–and–half hours a day. I need to ensure that the children are safe in our schools, and I need to…

Department of Public Instruction Travels State Wide to Hear about School Safety Concerns

Behavioral health has been noted from the youngest students to the oldest in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and other state officials are traveling from city to city to hear the public’s school safety concerns. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the forum held at Fargo South where parents, teachers, legislators and event students voiced their opinions. The state wants to know what your biggest concerns are about school…

Biggest Class in 5 Years Moves into Concordia with the Help of President Craft

The biggest class in recent years is also one of the most diverse with students from 19 countries and almost all 50 states

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College is moving in its largest freshman class in five years. But students and parents aren’t the only ones lugging heavy items up and down the stairs. President William Craft went from dorm to dorm helping new students and introducing them to the campus. The biggest class in recent years is also one of the most…

Willow Park Elementary School Opens in West Fargo

It is both the newest and largest elementary school in the district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Willow Park Elementary School held its open house where students and parents got to tour the school and meet teachers. It is both the newest and largest elementary school in West Fargo. Most of the staff was already employed with the district. The principal, Ethan Ehlert, says one of the unique things about the school is a…

Children of Hope Childcare Holds Grand Opening

The owners say they want to give kids a place to learn while still having fun

FARGO, N.D. — Children of Hope Childcare celebrated their grand opening by officially cutting the ribbon with the Chamber. The owners say the daycare is different because it has wide open spaces for kids to play. They want to give children a place to learn while still having fun. Babies, toddlers, and older kids all have their own sections, and there’s…

Sen. Heitkamp Hosts Discussion With Families Affected By Opioids

Many grandparents are raising grandchildren because their biological parents aren't able to

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp hosted a discussion to hear from grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren because their biological parents aren’t able to. The opioid epidemic, suicides, and other issues have left many parents unable to take care for their children. Heitkamp introduced a bill that would help caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for children, especially…