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Mental Health Worker is Back Home From Houston

Food was ready on hand for those affected but how Maryjane describes it is having enough for 1,000 people when 10,000 showed up

FERGUS FALLS, MN — It all started when Maryjane Westra’s Red Cross training saved her son’s life. “My son had a near drowning and it was my Red Cross training in CPR and lifesaving that kicked in and I ran out and did CPR on him and brought him back right away,” said Maryjane Westra, a Disaster Mental Health Worker…

Fargo’s Waxing the City Donating Food Truck Profits to Houston Food Bank

Creator and owner of the The Holy Hog donated all of the food ranging from brisket to pulled pork to smoked mac and cheese

FARGO, ND — Waxing the City in Fargo is giving back to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The business has two sister locations in Houston and staff in Fargo are hosting a Texas barbecue food truck to raise funds. Creator and owner of the The Holy Hog donated all of the food, ranging from brisket to pulled…

Suicide Prevention Walks Happening Across the Country

More than 1,400 walkers showed their support for survivors and lives lost while walking down North University Drive

FARGO, ND — Out of the darkness community walks are happening all over the country. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its 12th annual walk in Fargo. More than 1,400 walkers showed their support for survivors and lives lost while walking down North University Drive. They also listened to a live band, created posters, learned about health services and…

Greater Moorhead Days Offers Food, Fun, Music and a Big ‘Ol Bridge Bash

The second annual event gave the Moorhead Business Association a chance to block off the 1st Avenue North Bridge

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Greater Moorhead Days has kicked off a week packed full of events for all ages with the first event, Bridge Bash. The second annual event gave the Moorhead Business Association a chance to block off the 1st Avenue North Bridge. Many different food trucks lined the sides of the bridge, bands played music on their center stage,…

Zorbaz Kicks Off Beardsley Marathon with Inaugural Dog Run

Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People's Park

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes is kicking off Dick Beardsley Marathon Week with the inaugural dog run! Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People’s Park. Humans participating got a Dog Run Finisher Shirt and all dogs got a dog tag medal and a Zorbaz bandanna. Registration for the run…

Eclipse is So Yesterday…Today, the Corpse Flower Blooms in Washington D.C.

As the corpse flower blooms, it gives off an odor of rotting flesh for seven to eight hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It only blooms once every few years to once a decade and if you like the smell of death, then it’s the flower for you. Three corpse flowers are blooming at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. It’s the first time in North America three of these plants are blooming at the same time in…

Celebrating Independence Day at Bonanzaville

This event includes a parade, shows put on by the volunteers, and a look at some of Bonanzaville's oldest buildings

WEST FARGO, ND — Celebrating America’s birthday requires taking a look back at our country’s rich history. Much of that history can be admired at Bonanzaville’s all-day Fourth of July event. This event includes a parade, shows put on by the volunteers, and a look at some of Bonanzaville’s oldest buildings. The historic museum complex is giving people the chance…

Demonstrators March to Raise Awareness for Climate Change

The People's march took over the nation and downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D., — Thousands of people were marching for climate change across the nation. Hundreds took over the streets of downtown Fargo, marching for our air, water and land. It’s part of the People’s Climate March, a nationwide movement to shed light on climate change. They’re saying we only have one planet to live on, and it’s our job to…

INTERVIEW: National Workers Memorial Ceremony Honors People Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

A local group hopes to make work places safer for all.

FARGO, N.D. — Each year, union supporters remember those who lost their lives while on the job. A local group hopes to make work places safer for all. KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto┬áspoke with Terry Jones of the Northern Plains United Labor Council on what this ceremony means to the community. REPORTER SHIINA LOSCIUTO: In 2016, eight workers died in North Dakota….

What do You Think of President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees?

Senator Heidi Heitkamp says hearing from voters will help senators as they go through the confirmation process

Senator Heitkamp wants to hear your thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. The senator has launched an online portal on her website that will allow people to leave their comments and questions. Heitkamp says the feedback will be important as senators go through the confirmation process. Trump has nominated nearly 20 people to head executive departments, and dozens of…