red river valley

Getting Ready for Mosquitoes in the Red River Valley this Summer

In the 50 inspections Vector Control has done so far, they've only found about a dozen mosquitoes

FARGO, N.D. — Winter’s late departure may also mean a slow season for bugs. Cass County’s Vector Control is counting on mosquitoes. They just don’t know how bad they’ll be. If you thought mosquitoes played an essential role in our ecosystem it turns out, that may not be the case. “That’s not necessarily true. They’re not a major food source for…

Teens from Boys and Girls Club Complete New Fitness Program

The program was developed by two Fargo police officers

FARGO, N.D. — Some teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley have completed a new fitness program. The “It’s Time” Barbot Boxing and Mariah Prussia MPX Fitness program was developed by two Fargo police officers. They recruited professional teachers to create physical education classes. Besides learning new activities, teens get to learn about healthy life skills, stress…

Grand Forks Man Sentenced For Role In Massive And Deadly Meth Conspiracy

Investigation Began After Murder of Austin Forsman

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another man has been sentenced in a deadly and massive methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in the Red River Valley. 39-year-old Ryan Franklin of Grand Forks was sentenced to 16 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. According to testimony, Franklin was involved with Modesto Torrez and others to bring large quantities of the drug from…

Salvation Army, United Blood Services Need Your Help

The Salvation Army has fallen short of their kettle goal of $900,000

  FARGO, ND — Frigid temps are keeping people indoors and officials with United Blood Services says they are in need of donors. UBS says during the holiday season, blood donations tend to drop about 40 percent and it’s during that time that donations are needed most. With our colder weather, those donations drop even lower and officials say they…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Launches Holiday Donation Event

They're also accepting non-perishable food items, home supplies and other everyday items

FARGO, ND — Local businesses are teaming up with Golden Drive Homeless Kids to help give presents to kids in need in the valley. Places like Culver’s, Bell State Bank and KVRR are putting out donation boxes to encourage people to donate toys. They’re also accepting non-perishable food items, home supplies and other everyday items. Sue Baron, the leader of…

Hate Speech Resolution Passes in Fargo, But Not Unanimously

Just one commissioner voted against making Fargo the second city to pass the resolution

FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo passed a resolution officially making the city an “inclusive” community. It’s the second city in the Valley to make this move, but it came with opposition on this side of the river. “This is the week that folks were talking about having some rallies in our town,” Fargo City Commissioner John Strand told the…

F-M Organization Considering Entering Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

Could the Red River Valley be the place for the next headquarters?

  FARGO, ND — At the beginning of September, Amazon announced it wants a second home outside of its headquarters in Seattle. They are looking for a place with a million people, a diverse population and 50,000 jobs to fill. Could the Red River Valley be the place for the next headquarters? According to James Gartin with the Fargo Moorhead…

Little Free Gardens Around the Metro Ripe for the Picking (P.S. IT’S FREE)

After weeks of caring for the mini gardens, there are plenty of locations around the Metro that are ready for people to come picking

  RED RIVER VALLEY — The weather is right, the season is wrapping up and some fresh, local produce is ripe for the picking. Little Free Garden is a project throughout the Red River Valley where local organizations and community members plant small gardens and share the wealth for anyone who wants free produce. After weeks of caring for the…

Pyrotechnics Companies from Around the World Arrive in West Fargo

The Pyrotechnics Guild International's "Kaleidoscope of Fire" will have four nights of fireworks displays at the Red River Fairgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’s bringing people together from all over the Metro and the world. “We have people who are ditch diggers, we have people who are medical doctors, the whole gamut of professions represented here,” said Pyrotechnics Guild International media representative Dan Creagan. Their common thread? “Love of fireworks.  Painting something in the sky is just fun,” Creagan…

City Officials Refresh Cyclists on Safety After Recent Crashes

They call Fargo a mostly bike friendly community as long as everyone keeps paying attention

FARGO, ND — When the world of vehicles and bicycles meet, the outcome can be dangerous. Fargo city officials said there are rules for both drivers and cyclists you might not know about. Multiple crashes between cars and bikes struck the Red River Valley throughout the past week. On Thursday, a 14–year–old girl was killed after being hit by a…