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Fargo United Methodist Church Runs Sunday Easter Service Out Of Parking Lot

All Of These Things Make Good Friday Seem More Real Than Ever Before

FARGO, N.D. — The sounds of vehicles running overtake the Sunday silence in the parking lot of Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo as the congregation is switching from their seats in the pews to the ones in their car. “Keep us patient in making peace and building justice teach us to trust the slow process from seed to stem…

West Fargo Church Switches To Online Prayer Due To Coronavirus

The Staff Says They Are Working To Create An Interactive Live Prayer Service Where People Can Ask Questions To The Pastor.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — What’s normally a bustling Sunday afternoon at Prairie Heights Community Church in West Fargo is now silent hallways and an empty auditorium. The church has suspended its live service because of safety concerns from the coronavirus that is continuing to spread across the country. So the congregation decided if people couldn’t come to church they were…

Moorhead Man Uses Illness To Raise Awareness About Chronic Kidney Disease

He says he wants to use his battle to help inspire others and raise awareness about a disease he says can sneak on people as they may not even realize they have the disease.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “I lost purpose, I mean I couldn’t work anymore, I couldn’t support my family anymore,” FM Kidney Warriors Founder, Chris Brown said. Chris Brown of Moorhead has a terminal Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, Brown does his dialysis at home and says the situation he’s in could have been avoided. “I had some signs of kidney problems…

Community Mourns As Grand Forks Boy Is Laid To Rest

A Dessert Cabaret Fundraiser will be held Saturday night at 7 at Hope Lutheran Church with proceeds going to Borth's family to help with funeral costs.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The sounds of music fills the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grand Forks, as 15 year old Jonah Borth is laid to rest. Those who came to knew Jonah say he had a big heart. “Pastor Daniel Voth” “Even if he had stood 7 feet tall his chest cavity would have been nothing but heart…. Love and…

Lutheran Church Moves into Jewish Synagogue in Fargo

In 2013 St. Mark's Lutheran Church had low numbers, forcing them to sell their building which is now Sanctuary Events Center

FARGO, N.D.– A Lutheran Church and Jewish Synagogue are coming together to promote religious tolerance. In 2013 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church had low numbers, forcing them to sell their building which is now Sanctuary Events Center. Since then they have been housed at two other churches, but now they have found their new home with Temple Beth El. “I can’t…

Thrive Fest Christian Music Festival Comes To the Red River Valley Fairgrounds

This is the first time the Christian music festival has been held in Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Bands from across the country are in town for the Christian music festival Thrive Fest at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. One attendee, Tia McBee, says she wasn’t expecting it all when she won tickets. “I wasn’t even going to answer the phone, but something just told me, answer the phone,” she said. She says the music…

Split Reactions: Supreme Court’s Ruling on Baker Not Making Same-Sex Marriage Cake

Some in our area feel this is a tough case to be on one side of, while others from North Dakota stand firmly that the court's decision was the right one

FARGO, N.D. — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same–sex couple. The court didn’t focus on whether a person or a business can refuse service to gay people, instead ruling that the Colorado Rights Commission, that first heard the case, violated the baker’s rights. “The court’s…

Bringing Opiate Education to the Moorhead Community

Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Moorhead Police Department have partnered up

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Moorhead Police Department have partnered up to bring opiate education to the community. They hosted a seminar for people to learn more about the epidemic affecting millions across the nation and people right here in the valley. The Moorhead Police Department recently brought on a chaplain to their team…

Petitioners On Track to Adding Blue Law Repeal to the 2018 Ballot

Many shoppers signed the petition while waiting for Walmart to open on Sunday morning

FARGO, ND — Petitioners are making progress in allowing voters to decide if North Dakota will keep Blue Laws in the 2018 election. The state laws do not allow businesses to open before noon on Sundays. At 11:30 Sunday morning, cars drove by the dark entrance of Walmart on 13th Avenue South in Fargo to run weekend errands. But like…

ND Lawmakers Approve Measure Allowing Students to Participate in “Student-Initiated Prayer”

It's in response to a past Supreme Court ruling

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure that states students cannot be stopped from participating in any “student-initiated prayer” at public or non-public schools. Supporters of the measure said it’s in response to an incident at a football game two years ago between two parochial high schools during a playoff game. Because the playoff game was hosted…