United Way Stuffing Backpacks to Help Students in the Upcoming School Year

United Way still needs about 350 backpacks to be donated in order to reach their goal of helping 5,800 kids.

FARGO, ND — The United Way School Supply Drive is getting ready for their first backpack distribution this year. Volunteers are busy preparing at the Fargodome by filling the backpacks. So far 45% of the backpacks have been packed and filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. United Way Emerging Leaders along with parents and youth came out…

TOWN OF THE YEAR: Abercrombie Shatters Voting Records with More Than 150,000 Votes

The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round

ABERCROMBIE, ND — Abercrombie, North Dakota shattered all previous voting records to win our Town of the Year Contest. The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round. Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec spent the day getting to find out what make this town tick. Rob met one of the nominators of Abercrombie for Town…

Wiggles and Giggles Kids Take Special Shopping Trip with the United Way of Cass Clay

The goal is to help 5,800 kids at this year's school supply drive

FARGO, ND — The 2017 United Way School Supply drive is just nine days away and the kids from Wiggles and Giggles are hard at work to make it a success. The kids went to Walmart with the $5000 they raised to purchase school supplies for those in need. They purchased backpacks, pencils, highlighters, folders, binders. You name it, they…

Local Brewery Serves Peanut Butter and Jelly for a Good Cause

PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser was held to support the Moorhead Public School District

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Junkyard Brewery had one option on the menu for lunch… peanut butter and jelly. For some, peanut butter and jelly was the go-to lunch as a child.  Now grownups are taking a trip down memory lane with their own version of the culinary classic. Adults and kids flocked to Junkyard Brewery for the PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser….

Former First Lady Serves Lunch to Children with Great Plains Food Bank

This program is offered five days a week from noon to 12:30 and will continue until the end of August

FARGO, ND — Former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple has spent each Wednesday of the summer volunteering with Great Plains Food Bank to provide lunches for the youth. Each year 33,000 children in North Dakota qualify for free or reduced cost school lunches. Many worry about where their next meal may come from throughout the summer. The food bank’s mission is…

Flood Control Buyouts Spark New Facility for Fargo Schools

New warehouse puts the behind the scenes operations under one roof

FARGO, ND — Flood control efforts sparked a new warehouse for the Fargo Public School District. Officials said their new operations facility will help improve the lives of their students. Faculty and staff are celebrating the end of a big move. “Make sure our buildings are prepared and ready to go for students and the education they receive,” said Superintendent…

Woodrow Wilson School Transformed Into New Apartments

One that's kept the original school structure with some added modern twists, and a new side that reflects the same decorative style

FARGO, ND — What started off as a building to house twelve elementary classrooms has now been transformed into 97 apartments. “Woodrow Wilson School is the second oldest school in Fargo,” said Deb Wendel-Daub, the Kilbourne Group’s Senior Program manager. “We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Woodrow School.” The grand opening of the complex gave community members an opportunity…

United Way Kicks Off Annual School Supply Drive

The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and families in need on August 5th and 8th at the Fargodome

MOORHEAD, Minn — It’s only the second week of July, but the United Way has already kicked off its 19th annual School Supply Drive. Schools supplies will be collected until July 28th. The program provides a backpack and school supplies to any child attending K-12 in Cass and Clay counties. The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and…

NDSU School of Pharmacy Receives Funding for Opioid Treatment

The school recieved over eleven thousand dollars for a new program starting in the fall

FARGO, ND — The School of Pharmacy at NDSU has received funding for a program to help fight the opioid crisis in the area. The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the FM Area Foundation have teamed together to award the program over $11,000. The funding will help train pharmacists in the area on the use of naloxone to reverse…

Giggles and Wiggles Daycare Raising Money for United Way School Supply Drive

The kids have partnered up with United Way to donate their proceeds to the annual school supply drive

FARGO, ND — A group of young kids is learning the importance of giving back to the community. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and sell it at an annual lemonade stand. The kids at Giggles and Wiggles Daycare are doing exactly that. “This is our fifth year,” said Emma Vritel and Alyssa Aarsvole, who are two of the kids…