Local organization gives kids a head start in time for new school year

It's offering 400 free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, and health screenings to the public at no charge

FARGO, N.D. — The local nonprofit Faith4Hope is hoping to remove some barriers local families can face when preparing to go back to school. “We find that people needed the most right now. With COVID going on it’s kind of hard to juggle everything. Hybrid classes, at home, and so, now they’re going back to school, and we want them…

United Way hands out backpacks, school supplies to families in need

6,040 backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students and families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — United Way of Cass-Clay continues to hand out backpacks and school supplies to families in need. As part of its School Supply Drive, the organization has collected over 6,000 backpacks filled with supplies donated by the community. Seven hundred backpacks were available for pickup at Aurora Elementary in West Fargo Thursday morning. It was the third…

DNR Beginning Phased Reopening Of Campgrounds in Minnesota

The DNR will open 75 remote campsites in state parks for use Memorial Day weekend, most of which have existing reservations. Another 80 remote sites are expected to be ready by next Friday.

MINNESOTA — The DNR says they are beginning a phased reopening of its campgrounds. The DNR is allowing dispersed and remote camping at state forests and some parks. “Dispersed camping is for hardy campers who are used to camping without amenities so you do have to pack in and pack out everything,” Assistant Communications Director for the Office Of Communication…

Truck Drivers Receive Free Meals As a Thank You Amid COVID-19

The organizations are expecting to deliver another 200 meals on Tuesday.

MAPLETON, N.D – Truck drivers continue to keep America stocked with food and supplies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our truck drivers are the backbone of America. They are what keeps the supply chain going and we are so appreciative of everything that they do day in and day out. And while the rest of America is trying to work from…

Fergus Falls Company Makes Medical Gowns For Hospital

Shortex Products Says They Felt The Need To Make The Change To Help Out Those Who Need Supplies While Fighting The Pandemic.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls company is switching gears from boats to medical gowns. Shortex Products says they felt the need to make the change to help out those who need supplies while fighting the pandemic. They say the equipment they use for the boat covers and other products were able to make the switch over to the…

North Dakota Receives Millions Of Dollars For Coronavirus

State leaders voted to accept the funding on Tuesday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota will be getting up to 6 million dollars in federal funding to stop the spread of the coronavirus. North Dakota has now tested 13 people for the virus: 7 are negative and 6 are pending with no positive tests yet. The cash comes from the over 8 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that was passed by…

Fargo Park District Hosts November’s “Awesome Art Afternoon”

Kids can create are to take home without the mess

FARGO, N.D. — If your kids love art but you hate having to clean up after them, there’s a way they can still get their creative juices flowing. The Fargo Park District has “Awesome Art Afternoons,” where kids of all ages can create art to take home. All supplies are provided, from markers to feathers to googly eyes. The event is…

Store Offers Discount Wall to Help Teachers Shop for School Supplies

Art & Learn has a discount section

FARGO, N.D. — It may be summer but teachers still have to get school supplies for the fall. Art & Learn is a store in Fargo at the corner of 13th Avenue South and University Drive, which only sells school supplies and décor. Although they can’t discount everything in the store, owners say they do have a 75 percent off section….