Thanksgiving

Fire on Thanksgiving displaces Minot apartment residents

MINOT, N.D. – An apartment building fire on Thanksgiving in Minot displaced residents in four apartments. Firefighters said the blaze started in a basement laundry room that had an electrical panel. As firefighters first arrived at the apartment, they saw light smoke exiting the structure from a basement window. They quickly entered the building and put out the fire. People…

9th Annual Burn the Bird Run

Runners of all ages and fitness levels were encouraged to sign up

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The ninth annual Burn the Bird Run five K and ten K was earlier, runners gathered to start their thanksgiving with some cardio. Runners of all ages and fitness levels were encouraged to sign up, afterwards they were awarded. a medal as well as doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Our own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec got…

Salvation Army serves up Thanksgiving meal for those in need

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Volunteers gathered to give back to the Fargo community Wednesday by helping to provide a Thanksgiving meal to those in need. “Every day, Monday through Friday and Sunday evenings we provide breakfast and lunch and a Sunday evening meal to people in the community. Today we’re having a Thanksgiving emphasis as Thanksgiving is tomorrow so we’re…

Tips to carve your Thanksgiving turkey safely

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – When cutting into your Thanksgiving turkey, make sure you’re being safe, avoiding distractions and alcohol. Those are some of the tips from medical experts. They also recommend getting a good grip on a sharp knife and making sure your hands and the bird are dry. You can also wear gloves, use a meat fork and make…

An estimated 53 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving

"If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this year, traffic and crowds will be much different from last year."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “Primarily the airlines, TSA, and the airports are all working together to make sure the passengers experience is a pleasant as possible during this busier holiday travel period,” said Executive Director, Fargo Airport Authority Shawn Dobberstein. If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this…

Target to keep stores permanently closed on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – Minneapolis-based Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic. To limit crowds in stores, retailers last year were forced to turn what had become a weekend shopping blitz into an extended event with holiday sales beginning as…

Turkey producers benefiting from higher prices this year

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Agriculture experts say Minnesota farmers who grow about 45 million turkeys annually will benefit from higher prices this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the price of turkeys has steadily increased as demand has risen following a year in which there were fewer family gatherings and restaurant traffic was down due to the coronavirus pandemic….

AAA predicts busy holiday travel season despite high gas prices

FARGO (KVRR) – Gasoline prices surged in October and are likely to remain elevated through the holiday season. AAA spokesman Gene LaDoucer says in North Dakota, the average price for gas is about $3.20 per gallon. LaDoucer says Thanksgiving gas prices haven’t been this high since 2013.  Last Thanksgiving, the state average was $1.99 per gallon. “As it appears these high…

Crooked Lane Farm Teaches Holiday Traditions with Lefse-making Classes

"We love using this space as a way for people to come together."

COLFAX, N.D. (KVRR) — Lefse-making season is here, which means Crooked Lane Farm is hosting lefse-making classes. Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk. This Scandinavian treat is especially popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas.  A Colfax farmstead offers several lefse making classes to the public. “Some of the folk classes and traditional things that…

U.S. Agriculture Secretary says it’s too soon to know if there will be a turkey shortage

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – In an interview with KVRR, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s premature to know if we’re going to have a turkey shortage for Thanksgiving. He says the Biden Administration is doing what it can to end supply chain issues to get birds and other cargo shipped nationwide. That includes trying to accelerate approving commercial drivers’ licenses to…