Thanksgiving

Nearly 500 People Arrested For Drunk Driving During Long Holiday Weekend in Minnesota

There were four fatalities on Minnesota roads, three of which were alcohol-related

ST. PAUL, MN — A 37-year-old driver blew a point three-four blood alcohol content after a homeowner reported the driver was in their driveway and flashing the headlights on and off in Deer River, Minnesota. Officers also found an open bottle and a mixed drink in that driver’s vehicle. It was just one of 480 DWI arrests over the 5-day Thanksgiving…

Missing Grand Forks Family Found Dead in Montana

Anthony and Chelsi Dean, both 25, and their two daughers, 5-year-old Kaytlin and 20-month-old Avri, were killed in a car crash on Thanksgiving

BILLINGS, M.T. — A North Dakota family reported missing in southeastern Montana died in a one-vehicle crash on I- 94 on Thanksgiving. The Montana Highway Patrol says the crash site was found at about 8 p.m. Friday after investigators pinged their cellphones. Carter County Sheriff Neil Kittelmann says the victims are Anthony and Chelsi Dean, both 25, from Grand Forks. Their…

Men’s Basketball: UND Spends Thanksgiving Holiday Giving Back

The team served food at a local soup kicthen

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — In the spirit of Thanksgiving, UND Men’s Basketball spent the day giving back to the Grand Forks community. The team partnered up with Northlands Resuce Mission to serve holiday meals to those in need. Each student-athlete prepared the plates and hand-delivered treats to the tables, but perhaps their favorite part was mingling with their guests. “It’s…

Salvation Army Offers Food and Company With Early Thanksgiving Meal

The meal included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie

FARGO, N.D. — Even though we have one day until Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army served up an early Thanksgiving meal, open to anyone in the community. “It’s a great opportunity to help folks who are in need, it’s a great opportunity for socialization, sometimes folks— don’t necessarily need a free meal but they live by themselves, and it’s just a rotten…

NDSU Extension Offers Tips for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Bird

Food safety is crucial in order to avoid foodborne illnesses like Salmonella

FARGO– Turkey day is just a couple days away and cooking safety is essential for serving a safe bird to your friends and family. According to NDSU Extension, the inner temperature of your turkey should reach 165 degrees or higher. You should wash your hands often and use clean cutting boards and knives to avoid cross contamination. An NDSU food…

Salvation Army Gives Away 370 Thanksgiving Meals for Families

More than 20 volunteers helped packed the boxes

FARGO, N.D. — The holiday season has officially begun as people across the country get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how Fargo’s Salvation Army is making sure families going through tough times are still able to gather around the dinner table Thursday. More than 10 years ago, it was Macy Theriot’s family who…

Driving, Cooking Safely for Thanksgiving

The Red Cross says Thanksgiving is one of the leading days for cooking fires every year

FARGO, N.D. — Thanksgiving means two things: lots of traveling and lots of food. The American Red Cross reminds everyone who plans to drive to their Thanksgiving get together to buckle up, check the weather, slow down and make sure to rotate drivers if you do have a longer trip. Once you get to your destination, the Red Cross says it’s…

Trotting for Turkeys: Family Wellness Hosts Fun Run before Thanksgiving

The third annual "Turkey Trot" gives kids a chance to exercise while it's snowing

FARGO, N.D. — While snow blanketed the ground outside, a group of kids and their families did not throw snowballs or sleigh down hills. Instead, they laced up their sneakers, and went on a run. For the last three years, Family Wellness has hosted a “Turkey Trot” as a way to get kids to enjoy exercise. “We want to make sure…

St. Joseph’s Church Makes All the Fixings for a Community Thanksgiving Feast

Volunteers started carving turkeys at 5:30 a.m.

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Plenty of turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie has Thanksgiving coming a lot earlier this year at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Volunteers started carving turkeys at 5:30 in the morning to feed everyone coming to the parish’s annual Turkey Bazaar Dinner & Holiday Showcase. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the church but St. Joseph’s also…

New Deadline for ND Governor’s Mansion in February of 2018

As much as $4 million in state money was approved for the construction of the home and $1 million was approved in private donations

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Construction is running behind on the new governor’s mansion in North Dakota. Workers say they were hoping to have the 13,600 square foot building done by Thanksgiving and was then set back to the beginning of the year. But now the deadline for the Burgums is set…