Town of the Year

Ellendale Celebrates Being Named KVRR’s “Town of the Year”

The city of just over 1300 people still has a lot of activity on its Main Street

ELLENDALE, ND — KVRR’S Rob Kupec spent the day in our “Town of the Year”, Ellendale, to see just what makes it a special place. The city of just over 1300 people still has a lot of activity on its Main Street. But with an aging population it’s having a tough time finding people to take over some of the…

KVRR Travels to “Town of the Year” Ellendale, North Dakota

KVRR's Rob Kupec & Danielle Church visit Ellendale for the day

ELLENDALE, ND — KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec along with reporter Danielle Church are in Ellendale for our “Town of the Year” celebration. There’s plenty of history here in Ellendale and 101-year-old John Wheelihan has lived through most of it. He served in World War II from 1941 to 1945, flying all kinds of warplanes. He was a second lieutenant…

Rob’s Ellendale Hat

Every year for Town of the Year, Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec’s mom make some article of clothing related to the winning town. This year it is a cardinal hat in honor of the Ellendale High School mascot. Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: ELLENDALE, Town of the Year

Ellendale is Our 5th Town of the Year

Congratulations to Ellendale on winning Town of the Year. In the final round Ellendale defeated Hamilton 19,506 to 8,895.  Ellendale joins Badger, Fosston, Abercrombie and St. Thomas as Town of the Year winners. Categories: Town Of The Week Tags: ELLENDALE, Town of the Year

St. Thomas Woman Celebrates 29 Years Working at Local Cafe

Bonnie Lunde cooks for the entire town with a staff of two

ST. THOMAS, N.D. — Bonnie Lunde and the menu both haven’t changed at the St. Thomas Cafe over the last 29 years. She wakes up at 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to serve the whole town with a staff of only two. Her signature turkey legs, gravy and potatoes are what people really look forward to the most though. It’s only…

St. Thomas Celebrates Town of the Year Victory

They played trivia and were presented an award

ST. THOMAS, N.D. — This evening the St. Thomas community gathered at the fire house for dinner and a live weather broadcast of our 6 o’clock news. KVRR reporter Danielle Church talked to people there to find out what Town of the Year means to them. There’s a certain spirit in St. Thomas you can’t shake. “Living in Duluth, we lived…

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…