Town of the Year

Barnesville – Town of the Year

Blending the Old with the New

BARNESVILLE, MN – The last Show and Shine Car Show of the season brings some people out to Front Street on a Thursday night In a normal year the streets in Barnesville, Minnesota would have been filled the last weekend in August for Potato Days and the Clay County Fairgrounds would have a midway and be filled with fair goers…

Barnesville Booster Club Continues To Make A Difference

The non profit organization helps organizations all across Barnesville, MN; especially one

BARNESVILLE, MN – One non profit has been a staple in Barnesville since the 1980s: The Barnesville Booster Club, has raised over a million dollars for different projects across town since its formation. “We raise money in the american legion and pool hall,” said club President Chad Holland. “We do a variety of fundraisers to give back to the community.”…

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…