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Santa’s Village helps bring Christmas cheer throughout the metro

Donations are encouraged to help spread holiday greetings towards local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District is celebrating its 36th annual Santa’s Village with fun Christmas filled festivities for everyone. Because of COVID, this year’s festivities won’t include Santa and Mrs. Clause themselves, but nonetheless three of Santa’s reindeer have flown in from the North Pole to greet children throughout the metro. Attendees will also get the chance to…

Free meals continue to be provided for Fargo-Moorhead families in need

More than 19,000 meals have been given out by the Fargo Public Schools district

FARGO, N.D. — Free meals for local families in need are continuing to be offered across the metro. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is now providing meals and snacks every weekday to children ages 18 or younger. Additional meals can be purchased for $5 for anyone over the age of 18. A Fargo Public Schools official says the need…

CVS Gives Free Easter Treats To Community Organizations

Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5 million worth of seasonal treats

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — CVS stores in Minnesota are providing some spring cheer and Easter candy to several community organizations. They donated seasonal treats over the weekend to families at Detroit Lakes Crisis & Resource Center. The company also gave donations to churches and YMCA groups. Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Offers Virtual Workouts and Activities

FARGO, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering virtual workout and activity classes to community members. The fitness classes include yoga, Tabata, Freestyle Boxing, ‘Mommy and Me’ and more. The activity classes are for kids and families to try science experiments, crafts and recipes together. The majority of the courses are free and posted to the YMCA’s Facebook…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Offering Free Meals to Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

The meals will consists of supper and a snack.

FARGO, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties will begin distributing free meals to children on Monday, April 13. The YMCA is partnering with the State of North Dakota and U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide the meals to children ages 18 and younger. The meals will consists of supper and a snack. Suppers will include a protein, grain, vegetable,…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Offers Child Care for Essential Workers

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering child care to all essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children of emergency first responders such as police officers, firefighters, healthcare professionals, city or county staff, grocery store staff and others are eligible for the care. The services are available for both YMCA members and non-members. Care will be…

Moorhead Area Public Schools Providing Meals and Child Care During School Closures

The meals will be delivered to multiple schools for students.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools announced it will be providing child care and supplying meals to students starting Wednesday, March 18. In coordination with the YMCA, Moorhead schools will offer care to district-enrolled students age 12 and under whose parents are emergency workers and critical in the community response to COVID-19. The state has designated which occupations are eligible for…

Organization Offering Free Kidney Screeings

The Organization Is Always Looking For Volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — At the Downtown YMCA in Fargo the National Kidney Foundation is getting set up to help offer people in the community free kidney screenings. “The statistics is 37 million Americans which is 1 in 7 Americans and less than 10 percent are undiagnosed, so it’s really an opportunity for us to get people in for free and…

What to Expect During Welcoming Week 2019

It runs September 13-22

FARGO, N.D. — Ten years ago, cities across the country started making more of an effort in welcoming immigrants, refugees and newcomers to the states. But it wasn’t until five years ago that Fargo–Moorhead got on board. “I can’t imagine living in a world where everybody is the same and we all do the same thing, we don’t ever learn…

SilverSneakers Program Gets Older Adults Active and Moving

Social interaction is part of the program

FARGO, N.D. — After retirement, it can be a lot harder to get out of the house and stay active. A program at the YMCA is getting adults moving and grooving no matter what their age. Pat Anvik says she didn’t do any exercise during her three plus decades of working. “Just my fingers on the computer,” she said. After…