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FARGO, N.D. -- A Fargo woman who seriously injured herself in a fall in October is looking for help. Molly Greiff, 25, of Fargo injured her spinal cord and brain after she fell while visiting a friends farm. Family and friends held a benefit in Fargo on Sunday, November 19th, to help raise money and awareness for Molly. You can support Molly on her road to recovery HERE .
MOORHEAD—Local animal shelters are finding homes for animals in need thanks to Saturday's "Paws for Celebration" event. For the past three years, a community of animal-lovers have filled the Moorhead Center Mall with booths to promote local shelters. This year, the Moorhead police and the local avian shelter supported the day all dedicated to the animals. People could bring their pet, get their nails clipped along with renewing pet licenses through the police department. Organizers say this event helps shed light on the shelter community around town.
METRO—Stores are helping home cooks break traditional holiday feasts with oven ready to-go meals. As we get closer to the holidays, stores see shoppers crowd the front doors preparing to celebrate with their own holiday traditions. "It's awfully busy in the stores, and usually you see quite an uplift in our guests, just with their attitudes and everything. It's a fun time to be working in the stores," said Tim Rhode, Cash Wise Store Director. At the center of the celebrations there is lots and lots of food.
FARGO—Miss America is back in her home state. She had a tea party with kids at Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo on Friday. Cara Mund sat down with kids to snack on orange juice and cookies while they asked her questions. She then went room to room to greet kids who weren't able to attend. Miss America says bringing happiness to kids in the hospital is part of her job as an ambassador of the Children's Miracle Network.
MOORHEAD—The City of Moorhead wants you to clean up your yard, before services close for the winter. Starting next Wednesday, weekly curbside yard waste pick-up services, drop-off sites, and compost sites will be closed for the winter. Recycling will be available at the sites around town, but crews will not be picking up yard waste and compost. Even though the winter season is slower, Public Works says this service is a popular and important part of a functioning city.
FARGO—The City of Fargo is inviting you to get rid of old decorations with the annual Holiday Light Recycling. Any strings of broken or burnt out lights are welcome at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Now until Jan. 31, you can safely recycle your lights for free. City employees say this program helps lighten the load at the landfill. "Everything that we can divert out of the landfill that's recyclable is kind of one of our goals set forth by the North Dakota Department of Health," said Jen Pickett, Fargo Recycling Coordinator.
MOORHEAD—Thousands of organizations are going online for "Give MN's" annual "Give to the Max" Day. The 24-hour online fundraiser links thousands of nonprofits with individuals ready to give. Give MN is a one-stop shop for charities, because you can donate to multiple charities at once. Local organizations like Churches United in Moorhead rely on "Give to the Max Day" to help build a relationship between the donors and the charity.
FARGO—Artists are advocating human rights with the first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival. The week-long festival kicked off Monday afternoon with the opening of the Human Rights Art Exhibition in the Spirit Room on Broadway. The event is organized by "The Human Family." 22 artists from five cities are showcasing their work and it's all free to see. Organizers hope people come out and learn about the role of human rights in a community.
FARGO—The Fargo Police Department is getting a financial boost for its effort to help at-risk youth after receiving a donation from WalMart. The company handed a $2,500 check to officers Matt Niemeyer and Michael Bloom this afternoon at the police station. The officers will use that money to help fund the Community Trust Officer's Outreach program. It helps connect police officers to kids around the community by playing different sports and games in their own neighborhoods.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead teens are taking to the stage with this year's musical, Aida. For the next two weekends, Moorhead High School will present its annual fall musical to a packed audience. Nearly 130 students will be either on stage or behind the scenes when the curtains go up for this play. It revolves around a love story in ancient Egyptian times. Musical directors say they chose this musical because of the powerful message it sends to the audience, and the actors.