Agriculture

FM Diversion Task Force Report Due This Week

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, expects the final plan to be a hybrid of all the task force options.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A task force formed to help revive a stalled flood project for the Fargo area discussed many options, but the city’s mayor is hoping for one recommendation from the group’s efforts. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton assembled the task force following a judge’s decision to shut down the $2.2 billion Red…

Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Teaches Kids To Create Healthy Snack Alternatives

They used all local ingredients for their energy bites

  FARGO, N.D. — You can never be too young to start learning how to be a pro in the kitchen. Prairie Roots Food Co-Op taught kids and their parents how to create healthier snacks. They made energy bites with locally made ingredients including sunflower butter, oats and chocolate chips. Organizers say it can be good to expose kids to cooking…

Investigators Release Possible Cause of Fire that Destroyed Jennie-O Turkey Barn in New York Mills

The barn was fully engulfed

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — Investigators have released more details of a fire that destroyed a Jennie-O turkey barn in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the fire likely was started by a propane heater in the barn. Fire crews responded to the fire just after midnight. The barn was fully engulfed. There were no…

Pet Connection: Coffee and Cuddles

The kickoff to Giving Hearts Day starts with this gorgeous ambassador for rescue animal groups.

It’s the start of the biggest nonprofit fundraiser drive of the year. Giving Hearts Day comes in February each year, and each year with it comes millions of dollars in funds donated from folks just like to you to some of the finest nonprofit causes in the Red River Valley region. Of course, it helps to have a high-profile ambassador…

Construction Proposal Made for $1.2 Billion Pipeline from Montana to Kansas

It would also help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state's oil fields

  NATIONAL — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota. The Elk Creek Pipeline wouldn’t cross North Dakota but would connect to existing pipelines in the northwestern part of the state. It would transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from…

Frostival: New Offerings

Do you qualify for the Undie Run?

Christmas is over, New Year’s has popped its cork, and Valentine’s Day is a long, long way off on the horizon. We’ve reached the January doldrums of winter, when it seems like we’re so far between festivities there’s not much to look forward to, other than a long winter’s nap until spring thaw. But behold!!! Off on yonder peak —…

Fire Crews Battle Elevator Fire in East Grand Forks, Business Fire in Hallock

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An explosion and fire has damaged a grain processing elevator in East Grand Forks. Firefighters fought the blaze at MGI Grain Processing in subzero temperatures Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard. Employees in the mill at the time made it out safely and called 911….

Pet Connection: Meet Virginia

I can't wait to Meet Virginia.

If you know “Meet Virginia,” by the band Train, you probably know it’s about a woman who, in the words of the song, “loves babies and surprises….wears high heels when she exercises…she’s beautiful.” This Virginia doesn’t wear high heels, but she does like children and wear a coat outside when it’s cold out. And boy is she beautiful, both inside…

President Trump Tweets: Post Office Becoming “Dumber” and Needing “Good Old Global Warming”

Many climatologists say global warming is real and damaging for the earth and stress that cold weather doesn't necessarily connect with changes in climate

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — President Trump is busy with his social media account, this time going after the U.S. Postal Service and making comments about the weather. With temperatures on the East Coast dropping significantly with the coming weekend, President Trump tweeted “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good…

Pet Connection: Meet Kaylee

Sometimes, you just need a puppy for Christmas.

If you woke up Christmas morning and the puppy you asked for wasn’t  under the Christmas tree, it’s still not too late. Kaylee came to join us this holiday season on the KVRR Morning Show, and she’s the perfect package of puppy energy and sweetness. The 8-month old owner surrender appears to be a cross between a German Shepherd and…