Author: Anna Dragseth

Plows clear the roads after first snowfall of the season

"Give us some room on the road so we can safely do our jobs."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – If you were out and about, you probably noticed snow plows on the road. With the season’s first snow on the ground, the Public Works crew broke out the snow removal equipment and got busy. “During the winter we run two shifts, a day shift and a night shift, so we have 24/7 coverage. So, as…

Salvation Army’s 2021 Kettle Campaign begins

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Giving season is here, with red kettles and bells ringing across the Metro. The Salvation Army kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign at the West Acres Mall with donuts and coffee. This year, the campaign’s goal is to raise $1 million to help continue The Salvation Army’s services to members of our community in need.  Last…

Prepare for snowy and icy driving conditions with caution

"Always be prepared when it is cold."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Chilly temperatures, snow and wind can mean less than ideal driving conditions for drivers. As winter weather is moving in, people need to be careful and cautious when hitting the road. “Allow extra time for travel, know what the conditions are, look at your local weather forecast and know what is going on. If…

Sanford Health to host children COVID & flu vaccine clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health helps people prepare for flu season with vaccine clinics. Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM the Sanford Southpointe Clinic on 32nd Avenue South is inviting anyone age five and older to get a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. Patients are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. The nasal mist flu…

How Blue Lights in Moorhead Help Police

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead adds a new color to some of their traffic signal poles. The City of Moorhead installed blue lights on top of their stop lights to make sure nobody is running a red light. They help police get a better view of traffic lights. “I don’t have to be sitting right at the intersection because if…

Plans for new West Fargo Fire Dept. HQ shared with City Commission

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Plans for the new West Fargo Fire Department headquarters are coming together. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller announced the finalized planning process of the project. The fire department selected the building’s design firm, Construction Management Company, and have been moving forward with the design process. They hope the new headquarters will Improve response times…

Critical Race Theory Among Bills Proposed for ND Special Session

"The session could last a lot longer than five days."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The upcoming North Dakota special session planned to discuss redistricting and COVID-19 funding has taken a turn, as conservative issues may overshadow those measures. “The people I have talked to in the tax committees and the appropriation committees and among leadership say that is an issue that should be a full blown session and it is…

Crooked Lane Farm Teaches Holiday Traditions with Lefse-making Classes

"We love using this space as a way for people to come together."

COLFAX, N.D. (KVRR) — Lefse-making season is here, which means Crooked Lane Farm is hosting lefse-making classes. Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk. This Scandinavian treat is especially popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas.  A Colfax farmstead offers several lefse making classes to the public. “Some of the folk classes and traditional things that…

NDDOH Says Pediatric Vaccine Will Ease Up Hospital Capacity Statewide

"This will help us enter a into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Department of Health officials discussed the availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. “We would prevent over 18,000 cases, 80 hospitalizations, 42 cases of MIS-C, and 26 ICU admissions. And this is just for every million doses administered just to that 5 to 11 age group,” North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Director Molly Howell said….

Moorhead Mayor discusses optional sales tax plan

Mayor discusses progress of implementing optional sales tax.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley invites Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson to discuss issues impacting the city. Carlson shared information on projects in Moorhead along with other new possibilities for the rising metro. They include a redesign of Center Avenue, Moorhead’s downtown master plan and a comprehensive plan for the future. Carlson…