Author: Angela Shen

ND Native Josh Duhamel to Be Honored With Honorary Degree at UND Commencement

GRAND FORKS, N.D – The University of North Dakota will see a big star at its commencement ceremony, and he’s a familiar face in North Dakota. Actor Josh Duhamel will get an honorary degree from the university. Duhamel grew up in Minot and is known for sporting home-state attire in many of his movies. UND’s spring commencement will be Saturday, May…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

City of Moorhead Holds Open House on Center Avenue Improvement Project

The project runs from the Red River to 8th Street

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead held an open house for people to learn more about plans for the Center Avenue improvement project. The project is a mill-and-overlay project that’s designed to help with traffic flow and make it better for pedestrians. The project runs on Center Avenue from the Red River to 8th Street. Construction is expected to start…

Cars Moved Out of Collapsed Building at Red River Valley Fairgrounds

As soon as a car is pulled out, fairground staff will contact the owner

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cars are being moved out of a storage building that collapsed last Friday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Fairground staff say they’re getting equipment in place to lift the rafters. About 38 cars out of over 60 have already been pulled out. It’s not clear how many cars are still functioning. As soon as a car…

Red River Water Management Board Discusses Projects and Goals

Conference-goers hear about project issues, funding, and governance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Red River Water Management Board and the Flood Damage Reduction Workgroup gather every year to discuss the latest plans for managing water. The Red River Watershed Management Board has been holding their annual meeting for two decades now, but this year, a new Red River Basin Drainage Conference has also been started. Conference–goers hear not just the…

Billboard on Main Avenue Takes People Back in Time Thanks to Wind

It showed the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg that happened two decades ago

FARGO, N.D. — A billboard on Main Avenue took people back in time, showing the thirteenth Pan Am Games in Winnipeg that happened two decades ago. The wind seemed to have ripped off the newer layers of the billboard. KVRR tried out calling the number for tickets listed on the billboard, but the call doesn’t go through. “The fact that it like…

F-M Visitors Bureau Highlights Local Travel Trends at Annual Awards Luncheon

Lots of meetings and sports tournaments are held in the F-M area

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) held their annual meeting and awards luncheon to highlight trends in the local tourism industry. The CVB says the F–M area has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with one hundred more hotel rooms in the area than there were last year. That brings the total number of…

Farm Rescue is Helping Nebraskans Impacted by Flooding

HORACE, N.D. – The non-profit Farm Rescue which is based in Horace, North Dakota is helping ranchers affected by flooding in Nebraska. Farm Rescue is collecting hay donations and looking for volunteers to bring it to flooded areas. The organization helps farmers who are suffering from sickness, injury or natural disasters. Operation Hay Lift was first started in 2017 to help…

Hundreds Turn Out to 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade was originally canceled due to a lack of funds and volunteers

  FARGO, N.D. — After originally being canceled due to a lack of funds, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade carries on for its 23rd year. Bagpipe players, Irish dancers, and people decked out in green paraded from Moorhead to Fargo to bring Irish cheer to the crowd lining the streets. “This year’s especially fun because the weather has turned around…

Maui Madness Gives People Chance to Win Big and Meet Road Warrior Animal

There will be chances for people to win trips to Maui, Las Vegas, and more

FARGO, N.D. — Maui Madness will be in town on Sunday, and organizers say there will be lots of surprises to look forward to. The event is a party centering around the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Participants pick an envelope that has one of the 68 teams playing in the tournament. If the team you have ends up winning, you have…