Author: Chris Howard

Severe Weather Creates Severe Damage for Fergus Falls

The severe thunderstorm that ripped through the region early in the morning did some severe damage as well, ripping off massive branches and uprooting trees.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Fergus Falls public works crews were out early this morning, working hard to get the city back in shape. The severe thunderstorm that ripped through the region early in the morning did some severe damage as well, ripping off massive branches and uprooting trees. People here told me that the wind was loud enough to wake…

North Dakota oil producers face declining oil economy

"We're fighting an uphill battle right now, and we better realize it as a state, as a producing state," said Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council.

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota oil industry has faced crisis after crisis in 2020. A federal judge’s latest order to suspend the service of the Dakota Access Pipeline is the latest. “We’re fighting an uphill battle right now, and we better realize it as a state, as a producing state,” said Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum…

International Students may face Deportation in new ICE Guidelines

In the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, international students who are enrolled in online-only courses due to COVID-19 will not receive visas for the fall semester unless they attend some in-person classes.

FARGO, N.D. – A new regulation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement is threatening the status of international students attending U.S. universities. In the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, international students who are enrolled in online-only courses due to COVID-19 will not receive visas for the fall semester unless they attend some in-person classes. Many universities across the country are still…

Red River Zoo Teaches Junior Zookeepers Leadership Skills

It teaches kids about working with animals and being a leader while offering unique experiences in the outdoors.

FARGO, N.D. – Middle school students are getting to learn all about zookeeping as part of the Red River Zoo’s Junior Zookeeper Leadership program. It teaches kids about working with animals and being a leader while offering unique experiences in the outdoors. The zoo had to bring in more staff to help spread students out due to COVID-19. Students get…

ND & Tribal Leaders Respond to Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

This ruling is the first major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe since protests and legal battles began over the pipeline in 2016.

WASHINGTON – Oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline may come to a standstill after a federal judge ordered the pipeline to shutdown by August 5th. Oil cannot continue to flow until the Army Corps of Engineers completes an Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Judge James Boasberg ruled the Army Corps of Engineers ‘did not adequately consider the impacts of an…

What happens if there’s rain for Moorhead fireworks?

"We know the show will go on. As soon as they load the fireworks, we have to shoot them off."

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Independence Day Firework Shows may be in for a bit of rain. The Moorhead Business Association says that even if it does rain, the show at Horizon Park must go on. Organizers say that they won’t have to worry about people getting wet as they will be viewing the shows from inside their cars. In the event that…

LIVE – Celebrating Independence Day around the metro

MOORHEAD, MN – According to Memory Fireworks, fireworks sales are skyrocketing in the metro this morning. With many official 4th of July celebrations canceled due to COVID 19, Memory Fireworks says many customers are celebrating on their own. Staff say they’ve had a hard time keeping some fan favorites like the Memory and Dakota Series fireworks on the shelves. They…

Senator Klobuchar introduces Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

The bill would invest $100 billion to build broadband infrastructure in areas across America that are struggling to remain competitive in business and education.

UNITED STATES – High Speed Broadband internet might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to whether rural families and businesses succeed or fail, but Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s vital for the future of rural Minnesota. She introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act on Wednesday, a bill that would invest $100 billion to…

Rep. Collin Peterson Celebrates Beginning of USMCA

Peterson warns that farmers need to make sure that trading partners are not using COVID-19 as an excuse to put up barriers between each other.

UNITED STATES – Congressman Collin Peterson joins Senators, Congressmen and agriculture leaders to discuss the importance of the USMCA as it goes into effect on July 1st. Under the new agreement, dairy farmers can expect to see increased trade with Canada and no tariffs on agricultural products traded with Mexico. The agricultural biotechnology industry will also be seeing increased information…

Manslaughter charges filed in Horace Bar Assault Case

Pendleton's bond is set at $500,000

FARGO, N.D. – A victim of a bar fight outside of Big Erv’s in Horace passed away, and now charges against the man who assaulted him are being upgraded. Jordan Pendleton, Marlin Klatt and another man, were outside of Big Erv’s Bar and Grill in Horace shortly after closing on Sunday. They were having a conversation when Klatt brought up…