Author: Raya Quttaineh

Gov. Burgum vetoes penalizing state colleges over abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. Burgum said in his veto message late Friday that the sanctions are “problematic.” He vetoed the portion of the bill that contains the…

North Dakota Dem-NPL elects Patrick Hart as new chair

Hart is a small business owner living in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Dem-NPL leaders from across North Dakota elected Patrick Hart to serve as the new State Party Chair on Saturday. Hart is a small business owner living in Bismarck. He previously served as the Dem-NPL Vice Chair. Vice Chair Kari Breker, DNC Committeeman Adam Goldwyn, Treasurer Tracey Wilkie, and Secretary Birgit Pruess were also elected. “Together, we’ll…

Teenager killed in crash near Lidgerwood

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (KVRR) — A 15-year-old is dead following a crash near Lidgerwood on Saturday, May 1st. It happened at 12:22 a.m. when he was driving west bound on Highway 11. Officials say his pickup entered the north ditch and he overcorrected, crossing both lanes of traffic. His pickup then entered the south ditch and overturned multiple times, coming to…

Man drowns in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon

LAKE IDA, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities say a man drowned in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a man in the water at 4:49 p.m. The man was brought to shore by neighbors and CPR was started. Emergency responders arrived and continued CPR and life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful. The man was…

Teenager seriously hurt in rollover near Ellendale

ELLENDALE, N.D. (KVRR) – A 17-year-old boy is seriously hurt after rolling his vehicle near Ellendale, North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, he was driving south on 89th Avenue Southeast Saturday morning when he lost control on the gravel roadway and overcorrected. His vehicle entered a ditch and came to a rest before he was transported to…

Moorhead travel agency says demand for travel is rapidly picking up

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Those with a local travel agency say demand for travel is picking up quickly. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says flights are already filling up into next year. With vaccinated Americans potentially allowed back in Europe soon, Ganje says river cruises are in high demand. He also says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19…