Author: Raya Quttaineh

North Dakota electronics recycling company raises money for local animal shelter

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Bismarck-based electronics recycling company is collecting people’s old tech at the Holiday Inn Fargo to help benefit a local animal shelter. For every computer donated, North Dakota E–Waste is giving $5 to Homeward Animal Shelter. The pandemic has been especially hard on animal shelters. Homeward currently has 200 animals in its care and adoptions have…

Health officials urge flu shots as need to reduce hospitalizations continues

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — This flu season is expected to be worse than the unusually mild one we experienced last winter. Fewer people got the flu last winter because of COVID-19 prevention measures like wearing masks, social distancing, and traveling less. With many people back at work and school, this year will likely be different. “Get the COVID vaccine, get…

Man with 8 active arrest warrants arrested in Douglas County

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KVRR) — A 49-year-old Inver Grove Heights man who had eight active arrest warrants was brought into the Douglas County Jail Saturday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Don Johnson was arrested after running from police several times and stealing multiple vehicles. The first pursuit by Alexandria Police officers began Thursday night when the Douglas County Sheriff’s…

More than 8,000 North Dakotans have received three COVID-19 vaccine shots, including booster doses

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Roughly 8,000 North Dakotans have received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state’s Department of Health. That includes people who are immunocompromised and were recommended to get a third Moderna dose, as well as those who got the Pfizer booster dose beginning late last week. “COVID vaccines do continue to be highly effective…

Honor The Earth, Winona LaDuke look to federal courts to help resist Line 3 pipeline

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline is complete and the company may begin shipping oil as soon as Friday. “People and workers are doing backflips, what can I say?” said Enbridge Chief Communication Officer Mike Fernandez. While those at Enbridge are celebrating a milestone, some tribal members and environmentalists are devastated. “It’s a really tragic day…

Superintendent pleased with voter turnout at Grand Forks Public Schools special election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says he’s pleased with the turnout of voters at Tuesday’s special election. More than 4,100 people voted, with 65% voting “yes” to increase the district’s school building levy fund by 2.5 million dollars each year. Brenner says he hasn’t heard directly from those who voted “no,” but…

Fargo School Board votes down motion to end mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 7 to 2 vote, Fargo School Board members decide not to update the district’s policy to recommend masking versus mandating them. A discussion over recommending versus mandating masks in Fargo schools was brought up two weeks ago by Board Member Jennifer Benson. At this week’s meeting, she continued to advocate for parents who want…