Author: TJ Nelson

Gov. Burgum Wants Legislation To Ensure Opportunity To Recite Pledge of Allegiance

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum wants all public schools and elected governing bodies in North Dakota to have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It has become an issue after Fargo’s school board voted last week to reverse course and discontinue reciting the pledge before its meetings. Board member Seth Holden said he doesn’t believe it…

$60 Million in Utility Spending Tied To Feb. 2021 Storm Rejected By MPUC

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejects nearly $60 million in utility gas spending. They ruled that the utilities themselves will have to cover the costs they incurred during a February 2021 winter storm that caused the price of natural gas to skyrocket. The commission agreed with the state’s attorney general that the utilities made imprudent decisions that…

Mall of America in Bloomington Celebrates 30 Years In Business

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Known nationally as America’s largest mall, Mall of America in Bloomington is celebrating three decades in business. The mall first opened on August 11th, 1992. To commemorate the longevity, MOA is throwing a 30th anniversary party to celebrate. The mall is hosting “a day of fun and freebies” featuring giveaways, including an exclusive custom Pepsi can designed…

Cobber Corn Feed Is Already Just One Week Away

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — We are exactly one week away from the annual Cobber Corn Feed in Moorhead. Concordia College is inviting the entire community including alumni, students, parents, prospective students and any friends to attend. The corn is free and there will be concessions available for purchase. There will also be inflatables and face painting for kids. The Cobber…

Suspected Overdoses Claim 3 Lives in 4 Calls in Fargo Since Saturday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Three people died in four separate calls for drug overdoses since Saturday in Fargo. Police responded to two separate calls on Saturday for unresponsive people. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful on both people. On Monday, they responded to two more calls involving overdoses. One person was dead when officers arrived. In the other call, the person was…

Bell Bank Chairman of the Board To Be Honored By The Chamber

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The chairman of the board of Bell Bank is The Chamber’s 2022 Legacy Leader recipient. Richard Solberg will be honored at The Chamber’s Annual Celebration in October. The event serves as a reflection and celebration of Chamber and community accomplishments of the past year and a look ahead. Solberg was selected based on his leadership in…

Fargo Police Give Letter of Recognition to Walmart Employee Who Spotted Credit Card Thieves

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Walmart employee is awarded a Letter of Recognition by Fargo Police for alerting authorities about a theft in progress. Travis Roerich, an action protection manager for Walmart in Fargo, contacted police when he spotted four people making suspicious transactions that appeared consistent with credit card fraud. Officers found the suspects in a vehicle with credit…

Fargo Board of Education Votes 7-2 Against Reciting Pledge of Allegiance

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo’s Board of Education votes 7-2 to reverse course and discontinue reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings. The motion was put forward by member Seth Holden who doesn’t believe it is appropriate since the text includes “GOD” and no other faiths. He says that goes against the district’s policy of inclusion. “The exclusion of…