Agriculture

KVRR News Team Takes Two Awards in AP Great Plains Broadcast Contest

Reporter Shiina LoSciuto and photographer John Hanson placed first for "Spoiled Soil"

  FARGO, ND — We have to take a moment to congratulate our team at KVRR Local News. We won two awards in the 2016 AP Great Plains Broadcast Contest, which included twenty broadcast outlets in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Reporter Shiina LoSciuto and Photographer John Hanson placed 1st in the Agriculture category for their story “Spoiled Soil”…

Farm Rescue Helps Local Farmer in Time of Need

The Horace-based non-profit helped the Baumgarten family get their growing season started

DAVENPORT, ND — A West Fargo man gets a helping hand on his Davenport Farm.  Farm Rescue jumps in after Bob Baumgarten had a heart attack. The growing season comes at the same time every year, but hard times hit often when it’s least expected. “Dad had a heart attack on the 23rd, and shortly thereafter we realized he wouldn’t be…

It’s “Go Time” for Area Farmers

Warmer weather and proper soil conditions make this week the optimal time for planting

CASS COUNTY, ND — It’s “go time” for many area farmers and they’re getting into the fields to start another growing season. Now that May has started, and with temperatures in the seventies for much of the next seven days, many North Dakota farmers believe that this is the best time to start the planting process. “It’s go time,” said Jacob…

People Take to the Streets Across the Nation for May Day Action Marches

PEOPLE MARCHED IN CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR DIFFERENT CAUSES, INCLUDING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEXIS WAINWRIGHT REPORTS

NATIONAL — Thousands are marching all over the country for immigrant and worker rights. From cities like Los Angeles, Seattle…Milwaukee to Washington, people marched in support of worker rights and labor unions. They also addressed national issues like the Dakota Access pipeline. Several hundred demonstrators gathered on May Day at DuPont Circle to celebrate International Worker’s Day. The protesters went to…

Paddlefish Fishing Seasons Kicks Off..But How Long Will it Last?

The paddlefish season doesn't always last the entire month that it's scheduled

WILLISTON, ND — The paddlefish season begins. It’s scheduled to continue through the end of the month, but it doesn’t always make it that far. Before you travel or maybe if you’re just staying local, there are a few things officials want you to consider. “Paddlefish snagging season opens today,” said Doug Leier, a biologist with the North Dakota Game…

Gov. Burgum Gives Himself a Passing Grade for First Legislative Session

He also had to deal with the contentious protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum gives himself a B-plus grade for his first Legislative session. Burgum told the Associated Press that it was “full-blown crisis management” when he took over in December. The wealthy former computer software executive took charge against the backdrop of an unprecedented state revenue shortfall. He also had to deal with the contentious protest over the…

DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol

THE PEACEFUL PROTEST QUICKLY EXPANDED INTO THE STREET NEAR THE NATION'S CAPITOL, BLOCKING TRAFFIC FOR NEARLY HALF AN HOUR. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEX WHITTLER BRINGS US THIS STORY

WASHINGTON D.C. — Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s capitol, many of them from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Singing, dancing and holding up traffic, protesters say they’re not backing down in the pipeline fight. The pushback has lasted more than a year…

Melinda’s Garden: The Tomato Race

Get the biggest, juiciest tomatoes from your vines, faster than all the neighbors grow theirs.

Believe it or not, in spite of this week’s surprise snowfall, we are mere weeks away from the start of tomato planting season. But as sweet as spring and summer are in the Red River region, they’re also among the shortest growing seasons in the United States. The final average frost date in the Fargo region is May 20th. That…

Students Encourage their Peers to “Listen to the Environment”

Fargo North students sold miniature cacti to raise awareness for the environment ahead of Earth Day

FARGO, N.D. — Earth Day is this Saturday and students at Fargo North High School are getting a jump start on the event. The school’s environment club is selling miniature succulent plants and cacti and entering students into a drawing to win a pair of Beats headphones. It’s all a part of the club’s message to help students to listen…

Gov. Burgum Signs Medical Marijuana Law

The measure, called the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, won 65 percent voter approval in November

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has signed a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate and the House earlier had gotten the needed two-thirds majority to amend the citizen initiative. The measure, called the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, won 65 percent voter approval in November. It allows the use of marijuana as medicine…