Agriculture

Iron Eyes Makes Plea on Riot Charges in Morton County

Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access protests has pleaded not guilty. Chase Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested February 1 after setting up teepees on land that authorities say was owned by the pipeline developer. Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs…

Local Farmers Urged to Take Precautions Against Bird Flu

The bird flu virus has now been detected in five states

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health is urging local farmers to take precautions as the list of states with the bird flu grows. Georgia has just been added to the list which already includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Alabama. Avian Influenza, otherwise known as the bird flu, can be transmitted by both direct contact and through air. “The…

Rise in Temperatures Leading to Rise in River Levels

Flood warnings are also out for Drayton, Neche, Walhalla and upstream of Warren

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Our warm weather is producing snow melt runoff in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota and river levels are rising. A flood warning has been extended in Grafton. The Park River is expected to rise into major flood category with a crest near 16 feet by Saturday. That is nearing the record high of 16.16…

Minnesota Wineries Suing Over State Grape Restrictions

The operators say the state Farm Wineries Act unconstitutionally hampers their ability to source grapes and juice from elsewhere

  MINNESOTA — Two Minnesota wineries are suing the state to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota. The operators say the state Farm Wineries Act unconstitutionally hampers their ability to source grapes and juice from elsewhere. Nan Bailly, owner of Alexis Bailly Vineyards, of Hastings, says…

President Trump Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world's largest underground fresh water deposits along with other environmental problems

  NATIONAL — Construction on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline was officially approved by the Trump administration. This reverses President Obama’s previous decision to block construction on the pipeline which feeds oil from Canada to a network of other pipelines in Nebraska. Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world’s largest underground fresh water deposits along…

Fargo’s Feathered Friends

They're crafting a new backyard chicken keeping ordinance, but they need your help to do it.

After sweeping urban areas of the country over the past few years, backyard chicken keeping could be coming to Fargo. After identifying some seemingly contradictory elements of city ordinance regarding keeping the birds in your backyard, Fargo City Commissioners directed the city attorney to work with Fargo Cass Public Health and other city departments to update Article 12–03, and other…

Clara Barton Students Present Food Waste Projects

Students at Clara Barton Elementary School Tell Their Peers Ways to Avoid Food Waste

FARGO, N.D. — Local students are giving advice on how to not waste food. Third graders at Clara Barton Elementary school presented why food waste is bad and how they can solve this problem. In hopes to make an impact on others, the presentation took place in the cafeteria while students were eating lunch. Mayor Tim Mahoney and Fargo Public…

City of Fargo Considering Allowing Chickens in Neighborhoods

People have the chance to weigh in on the possibility and give their opinion

FARGO, N.D. — Chickens could soon join neighborhoods and live in backyards. The Fargo city attorney has been working with Fargo Cass Public Health and other city departments to explore the opportunity. The draft currently includes the ability to have up to four chickens, but no roosters. There would also be a permit required if you choose to participate. Fargo…

World Water Day: The Difficulties Faced by Those in Developing Countries

World Vision Talks About World Water Day and KVRR's Morning Show's Crew Do the Water Walk Challenge

NATIONAL — Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five die each day in developing countries because of contaminated water. Cheru is a five year old girl and lives in Kenya. In order to get water for her family, she walks a total of four miles and spends up to three hours digging to find water. “Cheru is a kindergartner and so…

ND Senators, Mayors from Fargo-Moorhead Push for Federal Support of F-M Diversion

The budget the Trump administration released last week included a 16 percent cut to the Army Corps

  REGIONAL — North Dakota’s senators and mayors from Fargo and Moorhead are trying to keep the F-M Diversion on track. Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven along with Fargo Mayor Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Williams met with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge him to continue federal support for the diversion. The budget the Trump administration released last week…