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Grand Forks Public Schools’ $86 Million School Bond Fails

"We have heard what the community has to say and we will go back to the drawing board."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — People in Grand Forks vote no to both questions in Tuesday’s Grand Forks Public Schools referendum. “We have heard what the community has to say and we will go back to the drawing board,” Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner said. Grand Forks Public Schools taking a step back after voters said no to both referendum questions….

Cajun Cafe closes after 20 years

The Cajun Cafe is one of two businesses who've announced their closures this week.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cajun Cafe is yet another local business who’s announced it will be closing its doors after struggles amid the pandemic “It was a very difficult year and it definitely knocked us back like it did everybody. We lost a lot of money during that,” Cajun Cafe owner Gary Gilbertson said. With Twist in Downtown Fargo…

Greater Grand Forks Fair opened Wednesday

In addition to all the fair food you can eat, the Murphy Brothers carnival is back.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The Greater Grand Forks Fair is now open after being canceled last summer due to the pandemic. Gates opened for the first day at 4 pm. In addition to all the fair food you can eat, the Murphy Brothers carnival is back. Some of the rides are Genesis, Bears, and the Dragon Wagon. There is…

Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

Interior secretary orders review of Native American boarding schools

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is launching an inquiry into her agency’s past oversight of the federal government’s boarding school program for Native American children. Haaland told tribal leaders from across the nation during a virtual address Tuesday that the investigation will focus on compiling and reviewing decades of records to better understand the loss of life…

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed, future challenges possible

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an ongoing environmental review, should the tribe seek to make one. Boasberg indicated if the tribe plans to…

Fargo’s Cajun Cafe closes

FARGO (KVRR) – A longtime Fargo restaurant has permanently closed.  The Cajun Cafe was a popular south Fargo dining destination for two decades. Owners Mary and Gary Gilbertson announced the closure on social media. “After 20 years we have decided to close the restaurant. We are thankful and blessed to have served and met so many wonderful people. Thank you…

Voters Reject $86 Million Bond Referendum For Grand Forks Public Schools

Referendum Would Have Funded New School & Repairs Throughout District

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The votes are in for the $86 million school bond referendum for Grand Forks Public Schools. According to unofficial results from the district, both measures are defeated. The ballot that contained two questions. One was to approve the overall bond. An overwhelming majority, more than 69%, voted no on that question. The second question was to…