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DAPL Protests Costing Local N.D. Taxpayers, State $33 Million

Nine states have provided support to law enforcement

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have spent 188 days at the protest camps at an estimated cost to state and local taxpayers of nearly $33 million. That cost has been broken down to $25 million for personnel needs such as paying salaries and other staff, $3.6 million for travel, per diem and housing and $4.3 million for supplies and…

Fargo Recycling: Only Call to Opt-Out of Program

There is no action required to join the single stream recycle program

  FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is going to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. Staff at Fargo Recycling told KVRR they found the phones are ringing off the hook over confusion about the program. We knocked on doors and talked to people who said separating cans from plastics and glass can be time consuming. Staff said they heard similar…

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Plan…Sort of

Verizon bringing back its unlimited data plans is like a dream come true for users, especially if you like to stream apps like Netflix and Hulu from your devices

  NATIONAL — Verizon said it’s not just unlimited…it’s Verizon Unlimited. The company said beginning Monday, Verizon customers can sign on for their new plan that offers unlimited data, talk and text for just $80 for one line, $70 for two lines, $54 for three lines and $45 for four lines. It’s important to note lines two through four are billed…

DAPL Viral Protest Picture Determined to Be Fake

The photo is actually from HBO's website for their movie, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A picture of tents on fire at a DAPL protest camp in Morton County has gone viral with people saying it was law enforcement who raided and set the camp on fire. The problem with the picture? It’s from the scene of a movie on HBO. This is the photo that has all the attention. It…

Blood Donations Needed – Could You be a Donor?

United Blood Services is looking for new donors to help donate their blood

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Services is asking you to consider donating, no matter what blood type you are, especially since we’re in the middle of flu season. UBS officials say they welcome blood donations of all types, but especially look for “O” negative because it is the universal blood type. They say many people might shy away from donating…

Minnesota Lawmakers Proposing to Halt Viewing Casket Tax

The proposal has heavy support from many lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to put a stop to the state’s tax on the use of viewing coffins during funerals. The proposal has heavy support from both party sides because while caskets or urns are exempt from tax, the “viewing coffins” used during the funeral is subject to a nearly seven percent state sales tax. Governor…

ND House Rejects Discrimination Bill Based on Sexual Orientation

The bill was defeated 69-22 on Friday, the latest defeat for an idea that's gone down three other times in recent years.

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers have rejected a bill for a fourth time that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation when it comes to their homes or jobs. The bill was overwhelmingly defeated 69 to 22. Fargo Democrat Josh Boschee is the main sponsor of the legislation and says many LGBT people live under the constant fear…

Titan Machinery Closing Stores in Minnesota, Dakotas

Titan Machinery, based in West Fargo, is consolidating fifteen stores and realigning its management structure.

Some machinery dealerships are closing their doors. Titan Machinery, based in West Fargo, is consolidating fifteen stores and realigning its management structure. Stores affected include Redwood Falls and Thief River Falls in Minnesota along with Arthur, Kintyre, Kulm and Mayville in North Dakota and Milbank and Redfield, South Dakota. Jeff Bowman is the Chief Marketing Officer for Titan Machinery in…

Giving Hearts Day: Not Just About Giving Back…It’s Giving Your All

All around the Fargo-Moorhead area, we found organizations and volunteers working hard to help raise money for Giving Hearts Day

RED RIVER VALLEY — When it comes to Giving Hearts Day, it’s not about what you give, but how you give it. For these local groups, it wasn’t just about giving back, it was about giving it their all. All around town, people are on the move for a cause. At Cycle Bar, bikers are on the fast track to…

Secret or Not? Office Romances at a 10-Year High

To keep things professional, many co-workers opt to keep their affairs hush hush...but many are doing it openly

  NATIONAL — With the month of February, love is always in the air and according to a recent study…it’s also in your workplace. CareerBuilder says 41 percent of workers admit they have dated a co-worker, some secretly…some…not so much. The study shows office romances are at a 10 year high. It states one in five people have dated someone…