Business

WTO’s Chief Economist describes U.S. economy during Covid-19

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota State university invites the World Trade Organization’s chief economist to explain what the economic landscape looks like since dealing with Covid-19. Robert Koopman touched on how issues in the service and agriculture industries may be temporary, the pros and cons of globalization and how our economic success is tied to eradicating Covid-19 and its…

North Dakota women speak out against bill to cut NDSU funding

The group is concerned about what they call broad language in the legislation.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota women are speaking out against a recent amendment that could cut funding for programs at North Dakota State University. The Legislature is pushing to prohibit the university from funneling federal grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education. Women from NDSU, University of North Dakota and women advocacy groups came together to speak on…

Gearing up for April snow

While Public Works are securing the streets, the public can head over to Mac's Hardware Store for winter gear

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Just when we thought the sun was sticking around, snow is back into the North Dakota sky. “We can clean up and let mother nature take it away,” Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson said. Mother Nature switching it up once again here in North Dakota. From warm spring temperatures to snowy weather. Forcing North Dakotans…

FM Diversion Project Awarded $67 million to raise portion of I-29

Federal, State, and local leaders revealed a major $67-million dollar bid to move forward with the I-29 road raise

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The F-M Diversion Project is getting the green light to start work on Interstate 29. “Moorhead and Fargo and in Minnesota and North Dakota, our river doesn’t divide us, it unites us,” Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. Federal, state, and local leaders revealed a major $67 million bid to move forward with the I-29 road raise….

ND-based Farm Rescue is showcased on BYUtv show

Comedian Kirby Heyborne hops on a plane to Minot to give Farm Rescue a helping hand

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota-based Farm Rescue is featured on a TV show as the nonprofit brings awareness to the work it does for farmers. “Making Good is a TV series through BYUTV. Basically, the concept of the show is a lot like Dirty Jobs, if you’ve seen that, but the host is kind of quirky, kind of funny‚Ķ.But,…

The Chamber Continues Conversations about Refugees in North Dakota

The event looked at the current state of refugees in the state of North Dakota since Lutheran Social Services closed its doors

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The Chamber’s Eggs and Issues for April focused on the status of refugees in the state. “To be honest, who doesn’t have a funky name. We all have funky names and yes at the end of the day we do need to realize that we’re all working together to fulfill the greater goal,” Assistant Commissioner for…

LIVE: FM Area Houseplants

Feed me, Seymour.

It’s a trend that started growing in earnest when the pandemic hit. Now, houseplant aficionados are propagating their obsession with a new Facebook group that’s really blossoming. The group “FM Area Houseplants” got started about a year ago. These days, page administrators say they’re adding about a hundred new members a week. There, you can get the scoop on where…

Local business encourages COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shoppers discounts

"We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so they don't have to go through what our family has gone through and at the same time to help our business community to get back to business as usual."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Due to the pandemic, one local business owner is facing even tougher challenges after losing a family member to COVID-19. After taking full ownership of his family’s record store, Brady Bredell, Owner of Mother’s in Moorhead is encouraging people in the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines and to get vaccinated. “My dad recently passed away from…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

Luna Fargo turns bathroom controversy into money for nonprofit

Luna Fargo is selling "Fargo is not Portland" shirts for $25 to donate to a nonprofit organization

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo restaurant is turning what they call their “15 minutes of fame” into money for a nonprofit organization. Earlier this week, we told you about Luna Fargo, on South University Drive, firing back online at a customer’s complaints over their bathroom signs. The signs read, “Whichever.” The customer says the signs are offensive and he…