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Red River Zoo Pairs Up With Local Breweries for Zoo Brew 2017

Zoo Brew 2017 Aims to Raise Funds to Help Sustain Operations at the Zoo

FARGO, ND — If you love beer and animals, Zoo Brew 2017 is an event you don’t want to miss. Thursday, July 27th at 7 p.m., the Red River Zoo will be hosting seven different local breweries in efforts to raise money for the zoo. A ticket can get you beer samples, there will be animal encounters such as feeding the…

North Dakota Sunday Blue Law Closer to a Public Vote

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state's so-called blue laws

  BISMARCK, ND — A group that wants to repeal longstanding Sunday business restrictions in North Dakota is a step closer to bringing the matter to a public vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state’s so-called blue laws. The petition will need signatures from about 13,500 North…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Focusing on Drug Addiction in North Dakota

Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids

BISMARCK, ND — Overdose deaths have almost tripled in North Dakota since 2013. Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids. To save lives, North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is encouraging those at risk for opioid overdose, their family and friends, and community businesses to get a prescription for naloxone. It can prevent opioid…

Coke Zero is Out, Coca-Cola Promising New Recipe will be Better

Coke is doing away with their Coke Zero and introducing a new recipe with a new name

NATIONAL — Say it isn’t so! Coke is doing away with their Coke Zero and introducing a new recipe with a new name. The beverage company says they’re going with the same idea and targeting the same customers that love Coke Zero and introducing “Coca-Cola Zero Sugar”. It’s different packaging and a brand new recipe and will be on store…

South Dakota Woman Dies After Grass Fire Spreads to House

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning

FAIRBURN, SD — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to her home in Fairburn, South Dakota, south of Rapid City. Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning. The Custer Fire Chief says the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town. It damaged at least three buildings in…

NFL Responds to Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

In 111 NFL players' brains, 110 of them had CTE

  NATIONAL — The NFL has released a statement concerning a study on football players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states researchers looked at more than 200 autopsies of former NFL, college and high school football players. Researchers say they found 170 out of 202 players had…

Chipotle Hoping to Win Back Customers with New Addition to the Menu

The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces

  NATIONAL — Officials with Chipotle, say at least 350 stores will be offering queso and if it’s successful, will take it to all their stores in the nation. The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces. Just last month, a Chipotle in Virginia sickened more than 100 people with a norovirus outbreak….

Legal Battle Over Minnesota Budget on Fast Track to State Supreme Court

The Democratic governor wants top Republicans to rework costly tax breaks and other measures that he signed into law

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The legal battle between Gov. Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The dispute revolves around Dayton’s move to zero out funding for the House and Senate while signing a $46 billion budget. The Democratic governor wants top Republicans to rework costly tax breaks and other measures that…

Mapleton Woman Fired After Viral Racist Rant, Community Rally Scheduled in Fargo

Amber Hensley has issued an apology and the three women behind the camera say they hope she changes. KVRR'S TJ Nelson also contributed to this report

FARGO, ND — A Mapleton woman continues to deal with the consequences of her actions after video of her harassing three Somali women in Fargo went viral. Amber Hensley has issued an apology and the three women behind the camera say they hope she changes. They also want bystanders to speak up when hate crimes happen. KVRR’s Nick Broadway was the…

LIVE: TEDx Fargo Brings Fresh Ideas To Town

Speakers Take Over Fargo Civic Center July 26th

Dr. Michael Burns sits down with Adam Ladwig to talk about TEDx Fargo. Dr. Burns is a professor of communications at Texas State University. He also works for the Today Show, and has worked four different Olympic games. He’ll be speaking at TEDx about his communications research startup, CoSearch. His goal is to help academic figures get their research and…