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The Vinyl Revival: Why Music Lovers Are Going Back

What has many listeners across the Valley dropping the needle

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Vinyl: a comeback few people saw coming. Many music hobbyists here in the Valley are trading in their newer CDs for older records. It is nostalgia, or does it really sound better? We spoke with collectors, store owners, and an area music engineer to find out what has many listeners dropping the needle. “So Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms…

Tribes Face Setback for DAPL Construction in Washington D.C.

THE CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX AND STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBES ARE IN COURT, HOPING TO GET A JUDGE TO HALT CONSTRUCTION ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE--KELLY WANG REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another setback for the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux tribes in court. A judge in Washington D.C. has rejected a request by the tribes to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline until their lawsuit over the project is resolved. A U.S. District Court Judge has rejected a request to temporarily stop construction…

Fargo Prepares for Single Stream Recycling

You only have to call if the city if you do not want to be in the new recyling program.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo is going to an all–in–one recycling program this summer. 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 at Fargo Recycles, which is run by the city of Fargo,…

Eagles Elementary Students Interview Touchmark Seniors

Students at Eagles Elementary School Practice Interviewing with Seniors of Touchmark at Harwood Groves Senior Living Community

FARGO, N.D. — Local first graders paired up with a senior living community to practice their interview skills. Students at Eagles Elementary School traveled to Touchmark at Hardwood Groves Senior Living Community to learn more about their elders. One of the questions the students asked was, “what was your favorite part about elementary school?” After interviewing the seniors, partners crafted…

City of Fargo Selected for What Works Cities Initiative

Fargo is now participating in Bloomberg Philanthropies 'What Works Cities' Initiative

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo has been selected to join 63 other cities in the national What Works Cities Initiative. What does that mean for Fargo? What Works Cities is backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a company which works in more than 120 countries around the world. The city of Fargo is collaborating with WWC to help make data more accessible to…

Red River Zoo Hoping Two Pallas Cats Find Love…with Each Other

The Red River Zoo is hoping love is in the air to help this species of cat to survive

FARGO, N.D. — Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and the Red River Zoo has two animals waiting to just fall in love. Sural, a male Pallas cat from Japan was brought to the zoo last fall and a new female Pallas cat has just been introduced for mating. The felines are currently threatened in the wild. Their numbers are dwindling and…

Technology and Golf Meet at PGA Seminar

Golfers discuss how technology can relate to various swing techniques

FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes teachers become the students again. The Dakota PGA Chapter hosted a teaching seminar for golf instructors. The workshop highlights new technologies coaches can use on their golfers. Examples include devices that track both your swing and how far the ball goes. Participants had the chance to be the test subject, so the group could figure techniques…

Pyrotechnics Guild International Coming Back to West Fargo

The PGI is one of the largest firework shows in the world

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Pyrotechnics Guild International annual convention and show is coming back to West Fargo. This is video of their 2011 gathering. It is one of the largest firework shows in the world. The convention will take place August 5th through 11th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Shows will take place on four nights; August 6th,…

North Dakota House Considering Bill on Concealed Firearms in Schools

One proposal is to allow concealed firearms in schools

  BISMARCK, N.D. — More than a dozen bills relating to guns will be debated in Bismarck as the first half of the current session winds down. Among them is a proposal to allow carrying a concealed firearm in schools, if education officials allow it. Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert says there are schools that are an hour away from help…

City of Grand Forks Wants Your Input on I-29 Corridor

Your input will help the city determine what is needed to improve current transportation needs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you live in or near Grand Forks and would like to give your input on improving the I-29 corridor, here’s your chance. A public meeting will be held to talk about current and future transportation needs. It’ll be held Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Alerus Center. A formal presentation will be given…