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NDSU, UND International Students Advised Not to Travel

International students are being asked not even to consider traveling to Canada.

  Both UND and NDSU have cautioned their international students not to travel due to the immigration order. NDSU late last week emailed students from the seven countries included in the executive order, urging them to meet with an adviser if they have plans to travel outside the U.S. The email says, “most likely, it will be recommended you do…

Stabbing Investigation in Moorhead

Moorhead police are investigating a stabbing on the north side of the city Saturday night.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – Moorhead police are investigating a stabbing on the north side of the city Saturday night. It happened at the Mobile Manor Trailer Court at 15th Avenue and 11th Street. The victim received multiple strab wounds. A condition is not available. Police say there’s been no arrest and there is no threat to the public. Categories: Crime, Local…

KVRR’s Weekend Crew Takes on the Cardboard Sled Race

Three members of KVRR's weekend staff duke it out on the slopes

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the race of the century. Three members of KVRR’s Weekend Crew took to the hills in their very own structurally sound cardboard sleds. Competitor One: Nick “Potato Man” Broadway, Weekend Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist. Competitor Two: Jason “The Action” Cerjak, Weekend Meteorologist and Reporter. Competitor Three: Jake “Stofers” Stofan, Multi-Media Journalist on weekdays and weekends. Competitor Four:…

No Fish Caught Again at the Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival

After being revitalized last year the East Grand Forks Community event is back again

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Fargo isn’t the only city in the valley throwing a winter celebration this weekend. The Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival began back in the 1990’s and after a few years on hiatus, the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals brought it back last year. The event has cardboard sledding, a chili feed and carriage rides, but their…

Sneak Peek at the Frostival Ice Sculptures

There's a wide range of creative projects coming together at the Hjemkomst Center

FARGO, N.D. — The second annual F–M Frostival kicked off Friday, but before the celebration began snow carvers were hard at work getting their sculptures in shape. Outside of the Hjemkomst Center among various piles of snow, a variety of artistic forms were taking shape. Some are abstract, others practical like an Igloo. The pieces of frosted art are being…

National Weather Service Says Spring Flooding is Likely in the F-M Area

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50% chance the Red River could hit major flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Spring flooding throughout the Red River Valley is likely this year. The National Weather Service released their first flooding forecast of the year. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a major flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be above 30 feet,” said KVRR Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak. “Basically, it says there’s a 50 percent…

West Fargo Police Chief Considering Severance Agreement

The police chief of West Fargo says he still doesn't know exactly why the city wants him out.

FARGO (KFGO) – The police chief of West Fargo says he still doesn’t know exactly why the city wants him out. Mike Reitan is considering whether he’ll accept a three-month severance agreement. He’s on paid leave with the separation package or his firing the only apparent options. Reitain, on KFGO News & Views, says there’s more to it than people…

Seniors Learn All About Smartphones and Tablets

Look out millennials, grandma's learning how to use an iPad

The world of smartphones and computers is constantly changing. That’s why AARP and AT&T teamed up for the Technology Workshop for Seniors. It’s the first time they’ve ever done this, and classes filled up fast. “I learned how to take a video,” said participant Alice Prokop. “Our grandchildren all want us to be on the wonderful Snapchat,” said Alisa Anderson…

Fargo Fire Department’s Captain Retires After 30 Years

Captain Ellis Aakre says he's "really appreciated the years"

A Fargo Fire Captain retires after 30 years of serving the community. Firefighters and law enforcement members joined Ellis Aakre and his family to celebrate his time with the department. Aakre started working with the department on January 26th, 1987, saying it was the best decision he’s ever made. He says he has many projects to look forward to, such…

Lawmakers Seek to Lighten Marijuana Penalties in North Dakota

Marijuana is lawmaker's minds during the legislative session in North Dakota

A bill to decriminalize marijuana is under discussion in the North Dakota legislature. Republican State Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck introduced the bill to help cut state spending. Bill 1340 is not set up to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, this would make penalties for possessing and selling the drug less harsh. Using or selling marijuana would get you a $1,000 with no…