North Dakota News

Over $430 Million Approved As Final Federal Funding for FM Diversion

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received over $430 million for work on the FM Flood project through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It completes the $750 million federal funding commitment of the over $3 billion project. The work includes building a 30-mile-long diversion channel in North Dakota with upstream staging, a 20-mile-long southern embankment,…

High Risk Sex Offender Has New Address in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A high risk sex offender has a new Fargo address. Police tell us 41-year-old Jamal Anderson is now living at 734 College Street North. Anderson was convicted in 2001 of Corrupt/Solicitation of a 16-year-old girl in Stutsman County. He was also convicted in 1999 of Sexual Assault and Aggravated Assault in Stutsman County. Victims were a…

Rugby man dies one week after Highway 2 crash

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) – A Rugby man is dead following a crash on Highway 2 on Jan. 12. Seventy-four-year-old John Gustafson was driving an SUV on the icy highway around 9:00 AM three-and-a-half-miles east of Niagara, North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says he lost control of the vehicle, it slid off the road and into the ditch and…

Agriculture secretary expects meat prices to moderate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Relief may be in sight for consumers who’ve been dealing with skyrocketing meat prices. Meat prices have climbed about 16% from a year ago. Beef prices are up about 20%. The Agriculture Department was recently ordered by the president to look more aggressively at possible violations of a federal law which was designed to protect consumers….

City Commissioner calls for immediate dismissal of Fargo police chief

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn called the situation regarding understaffing of the police force, lack of leadership by Chief Dave Zibolski and other problems within the police department a “disaster.” After another development, Piepkorn said it’s time for Zibolski to go. “For me, public safety, that’s our number one job and if he’s intentionally putting our officers…

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Marcus Theatres begins optional vaccine-only shows at West Acres Cinema

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Beginning Friday, Marcus Theatres’ West Acres Cinema in Fargo will offer the option of vaccination-required shows. Marcus says vaccine-only showings will be available for two titles daily.  Showtimes will be marked on the website and on the Marcus Theatres app. Guests who have waited at least two weeks after their second Pfizer/Moderna vaccination or two weeks…

Fargo police chief under scrutiny, commissioners discuss improvement plan

One commissioner said the problems are jeopardizing public safety

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Fargo city commissioner wants city administrators to place Police Chief David Zibolski on a performance improvement plan in the wake of several concerns raised by former officers during exit interviews. “This commission can do something, and here’s what I’m going to do.  It’s now time to pull in the administration from the city of Fargo…

City Commissioner Preston files to run for Fargo Mayor

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Two people are now officially in the race for Fargo mayor. City Commissioner Arlette Preston has joined businesswoman, attorney and state lawmaker Shannon Roers-Jones on the June ballot. Preston says she’s looking ahead. “Building a future for our children and grandchildren, and granted others could probably say that as well, but the core of that truly and…