North Dakota News

Thriving Through Technology: Students Compete in Bison BEST Robotics Competition

This is the 12th year NDSU has hosted the competition

FARGO, N.D. — For some students, the Bentson–Bunker Fieldhouse is their version of the FargoDome, the ultimate stage to let their technological toughness thrive. Some students view the Bison Best Robotics competition as a chance to craft camaraderie through the use of technology. “It’s great to see all the robots compete. It’s like you’re not alone in sometimes the failure. Some…

Swimmers Bounce Around Obstacles in Water Warriors Challenge

This is the first time the Hulbert Aquatic Center hosted the event

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Kids of all ages jumped into the pool at the Hulbert Aquatic Center to take part in a new aquatic competition. The first annual West Fargo Water Warriors Challenge had swimmers racing through an inflatable obstacle course in the pool. The event started as a way for kids to get out of the house and develop a…

Red River Zoo Opens its Doors to Kids Celebrating Halloween Early

"Boo at the Zoo" allows kids to trick-or-treat while seeing zoo animals

FARGO, N.D. — With Halloween just under two weeks away, kids got into the Halloween spirit at the Red River Zoo. At the annual “Boo at the Zoo”, kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes while also getting some treats from volunteers from 40 different organizations. Even though the temperatures are a little colder, the zoo’s executive director says hosting a…

No One Injured in Garage Fire at Business Center in Fargo

Some units in the complex suffered significant smoke damage

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo firefighters responded to the fire at a warehouse on 3317 Fiechtner Drive around 6:45 pm Saturday, when drivers noticed heavy smoke coming from the building. When crews arrived, they noticed the damage to the unit where the blaze broke out. The fire also spread to multiple office and garage spaces in the complex. Chainsaws were used to…

What Would You Do With One Billion Dollars? People in the Metro Have Their Own Ideas

People are crowding the lines in gas stations on both sides of the river to get their shot at a record one-billion dollar jackpot

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People are crowding the lines in gas stations on both sides of the river to get their shot at a record one-billion dollar jackpot. KVRR’s Tim Scott tells us why the nine-figure prize would go a long way for some members in the community in our “Lead Story”. It might be the crown jewel of everyone’s improbable…

Pop Culture Fans Converge at 44th Annual “ValleyCon” in Fargo

The actor who played Flash Gordon in the 1980 movie made an appearance

FARGO, N.D. — People threw on costumes to celebrate all things pop culture at the 44th annual ValleyCon. People can get new comic books, and meet other fans of their favorite shows and characters. This year, people could meet Sam J. Jones, known for playing the title character in the 1980 film Flash Gordon. For the last 44 years, ValleyCon has…

Veterans Learn About Breast Cancer Treatments Offered at Fargo VA

The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans heard about breast cancer and various treatment options available to them at the Fargo VA. Doctors from the VA talked about the importance of getting mammograms and the power of stress relief exercises like yoga and meditation. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at the VA say it’s critical that veterans make their health a…

First Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in North Dakota

The polio-like illness causes muscle weakness and mostly affects children

NORTH DAKOTA — The first possible case of acute flaccid myelitis is reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is rare condition that affects the nervous system, which causes the muscles to weaken. The Department of Health says nationwide, there have been over 120 cases reported, with half of those confirmed in 22 states….

Cramer, Heitkamp Go Head-to-Head in First Debate in Bismarck

The two candidates went back and forth on major key issues

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the eyes of the nation looking on, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer went toe–to–toe on the debate stage for the first time. After being clouded in controversy over her campaign team printing the names of sexual assault victims without their permission, Senator Heitkamp started the night with an apology. “This is a terrible mistake and…

More Than 30 Candidates Interact with Voters at Chamber’s “Cracker Barrel”

The fourth annual event gives voters a chance to meet people running for office

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three weeks left until Election Day, 38 candidates took part in a unique event to make their case to potential voters. Office seekers from Cass and Clay Counties, as well as the two North Dakota US House candidates, went from table to table to talk with community members as part of The Chamber’s Cracker Barrel. People could…