North Dakota News

Gov. Burgum Appoints Grand Forks Doctor, Instructor to Board of Higher Education

Dr. Ryan said he found out through a friend because Gov. Burgum phoned his office phone in Altru's evacuated clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Governor Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Ryan was the president of Altru Health Systems from 1997 to 2014. He was selected for his experience as an instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine. He said he found out yesterday…

Police Identify Person Responsible for West Fargo High School Bomb Threat

Officials say the lockdown was lifted after 30 minutes

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A social media threat led to a brief lockdown at West Fargo High School. West Fargo Public School officials say the threat mentioned a pipe bomb in a locker. A school resource officer investigated and determined there was no merit to the threat. The lockdown was lifted after about 30 minutes. Officials say the person…

Young Professionals Network Tours Fargo Fire Station 1

There is no age restriction on joining the Young Professionals Network

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire Department’s Station 1 opened its doors for the future leaders of Fargo. The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network visited the newly remodeled fire station. The group got a look into the space where firefighters spend time when they aren’t at the scene. Fargo’s Fire Chief spoke about fire safety and the history of the department. Station…

Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

Gov. Burgum said the garbage left at the camp is a threat to the Missouri River system

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum isn’t waiting. He has issued an evacuation order for people at the main Dakota Access protest camp in Morton County. The governor held a late-afternoon press conference in Bismarck to make the announcement. He said the U.S. Army Corp’s initial timeline of February 22nd to clear the camp out is no…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…

Brief Lockdown at West Fargo High School after Social Media Threat

Social media threat stated a pipe bomb was in a locker. Nothing was found.

According to a release from the West Fargo School District: At 12:19 PM today, West Fargo High School went into lockdown in response to a social media threat regarding a pipe bomb in a locker.  Our School Resource Officer conducted the investigation.  Nothing was found to give any merit to this threat, and the lockdown was lifted after approximately 30 minutes. …

Homecoming: An F-M Family Reunites After 12 Years

A family who came here as refugees reunites after years of being away

FARGO, N.D. — A Moorhead family reunites after a federal judge put a halt to a temporary travel ban on refugees from Muslim majority countries. A mother and daughter from Iraq, who were detained in Turkey, have arrived in Fargo. We  caught up with family members as they waited at the airport. It’s a reunion they’ve been waiting on for…

Affectionately Yours: Local Grandfather Writes Book for Granddaughter

Clark Tufte has a few key ingredients that will cook up a successful marriage

FARGO, N.D. — It’s Valentine’s Day and one special grandpa proves to us that chivalry isn’t dead. “It was 60 years ago this week that me and my wife were engaged to get married,” said Fargo man Clark Tufte. Clark, who is 81-years-old, wrote a book for his granddaughter titled “Affectionately Yours: Ideas for Lovers Who Are in it for…

F-M News Changes Locations, Addresses Neighboring Business’ Concerns

The owner of FM News says it's just a newsstand...that also happens to sell adult themed items but area businesses are worried about its message

FARGO, N.D. — A longtime Fargo store that recently moved is causing a stir at its new location. KVRR talked with the owner and cleared up the confusion. If you’re out shopping with your children, it may catch you off guard to see a store that sells adult books and movies. “It’s a newsstand first of all,” explained Kim Patterson,…

NDSU Creates Journals for Families of Two Students Involved in Fatal Accident

The journals are designed by other students to share memories and condolences

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has given students a way to express their grief over the deaths of two fellow students. The Biological Sciences Department set out journals in Stevens Hall so classmates of Danie Thomssen and Carson Roney can share memories and condolences. The journals will then be given to the families of Thomssen and Roney. The two students…