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Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….

West Fargo City Leaders Consider Changes to Accident-Prone Intersection

They say by expanding the intersection drivers will have additional turn lanes and it would reduce congestion

West Fargo city leaders say it’s time to expand an accident prone intersection. If you’ve driven on the intersection of 13th Avenue East and 9th Street East you know the frustrations of rush hour. KVRR went to a meeting where community members are invited to share their concerns about a proposed project. The city of West Fargo says that intersection is one…

What do You Think of President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees?

Senator Heidi Heitkamp says hearing from voters will help senators as they go through the confirmation process

Senator Heitkamp wants to hear your thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. The senator has launched an online portal on her website that will allow people to leave their comments and questions. Heitkamp says the feedback will be important as senators go through the confirmation process. Trump has nominated nearly 20 people to head executive departments, and dozens of…

Senator Hoeven Asking for More Help for Officers at DAPL Site

Senator John Hoeven says protesters who are still at the camps continue to create more challenges for law enforcement

Senator Hoeven is encouraging the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide more officers to help local authorities clear out the remaining pipeline protesters. Hoeven also met with Interior Department nominee Ryan Zinke to talk about the challenges law enforcement continue to encounter by protesters illegally occupying Corps land. He says there have been instances of trespassing,…

Fargo Teen Changes Plea in Sex Assault Case

Abdirahman Sahel was sentenced in 2016 for trying to kidnap a woman from the West Acres parking lot in 2014

The Fargo teen sentenced for attacking a woman at West Acres Mall pleads guilty to a sexual assault at Holiday Inn. Abdirahman Sahel, 18, changed his pleas to guilty for gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in Cass County District Court. Sahel was scheduled to stand trial tomorrow for sexually assaulting a woman in the Holiday Inn parking lot in 2013….

Long-Time Mayville Businessman Dies in House Fire

Authorities say Alan Strand died after trying to get out of the house

A longtime businessman was the victim of a fatal house fire in Mayville. Authorities say 64-year-old Alan Strand, the owner of Strand Ready Mix, died in the house fire Saturday morning. They say it appears Strand attempted to make his way out of the house, but didn’t make it. The fire chief says there were some strange burn patterns. A…

Person Dead After House Fire in Mayville

A person is found dead in a Mayville house fire with flames shooting through the roof.

A person is found dead after a house fire in Mayville, North Dakota. Fire departments from Mayville and Portland responded to the home at around 6:30a.m. Saturday. Traill County authorities told KFGO News when firefighters arrived, flames were coming through the roof. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time. Fire crews put out the flames in sub-zero…

Meth: A Deep Rooted Issue in the F-M Area

Local police say the opioid epidemic has largely overshadowed the stagnant meth use in the area

FARGO, N.D. — After the Berthold Police Department made what might be the largest meth bust in state history last Tuesday, KVRR spoke with local law enforcement to examine the presence of the drug in Fargo. Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the value of the meth seized in Berthold was likely over $100,000, but they say it’s unlikely the seizure…

Kids Learn Architecture at Plains Art Museum

Kid Quest is a monthly event that helps kids get exposed to art

FARGO, N.D. — Kids got a lesson in architecture this afternoon at the Plains Art Museum. At the museum’s monthly Kid Quest, kids went to five different stations, each with the central theme of architecture. The highlight station was getting the chance to construct buildings with model clay. There was also a block station, reading station, mask making and a…

Berthold Police Department Scores One of the Largest Drug Busts in State History

Nearly 12 pounds of meth confiscated from three Washington state residents

BERTHOLD, N.D. Police in Berthold say they made one of the largest drug busts in the state’s history. The search of a vehicle Tuesday night after a traffic stop resulted in 11-1/2 lbs of meth being confiscated. Berthold police arrested three men from Washington state, David Salazar, Louis Para Mangana, and Gregorio Capetillo. Fargo Police commended Berthold officers for the…