North Dakota News

Northern Valley Seeing Multiple Tornado Warnings

Stay tuned to KVRR Weather Authority for the latest updates

North Dakota National Weather Service RED RIVER VALLEY — Storms moving into the region are producing multiple warnings, including tornado warnings in the northern end of the valley. This picture is from the North Dakota National Weather Service of a tornado near Rock Lake. Stay tuned to KVRR Weather Authority for the latest updates. Categories: Agriculture, Community, Local News, News…

Ronald McDonald Charities of the Red River Valley Breaking Ground on New House

The new location will be a replacement of the two current facilities

FARGO, ND — Ronald McDonald Charities of the Red River Valley are breaking ground on a new House. The location is near the new Sanford Hospital. Plans include 24 bedrooms and has 30,000 square feet of space. The new location will be a replacement of the two current facilities. The new expansion will provide needed space for families whose children…

United Way Kicks Off Annual School Supply Drive

The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and families in need on August 5th and 8th at the Fargodome

MOORHEAD, Minn — It’s only the second week of July, but the United Way has already kicked off its 19th annual School Supply Drive. Schools supplies will be collected until July 28th. The program provides a backpack and school supplies to any child attending K-12 in Cass and Clay counties. The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and…

Former Hedderich Department Store in Williston Goes Up in Flames

Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption WILLISTON, ND — A piece of Williston’s downtown history has gone up in flames. Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the former Hedderich department store. It most recently served as an antiques shop and museum on…

Drought Causing Low Participation in Ag-Related Activities

Farmers from the western part of the state said the drought has created difficult living and working conditions. KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly also contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back for the season but the hot weather and lack…

Minot Man Drowns in Ward County

They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him

WARD COUNTY, ND — A man who lost his inflatable device, drowned on Nelson Carlson Lake in Ward County. Authorities say two bystanders heard the man’s calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him. Rescue divers found the man’s body about 8…

Inmate Escape Leads to Resignation of Top Administrator at Jail in Devils Lake

It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A top administrator at the regional jail in Devils Lake has resigned after the latest breakout. Capt. Duane Armstrong resigned following the escape last week of 25-year-old Seth Suko. He escaped on Thursday and was recaptured on Friday. It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped. An investigation found that Suko’s escape…

Countdown is on for Opening of Sanford’s New Hospital

The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998

  FARGO, ND — Opening day is now just two weeks away. The nearly $500 million state-of-the-art Sanford Medical Center in south Fargo begins operating on July 25. That is the day staff will attend to their first patients in the new hospital The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998. Sanford…

ND Health Department Setting Timeline for Medical Marijuana Industry

They'll accept actual applications in August and September and make selections in November

  NORTH DAKOTA — State health officials have set a tentative timeline for establishing a medical marijuana industry in North Dakota. The Health Department is asking those interested in being a manufacturer or a distributor to notify the agency by July 28. They’ll accept actual applications in August and September and make selections in November. Officials estimate it will take…

9/11 Mobile Memorial Exhibit at the Red River Valley Fair

One of the new exhibits is a 1,000 square foot mobile 9-11 museum

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds from around the country are setting up the six day long Red River Valley Fair. There’s a few new attractions and discounts to look out for. They spent all day Monday setting up for days of thrills, sights and cheese curds. “I like the garlic,” said vendor Samantha Bluhm. “It’s like garlic cheesy bread, we have…