North Dakota News

Road Conditions Prevented Quicker Power Outage Relief

The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit

JAMESTOWN, N.D. The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit. They say road conditions were the biggest problem. After the storm, road obstructions and low visibility prevented power repair workers from getting to where they needed to go. When asked about rural areas, Stephanie Hoff says…

Dispute Leads to Alleged Christmas Eve Murder

One man is in jail and another dead after an early morning dispute at a Fargo home.

FARGO, N.D. In the early hours of this morning, a tragedy unfolded in a Fargo neighborhood. A domestic dispute ending in the alleged murder of a 26–year–old Fargo man. Police responded to a call at this home at about 4:20 am. When they arrived, they found two men and a woman. One of the men had suffered a stab wound…

Last Minute Holiday Rush Brings Crowds to Businesses Big and Small

Each year present procrastinators flood the isles to finish holiday shopping... this year is no exception to the rule.

FARGO, N.D. With only two days left until Christmas, you’d think most people would have their gifts all squared away. The crowds at businesses around town make it clear that’s not the case for every one. “Well you know we got most of our stuff but my son had a few last minute things we needed to get and of…

Tenants Leaving To Make Way For A New NDSU Student Apartment

FARGO, N.D.

A developer has been selected for an off–campus NDSU housing and retail complex. If the city approves the plans, they will begin tearing down 21 of the 22 houses on the 1600 Block of North University Drive this spring. We spoke with city officials and former tenants to find out what’s happening. Proffutt Limited Partnership is getting ready to turn the…

Head of Air Force Talks Drones in Grand Forks

Grand Forks is going into uncharted territory in UAS research.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force made a stop in Grand Forks to talk about the ground–breaking drone research going on in the city. “I do believe that there are areas that you’re looking at that are going to have applications across the commercial, civil, private, military aviation business,” says US Air Force…

Ray Kvalvog Explains Reasons Behind Filing Lawsuits After the Deaths of His Sons

"I Want to Know What Happened to My Kids"

  Ray and Kathie Kvalvog are responding to the negative reaction generated by their wrongful death lawsuits against their sons’ former school, coach, Chrysler and insurance company. Ray and Kathie lost their only sons in a crash on I-94 in 2015. “It’s like we’re in jail,” said Ray. “We have our own death row sentence. But every once in awhile, we…

“Like a Mushroom Cloud” Casselton Reflects On Derailment of 2013

CASSELTON, N.D.

Three years ago, an oil train derailed and exploded about a half mile away from Casselton. In a time where many are concerned about the safe transport of crude oil, the people in town are reflecting on what happened. “It was like a mushroom cloud,” said Greg Kempel of Casselton, describing the explosion. It was just another day at work for…

An Unexpected Morning For the YWCA

Flooding Takes Over The YWCA

Flooding at the YWCA Cass Clay Emergency Shelter caused them to shut down for the day. The Fargo Fire Department was onsite mid-morning due to a burst sprinkler pipe.Water spread to three different floors of the building and a cleaning service has been working rapidly to clean it up. Luckily, there was no structural damage and all women, children and…

Outdoor Skating Rinks Open

Lace up your skates and break out your hockey sticks. The Roosevelt Park and Clara Barton outdoor skating rinks open for the season. The rinks were scheduled to open on Saturday, but it was too cold. The two locations have heated warming houses with restrooms and seating spaces. The rinks are free to use at any time. The heated rooms…