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Drought leads to skyrocketing wildfires in North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. - In drought-stricken North Dakota, wildfires have burned about 156 square miles of land across the state so far this year, more than seven times the amount from all of last year. The North Dakota Department of Emergency…

Williston police investigate shooting incidents

WILLISTON, N.D. - Police are investigating multiple reports of gunfire in Williston. According to authorities, there were two places where gunshots were fired in the city early Sunday morning. They say no one has been hurt by the gunfire. Investigators…

Happy Father's Day From KVRR

FARGO, N.D.-- With this being Father's Day, KVRR hit the community to find out how special father's day is and what it means to them. "Favorite thing about being a father is watching them grow…

Fargo Community Celebrates World Refugee Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -- People from all different backgrounds coming together to celebrate World Refugee Day at Rehault Farm. "When we are together, we heal. When we are together we learn. When we are together…

US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21

TORONTO - Border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21, officials said, as Canada works to get a higher percentage of Canadians fully vaccinated. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the move has…

Partners selected for FM Diversion project

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) - The FM Diversion is moving forward with the selection of three major contractors that will design and build the 30-mile long diversion channel. The $935 million bid from the Red River Alliance was slightly above the Diversion…

Medical marijuana patients in Minnesota seek gun rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Staunch conservatives and advocates of legal marijuana have formed an unlikely alliance in Minnesota to pressure the Legislature to allow medical cannabis patients to own guns. The more than 35,000 patients in Minnesota’s program can’t own…

Computer battery suspected of causing fire in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) - One person was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital following an early morning apartment fire in Devils Lake. Crews responded shortly after 3:30 a.m. Friday. The injured person lived across the hall from the apartment…

Two High Risk Sex Offenders Have New Addresses In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. -- Police in Fargo are notifying the community about two registered high risk sex offenders living in the area. Cory Harmon, 41,  is at 734 College Street North in Fargo. Harmon was convicted of Luring Minor by…

Counties join ban on fireworks because of drought

BISMARCK, N.D. - Burleigh and Morton counties have joined the city of Mandan in banning the use of fireworks during the July Fourth holiday season due to the widespread drought in North Dakota. Rural fire chiefs in both counties recommended…

Fire destroys recycling truck in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) - Smoke could be seen for miles after a recycling truck caught fire in Jamestown. Jamestown Rural Fire Chief Brian Paulson says it took 7 trucks and 17 firefighters to put out the blaze.  Crews were on…

Former sheriff accused of violating protection order released

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) - Former Mahnomen County Sheriff Brad Athmann has been released from jail following his arrest for violating a harassment protection order in a property dispute with a neighbor in Naytahwaush, Minn. Athmann, also a former Mahnomen county commissioner,…

George Floyd statue unveiled in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (KVRR) - A statue of George Floyd is on display outside city hall in Newark, N.J. The 700-pound sculpture was commissioned by Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka and filmmaker Leon Pickney. The statue unveiling coincides with the Juneteenth…

Company agrees to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations

BISMARCK, N.D. - A Colorado company has agreed to settle Clean Water Act violations stemming from the company’s oil production activities in North Dakota. The Environmental Protection Agency says Phoenix Petroleum LLC has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as…