2021

North Dakota session marked by record budget, pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. – The 2021 North Dakota Legislature has reached the end of a session marked by a record-high state budget, the first-ever expulsion of a lawmaker and pandemic protocols that greatly dampened public participation at the state Capitol. The Legislature adjourned early Friday morning. It met for 76 days and just short of the 80-day maximum set by the…

Fargo Mayor says 2020 was a difficult year & he’s optimistic about 2021

He also talked about the urgency to discuss race relations in the metro.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says that through unprecedented times, the city continues to shine and lead by example. Metro mayors held the annual State of the Cities. Mahoney says some of the highlights include how thousands of volunteers came together last march to produce more than 230,000 sandbags when there was a possibility of flooding. He…

Essentia Health welcomes first baby of 2021

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health welcomed the first baby born in Fargo in 2021 at 8:20 a.m. on January 1, 2021. Yair Patricio Castillo entered the world with a full head of dark hair, weighing eight pounds two ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. Yair’s parents are Juanita Reyes and Pascual Castillo Jr. of Ada, Minnesota. He joins siblings…

West Fargo fared better than anticipated in 2020, Comm. President Dardis says

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is known as “a city on the grow” for good reason: the community has more than doubled since 2000. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, West Fargo collected $924,738 more in sales tax in 2020 than it did in 2019. Commission President Bernie Dardis says that, along with conservative budgeting, in part has helped the city…

Mayor Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong

FARGO (KVRR) – Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic and civil unrest, Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong. When he reflects on the past year as Mayor, Mahoney recalls Fargo’s accomplishments first. “I would say part of the strength of our community is the good balance. You have academics, you have medical,…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

“I’m very optimistic," he says

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders across the FM metro have been faced with extraordinary challenges this year. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says he will remember 2020 as a year filled with resilience. “I’m a person that likes to see the light and the positivity in spite of the challenges, so that’s what I think I’m going to look back at 2020…

MLB Drops 2021 Schedule

Opening Day Falls on April 1st

NEW YORK — (AP) Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. The league released the full schedule Thursday, two weeks before it plans to begin a 2020 season that’s been delayed and shortened by the coronavirus…

Kick’n Up Kountry Moved From This June To June 2021

Replacement tickets and camping tickets are being sent out

KARLSTAD, Minn. — COVID-19 takes out another big music festival. Kick’n Up Kountry in Karlstad, Minnesota is pushing its June country festival to June 2021. They will be bringing back the same acts they had booked for this year including Dwight Yoakam, Chase Rice, Blackhawk and many others. Replacement tickets and camping tickets are being sent out. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-MN,…

International Music Camp Postponed To Summer of 2021

A fund has been started with a goal of raising $300,000

DUNSEITH, N.D. — The 65th Season of the International Music Camp is being postponed to the summer of 2021. Campers will be able to carry payments over to next year or get a refund. Summer camp operations make up over 90% of the International Music Camp’s annual income so the decision has a major financial impact on the organization. A…

Sheyenne Street Urban Reconstruction Project Delayed Until 2021

The additional reconstruction plans will increase the project cost.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo has delayed the Sheyenne Street urban reconstruction project until 2021. The City says the section planned for reconstruction, Sheyenne Street from Main Avenue West to Seventh Avenue West, was examined through the Core Area Infrastructure Study and the results concluded that a more comprehensive reconstruction is necessary. City of West Fargo engineer Dustin…