N.D. Commerce Commissioner Stepping Down For Global Think Tank

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Commerce Commission James Leiman is stepping down. In a social media post, Leiman says a post has been created for him by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank. He says it will enable him to serve populations that need help the most including the world’s most violent and impoverished places….

Fargo Park District offering bike rentals

"It's kind of like a small car but in bike form, they are a lot of fun!"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to enjoy some fun outdoor activities, you’re in luck. Fargo Parks District has begun bike rentals throughout the weekend for people to enjoy as they stroll along guided pathways at Lindenwood Park. Rentals are based on availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Only those 16 years old and…

Ambassador Motel in Grand Forks Is Condemned

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Ambassador Motel in Grand Forks has been deemed unsafe to occupy and everyone is ordered to vacate the premises. An investigation into an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint at the motel last month found several building violations. The structure was found to pose an imminent danger to life. The motel is also in violation of…

ND settles with Justice Dept. over ADA complaint

The state was completely willing to comply with the investigation into the complaint

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Justice Department has reached a settlement over a lawsuit claiming North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in long-term care facilities. The agreement expands services to people with physical disabilities who live in, or at risk of, entering a nursing facility to give them the option to live at home. The state will provide more…

Kennedy’s Park built in honor of Ada woman who died after farming accident

Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo died in November of 2018

ADA, Minn. — Laughter filled the air at the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada, as the community pulled together for a celebration needed after a tragedy. Kennedy’s Park was built from the ground up in honor of Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo’s memory. It’s been nearly two years since she was killed from injuries sustained after an accident with a tractor while…

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…