Brandon Bochenski

WATCH: Sen. Cramer voices concerns over Fufeng plant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer voices a big opposition to the Fufeng corn milling plant on the edge of Grand Forks saying the company’s leadership is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party. Cramer also doesn’t want to give the Chinese government access to critical American supply chains like agriculture. “If you look at the CEO,…

Armacost defends UND gender inclusion policy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The University of North Dakota┬ápresident responds to what he calls misleading statements from the North Dakota Catholic Conference on its draft gender inclusion policy. The plan would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of facilities that align with their gender identity. Andrew Armacost says the gender inclusion policy aims…

Grand Forks mayor asks lawmakers to expedite pipeline project

Mayor Brandon BochenskiBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski is asking North Dakota lawmakers to shorten the timeline for constructing a pipeline that would bring Bakken natural gas to the Red River Valley. The legislature is considering a proposal to spend $150 million from the latest federal COVID-19 money for the pipeline, to be built along the U.S….

Grand Forks mayor mandates masks in buildings owned by city

Mayor Brandon BochenskiGRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski issues an emergency order requiring masks to be worn in city owned buildings and property starting on Monday. Bochenski says he took the action ahead of early voting at the Alerus Center which the city owns. While not imposing any requirement, Bochenski is urging businesses and non-profit organizations to…

GF Schools & UND describe changes in the classroom due to Covid-19

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks school district and the University of North Dakota share changes to their campuses in the upcoming school year. Students in Kindergarten through ninth grade will go back to school August 31. Tenth through 12th graders return September 1. Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says nearly one fifth of students will have distance learning. The…

Former UND Hockey Player Announces Run For Mayor In Grand Forks

Mayor Brown has been in office since 2000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former NHL and UND Hockey player is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon Bochenski announced he would try and replace Mayor Michael Brown Bochenski says he’s focused on helping grow the city he says has been stalling under Brown. He says he will put an excitement and a burst…