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North Dakotans advised to avoid prolonged outdoor activity, take protective measures,

Canada wildfireBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is advising residents to take precautions due to unhealthy levels of smoke caused by wildfires in Canada. Officials say to “use common sense and avoid prolonged exposure outdoors.”  Children, the elderly, people with heart or lung disease are particularly susceptible to ash particles and should take extra precautions. Elevated…

U.S. Border Travel Restrictions Extended, Gov. Burgum Calls It “Preposterous”

BISMARCK N.D.  — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum calls it “preposterous”. The Biden administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions at the northern and southern borders until August 21. The administration is under fire for continuing to keep them in place more than a year into the pandemic, and after Canada announced it was reopening to vaccinated Americans on August 9….

LIVE: Border Opening Talk “Glimmer of Hope” For NW Angle Resorts

Northwest Angle Resorts Have Lost Up To 90% Of Customers Due To Canadian Border Shutdown During Pandemic

  There is cautious optimism in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle that Canada might open its border to vaccinated non-essential travelers soon. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country could open its borders in mid-August. But there has been no definite plan to open the border yet. The Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods has been cut off from the…

Expanded Closures at Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Due To Wildfires

ELY, Minn. — Superior National Forest officials are expanding their closure order for the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness north of Ely, Minnesota because of the threat of wildfires burning across the Canadian border. The newly expanded order, which took effect Sunday, includes 12 more BWCA entry points in addition to the areas around Crooked and Iron lakes that…

Fully vaccinated Americans may enter Canada as of mid-August

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September. Trudeau spoke with leaders of Canada’s provinces and his office released a readout of the call. He noted that if Canada’s…

Those without health conditions still at risk during high air quality alert

"In Fargo, Moorhead and Grand Forks we're forecasting red air quality which is unhealthy for all individuals."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Air conditions are on high alert as wildfires in parts of the U.S and Canada are pushing smoke through the upper Midwest. With several large fires burning across Montana, Wyoming and Canada, officials from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality are warning people on how the hazy and smoky conditions may affect them….

Sen. Klobuchar expects to hear if Canadian border is opening up soon

U.S. & CANADA (KVRR) — As COVID-19 restrictions ease up across North Dakota and Minnesota the question remains on when Canada will open its border. The northern neighbor has only allowed essential travelers to enter the country. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says an announcement is expected within the next week. She has been working alongside 15 other senators to push…