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Burgum wants international border blockade to end

"This is critical for North Dakota"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum says it’s critical that the Port of Entry in Emerson, Manitoba is allowed to open again to facilitate the flow of international trade between the U.S. and Canada. Demonstrators who oppose Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements for commercial truck drivers set up a blockade last week.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says…

Highway blockade gains ground as it inches toward Pembina, N.D.

EMERSON, Mb. (KVRR) – Royal Canadian Mounted Police say at least 50 vehicles are being used to block Highway 75 at the Emerson, Manitoba Port of Entry. It leads to I-29 in Pembina, North Dakota. People are protesting Canadian vaccine and mask mandates during the so called “Freedom Convoy.” Truck drivers have been setting up blockades along several ports of…

Update: I-29 reopened following winter storm

UPDATE: I-29 reopened in North Dakota from the Canada border to South Dakota

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway PatrolFARGO (KVRR) – Interstate 29 in North Dakota has been reopened between the Canada border and South Dakota. At one time, several roads in the region were partially or completely covered with snow and about 1,500 customers of Nodak Electric Cooperative in Grand Forks had no power. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says icy conditions may…

Enbridge Misses Deadline To Clean up Ruptured Aquifer Site in Minnesota

Willow River/Honor the EarthMINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The DNR had given the company until Friday to repair the damage to the artesian aquifer near Clearbrook. Regulators will require compensation…

Sense of normalcy to return for some as Canadian border is set to reopen

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Having restrictions at the Canadian border for nearly two years has had a big impact on places like Greater Grand Forks and Lake of the Woods. “It’s been a long time,” said Visit Greater Grand Forks Executive Director Julie Rygg. The border opening is welcomed news to many business owners North of us who’ve…

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…