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UPDATE: Restriction on Red River in Grand Forks lifted

Non-motorized watercrafts are still asked to remain cautious.

UPDATE: The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office has lifted its restriction on a section of the Red River. The Sheriff’s Office initially closed a quarter-mile section after seven kayakers got caught in the current, but now say the current has slowed enough to lift the restriction. Non-motorized watercrafts are still asked to remain cautious north of the Kennedy Bridge to the…

Three Men Pulled Underwater At Minnesota Resort Are Rescued

Two guests at the Gull Lake Resort went into the water and were able to rescue all three men

BRAINERD, MN — Guests at a resort rescue three men who had been pulled underwater by the strong current where Gull Lake meets the Gull River in the Brainerd area. According to the Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office, a man had waded into the water Sunday afternoon and got caught by the current. Two men went into the water to help…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Cold Convection Current

Fun and Easy Science Experiment

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Science Teacher Barry Olson to create a convection current with cold water. What you need for the experiment: Cold water Room temperature water Food coloring Large tank with a barrier How to conduct the experiment: We’re going to take a look at how convection currents work in a liquid….

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Layering Hot Water

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to create layers in water. What we need for the experiment: Boiling water Room temperature water Food coloring Large tank with a barrier How to conduct the experiment: We’re going to take a look at how convection currents work in a liquid. They operate…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Convection on Fire

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to create Convection on Fire. What you need to do the experiment: Lighter Tea Bag Cup to put contents of tea bag in Scissors How to do the experiment: We’re going to demonstrate how a convection current works in the atmosphere. We’re going to…

Minnesota Public Radio to Broadcast Live from Moorhead

Programming includes The Current, MPR News and Classical MPR

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota Public Radio hits the road and heads to Moorhead for its final “MPR Day” of 2017. The stop on Thursday September 28 is in celebration of MPR’s 50th anniversary. The daylong event at The Rourke Art Museum will feature live broadcasts of all three MPR regional services: MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current. Kerri Miller…

Rescue Crews to Continue Search for Missing Man in Red River Friday

Authorities say 24–year–old Fanuel Shewarega Asrat was last seen near Dike West and may have gone into the river but not come out

FARGO, ND — Rescue workers have suspended the search for a man who is believed to have gone missing in the Red River. Authorities sid 24–year–old Fanuel Shewarega Asrat was last seen near Dike West and may have gone into the river but not come out. They said at about 5:00 a.m., Asrat and two other males were seen playing in…

Details Released in Death of 12-Year-Old Alexandria Girl

Jalysa got into the water on her own and was swept away by the current before she went under water

GoFundMeALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It has been determined that a 12-year-old girl died of freshwater drowning last month near Alexandria. The body of JaLysa Cook was pulled out of the channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling on April 28th around 6 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found that JaLysa got into the water on her own and was swept…