East Grand Forks

East Grand Forks treatment center worker says she was illegally arrested, jailed

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – An East Grand Forks drug treatment center worker is suing the city and two police officers for false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. In early 2020, Amber Hardtke was a treatment director at Douglas Place when police arrived with a search warrant to obtain intake and discharge papers regarding a patient. Hardtke’s attorney,…

Border reopening delay causing economic hardships in Grand Cities

"Every business in Grand Forks has been eagerly awaiting for the border to reopen because the Canadian visitors are a huge economic boom to this whole region."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The effects of the U.S. – Canadian border closure grows as travel restrictions are extended for another month. As of March of 2020 U.S.-Canadian border restrictions have placed an economic hardship on businesses that rely on tourism to stay afloat. Now the Biden Administration is preventing the Canadian dollar from boosting the local economy for…

Discover North Dakota: Greater Grand Forks

Go The Way Of The Greenway In Grand Forks

  We wrap up our Discover North Dakota week with a virtual road trip up to Grand Forks. The Greenway offers recreation opportunities all year long both on the shore and on the water. There’s everything from biking to kayaking to fishing and more. Julie Rygg, Executive Director of Visit Greater Grand Forks, says businesses are bouncing back and events…

“Hockey for Hope” sled hockey event coming to Grand Forks

It will be at the ICON Sports Center on Saturday, May 1st from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A local nonprofit is hoping to open a whole new world for people with mobility challenges in Grand Forks. For the first time ever, HOPE Inc. is hosting a sled hockey fundraiser at the ICON Sports Center on Saturday, May 1st. The “Hockey for Hope” event is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eighteen teams…

Grand Forks To End Vaccination Clinics at Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks is expanding the locations where people can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they are ending vaccinations at the Alerus Center in May. People can get a shot at any primary care clinic of their choosing including at all four Altru clinics in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks starting April 26. You still have…

East Grand Forks restaurant fire causes $500k in damages

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A fire Thursday at the Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews in downtown East Grand Forks caused an estimated $500,000 damage. Fire officials say the cause is being blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials. When firefighters arrived, light smoke was visible from the roof of the two-story building. Firefighters found flames burning along a partition…

East Grand Forks Police Detective in need of heart transplant

Sergeant Tony Hart was diagnosed with heart disease in 2008 and is receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – East Grand Forks Police Det. Tony Hart has been in the line of duty for quite some time, but for the last few weeks, he’s been in arguably the biggest fight of his life. “Earlier this fall, Tony started to have some health issues,” East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund said. “He wasn’t…

Republicans Reject Mask Mandate in Minnesota Senate Chamber, House Has One

State Sen. Mark Johnson/(R) East Grand Forks & State Sen. Ann Rest/(D) New HopeST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senate Republicans reject a mask mandate for members and staff in the Senate chamber. The 36-31 vote encourages mask-wearing, but does not require them. All 34 Republicans and the chamber’s two independents favored the looser policy, while all 31 Democrats backed the…

The Spud Jr in EGF finds innovative way to provide outdoor dining amid pandemic

The business opened four heated pods that are available between 4 and 10pm.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – The Spud Jr in East Grand Forks opens outdoor pods to provide dining services for those in the community. The Spud Jr. owner Justin LaRocque says that having to deal with the pandemic on top of the everyday hurdles of opening a new business has been something very hard to navigate. “On top of…