ENERGY

“Operation Intern” Offers Matching Funds To North Dakota Employers

Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns

BISMARCK, ND — If you have a business in North Dakota and need some help this summer you might want to check into “Operation Intern” from the state Department of Commerce. Employers can receive up to $4,000 in matching funds by taking on high school and college interns. The program’s primary focus is employers in energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism…

Twins Caravan Returns to Fargo Ready to Hype Fans for the Upcoming Season

Traveling across Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa, the winter Caravan meets fans away from their home base.

FARGO, N.D. — It may not be baseball season outside in these negative temps, but fans are bringing their peanuts and cracker jacks inside for the annual Twins Caravan. The snow outside may not be reassuring that baseball season is in the air…but Twins jerseys, warm hot dogs and, of course, TC, are a sure reminder. “I always look forward…

Worksite Wellness Summit Helps People Bring Energy Into the Workplace

Organizers say workplace wellness is important, because physical and mental health issues are so common

FARGO, N.D. — Most of us are exhausted after a day of work, and some organizations are trying to bring more energy into their workplaces. The North Dakota Department of Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield teamed up, and put on a Worksite Wellness Summit. Speakers say having workplace wellness is important, because both physical and mental health issues are so…

“Drive Electric Week” Celebrates Electric Vehicles

Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party

FARGO, N.D. — It’s Drive Electric Week, which brings awareness to plug–in cars and what they could mean for the future of transportation. Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party. People could show off their own cars, and experts were there to teach people about the technology. Organizers say electric vehicles are quieter and can cover…

27-Year-Old Completes Her Goal of Running 27 Races in her 27th Year

Throughout the year, Erika traveled around the region and across the country, checking off one race after another

FARGO, N.D. — Everyone has that one day of the year they get to blow out their candles, close their eyes and make a wish. But one Fargo woman made her 27th birthday wish come true instead of just dreaming. One year ago, Erika Edwards ran her first half marathon. “After that I kind of got the runner’s high and…

Food for a Purpose Launches in Downtown Fargo

A portion of the profits from every meal sold during lunch time over the summer will be donated to United Way of Cass–Clay

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Park District is kicking off their new summer series, Food Truck for a Purpose, with lunch from Detroit Deli. A portion of the profits from every meal sold during lunch time over the summer will be donated to United Way of Cass–Clay. For their first event, people got to enjoy salads and sandwiches and park themselves…

Longfellow, Washington Elementary Compete in Energy Challenge

EFargo partnered with the schools to help them keep track of the amount of energy they consume

FARGO, N.D. — More than 80 fourth and fifth graders at Longfellow Elementary are figuring out ways to conserve energy at their school. Longfellow is in a competition with students at Washington Elementary to see who can save the most energy over the next three weeks. Students began the challenge this morning by first learning about energy with virtual reality headsets….

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Newton’s Fountain

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff and Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia Science Academy did a cool science experiment that you can do with any strings of beads you may have lying around. The first thing to do is cut several of the bead necklaces to form single lengths which you can then twist together to make one long strand. These should then…

Fargo to Receive $5 Million Award for Energy Efficiency

The announcement was made earlier this afternoon in City Commission chambers

FARGO, ND — Fargo is the $5 million dollar winner of a two-year national competition to promote energy efficiency in small to medium-size cities. The announcement was made earlier this afternoon in City Commission chambers. The Georgetown University Energy Prize competition selected Fargo’s energy efficiency initiative, eFargo, as the winner. The 50 communities competing for the prize were judged based…

Xcel Energy Crews Rebuild Pole After Power Outage in Fargo

The outage was reported after 9 p.m. and was restored to the last of the nearly 6,000 customers affected seven hours later

  FARGO, ND — Xcel Energy crews worked through the night to restore power after an outage that hit parts of south Fargo. Initial reports indicated the outage was caused by a power pole that caught on fire and burned through feeder wires. Line crews had to rebuild the top of the pole. The outage was reported after 9 p.m….