environment

Clay County Wants To Take Jack Back

You will be able to dispose of your pumpkins at recycling centers across Clay County.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Clay County is encouraging people to help the environment by dropping off their pumpkins. County officials will take them to Doubting Thomas Farms. Workers there will compost them and turn them into beneficial soil additives. The compost program is a way for the community to get involved and keep the pumpkins out of the waste stream. “The…

Yearly Event Focuses on Replanting Trees Along Red River

It also teaches students the importance of taking care of the environment

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Students were among the volunteers who took the day off to give back to nature. They are planting thousands of trees and shrubs alongside the Red River to help sustain the river bank, build it up and help the water quality. “We love to have students out here actively engaged, getting dirty, planting the trees, so they’re learning…

FARRMS Hosts Panel on Sustainable Farming Practices

One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the weather and the environment on their crops and livestock

MOORHEAD, Minn –As part of its efforts to create a closer relationship between the public and farmers, FARRMS hosted their first “Farming for the Future” panel. FARRMS, or the Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability, had four farmers speak at the panel. One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the…

Junkyard Brewing’s Expansion Doubles Taproom in Size; How Owners are Keeping Original the Culture

When the idea of an expansion became a reality, owners wanted to keep the true essence of Junkyard Brewing alive

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The small cozy quarters of Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead have created an atmosphere that people in the metro love. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got an inside look at its new expansion and tells us how owners are keeping its character while having more space for customers. What started off as a space for 60 people, has now doubled…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Minn. DNR Hold Public Meeting on F-M Diversion

The public got to learn about and comment on environmental impact drafts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Minnesota DNR held a public meeting in hopes of getting feedback from the community. People who showed up at the Courtyard by Marriott got to see environmental drafts for the revised diversion plan. The USACE says that two big parts of the project have changed. “One is that…

North Dakota Winery Explains Which Grapes Grow Best in Cold Environment

La Crescent, Frontenac, and Marquette grapes are commonly grown in cold environments

COLFAX, N.D.– California isn’t the only place you can find great wine! North Dakota’s cold climate allows for “cold-hearty” grapes to become wine unique to the Midwest. La Crescent, Frontenac, and Marquette grapes are commonly grown in cold environments. Deb Grosz, co-owner of Dakota Vines Vineyard and Winery, says the flavor from their wines only comes from the grapes and…

Mental Health Professionals Talk Children’s Mental Well-Being

A significant change in behavior could hint at a bigger problem

FARGO, N.D. — Flag Family Media, Prairie St. John’s, and Scheels put on a town hall with mental health professionals to talk about the mental well–being of children. One panelist describes our society as an “anxious age” with so much going on around us. One of the big points of discussion was the impact of social media on children. Mental health…

Fargo North Environmental Club Teaches Kids to Be “Eco-Friendly”

The club made a presentation to third and fourth grade students at Kennedy Elementary

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo North students are doing their part to spread the word to younger students about helping the environment. Third and fourth graders from Kennedy Elementary School listened to a presentation from members of the Fargo North Environmental Club. The high schoolers taught the kids about what is good and bad for the environment, and how they can help…

Fargo North High Celebrates “Eco” Week

Last year, the environmental club sold more than 400 plants

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo North students are bringing the awareness of environmental concerns to their classmates with ECO Week. Each day will focus on recycling, ecology awareness and ways the students can be more environmentally friendly. Students also held a succulent and cacti sale, some of which they grew themselves. On Wednesday, students will give ECO presentations to kids at Kennedy…

Downtown Fargo Eateries Do Away with Plastic Straws and Plastic Bags

Blackbird Woodfire and Nichole's Fine Pastry say the changes are their way of helping environment

FARGO, N.D. — In the United States, Americans throw away over 500 million plastic straws every year, enough to circle the Earth twice. For Blackbird Woodfire in downtown Fargo, the decision to eliminate plastic straws was simple. “We talked about it for a while as a group, and we were looking at ways to cut down on our plastic use. In…