environment

“Treaty People Gathering” prepare for protest Monday in Northern Minnesota

More than 1000 Water Protectors and Indigenous Leaders for Treaty People are calling for the enbridge line 3 pipeline to be discontinued

MENAHGA, Minn. (KVRR)- “Pipelines go straight and rivers don’t,” said Winona LaDuke. The line 3 pipeline is making headlines once again in Minnesota as water protectors are calling for it to be shut down. “Cause you know this is a 915,000 barrel a day Tarzan pipeline project. This is the largest tar sand pipeline project in the world and the…

LIVE: Celebrate Earth Week with River Keepers

There's been a run on the free pizza and scavenger hunt ornaments.

What do you get when you combine an Earth Week scavenger hunt along Fargo’s beautiful riverfront with the promise of free pizza? A whole heck of a lot of takers, as it turns out. Conservation and outdoor recreation group River Keepers set the ornament challenge scavenger hunt from this past Saturday all the way through until May first. The best…

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…