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Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

West Fargo Driver Arrested for Gas Drive-Off, High Speed Chase

The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties

  CASS COUNTY, ND — A gas drive-off in Hillsboro leads to a high speed chase through two counties. A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop the car on I-29 being driven by 36-year-old Thomas Hibpshman, Jr. of West Fargo. The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties….

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Ballooning Dry Ice

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to experiment with the sublimation of dry ice. What you need for the experiment: Dry Ice Spoon Towel Hammer Gloves Balloon Ruler How you conduct the experiment: We’re going to be demonstrating sublimation of dry ice (CO2).  We are going to use a balloon…

Details of Lawsuit Released in Deadly Minnehaha Academy Explosion

An attorney representing Ruth Berg's family thinks the gas company is to blame. KMSP Reporter Paul Blume reports from Mendota Heights.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn — The family of the woman who died in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy is taking action against the gas company. They claim the company didn’t do enough and were only out to save themselves. “This is like the most obvious & classic errors that could possibly be conceived,” said attorney Fred Pritzker who represents the family…

Family of Woman Killed in Minnehaha Academy Explosion Suing Construction Company

The lawsuit also states the company failed to warn school officials about the "high degree of danger."

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — The family of one of the people killed in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis has filed a lawsuit against the construction company. The family of Ruth Berg, the school receptionist who was killed in the explosion on August 2nd, says CenterPoint Energy “ran to save themselves” rather than warn people inside the school about…

Need a Break at the Pump? West Fargo Church Has a Solution

The church will discount 25 cents per gallon up to 20 gallons per car

  WEST FARGO, ND — A West Fargo church wants to give people a break at the pump. Living Hope Baptist Church is sponsoring its 6th gas buy-down event on Saturday. It’ll happen from 10 a.m. until noon at Petro Serve USA at 239 West Main Avenue in West Fargo. The church will discount 25 cents per gallon up to…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Dry Ice in Motion

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher, Barry Olson, to display dry ice in motion. What you need for the experiment: Dry Ice Gloves Towel to put Dry Ice On Hammer to break up dry ice Spoon How to do the experiment: We’re going to take a look at using some dry ice…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Hammer of Science

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff tested the Hammer of Science on a non-Newtonian Fluid with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie. Here’s What You Need: Loaf Tin Water Corn Starch Mallet or Hammer of some kind How to Conduct the Experiment: We’re going to use two simple ingredients – corn starch and water. With this, we’re going to create…

Minneapolis Man Accused of Setting Girlfriend on Fire Charged

Vanessa Danielson, 36, died later at the hospital

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis man who was arrested at the scene of an apartment fire has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Wyndale Fayson doused his girlfriend’s bed with gas as she slept and set the bed on fire. Vanessa Danielson, 36, died later at the hospital. Police had been called to the house four hours before the fire…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Lunch Bag Chemistry

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff experimented by creating an Exploding Lunch Bag. What you need: One small (sandwich or quart size) freezer zip-lock bag Baking Soda Warm Water Vinegar Measuring Cup Tissues How you conduct the experiment: Go outside – or at least do this in the kitchen sink. Put 1/4 cup of pretty warm water into the bag. Add…