State Leaders Take Action To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Grand Forks County

There has been a total of 110 confirmed cases between LM Wind Power employees and their close contacts

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s the fourth consecutive day in a row that North Dakota has had the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases. “90 new positives, so again, far and away our biggest single day. That comes out of 621 tests, so we had a very positive testing day, yesterday in terms of test counts. We still want to…

WATCH TODAY: FM Leaders Discuss Bar/Restaurant Closings, MN Gov. Walz on Latest, White House Covid-19 Briefing

All can be seen on KVRR.COM as well as KVRR Facebook Page

KVRR will carry several informational briefings Friday, March 20 concerning COVID-19. 9:30 a.m. Fargo, West Fargo and Horace Mayors, Cass County Chair and Business Leaders will discuss North Dakota Governor Burgum’s closing of bars and restaurants. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Estimated Time) President Trump will hold a White House Briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Minnesota Governor…

LIVE: NDDoH Joins Gov. Burgum to Discuss COVID-19 Updates

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is joining Governor Doug Burgum to discuss updated COVID-19 numbers in North Dakota the importance of social distancing. The press conference will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte, North Dakota Department of Health Field Medical Officer Joan Connell, MD, North…

USDA Approves North Dakota Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey joined both of North Dakota’s Senators and Governor Burgum to talk with local producers in Argusville. “You don’t need to drive too far from the scene to see wheat fields still out in the…

ND Senate Approves Bill Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Senate and House will have a meeting for a final version of the bill before it goes to Gov. Doug Burgum

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota senators approve a bill which would decriminalize recreational marijuana. That means anyone who smokes marijuana or is found in possession of less than a half-ounce would only have to pay a $250 fine and could avoid prison time. The bill would also lower the penalty for anyone found with marijuana smoking devices to a $100 fine….

Former Manager of Sanctuary Event Center Facing Embezzlement Charge

The Cass County State's Attorneys Office has charged Richard Pallay with felony theft.

FARGO (KFGO) – The former general manager of Sanctuary Events Center in downtown Fargo is accused of embezzling from the business. The Cass County State’s Attorneys Office has charged Richard Pallay with felony theft. Pallay, the first general manager of the center developed by Gov. Burgum’s Kilbourne Group, was fired in January. A police investigator says he believes Pallay took…

Governor Burgum Jumps from 12,000 Feet to Kick Off Fargo AirSho

Burgum also sworn in a Fargo man as he re-enlists in the Navy

FARGO, N.D. — Thousands of people focused their eyes on the skies at the first Fargo Airsho in three years. Governor Doug Burgum kicked off the festivities by skydiving more than 12,000 feet. Burgum was paired with retired U.S. Navy Seal Jim Woods, who has completed more than 20,000 dives in his lifetime. The Governor leaped with the United States Navy…

Senator Hoeven Asks for $35 Million of Federal Funds to Support Diversion

The funds will go towards flood protection of Fargo as well as diversion design and engineering plans

FARGO, N.D. — While the Metro Flood Diversion Authority awaits a decision from the Minnesota DNR on the new diversion plan, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Senator John Hoeven stress the need for flood protection across the valley. “This is a huge project, you’re talking more than $2 billion, but really important because this is a dynamic, growing region and…

Governor Burgum Unveils “Vision Zero” Traffic Safety Intiative

The campaign's slogan is "Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.''

  NORTH DAKOTA — Gov. Doug Burgum has unveiled the “Vision Zero” traffic safety initiative aimed at preventing deaths on North Dakota roads. The campaign’s slogan is “Zero Fatalities. Zero Excuses.” Burgum says the state Highway Patrol and health and transportation agencies will help educate the public and look at new laws to improve traffic safety. Officials say more than…

F-M Diversion Task Force Report to be Released

Mahoney says the proposal needs to qualify for DNR permits

  REGIONAL — A final report from the task force formed to help revive the stalled flood project for the Fargo-Moorhead area is expected to be released this week. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, expects the final plan to be a hybrid of all the task force options. Mahoney says the proposal needs to…