Grand Forks

Parents rail against GF Schools’ mask mandate, one claims it’s against Nuremberg Code

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – After protesting the district’s mask mandate at Century Elementary School Monday morning, people get heated arguing against it at a Grand Forks school board meeting. Parents and others speaking called the requirement “adult level bullying.” One man compared the board’s actions to being against the Nuremberg Code of principles for human experimentation at the end…

Grand Forks police say powerful opiate making rounds

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks Police Department has issued a warning about a powerful illegal opiate making the rounds locally. Officers say they responded to numerous narcotics-related drug overdoses Saturday evening, including a death. Police say people were using what they believed to be heroin and began overdosing.  Immediate medical intervention was needed to revive them. Police say…

Driver ticketed for plowing into wet cement in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A 79-year-old Grand Forks resident was cited after Grand Forks police say the driver mistakenly drove into a closed lane of freshly-poured concrete. The car got stuck and had to be removed by a construction tractor. Damage to the concrete was repaired. The driver was not injured. Police say the driver was given a citation…

12-state sex trafficking sting leads to 3 arrests in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Grand Forks police say three men have been arrested on sex trafficking-related charges. Police say the men were taken into custody on suspicion of “hiring an individual to engage in sexual activity.”  The charge is a misdemeanor. The mens’ identities were not immediately released. The arrests were part of a 12-state effort called “Operation United…

Low Levels Reveal Junk In Red River

One Man Fished Shopping Cart Out Peeking Up Through The Water On Red River

  GRAD FORKS, N.D. – We’re seeing more signs emerge of major drought conditions here in the valley. Literally. This is a once-submerged shopping cart peeking out of the water in the Red River by the Riverside Dam in Grand Forks. The river is flowing at just above 15 feet in Grand Forks. For reference, flooding doesn’t start on the…

City of Grand Forks to bus students to school following bus company suspending routes

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The City of Grand Forks will allow students to use its buses after Dietrich Bus Service temporarily suspended its routes for Grand Forks Public Schools on Monday. The district reassures parents it will have regular buses available beginning Thursday and will let them know about its specific plans on Wednesday. Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says…

Grand Forks School Board approves mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The Grand Forks School Board is implementing an indoor mask mandate for students and staff as another school year gets underway next week. It’s part of the strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with increasing cases of the Delta variant in the community. Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Catherine Gillach says it’s important to keep…