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Private grant funds missing Indigenous coordinator

PIERRE, S.D. – An office in the South Dakota attorney general’s office to coordinate investigations into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people will be started through a private donation from an organization connected to St. Joseph’s Indian School. Native American lawmakers who have been pushing for the funding in the state budget say they hoped the three-year grant of…

Grant will pay for school bus stop-arm cameras

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Schools and bus companies across Minnesota have been given $3.5 million in grant money to outfit school buses with stop-arm cameras. The Minnesota Legislature has awarded the grants to 32 schools and bus companies to purchase and install the cameras and buy supporting software programs. According to the state Department of Transportation, Minnesota was seeing more…

Police use grant to focus on Fargo traffic complaints

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo police say nine speeding citations, two exhibition driving citations, one careless driving citation and equipment violation citations were issued during an grant-funded overtime detail. The detail centered on the 52nd Ave. S. and 25th St. S. area and focused on what the police department calls “quality of life issues.” Spokesperson Jessica Schindeldecker says police often receive…

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools to receive grant from Line 3 pipeline owner

WAUBUN, Minn. (KVRR) – Enbridge Energy, the Canadian company that owns the controversial Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota, has donated $366,000 to the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Community Schools to subsidize internet access for low income families. Enbridge spokesperson Julie Kellner says the grant will provide “a combination of broadband and fiber infrastructure, and fund other services that will…

New Grant Opportunity for Venue-based Businesses & Services In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Florists, caterers, promoters and other event and support services who had at least a 50% revenue loss during the pandemic can apply for a new grant. The application window through the North Dakota Department of Commerce will open June 10 at 10 a.m. It’s designed to assist event centers and supporting businesses that continue to struggle from…

Grant will fund addition to Moorhead trail system

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The City of Moorhead will receive a $661,000 grant for construction of a new trail connecting Woodlawn Park and Gooseberry Mound Park. The Midtown Trail will include 0.83 miles off-road and 0.45 miles of on-street trails. When combined with the 4.8 mile Blue Goose Trail completed this past summer, Moorhead bicyclists and pedestrians will have a…

UND wins $750,000 grant from NASA to develop next generation of spacesuits

thumbnail_161209_Pablo_de_Leon__0070aa thumbnail_spacesuit-prototype-concept GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The University of North Dakota’s Department of Space Studies has been awarded a $750,000 grant from NASA to develop a new 3D-printed spacesuit. Pablo de León, UND Professor and Chair of UND’s Department of Space Studies, applied for the grant and will lead a three-year research project to develop the spacesuits. According to UND, de León…

Cass County Electric Cooperative grants $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

FARGO, N.D.–Cass County Electric Cooperative has awarded Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch a $2,500 grant. The grant will help with remodeling the Dakota Memorial School by adding classrooms and other learning spaces. The Dakota Memorial School provides in-class trauma-sensitive education for at-risk kids. Children in the psychiatric residential treatment facilities as well as students from local public schools attend the…

UND Center for Innovation receives nearly $300,000 in CARES Act funding

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has received $299,921 in CARES Act funding. The funding will help the community and local businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the grant. The Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Dana Gartzke, said, “This investment comes at a crucial time…