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Firefighters put out flames at North Fargo home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A fire destroys a home in the Golden Ridge neighborhood in North Fargo. The fire started right after 5:00 Thursday night at 805 28th Street North. Crews came to the scene to find heavy smoke from inside the house. Police helped firefighters by blocking nearby roads. Fargo Fire Department Captain Mason Krueger says they took out…

No one hurt during house fire in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Quick work by fire crews limits fire damage to a Fergus Falls home to only $3,000. Crews responded to the 1500 block of West Fir Avenue around 11:00 Wednesday morning. The Fergus Falls Fire Department says flames were coming out an open door when firefighters arrived. The flames were confined in five minutes. Crews say…

House fire destroys home in rural Moorhead

Two people jump out of a second story window to escape a house fire in rural Moorhead

RURAL MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people jump out of a second story window to escape a house fire in rural Moorhead. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says they were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. “The building was pretty well fully engulfed and our focus became protecting the adjacent residents and propane tanks there,” Sabin-Elmwood Fire Department Assistant…

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached an agreement…

Second Half Of North Dakota Legislative Session Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. — State lawmakers are back in Bismarck for the second half of the legislative session. North Dakota Public Radio’s Dave Thompson says the biggest item facing lawmakers is the multi-million dollar bonding bill, much of that for the FM Diversion Project. “As it stands right now, it’s $680 million for bonding, with virtually all of the money going…

Keeler eager to represent Moorhead & Oakport Township in the Minnesota House

Keeler defeated Republican candidate Edwin Hahn for the district 4A seat and will represent Moorhead and Oakport Township on the state level.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After months worth of mostly-virtual campaigning, Democratic candidate Heather Keeler won the first political race she has been in. “I am extremely humbled because it shows that the community has had my back through this,” said Keeler. “I am also really proud of my team knowing that I did not do this alone. I had a phenomenal…

ND congressional delegation shares priorities on coronavirus funding

By Samone Blair WASHINGTON – For North Dakotans facing eviction or unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, a timeline on federal aid remains unclear. “Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “At the moment, the gap between our two parties in the negotiations is…