Local volunteers help people recover from Hurricane Ian in Florida

FLORIDA (KVRR) – Five volunteers from eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are in Florida helping people recuperate after Hurricane Ian. “This is an absolutely catastrophic event. We at the Red Cross are kind of comparing it to Harvey or Katrina which is just unfathomable,” Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross Kevin Mehrer said….

Sen. Hoeven discusses drought with producers in Argusville

Senator John Hoeven and members from the Risk Management and Farm Service Agencies making their final stop on their tour discussing drought conditions across North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota is just one of many states seeing major drought conditions. “We have bad drought in North Dakota and so we need to help our farmers and ranchers and particularly our ranchers are feeling it now. They need feed, forage to take care of their cattle and of course, it affects our farmers too,” North…

A Local Red Cross Volunteer Heads To Texas To Help After Hurricane Damage

Alvarez will be staying in Texas for two weeks.

FARGO, N.D.- Marcella Alvarez, a former Marine from Fargo, is heading to Houston. She will be help with sheltering. Alvarez has been volunteering with the Red Cross since January. As of Thursday, the organization has deployed eighteen volunteers from the region for Hurricane Laura relief. Two are from North Dakota, three are from South Dakota and 13 are from Minnesota….

Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec reads to students in Glyndon

Rob read "The Snowy Day" to the first graders.

GLYNDON, Minn.- Rob stopped by the school to read to a couple of classes of first graders. He also spoke about his job as a meteorologist and answered any questions that the kids had. One of the questions asked the first graders asked was which is worse: a hurricane or a tornado? “A hurricane is a much bigger storm, and so…

Former Fargo Man Tells His Story of Surviving Hurricane Maria and its Aftermath

Courtney Kostelecky moved to San Juan in 2014

FARGO, N.D. — One former Fargo man lived through the devastation of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. He is telling his story in the hopes that people in the states realize there is so much more that needs to be done. “I’m tired of winter, I’m going someplace,” said Courtney Kostelecky. With those words, Courtney Kostelecky made a decision to…

Activists Deliver Message of Inclusion at Standing for Humanity Celebration

people gave speeches, a memorial was held for victims of las vegas shootings and funds were raised for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some say peace is invaluable. “Peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold,” Ruth Buffalo said. People in Moorhead are fighting for peace after events like the Las Vegas shootings and the Charlottesville protests. “Somebody died in that particular rally and that was heartbreaking,” said Rebel Marie, a Standing for Humanity organizer. “It was very sad…

FEMA Denies North Dakota Major Disaster Declaration for Drought

Burgum requested the presidential disaster declaration on August 7

  NORTH DAKOTA — FEMA has denied North Dakota’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for drought. Governor Burgum concedes the request was a long shot with the enormous demands placed on federal resources by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. He said he is grateful for the emergency assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Burgum requested the…

North Dakota Air National Guard Sends Equipment to U.S. Virgin Islands for Hurricane Relief

Twenty Airmen from the 119th Wing packed and loaded the gear onto six aircraft this past weekend

NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Air National Guard has sent about 80 tons of equipment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to support hurricane relief efforts. Twenty Airmen from the 119th Wing packed and loaded the gear onto six aircraft this past weekend. The package consists of a temporary emergency shelter designed to house 150 people with a place to…

Deployment of National Guard Members Put on Hold with Hurricane Maria Moving in

The storm is now on track to pass northeast of the eastern tip of the country early Thursday

  NATIONAL — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm. People in the Dominican Republic are being told to prepare for Hurricane Maria. The storm is now on track to pass northeast…