infrastructure

MN & ND to improve broadband access thanks to minimum $100 million in funding

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Are you sick of slow internet and the spinny wheel of death? The infrastructure law signed by President Biden on Nov. 15 provides $65 billion nationwide to improve broadband. “This is a really big moment for the country, it’s a really big moment for advocates and I think it’s a really enormous moment for…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

Sec. Buttigieg explains American Jobs Plan impact on North Dakota & Minnesota

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – President Joe Biden has ended negotiations with top Republican leaders regarding his American Jobs Plan, but the administration will continue seeking bipartisan approval of the infrastructure proposal. According to the White House, infrastructure in North Dakota and Minnesota has suffered from a lack of investment for decades. Between the two states, more than 5,000 miles of highways…

Transportation non-profit: ND infrastructure in need of improvement

The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A recent report has revealed North Dakota’s infrastructure is in need of help. A Washington DC-based national transportation research nonprofit has released information on the roads, highways, and bridges throughout the state. The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition. Closer to home, here in Fargo, six percent of…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

6 North Dakota Counties Included In Presidential Disaster Request

Benson, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Mountrail, Nelson and Wells

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for storms that hit North Dakota in late June and early July causing flash flooding in several counties. The storms from June 29 through July 1 are blamed for causing over $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. Burgum includes six counties in his request: Benson,…

Diversion group Could Pay Horace $5 Million for Improvements

The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority announced Wednesday that it has approved a deal with the city of Horace.

FARGO, N.D.–The group managing a Red River diversion project around the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota metropolitan area has signed an agreement to help a nearby city with costs for infrastructure that will be needed when the channel is built. The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority announced Wednesday that it has approved a deal with the city of Horace, located southwest of Fargo,…

Minnesota’s Governor Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration

spring storms caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for spring storms that caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota. He requested the declaration for 51 counties and four tribal governments. Officials say flooding, blizzards and strong winds from mid-March to late April caused damage totaling $39 million. That is well above the $8…

MN Gas Stations 7 1/2 Miles from the ND Border Exempt from Proposed Gas Tax Hike

That way, they can still compete with stations across the river

MINNESOTA — A proposed gas tax hike in Minnesota would raise the price by 20 cents per gallon, which would be the fourth highest in the country. But that wouldn’t affect every city in the state. A law in Minnesota would allow gas stations seven and half miles from the North Dakota border to be exempt from the tax increase. That…

Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Tours Flood Areas in the Red River Valley

He wants to see how much water is flowing north

FARGO, N.D. — The flood fight isn’t something only people in North Dakota are dealing with. It’s also going to affect our neighbors to the north. Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler spent the day meeting with local representatives and touring the flood area in the Red River Valley and further south. He joined State Representative Kim Koppelman of West Fargo and…