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Inflation, late planting season could challenge farmers

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – April showers arrive but May flowers may need to wait a couple weeks longer as farmers closely observe the effects. Farmers on the western side of North Dakota who have been experiencing drought conditions might get the needed relief from a rain and snow filled month of April. Some are worried they’ll have to start planting…

Horace man sentenced for 20 burglaries in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Horace man is sentenced to five years in prison for a series of business burglaries in Fargo, West Fargo and across Cass County. Shelby Whitt, 24,¬† pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries spanning from June to December 2021. He was arrested in March and prosecutors say he has been cooperative throughout the investigation as nearby agencies…

What leads to the Red River SWAT Team getting called in?

The Red River Valley SWAT team has had a busy week responding to its third call in six days related to warrants leading to peaceful arrests.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The SWAT team is made up of police officers from seven agencies around the region teaming up with special tactics, knowledge and weapons in order to make the community feel safe. They use what’s called a risk assessment matrix from the National Tactical Officers Association to determine when SWAT should be used. “It’s not just something…

Fire at Paradiso forces the restaurant to temporarily close

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –¬†Alarms sounded around three this morning at Paradiso and losses are estimated around $150,000. The fire closed the restaurant for the day and employees spent all day cleaning, but there is good news for its customers. “Yeah we’re planning on opening tomorrow. The cleaners are getting everything done. ServPro said we should have the smoke smell and…

Farmer describes issues with inflation & the supply chain

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers across the country are experiencing supply chain issues due to inflation and those in North Dakota are worried about what might happen to their crops this year. Due to inflation, supplies are thinning up and access to them is getting more complicated. “Fertilizer supply is gonna be… You know, they’re really tight. It’s a…

Fargo Police adding online reporting system

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police Department is joining a growing trend of departments across the country using an online system for lower level crime. Fargo Police is adding a new way for people to report crimes to improve efficiency. The Desk Officer Reporting System, or DORS, has increased in popularity in police departments across the country. The system is…

Unglued Craft Fest returns to West Acres Mall

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–The twelfth annual Unglued Craft Fest kicks off at West Acres Mall. Their mission is to unite local creators and showcase their crafts with the community. 70 different craft makers gather and offer a variety of products like decorated baked goods, candles, jewelry, handmade press on nails, and more. Each both sales their products at the price they…

Lake Aggasiz Pacers continue St. Patrick’s Day Run Tradition

Moorhead, Minn.(KVRR)–The Lake Agassiz Pacers are the longest running group in red river valley they started in 1973 and have been doing their St Patty’s day run annually since 1975, it returns after a year off from COVID-19. “It’s been really exciting to come back together finally after a year off from the pandemic and to see a great turnout,”…

New American citizens welcomed at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–New citizens became official at NDSU by taking an oath of citizenship and reciting the pledge of allegiance. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and North Dakota welcome more than 150 new citizens at NDSU. Attending the four ceremonies are people who have lived in North Dakota from Williston to Fargo. Some family members could not attend due…