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NDSU Professor on Local Ties to Russia-Ukraine Conflict

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Russia-Ukraine crisis has more ties to our region. Around 30-40% of North Dakotans have German or Russian heritage. Their ancestors came from what is now known as Ukraine. Michael Miller, a professor at NDSU, is also the Director of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and he’s worried about what might happen to port cities…

Fargo Chef Up for James Beard Award

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)–We have a follow-up to a story KVRR first brought you last night: a Fargo chef is gaining recognition in the culinary world. Ryan Nitschke, the head chef and owner of Luna Restaurant in Fargo, is a semifinalist for a James Beard Award under the category “Best Chef in the Midwest”. Nitschke is a Fargo native and says…

United Way Simulation Emulates Life in Poverty

United Way of Cass-Clay is giving people the experience of what it’s like to live in poverty. The organization hosted a simulation as people portrayed families going through hard times while others played roles like bill collectors, service providers and school administrators. It’s an opportunity for new perspectives and a chance to learn about poverty in the local community. “One…

Grand Forks City Council debates proposed hate crime ordinance

Grand Forks looks to join Fargo as the only cities with hate crime ordinences

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – City Council members in Grand Forks issue a first draft of hate crime ordinances similar to Fargo’s which passed last June. Grand Forks City Council is reviewing proposed hate crime ordinances related to assault, harassment, criminal mischief and terrorizing. Council Member Katie Dachtler and Grand Forks Police Officer Brian Samson drafted the first four ordinances…

Minnesota National Guard soldiers from Crookston & TRF return home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) Fifty-two Minnesota National Guard soldiers from Crookston and Thief River Falls return home from the Middle East. Company B of the Second Combined Arms Battalion of the 136th infantry were greeted by family at Hector International Airport in Fargo. The soldiers were deployed to several locations throughout the Middle East as it is rare for soldiers to…

Gov. Burgum Extends Business Closure To April 20

major presidential disaster declaration also approved

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has extended North Dakota business closures through April 20 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump┬áhas also approved Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration. “This approval paves the way for North Dakota to receive federal funding at state, local, tribal level and also certain non-profits,” said Burgum. This support comes…

Puerto Rican Recounts Earthquake Ordeal

Christian Rodriguez has lived in Fargo for four years.

PUERTO RICO – “It started shaking and she opened the door and she walked to my bed like it’s shaking, it’s shaking, and I just sit there and told her to sit next to me. And I remember it was so long, that I told her, mom, this is taking a while. It’s not ending,” says Rodriguez. This was the…