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Diesel prices nearly $3 dollars a gallon higher than last year cut into companies’ bottom lines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – If you thought the price of unleaded fuel is too high, be glad you don’t drive a vehicle running on diesel. According to the Energy Information Administration, diesel fuel sold in the Midwest is $2.94 cents more expensive per gallon than this time last year. Companies charge customers a fuel surcharge when prices rise raising costs…

Moorhead’s Planned Parenthood clinic could soon offer abortion services

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Planned Parenthood says it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead if the Red River Women’s Clinic does not quickly relocate if the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade. The organization says it expects the clinic to make the short move across the river by July 1 if necessary. The Fargo clinic has long…

Minot State names theatre stage after Josh Duhamel

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) – Minot State University names its Summer Theatre stage after alumnus and Minot native Josh Duhamel. It’s part of the university’s 2.8 million dollar renovation project for the amphitheater overlooking campus. It’s expected to be completed next month before the start of its 57th season. “I played football at Minot State and every day at practice we…

Norwegian patriotism on display during Syttende Mai

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Grab some lutefisk and lefse as it’s Syttende Mai. It’s celebrated for the signing of Norway’s constitution on May 17th, 1814. It made the country an independent kingdom to try and avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark-Norway’s defeat in the Napoleonic Wars. Fargo’s Sons of Norway celebrated Constitution Day with a feast including aquavit flights,…

Burgum gives nearly $1 million in campaign contributions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Wealthy former software executive and North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has personally shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election in campaign contributions. Most of the money has gone to political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates, or those who do not agree with Burgum’s spending and…

Cities begin to clean up and rebuild after storm

Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge .

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR)- Strong winds knocked down trees, causing damage to homes and property in Wahpeton and Breckenridge. A 20 minute storm has life changing effects. “We obviously heard the sirens and I’d say about 10 to 15 minutes after the sirens we didn’t think much of it never really happened here and all of a sudden I’m standing next…

Devils Lake mayoral candidates share their vision for the city

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KVRR) – Candidates share they’re the right person to lead Devils Lake as Mayor Dick Johnson is retiring after 12 years. Retired Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe, City Commissioner Shane Hamre,  and former Four Winds High School teacher and administrator Joe Mertens are running to replace him. Topics tackled in a debate moderated by KVRR morning…

Fargo City Commission candidates debate the issues

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Twelve Fargo City Commission candidates shared their vision of the city’s future at a candidate forum. Topics included keeping the city safe, improving mental health resources for police officers and tax incentives for businesses. A majority of the candidates are for tax breaks for small businesses. They argue big corporations like FedEx were given them despite…