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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…

Update: No explosives found after suspicious package report at Fargo mosque

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Red River Valley Bomb Squad investigates a suspicious package found outside the Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead finding it’s just a backpack. Police were called to the mosque on the 600 block of 28th Street South around 12:15 Wednesday afternoon. A 911 caller said a male was showing suspicious behavior, dropped a backpack and left. Fargo…

Community welcomes home local heroes from the Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Everyone at Fargo’s Hector International Airport was beaming with patriotism as the Honor Flight of North Dakota, Minnesota is welcomed back from Washington, DC. The airport was filled with red, white and blue as our local heroes touched back down in Fargo around 7:00 Monday night after a weekend after seeing memorials built by their sacrifice…

Labor rights advocates remember people killed on the job on Workers’ Memorial Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Union leaders, members and workers honor the 18 people killed on the job in North Dakota last year and those killed while working in Minnesota. Carnations are placed in remembrance of those killed on the job in 2021. Workers Memorial Day is recognized on April 28th, the day the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into…