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North Dakota Economy Is Booming Post-Pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — North Dakota keeps showing signs of economic growth. Taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2022 were up 13.2% compared to the same period last year. State Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus reports all of the 15 major industry sectors reported increases over the first quarter of 2021. He says it’s the fourth consecutive quarter…

Victim of Vehicle Fire Near Buffalo, N.D. Identified

CASS CO., N.D. (KVRR) — Cass County authorities identify the victim of a vehicle fire on Sunday along I-94. He is 36-year-old Matthew Knight of Greenville, Ohio. Knight’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Grand Forks for an autopsy. Multiple first responders arrived at the scene near mile marker 313, just southwest of Buffalo, around 9…

Hoeven talks with Delta about issues at ND airports

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Senator John Hoeven wants Delta Airlines to address service disruptions for business and commercial travel in North Dakota. He says it’s due to staffing issues with the company and air traffic controllers. Hoeven says there have been a significant rise in complaints filed with the Department of Transportation. Delta is working to address the issues by…

Purchase of N.D. Farmland By Group Tied to Bill Gates Under Scrutiny

FOX News (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)FARGO, N.D. (AP) —  The sale of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. State Attorney General Drew Wrigley has asked the trust that acquired the land…

Sen. Kevin Cramer may need pinky finger amputated after yard work accident

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer seriously injured the pinky finger on his right hand when a large boulder rolled over it while doing yard work over the weekend. Cramer needed immediate surgery. The Republican said in a statement he has been staying in North Dakota close to medical care as there is a high risk of…

COVID vaccines may be ready for young children in ND this week

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Coronavirus vaccines for children six months to five-years-old have arrived in North Dakota. Department of Health officials say 50,000 North Dakotans in the age group can get the vaccine. Fifty-seven hundred doses will be shipped to 100 locations. Health officials don’t expect a high demand for shots for young kids. That would be similar to those…

Police investigating burglaries where homeowners weren’t home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police investigates a string of home burglaries they believe are related. They have happened in the Centennial, Rose Creek, Stonebridge and Timberline neighborhoods. The burglaries started six months ago and happened when the owners weren’t home. Authorities say criminals cut cables outside the houses, possibly to turn off security systems. They also got through unlocked…