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Pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance ends this weekend in ND

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Effective Saturday, the extra $300 some North Dakotans receive each week in unemployment money will be no more. “Basically what we’re seeing at the end of this week is a return to pre-pandemic norms,” said Sarah Arnston with Job Service North Dakota. Arnston says state-paid unemployment benefits will continue. “What is ending is the federal programs…

ND Human Rights Film Festival appoints new Native American Programming Director

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A local arts organization adds a new role in preparation for its upcoming film festival. The Human Family, a Fargo nonprofit organization, has welcomed Falcon Gott to the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival as the Native American Programming Director. The position is new to the festival. Gott says his goal is to represent Native Americans…

Company agrees to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Colorado company has agreed to settle Clean Water Act violations stemming from the company’s oil production activities in North Dakota. The Environmental Protection Agency says Phoenix Petroleum LLC has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as part of the settlement. The EPA says inspections of two of the company’s tank batteries in Divide and Williams counties…

Organizations connect with LGBTQ+ communities in ND & MN amid Pride Month

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Music has a way of bringing people together. That’s part of the reason the ACLU of North Dakota has launched a Pride Month playlist. “We polled our audiences online to see what songs resonate with them during this month,” said ACLU of North Dakota Digital Media Associate Adam Jorgenson. The result is a locally…

New Mexico threatens North Dakota’s oil ranking

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has ranked as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer for nine years, but it’s on the verge of losing that status because oil production is soaring in New Mexico. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that New Mexico produced 1.16 million barrels of oil per day in March, while North Dakota’s daily oil output that…

Groups display flags at Fargo City Hall to showcase diversity

A unique display of love and unity

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Bridge The Gap in collaboration with OneFargo come together at Fargo City Hall to help teach people about the different heritages and cultures in the community. “We want people to be able to come here, look around and see themselves and feel comfortable here,” Wess Philome with OneFargo said. The flags that are here are a…

Victim in Fatal Rollover Near Oakes Identified

OAKES, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol identifying the victim of a one vehicle rollover as 33-year-old Douglas Cavalier of Britton, South Dakota. The crash happened early Sunday morning about four miles southeast of Oakes, North Dakota. They say Cavalier was driving down Highway 11 at a high rate of speed when he lost control. He was thrown from the…

Suspect wanted in several Fargo robberies over multiple days is arrested

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A man wanted for multiple robberies across Fargo has been arrested after allegedly robbing yet another business Thursday afternoon. Twenty-one-year-old Hunter Havisto was arrested at around 3:30 p.m. at an apartment at 2121 9th Avenue South. “It is the suspect, Hunter Havisto, that we’ve been looking for. Turns out it was him,” said Fargo Police Sgt….