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Fargo commissioners to hold special meeting following concerns from former police dept. employees

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo city commissioners will hold a special Police Department Operational Update Tuesday in the wake of concerns raised by several former officers in exit interviews. By one count, more than 30 police officers and support staff have left the department either through retirement or resignation since police chief Dave Zibolski was named to the post just…

Laryngitis postpones State of the State Address

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Sidelined by laryngitis, Gov. Doug Burgum says Wednesday’s 2022 State of the State Address has been postponed. Burgum had been scheduled to travel to Fargo and deliver the annual address on the NDSU campus. “As a result of laryngitis, the governor is currently having challenges with his voice and does not want this to distract from…

Collecting race data on North Dakota defendants nearly complete

BISMARCK, N.D. – A nearly yearlong effort at collecting race data on defendants to identify any potential bias in North Dakota’s justice system will come to an end soon. The court rule that took effect in March 2021 requires that prosecutors filing criminal complaints include the race of adult defendants as perceived by law enforcement officers’ reports. The judiciary’s Minority…

Illinois court sends pipeline plans back to regulators

Dakota Access PipelineBISMARCK, N.D. – An Illinois appellate court has set aside a decision by state regulators that would allow the Dakota Access oil pipeline to double capacity to 1.1 million barrels daily. The court ordered the Illinois Commerce Commission to review the public need for the project that moves North Dakota oil to a shipping point in Illinois. The…

HANSON brings its Red Green Blue tour to Fargo this summer

So excited to finally say we’re going to see you all on tour this year!! Come see us on the Red Green Blue Tour, named after our upcoming project. The https://t.co/3kgsECrFM5 presale starts on Saturday at 10AM local time and the public on-sale is Thursday, January 20th. ❤️ 💚 💙 pic.twitter.com/0uTmNwTieq — HANSON (@hansonmusic) January 13, 2022 FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)…

First Responders Funeral Procession for Fallen Firefighter Tim Kath

Courtesy: Whitney Demarais / Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral HomeLIDGERWOOD, N.D. (KVRR) — A funeral procession is held for fallen firefighter 42-year-old Tim Kath of Nashua, Minnesota as services are held in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. Kath died on New Year’s Eve at Sanford in Fargo after getting COVID-19. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation classifies his death as a Line of Duty…

Homeless Battle Low Temps as Well as Pandemic This Winter

The Pandemic Adds Complicated Element to Already Challenging issue.

FARGO N.D. (KVRR) – Homelessness is an issue year round, but in winter months challenges are even greater as temps drop to dangerous levels. Throw in a pandemic and an already challenging situation becomes more complicated. While it is difficult to get precise numbers, Fargo Cass Public Health estimates around 1,000 people in Fargo-Moorhead don’t have a place of their…

Ventilator manufacturer Corvent Medical relocates to NDSU campus

Fargo North Dakota is where we wanted to pitch our tent, this is the beginning of something special, you know we hope to be a cornerstone medical device company.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota’s science and innovation board has attracted another company with a $117,000 grant as Corvent Medical has set up shop on the North Dakota State University campus. “Fargo, North Dakota is where we wanted to pitch our tent. This is the beginning of something special. We hope to be a cornerstone medical device company,” Corvent…

North Dakota officials forced to cut back on COVID case work

BISMARCK, N.D. – The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is forcing North Dakota health officials to cut back on investigations and they are encouraging people who test positive to isolate on their own. The state Department of Health says it will continue to monitor virus cases for K-12 students, higher education students, people over age 55 and people in health…