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Temporary flight restriction near Medora is cancelled

MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR) — The temporary flight restriction (TFR) issued Thursday for the 10-mile radius around Medora has been cancelled. Officials say pilots of manned aircraft, as well as operators of unmanned aircraft systems, should continue to exercise caution while flying in the area. The TFR may be reinstated on little to no notice at any time if fire-fighting operations…

Rep. Armstrong takes questions from Sheyenne High School seniors

The politician held a Q&A with high school seniors

WEST FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — Congressman Kelly Armstrong stops by a local high school for a Q&A session with the seniors. “It’s part of what we do it’s one of my favorite things to do in office” said Armstrong. The senior class at Sheyenne High School get the chance to have a Q&A with Armstrong. The class shared their opinions…

Large Grass Fire Near Mentor, Minnesota 90% Contained

A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for all of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota

MENTOR, Minn. — A grass fire near Mentor, Minnesota which started Monday is now 90% contained and authorities say it was “human-caused”. Minnesota Incident Command reports the “Oxcart Fire” had no new fire growth overnight. Calmer weather helped keep the fire activity minimal within the perimeter of the 13,000 acre fire. Firefighters are working on mopping up smoldering hot spots…

Border agent credited with saving man from brush fire

PORTAL, N.D. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent is credited with saving a man who was trapped in a brush fire along the North Dakota border with Canada. Officials say the agent assigned to the Portal Station was on patrol when he spotted smoke rising near the international border last Friday. As he went to investigate he saw a vehicle…

NDSU hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

About 600 people that are part of the NDSU community got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health partners with North Dakota State University to offer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff. The first-ever COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus took place Wednesday at the SHAC. Gloomy skies weren’t overshadowing the excitement and hope filling the air on campus. “I know students were incredibly excited to have this opportunity to…

Sanford Health officials encouraged by high demand for vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As COVID-19 vaccinations open up to more North Dakotans and Minnesotans, those at Sanford Health say they’re encouraged by the demand. Dr. Doug Griffin says Sanford plans on vaccinating around 3,000 people this week. He says vaccinating young adults is crucial since they are attributing to many of the new cases in Cass and Clay counties….

North Dakota House approves amended Ten Commandments bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House passed a bill that allows public schools to display the Ten Commandments. The bill was amended to say the Ten Commandments would be displayed as part of a display of historical documents. Supporters say the amendment would help the bill survive a legal challenge.¬†¬†Opponents have said the issue would likely end up…

Red Flag Warning makes for dangerous fire conditions

"That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Due to dry conditions A red flag warning has been issued throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota. “That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field,”Fargo Fire…