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Hillsboro Picking up the Pieces After Strong Storms Hit Area

The storm caused widespread damage across Traill County and even spawned a tornado

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County last night, just missing Hillsboro. But the town didn’t escape damaging winds. People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County last night, leaving a trail of destruction blowing down trees and damaging homes here in Hillsboro. The sound of chainsaws could be…

North Dakota Governor’s Mansion Up for Grabs

The prairie-style brick Governor's Residence has served first families for 57 years

  BISMARCK, ND — Want to live in a governor’s mansion without being elected? North Dakota wants to save the current governor’s mansion but it needs to be moved by September to make way for the new $5 million mansion. The prairie-style brick Governor’s Residence has served first families for 57 years. Lawmakers have been trying to replace it for…

Severe Storms Hit Region with Wind Speeds More than 80 mph

Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads

HALSTAD, Minn. — The high winds and strong storms ripped through the Halstad area and damages many properties. Smaller structures like sheds were pulled from their foundations. Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads. Cleanup crews were busy cutting up large tree trunks to clear the streets. Some power lines even caught on fire during…

It’s Opening Day at the Red River Valley Fair!

The drought is causing harsh living and working conditions in the western part of the state. KVRR'S Jackie Kelly contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But, the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back in West Fargo for the season, but the hot…

Class A Sweeps ND Lions All-Star Game

The boys and girls squads each won Tuesday night in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — For the second night in a row, Class A cleaned up in the Lions All-Star Game for North Dakota high school basketball. On Monday, the boys and girls from the larger classification won their games in Bismarck, and they repeated the feat Tuesday in Fargo. The Class-A boys won 109-100, while the girls won 67-64. Categories: High…

UND Men’s Basketball Adds Three Transfers

The Fighting Hawks have one scholarship remaining

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s basketball coach Brian Jones added some size to his roster this offseason with the addition of three newcomers that all stand 6-fooot-6 or taller. Iowa transfer Dale Jones and Tyler Junior College transfer Jaqwon McCauley will be able to play immediately for the Fighting Hawks, while Concordia St. Paul transfer Carter Brooks…

Former Hedderich Department Store in Williston Goes Up in Flames

Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption WILLISTON, ND — A piece of Williston’s downtown history has gone up in flames. Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the former Hedderich department store. It most recently served as an antiques shop and museum on…

Drought Causing Low Participation in Ag-Related Activities

Farmers from the western part of the state said the drought has created difficult living and working conditions. KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly also contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Fair is an exciting summer activity in the metro that brings people from all over the state. But the livestock exhibits and different animal shows did not have as large of a turn out this year. The Red River Valley Fair is back for the season but the hot weather and lack…

East Grand Forks Police Identify Suspect in Attack on Bike Path

Her screams caused her attacker to flee

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of attacking a woman in an East Grand Forks park. Robert Burr is facing charges of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, domestic assault and stalking in the June 26 attack. The victim was rollerblading on the bike path along the Red River when she was knocked…

Minot Man Drowns in Ward County

They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him

WARD COUNTY, ND — A man who lost his inflatable device, drowned on Nelson Carlson Lake in Ward County. Authorities say two bystanders heard the man’s calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him. Rescue divers found the man’s body about 8…