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Drought Conditions Are Expanding In The Region

Extreme Drought In Much of South-central North Dakota

The areas of severe and extreme drought are expanding across south-central North Dakota. This is the latest drought monitor map from the USDA. The counties in red are in the extreme drought category with persistent hot and dry conditions. In the east: the counties in brown and yellow, are seeing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. In Minnesota: Clay, Norman,…

Coach of the Week: Post 2’s Luke Rustad

Post 2 is off to a 22-6 start to the season

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Post 2 coach Luke Rustad is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Behind Rustad, Post 2 has won nine of its last 10 games and is 22-6 on the year. The team is currently in Minneapolis for the Gopher Classic Tournament. Categories: KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: American Legion, FARGO, Fargo Post2, Legion Baseball,…

The North Dakota Horse Park is Getting Back to the Races

Friday night racing comes back to the horse park in Fargo

FARGO, ND — Friday night racing has returned to the North Dakota Horse Park and that means a special crew will make an appearance. The eight-day race meet will stretch across three weekends starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15th. The Budweiser Clydesdales will return on July 22nd and Horse Park officials said they are excited for the team to…

Casselton Heritage Center Damaged After Lightning Strikes Steeple

No word on when repairs will be made

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CASSELTON, ND — An historic church took a direct hit in last night’s storms. The 130-year-old former St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Casselton was struck by lightning in the storms early in the morning. The building is now the Casselton…

Mandan Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting “Justified”

Prosecutors say Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen "tried everything in his power to stop'' the shooting from occurring

  MANDAN, ND — A prosecutor has concluded that an officer-involved shooting in Mandan was justified. A Mandan Police spokesman says the shooting death of ex-Marine Ivan Wilson was a tragic example of an officer trying to avoid pulling his gun. He said Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen “tried everything in his power to stop” the shooting from occurring. A former classmate…

Senator Heitkamp Asking Ranchers be Given Tax Break Due to Drought

The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle

  NORTH DAKOTA — Senator Heitkamp has asked the IRS commissioner to allow ranchers to defer paying capital gains tax due to the drought. The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle. The action is being requested due to the ongoing severe drought which has stretched for months across nearly half of the state….

High Risk Sex Offender Reports Fargo Address

Roger Mcavoy, 56, is living at 735 14th Street North in Fargo

FARGO, ND — Fargo police want you to know about an address of a registered high risk sex offender. Roger Mcavoy, 56, is living at 735 14th Street North in Fargo. His five foot seven, weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. Mcavoy was convicted in 1995 of sexual assault of two female victims ages 13 and…

North Dakota Tribes Asking for Help Fighting Addiction Crisis

Officials say the tribes are working hard but they are not on track with the state's efforts to fight drug addiction

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota tribes are asking the state for more help to fight addiction on the reservations. Officials with multiple treatment centers on the reservations say the tribes have lost touch with the state on drug issues over the years. They are hoping to revive interest in fighting addiction after the first lady says she it is…

Despite Dry Conditions, Fireworks Sales are Soaring

Retailers were concerned about dry conditions, local bans and the holiday falling on a Tuesday

HORACE, ND — Many in the metro are headed to the local fireworks stores despite retailers’ concerns over a drop in sales this year. Dry conditions, local bans on fireworks and even the day of the week caused concerns. Many in the F–M area are visiting local fireworks warehouses in order to stock up for their holiday celebrations. “Every year it’s…

Minnesota’s CAIR Requesting Fargo Assault be Investigated as Hate Crime

The Somali-American Muslim man suffered non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, ND — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on local and federal law enforcement to investigate an assault in Fargo as a possible hate crime. According to CAIR, 32-year-old James Billiot and 28-year-old Justin Rifanburg allegedly made derogatory remarks before assaulting a Somali-American Muslim man. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man was…