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FM Diversion Project Awarded $67 million to raise portion of I-29

Federal, State, and local leaders revealed a major $67-million dollar bid to move forward with the I-29 road raise

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The F-M Diversion Project is getting the green light to start work on Interstate 29. “Moorhead and Fargo and in Minnesota and North Dakota, our river doesn’t divide us, it unites us,” Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. Federal, state, and local leaders revealed a major $67 million bid to move forward with the I-29 road raise….

West Fargo School Lunch Repack Pilot Program deemed a success

A total of 134 servings were repackaged and 116 were claimed

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Public School District has wrapped up a pilot program aimed at repacking leftover lunch meals and distributing them to students in need. Officials say the School Lunch Repack Pilot Program has been a big success. Over the past month, 86% of the repacked servings were claimed by students. Liberty Middle School’s food…

Gov. Doug Burgum Signs Legacy Fund Investment Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is signing a bill that’s aimed at creating a broader investment policy for the state’s voter-approved oil tax savings account. The bill sets targets for investing a greater portion of the Legacy Fund principal in North Dakota. It requires that the State Investment Board give preference to qualified investment firms with a presence in…

Division I Football Committee announces championship host sites, Fargo & Grand Forks on list

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Football Championship committee announced today 14 predetermined preliminary round sites for this year’s Division I Football Championship. Due to the health and safety protocols surrounding the pandemic, it was deemed necessary to conduct NCAA championship competition at predetermined sites. Of the 14 selected sites, eight will be chosen to host first-round games. Twelve of the 14…

ND-based Farm Rescue is showcased on BYUtv show

Comedian Kirby Heyborne hops on a plane to Minot to give Farm Rescue a helping hand

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota-based Farm Rescue is featured on a TV show as the nonprofit brings awareness to the work it does for farmers. “Making Good is a TV series through BYUTV. Basically, the concept of the show is a lot like Dirty Jobs, if you’ve seen that, but the host is kind of quirky, kind of funny….But,…

Vigil at MSUM honors those recently killed in Atlanta shootings

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Eight candles sat side by side at the MSUM Campus Mall Wednesday afternoon; each one representing a person whose life was recently taken during the Atlanta shootings. “It’s really bothering me and I just feel really angry towards what happened. Look at those innocent victims,” said Dr. Gongjun Shi. Shi is an NDSU research specialist and…

No vaccine, no service? Local attorney says “vaccine passports” are legal

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As COVID-19 vaccinations continue ramping up, a local legal expert weighs in on the so-called “vaccine passports.” Some businesses, universities and airlines have already begun asking customers for proof of vaccination. Labor and Employment Law Attorney Lisa Edison-Smith with Vogel Law in Fargo says businesses have the right to require vaccination proof from both customers and…

Sen. Hoeven Checks On Security Along Northern Border

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BURKE CO., N.D. — Following his trip south last month, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is getting a look at operations along the northern border. The Republican is a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee. He was joined by county sheriffs from Burke, Divide and Renville counties along with Border Patrol and other…

State to get $14.6 million to increase vaccine access for minorities

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota will receive more than $14.6 million in federal aid to expand access to coronavirus vaccine, particularly among minorities. The funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is part of $3 billion being distributed across the country for vaccinations. The CDC says most of the money must go to support local health departments…

North Dakota’s Horse Pasture Fire now 50% contained

Photo: Arnegard Fire Protection District THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK (KVRR) – Firefighters say the Horse Pasture Fire in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is 50% contained. At this time, no structure damage has been reported, but officials say the CCC campground and other park infrastructure are still at risk, as well as some private homes on the…