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Cass County Vector Control hosts public hearings about its mosquito management

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Cass County Vector Control is informing the public about its mosquito management operations. Program director Ben Prather’s in-depth presentation at Fargo City Hall on Thursday is one of multiple public meetings being held in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The public hearings come following an incident last summer where thousands of monarch butterflies died after aerial…

UK COVID-19 variant confirmed in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – State Department of Health officials say the variant strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom has now been confirmed in North Dakota. One person had recently returned from domestic travel before getting sick and the second person was a close contact of the first. Officials say one other case is suspected to be the…

Fargo City Commission extends mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 3-1 vote, the Fargo City Commission decides to extend its face mask mandate until March 22nd. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig was the sole vote against the face mask mandate extension. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn was not present, but has voted against extending the mandate in the past. The extension comes following a recommendation from…

Sanford Health is prepared for COVID-19 variant in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says it’s no surprise that the U.K. COVID-19 variant has made its way to North Dakota. Even so, he says it does concern him, as there is evidence that the variant is more contagious and may cause more severe illness. Griffin says Sanford Health in Fargo is prepared for…

Federal grand jury indicts Michigan man, 5,000 fentanyl pills seized

FARGO (KVRR) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Michigan man suspected of transporting large quantities of fentanyl pills to North Dakota. Twenty-five-year-old Larry Owens III is charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl over 400 grams. Federal prosecutors say Owens was arrested in June 10, 2020, while transporting hundreds of suspected fentanyl pills. After…

Violent DAPL Protest Still Being Investigated Four Years Later

MORTON CO., N.D. — A violent protest four years ago between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement is still being investigated. One protester has recently been jailed for refusing to provide grand jury testimony. No one has been criminally charged in the November 2016 clash, which severely injured 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky of New York City. She has sued law…

Local Red Cross Seeking More Than Money On Giving Hearts Day

The local chapter held a blood drive on Thursday afternoon, the first time they've done so on Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Blood Drives are essential at any time of the year but even more so on a day that’s aimed at donating. As organizations across the area rally financial support on Giving Hearts Day, the American Red Cross of Eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota is taking it a step further. “You know, today is giving hearts…

Remembering Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer five years after his death

Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney has declared Thursday Jason Moszer Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s been five years since Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer died in the line of duty. He was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney has declared Thursday Jason Moszer Day. The city held a memorial ceremony at Fargo City Hall in Moszer’s honor where dozens of community…

North Broadway Bridge closed indefinitely

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The 30-year-old North Broadway Bridge linking Fargo to rural Clay County is closed indefinitely. Fargo Transportation Engineer Jeremy Gorden says soil from the river embankment is pushing onto the north pier and causing it to lean. The city’s options include either replacing the pier or bridge, or demolishing the bridge and not replacing it. Replacing the…

Update: Celebrities urge Biden to shut down DAPL, Burgum says effects would be ‘devastating’

FARGO (KVRR) – Dozens of celebrities have written a letter that urges President Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. “We urge you to remedy this historic injustice and direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to immediately shut down the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline while the Environmental Impact Statement process is conducted, consistent with the D.C. District Court’s…