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Virus failed to curb North Dakota’s appetite for gambling

BISMARCK, N.D. – The coronavirus pandemic did not slow North Dakotans’ appetite for gambling, with more than $881 million wagered on games of chance in the state in fiscal 2020. Data shows that’s a more than 50% increase from the previous year. North Dakota gambling regulator Deb McDaniel says “the pandemic has not hurt gaming whatsoever.” Electronic pull tab gambling…

Bonanzaville’s Veterans Memorial Celebration honors local veterans

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Bonanzaville is honoring veterans in our community ahead of Memorial Day. At the annual Veterans Memorial Celebration Thursday evening, the West Fargo High School band performed as people enjoyed a free barbeque dinner prepared by veterans. Military-inspired exhibits commemorating the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and items from D-Day were on display….

Community pulls together at funeral service for West Fargo Lt. Adam Gustafson

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Family, friends, colleagues and strangers pull together to honor the life of fallen West Fargo Lt. Adam Gustafson, who died from a heart attack last week. A contagious smile and laughter that would echo off the department walls; that’s how those at the West Fargo Police Department remember Lt. Gustafson. “The way Adam lived his…

North Dakota’s economic outlook improves as COVID-19 wanes

BISMARCK, N.D. – A new quarterly report shows North Dakota’s economic outlook is improving as the coronavirus pandemic begins to wane. The second-quarter outlook from North Dakota State University shows a growing labor force, an increase in gross state product and steady total tax collections. The report found some difficulties in the labor market, where wages and salaries are projected…

Man killed in shooting near Africa Nightclub identified

Fargo Police identify the victim as 28-year-old Dominque McNair.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police identify the victim of a shooting outside the Africa International Restaurant and Nightclub as employee 28-year-old Dominque McNair who had no permanent address. “It’s a black on black crime. I feel like the community needs to come together as a group and do a peace walk because this is going to be just another…

Crews Put Out Detached Garage Fire in Mapleton

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – Smoke fills the air of Mapleton after a fire breaks out at a house. Fire crews from West Fargo and Mapleton were called Monday afternoon to the 500 block of Second Street for a structure fire. The only damage was to the detached garage where the fire started and some nearby grass. “I’m very proud of…

COVID-19 vaccination rates plateau in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The month of May continues to be a slow one for increasing the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations. The North Dakota Department of Health update released over the weekend shows that 48.5% of residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine, which is roughly the same percentage from a week ago. It has increased by fewer…

Air travel making a comeback at North Dakota’s airports

BISMARCK, N.D. – Air travel has picked up in North Dakota, but not to the level it was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The state’s eight commercial service airports saw a significant increase in passenger numbers last month compared to April 2020. The state Aeronautics Commission says the airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and…