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Future of Delta 8 products unclear in ND as legislators amend hemp regulations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A recent surge in demand surrounding a certain cannabis product has pushed North Dakota lawmakers to amend the state’s hemp regulation bill. Delta 8 seems to be the newest craze in the world of hemp-derived products. “Delta 8 is THC but it’s extracted from hemp,” explained Your CBD Store owner Matt Yde. “So most people, when…

Infertility Awareness Week helps support those struggling to build a family

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s National Infertility Awareness Week: a time to support and empower those struggling to build a family. According to the CDC, about one in eight couples have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Sanford Health offers a wide variety of evaluation and treatment options for those who’ve experienced a pregnancy loss or are…

North Dakota Senate fails to overrides veto on transgender sports bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Senate has failed to override Governor Doug Burgum’s veto of a bill restricting transgender girls from participating in public elementary and secondary school sports. The vote was 28 to 19. Thirty two votes were needed to override the veto. Earlier, the state House voted 68 to 25 to override the second-term Republican governor,…

Golden Drive Gathers food for students

"With school getting out soon, many children rely on the meals from schools."

WEST FARGO & FARGO, N.D. — The Golden Drive is helping out students from West Fargo and Fargo schools with food bags. “With school getting out soon, many children rely on the meals from schools. Their breakfast, their lunch. We’re trying to, with the great community trying to do what we can to help,” Golden Drive Homeless Kids Founder Sue…

North Dakota health officials advise taking precautions to prevent tick bites

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Officials with the North Dakota Department of Health say now is the time to start thinking about protecting yourself from tick bites. They say the highest risk of tick borne disease transmission is between late spring and early fall. Some things people can do to avoid tick bites include wearing long sleeves and pants in wooded…

Burgum vetoes transgender sports & mask mandate bills

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed a bill not allowing transgender girls to compete on girls’ teams in public school sports and another banning state-issued mask mandates. In a letter to Republican Speaker of the House Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, Burgum said the transgender sports bill assumes North Dakota does not have a…

Burgum to lift North Dakota emergency declaration April 30

BISMARCK (KVRR) – North Dakota’s COVID-19 emergency declaration will be lifted April 30 as the state continues to shift the focus of its pandemic response efforts to increasing vaccination rates. Gov. Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020, two days after North Dakota had confirmed its first case of COVID-19. “Lifting this emergency…

Burgum signs $680 million infrastructure bonding bill

BISMARCK , N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a $680 million bonding package for infrastructure upgrades including flood control, roads, bridges and water projects. Burgum says the package will be funded with Legacy Fund earnings and without raising taxes. “With historic low interest rates, investing in infrastructure now is the financially conservative thing to do” Burgum said. “We…