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Hearing set for bill that keeps part of redistricting process secret

FARGO (KVRR) – A bill that would exempt drafts of legislative redistricting maps from North Dakota’s open records laws will be discussed by state lawmakers this week. The Senate Political Subdivisions Committee will hold a hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m. “Unfortunately, the bill allows legislators to hide their draft maps from the public by exempting them from open records laws”…

Fargo Mask Mandate Set To Expire As Active Cases Rise In Cass County

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. —  Fargo’s mask mandate ends Monday while Cass County continues to lead North Dakota in active cases with 285. Cass is well ahead of any other county in the state. Last Sunday the county had 198 active cases. State health officials report one new COVID-19 death and 49…

Drought intensifies in western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Drought conditions are getting worse in western North Dakota. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows much of northwestern North Dakota, or about 17% of the state, is in extreme drought. It’s the first time this year any part of the state has been classified in that category. The rest of the western two-thirds of the state…

Fargo Human Relations Commission votes to support anti-bias ordinance

Fargo City Commissioners must give final approval

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Human Relations Commission votes unanimously to support an anti-bias ordinance. Introduced by City Commissioner Arlette Preston, the ordinance aims to more clearly identify, report and respond to hate crimes in Fargo. “We need a bias crime ordinance to send a message to communities that every person, that every individual belongs here,” Preston said at…

Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski delivers his first State of the City address

"We have a lot to be excited for and the future belongs to Grand Forks," Bochenski said

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski began his State of the City address with a tribute to Cody Holte on what would’ve been the police officer’s 30th birthday. Holte was killed in the line of duty last May. Despite a year full of challenges, Bochenski says Grand Forks is “coming out of this pandemic stronger than…

North Dakota researchers share three-year project at International Stroke Conference

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Wednesday was the first day of this year’s virtual International Stroke Conference, and North Dakota researchers are presenting some of their findings from a three-year initiative. The North Dakota Mission: Lifeline Stroke project focuses on improving guideline-based care of stroke patients. That includes teaching the public the signs and symptoms of a stroke, as well as…

Kylie Oversen will not seek fourth term as Dem-NPL Chairwoman

Oversen says, "With a heavy but grateful heart, I wanted to let you know that I will not be seeking a fourth term as Chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s Democratic-NPL Chair announces she will not be running for a fourth term. Kylie Oversen has held that position for the last six years. She says, “stepping away is extremely difficult, but I know I will be leaving the party in a good position and in good hands.” After her term is up, Oversen says…