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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…

Some residents with health issues advised to limit time outdoors

Western ND wildfiresBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is advising residents with respiratory conditions to consider limiting outdoor activities in areas affected by wildfires. Smoky conditions currently exist downwind of a wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit. The agency says extremely small particles of ash, soot and particulate matter have been increasing.  Particulate…

Local law enforcement step up distracted driving enforcement

This month is Distracted Driving Month to help lower the number of cases where people are not focused on the roads

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you are out and about, you may have noticed more police patrols are on the roads. It’s all an effort to bring awareness to Distracted Driving Month. “Officers from the Fargo Police Department will be on the streets with our grant-funded overtime to enforce the distracted driving laws,” Fargo Police Department Sgt. Mike Bernier said….

National Guard leader describes Western ND wildfire response

The National Guard is on standby for additional help.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – High and very high fire danger continues through all parts of North Dakota and near critical fire weather is expected across the state with a Red Flag warning in effect. “The National Guard is essential to any whole government national response and we are the first military response on site we are very pleased to be…

Burgum warns fire season to be ‘tough’ amid drought

Grassland fire. Richland County, N.D.BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is warning the state is headed to a “tough fire season.” He visited Billings County, where a fire had prompted him to call a statewide wildfire emergency. The governor says that even prior to calling the state of emergency this week, far more acres have already burned this…

Wildfires continue in western North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National ParkMEDORA, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Firefighters are making progress in controlling a large grass fire near Medora as more wildfires have started in other areas in the western part of the state facing high fire danger. According to the North Dakota Forest Service, as of midday Sunday, the Medora blaze was 85% contained. It had burned an estimated…

Easter Egg Hunt hosted by local restaurant

Families were able to enjoy food and fun in the sun

FARGO, N.D. -(KVRR) — “We are family friendly with that being said we thought what better way to do that then bring in the holiday season incorporated in a little way” The Easter bunny made a stop at a local restaurant this weekend in order to give kids some fun and happiness. Kiddos from all ages were able to stop…