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Emerson Port of Entry blockade continues

EMERSON BLOCKADE3 EMERSON BLOCKADE FRIDAY2 BLOCKADE FRIDAY EMERSON, Manitoba (KVRR) – Protesters continued to maintain a border blockade at the Emerson Port of Entry, just north of Pembina, N.D. Friday. Winnipeg Alternative Media reported that the number of participants appeared to be down because a winter storm was moving through the area.  The protesters were sheltering from the storm in RV’s…

Blockade shuts down Emerson Port of Entry, just north of Pembina, North Dakota

(Winnipeg Alternative Media)EMERSON, Manitoba (KVRR) – Truck drivers have set up a blockade just north of Pembina, North Dakota, at the Emerson, Manitoba Port of Entry. A Canada Border Services employee at the Emerson Port of Entry tells KVRR news that travelers heading into Canada are still able to cross the border, but will not be able to get beyond…

‘Smuggling organization’ connected to large marijuana seizure at Pembina Port of Entry

U.S. Customs & Border ProtectionFARGO (KVRR) – Newly unsealed court documents are providing more information about the seizure of nearly 2,800 pounds of marijuana at the Pembina Port of Entry last year. The marijuana was discovered in April, 2021, but until now, details of the case have been kept under seal by a federal judge because of concerns that the…

Border reopening delay causing economic hardships in Grand Cities

"Every business in Grand Forks has been eagerly awaiting for the border to reopen because the Canadian visitors are a huge economic boom to this whole region."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The effects of the U.S. – Canadian border closure grows as travel restrictions are extended for another month. As of March of 2020 U.S.-Canadian border restrictions have placed an economic hardship on businesses that rely on tourism to stay afloat. Now the Biden Administration is preventing the Canadian dollar from boosting the local economy for…

Enbridge is completing the $69 million pipeline in North Dakota

Work began in August on the pipeline and is coming to a close today

PEMBINA, N.D.- Enbridge’s $69 million Line 3 replacement project is wrapping up in North Dakota. Over 400 construction workers started on the job in August. The 12-mile replacement line uses state-of-the-art steel and new technology to enhance safety and environmental protection. Canadian and Wisconsin portions are already in service. This leaves the 337-mile section in Minnesota left to replace. “We’re…

Two Men Hurt, One Charged, After Polaris RZR Crash

Neither man was wearing a helmet or seatbelt

PEMBINA CO., N.D. — An Edinburg, North Dakota man and his passenger are hurt after overturning their Polaris RZR in Pembina County. Neither man was wearing a helmet or seatbelt. North Dakota Highway Patrol charged 29-year-old Colton Evenson with DUI. Evenson has significant injuries but not believed to be life-threatening. A passenger has non life-threatening injuries. They were taken by…

Neche Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Brandon Bjornstad coerced hundreds of children into producing and sharing sexually explicit images and videos

FARGO, N.D. — A Pembina County, North Dakota man is sentenced to 60 years in prison for multiple offenses of sexual exploitation of minors and child porn. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Brandon Bjornstad of Neche coerced hundreds of children into producing and sharing sexually explicit images and videos. He did this through multiple social media platforms including Skype, Kik and Snapchat…

National Weather Service Issues Final Situation Report For 2019 Flood Fight

all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service has issued its final situation report for this year’s flood fight. They say all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries. Several roads near and north of Oslo continue to be impacted due to flooding. Although levels are slowly falling at Oslo, Drayton, and…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…

No Travel Advisory Lifted In Grand Forks

Witnesses Tell Us Numerous Vehicles Have Ended Up In The Ditches

GRAND FORKS SNOW 1 CROOKSTON SNOW CROOKSTON 2 GRYGLA SNOW File Photo MNDOT MARCH 25 530 PM UPDATE 7:55 P.M. No Travel Advisory LIFTED in the Grand Forks area   The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have LIFTED a No Travel Advisory for the Grand Forks area. A Travel Alert remains in effect…