Extreme heat & drought causes problems for farmers

The plants aren't able to root down enough to absorb the moisture that is down below for as fast as it's evaporating.

WHEATLAND, N.D. (KVRR) — Warm temperatures and the lack of rain is posing some problems for farmers and their crops. “I guess to take care of them and to raise a crop you need to get it planted right and make sure you take care of the weeds and pray for a little bit of rain once in a while,”…

Moorhead Parks kicks off 8th annual farmers market

Shoppers can buy fresh produce, meats, plants and other hand crafted items from local vendors.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Moorhead Parks and Recreation is bringing to town a taste of Summer with its eighth annual Moorhead Farmers market. The market will run every Tuesday through September 28th from 3 to 6 p.m. Shoppers can buy fresh produce, meats, plants and other hand crafted items from local vendors. “I think it’s great that we’re able to…

How to keep trees and shrubs healthy during winter

The secret to helping trees survive winter is adjusting a care routine to suit seasonal growing conditions.

FARGO, N.D.- With winter hitting the region, it’s important to keep plants safe in the frigid temperatures. Plant experts tell us it’s also a good idea to mulch your trees and shrubs. It insulates soil and tree roots against extreme temperatures and slows water loss from soil. Keep trees, especially those newly–planted, well–watered through the fall until the ground freezes….

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

LIVE: Adding Warmth To Your Home

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns How to Add Warmth to Your Home This Time of Year

With the cold months ahead, KVRR’s Jackie Kelly travels to Designingwomen2 in Fargo to learn how you can spruce up your home to make it feel cozier and brighter. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: Designingwomen2, home decor, plants

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

Fargo Park District Earning Their Green Thumbs by Planting More than 75,000 Flowers

The fresh displays will be in different locations including downtown, the airport, and the golf courses

FARGO, ND — Crews are hard at work in hopes of making your summer a little brighter. Staff with the Fargo Park District are planting flowers all around town. The fresh displays will be in different locations including downtown, the airport, and the golf courses. Crews are made up of many seasonal employees, as well as staff from the forestry…

West Fargo Celebrates Arbor Day With All Things Trees

The City of West Fargo celebrated Arbor Day with a local elementary school

WEST FARGO, ND — The City of West Fargo couldn’t have asked for better spring weather as they took the afternoon to celebrate Arbor Day. A tree planting activity with third grade students from L.E Berger Elementary School was set up at West Fargo City Hall. The city also takes a moment to celebrate a long-time resident and plant a…

Not a Prank: Kids Unleash Tens of Thousands of Ladybugs at Mall of America

Turns out there's a scientific reason

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A group of Minnesota kids released 75,000 ladybugs… inside the Mall of America. It wasn’t a prank. The ladybugs act as a pesticide for the more than 30,000 plants and 400 trees throughout the mall. The plants and trees act as air purifiers for the 5.6 million square foot building. The ladybug releases have been happening since…

Overland Flooding Impacts on Gardens

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what overland flooding does to gardens when planting: Tags: Ag, Flooding, garden, gardening, overland, overland flooding, plants