POLLUTION

Jane Fonda Joins Line 3 Pipeline Protest

HUBBARD COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – Activist and actress Jane Fonda joins a team of indigenous women as they protest the construction of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement pipeline in Northern Minnesota. “I was invited here by my friends to stand with them and try to call attention to what is being done by Enbridge,” Fonda said. Line 3 is an…

North Dakota Makes Improvements For Air Pollution

North Dakota received an A in Ozone Pollution.

NORTH DAKOTA – Every year, the American Lung Association puts out its “State of the Air” report that tracks Americans’ exposure to unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution. After three consecutive years of receiving failing grades for particle pollution, the state was able to turn the F’s into C’s and D’s. The organization says that vehicle exhaust has emerged…

Minnesota DNR Asking People To Clean Up Around Ice Houses Before Leaving For The Season

If You Are Fishing North Of The Highway 10 State 34 Line You Have Until March 16th To Get Your Ice Houses Off The Ice

MINNESOTA, — Tomorrow marks the beginning of March — the last month to go ice fishing for the season. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people to make sure they have their sites cleaned up when they leave. They say the garbage that can get left at ice houses causes harmful pollution for the lakes and wildlife. “Fortunately…

Fire at Becker Metal Recycling Plant Affecting Air Quality

A passerby first spotted the fire about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

BECKER, Minn.–Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker after a fire at a metal recycling plant burned into the evening. Firefighters planned to work through the night Tuesday at the Northern Metals Recycling plant. The city has requested help from the National Guard, the state Pollution Control Agency and health department. Police have told residents with respiratory problems who…

People of Buffalo Say a Hog Farm Could Pollute Their Drinking Water

The majority of a small town is upset after the state Supreme Court allowed hog farm permits

BUFFALO, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court approved permits for a hog facility near Buffalo, North Dakota. Several people living there have spent more than a year trying to keep it from being built, saying it can heavily pollute the area. In the 2016 election, nearly 76 percent voted “no” to corporate dairy and swine farming. This leaves neighbors…

Water Lessons Made Fun in the Metro

Family Water Festival was held to teach kids about our natural water resources

  FARGO, ND., In the heat of the summer, it’s the perfect time to find out more about the water resources in our area. The World Garden Commons was taken over this afternoon by presentations, lessons and games all circling around our natural water resources. “We want the community to come here and really have some green space and feel…

Fixing Minnesota’s Polluted Water Sources

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hoping to receive funds for new water treatment facilities

MOORHEAD, MN — Each year, 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. lakes, rivers and streams. Water is one of Minnesota’s most abundant and precious resources. That means it’s up to us as a community to make sure it stays clean. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency met with Moorhead city officials and…

Governor Burgum: Sunday, February 19th on KVRR Local News at 9

Governor Burgum talks with KVRR about a number of topics...and on a lighter note, addresses his now "famous" denim

FARGO, N.D. — KVRR’s weekday anchors TJ Nelson and Alison Voorhees had a sit down interview with Governor Burgum. A number of topics were discussed, including the cleanup at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The governor said crews already cleared out 120 dumpster loads of trash which in his words, “barely puts a dent,” in what’s needed. He said…