red river valley

Jamestown Correctional Center inmates find creative way to give gifts of comfort

The inmates are crocheting hats, blankets and even hacky sacks.

  JAMESTOWN, N.D.- Inmates at James River Correctional Center are taking the time to help those in need. It all started with an unusual request made by an inmate more than a decade ago. “One resident asking me for some yarn,” says Chaplain Mark Hanes from the James River Correctional Center. The inmate was looking for a way to pass…

Cass County calls on Congress for Covid-19 relief

According to Peterson, counties across the nation are estimating a shortage of 202 billion dollars.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Counties across the country including Cass County are hoping to receive federal aid as they continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Cass County is part of the National Association of Counties that is calling on Congress to acknowledge the role it has played in addressing the pandemic. Cass County Commission Chairman Chad Peterson says…

American Red Cross urgently seeking volunteers from the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers from the Red River Valley to provide food, shelter and support to those across the country. With several natural disasters occurring in addition to the COVID-9 pandemic, the American Red Cross is spread thin attempting to provide care to people displaced locally and nationally. The Red Cross says more than…

Cass County Vector Control seeing uptick in tick activity

Here's how to protect yourself this tick season

FARGO, N.D. — We may still be social distancing, but it’s that time of year when a certain critter will get too close for comfort; we’re talking ticks and the potential exposure to Lyme disease. Those with Cass County Vector Control say they’ve already seen increased tick activity this season. The good news, Cass County Vector Control Director Ben Prather…

20 Years Later: KVRR Local News Hits a Milestone

July 10th 2000, Fox News went on the air for the first time in the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. –This weekend marks a milestone for KVRR Local News. We have been around 20 years ever since our first on-air newscast in July 2000. Former news director Jim Shaw says, “with us, we had to look different. I did not want to be the same.” July 10th 2000, Fox News went on the air for the first time…

Improved Spring Flooding Forecast Means Changes In Flood Fight Planning

Fargo Is Preparing For Lower Crest, Fewer Sandbags Needed

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service slightly lowering its spring flooding forecast in the southern Red River Valley. Fargo and Cass County engineers are adjusting their plans and that includes lowering the number of sandbags needed. The flood fighting strategy has gone from preparing for a 39-foot crest to a 38-foot crest. The city will now require only 100,000 sandbags…

No Concern for Red River Valley Admist Stock Market Roller Coaster

FARGO, N.D. – The stock market roller coaster continues after coming off it’s worst week since 2008. Speculation about the economic fallout from the Coronavirus led to an extended and punishing sell off by uneasy investors. It’s expected that industries that rely on tourism, such as the airline and hotel industries, will continue to suffer. People with Legacy Wealth Management…

Weather Service: Risk of Red River Flooding Down Slightly

There's a 5 percent chance the river could top 39 feet.

FARGO, N.D.–The risk of spring flooding in the Red River Valley has been reduced slightly because of limited precipitation in the last few weeks, although National Weather Service forecasters say there’s still a lot of moisture in the system. The latest outlook released Thursday shows a 50 percent chance that the Red River in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area…

Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con Returns To The Red River Valley To Celebrate Comics And Pop Culture

Kids rocked the runway dressed as their favorite characters.

FARGO, N.D.- This is the first year Jora is attending Comic-Con and participating in the costume contest. “It’s fun to see so many people dressed up in cool cosplays and see stuff that you wouldn’t be able to buy in stores like art, that’s kind of hard to see in person,” says Jora, who’s participating in the Costume Contest. Jora…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…