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Severe drought persists in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Severe drought conditions persist in North Dakota, despite widespread rainfall and cooler weather recently. About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday. That’s up from 83% last week. Extreme drought blankets the western and central portions of the state, with most of the Red River Valley in…

Drought worsens in eastern North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota

FARGO (KVRR) – During the time of year when many residents are accustomed to preparing for a spring flood, drought conditions continue to worsen across the Red River Valley. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota are in a moderate drought, with some areas in the region in a severe drought. Extreme drought…

Labor Union Sponsors Food Giveaway

Locals lined up and received numerous donations of food

FARGO N.D. (KVRR) – Regional unions are giving back to the metro in a way that can benefit multiple families at once. “The more boxes the more people we get it out to it’s all going out to people that are in need that’s the way I look at it,” Building Trades Union President Jason Ehlert said. The Labor Union…

SWAT team training in North Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – Law enforcement wants you to know if you see a large police presence in North Fargo Tuesday night, it’s just training. Red River Valley SWAT will be doing training at 901 41st Avenue North until 9:00. Officials say loud noises and people dressed in camouflage will be in the area. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags:…

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…