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Regional Blood Supply is Plummeting, Vitalant Urges People to Donate

"When you donate, you are saving a life."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Red River Valley is experiencing a critical blood and platelet shortage. Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment as soon as possible. “We have got a skyrocket of usage and we don’t have enough donors. We typically know how blood donations need to be used throughout the year, but with this pandemic,…

Severe weather, much-needed rain returns to Red River Valley

Thunderstorm near Alice, N.D. courtesy, Shane Ornelas. FARGO (KVRR) – For the first time in several weeks, measurable rain, thunderstorms and severe weather made an appearance in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 p.m. Friday.  Forecaster said there’s a possibility of 60 mph winds, 1″ hail and tornadoes. A…

Army Corps of Engineers & state officials review Red River Diversion project

The project is expected to reach completion by 2026.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers joins North Dakota and Minnesota officials to tour construction of the Red River Diversion project. “This is a model for the country, for the future, for the core of engineers to build public work projects and we’re doing it right here in North Dakota,” North Dakota Senator…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

‘Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic’: Student exhibit examines 1918 Spanish Flu

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Wednesday marked opening night for a new exhibit examining the Spanish Flu and the lives it took in the Red River Valley. Behind a glass case at the Hjemkomst Center, diaries, letters and newspapers show calls for quarantines, face masks and business closures across the Red River Valley. “With COVID-19 going on at the moment, you…

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:…