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Pyrotechnics Companies from Around the World Arrive in West Fargo

The Pyrotechnics Guild International's "Kaleidoscope of Fire" will have four nights of fireworks displays at the Red River Fairgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’s bringing people together from all over the Metro and the world. “We have people who are ditch diggers, we have people who are medical doctors, the whole gamut of professions represented here,” said Pyrotechnics Guild International media representative Dan Creagan. Their common thread? “Love of fireworks.  Painting something in the sky is just fun,” Creagan…

City Officials Refresh Cyclists on Safety After Recent Crashes

They call Fargo a mostly bike friendly community as long as everyone keeps paying attention

FARGO, ND — When the world of vehicles and bicycles meet, the outcome can be dangerous. Fargo city officials said there are rules for both drivers and cyclists you might not know about. Multiple crashes between cars and bikes struck the Red River Valley throughout the past week. On Thursday, a 14–year–old girl was killed after being hit by a…

Nine Tornadoes Confirmed in Recent Thunderstorms Across the Valley

These storms ripped through many parts of the Valley on Tuesday

RED RIVER VALLEY — Nine tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms were confirmed by the Grand Forks National Weather Service. Weather officials said the strongest storm created three separate tornadoes along a straight line. The most powerful tornado formed east of Hatton and stayed on the ground for about 23 miles with winds up to 135 miles per hour. The storm weakened…

New Attractions Coming to the Red River Valley Fair

There are a few new attractions and deals to look out for this season

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds of people from across the country are setting up the annual six day long Red River Valley Fair which kicks off tomorrow. There are a few new attractions and deals to look out for this season. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from the fairgrounds in West Fargo with more. Categories: Business, Community, Local News,…

Fourth of July Holiday Events in the Metro

The fireworks will begin at 10:30.

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Business Association is hosting the fireworks show at Nemzek Field at MSUM. The community celebration begins tomorrow evening at 9 with music by Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome. The fireworks will begin at 10:30. At the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, all veterans and their dependents will get free admission. The Hjemkomst Center and the Red River…

Fargo Fire Department Secures New Drone

About six crew members are being trained in on how to use it

FARGO, ND — Area firefighters will soon be able to get a bird’s eye view of the flames. The Fargo Fire Department got a new drone. It will let them get thermal images of large fires and look for hazardous materials before sending in a crew. About six crew members are being trained in on how to use it. Fire…

Crookston Woman Pleads Guilty in Red River Valley Meth Trafficking Ring

The murder investigation uncovered a large meth trafficking ring in the Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Crookston woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a drug related murder in Grand Forks. Lorie Ortiz, 42, admitted that she was involved in attempting to destroy evidence after Austin Forsman was killed in the parking lot of Flying J. The murder investigation uncovered a large meth trafficking ring in the Red River Valley….

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Work Plan Includes Funding for Flood Protection in the F-M Area

A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet structure near Horace

  RED RIVER VALLEY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Fiscal Year 2017 work plan includes $20 million for permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funding will support the construction of an inlet structure, as well as the design of further flood control features and environmental mitigation projects. A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Locations in the Red River Valley

Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead…

Looking for a Contractor? Menards Hosting Contractor Event

Staff at Menards in Fargo say summer is the busiest time of the year for home improvement projects

RED RIVER VALLEY — It’s that time of the year when many homeowners are thinking about remodeling. Staff at Menards in Fargo say summer is the busiest time of the year for home improvement projects. To help you prepare, it’s holding an event where you can meet local contractors. Starting today at both the Fargo and Moorhead locations contractors will be…