Red River

A look back at issues Fargo faced in 2021 with Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The pandemic, permanent flood protection and filling hundreds of open jobs. There have been a lot of difficult issues Fargo has faced this year. Austin Erickson spoke with Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney to see how the city fared amidst the obstacles. “The biggest thing that’s really happened for Fargo is F-M Diversion is now going through. So,…

Fargo Police Chief Wants To End Urban Deer Hunt

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners are being asked to consider ending a wildlife management program that allows bow hunters to kill deer within city limits. Police Chief Dave Zibloski says a recent study shows that harvest rates are low, the plan is no longer effective and it has created a public safety threat. Zibloski says he will ask the…

Red River Watershed Management Board collecting terrain data using LiDAR for flood mitigation

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Watershed Management Board is collecting new data on the elevation of the ground in our region in order to better predict and mitigate flooding. The Board has contracted with Sanborn Mapping Company to collect what’s called Light Detecting and Ranging data, also known as LiDAR. It’s collected through a laser and is used…

Fargo Marathon expecting fewer runners this year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Runners are getting ready for the Fargo Marathon weekend. The marathon and half marathon kick off tomorrow at the Fargodome and will take runners throughout Fargo and Moorhead neighborhoods, bike paths and trails along the Red River. Throughout the race, runners will get pumped up with live music from more than 50 bands and DJ’s. After…

Low Levels Reveal Junk In Red River

One Man Fished Shopping Cart Out Peeking Up Through The Water On Red River

  GRAD FORKS, N.D. – We’re seeing more signs emerge of major drought conditions here in the valley. Literally. This is a once-submerged shopping cart peeking out of the water in the Red River by the Riverside Dam in Grand Forks. The river is flowing at just above 15 feet in Grand Forks. For reference, flooding doesn’t start on the…

Pipeline would pump river water across North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota officials are promoting a decades-long idea of pumping Missouri River water across the state to central and eastern North Dakota to combat future drought conditions. A groundbreaking is planned Tuesday near Carrington to mark the start of pipeline construction for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project. It’s a more than $1 billion project that…