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Moorhead to work on infrastructure upgrades to combat climate change

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Moorhead announce a $100,000 investment to prepare the city for climate change and extreme weather. The grant will be used to protect Moorhead from increased rains and floods. It identifies specific buildings, roads and other crucial infrastructure that are at highest risk of failing due to flooding. Another project includes infrastructure…

FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

Fargo leaders & the community discuss combating street racing

According to a Insurify study, North Dakotans are cited for street racing 85% more often than the national average. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A meeting brings people together to share how they feel about a growing concern of street racing that comes out during warmer months. Street racing and extreme speeding are on the rise across the country since the start of the pandemic, but nowhere more so than in North Dakota. The state ranks first in the nation…

Blizzard across the region keeps roads closed in Central & Western ND

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) – The April blizzard is forcing the state’s transportation department to close roads and start clearing them up. With strong wind gusts and over a foot of snow in certain areas, North Dakota Highway Patrol are making it clear it’s best to hunker down at home with no travel advisories taking up a majority of the state…

I-29 closed from Grand Forks to Canadian border

NORTH DAKOTA – (KVRR) – Interstate 29 is closed from Grand Forks to the Canadian border due to zero zero visibility, blowing snow and icy road conditions according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Manitoba Highway 75 from the U.S. border to Winnipeg is also closed due to poor conditions. There is also no travel advised on many highways…

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…

Strong oil prices good for ND treasury, not so for roads

BISMARCK, N.D. – The same stronger-than-forecast oil prices that are swelling North Dakota’s treasury also could shrink dollars for road construction next year. Oil is used for road construction and making asphalt. The state Department of Transportation already has approved 174 contracts for road, bridge and other projects this year that total $350 million. Officials say bids on those projects…