SHUTDOWN

Local gun stores try to meet demand as gun and ammunition sales spike

Price says it all started last March when the pandemic first hit.

FARGO, N.D.- Local gun stores are seeing a spike in gun and ammunition purchases. Michael Price from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range in Fargo says it’s been a while since they’ve been able to take a break. “Oh, we’ve definitely been busy,” Price said. He says meeting demand has been quite a task. “It’s been a little bit of a…

Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000. “What…

Twin Valley Democrat opposed to new shutdown orders from Walz

TWIN VALLEY, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Democratic state lawmaker says he disagrees with the latest shutdown orders from Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley says there should be more of a regional approach when it comes to border cities. Eken says he also believes that the legislature should have more input on the business closing…

Doosan Bobcat expected to reopen Saturday night after one day shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s largest manufacturing operation is expecting to reopen Saturday night. Doosan Bobcat was shut down for a day on Friday for a deep cleaning because an employee reported symptoms of the coronavirus. Stacey Breuer, a spokeswoman for Doosan Bobcat in Gwinner, said in a statement that the employee last worked in an isolated area of the…

Detroit Mountain Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus

The Company Says They Are Hopeful To Be Able To Get Back Up And Running Before The End Of The Season.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — Detroit Mountain in Detroit Lakes says they are shutting down tonight for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus. The company’s Facebook page says the decision came down after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a state emergency. The ski resort has been up and running for almost 80 days this winter. The company says they are…

Farm Service Agency Workers Called Back To Reopen Offices Nationwide On Thursday

More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay

FARGO, ND — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen on Thursday. More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay. Certain FSA offices had been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents during the shutdown. Perdue also announced that the deadline to apply for…

Gov. Walz Directs State Agencies to Assist Minnesotans Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces his plan to minimize the impact of the federal government shutdown on Minnesotans. He’s directing the state’s budget department to see how it can cover federal funds for Medicaid, veterans health care and reduced school lunch. The Human Services Department will help people understand any changes to their SNAP benefits. The Administration is…

How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Fargo-Moorhead

The mayor says there won't be any immediate effects

FARGO, N.D. — With almost two weeks into the government shutdown, you may be wondering how it might affect the city of Fargo. The mayor says the shutdown doesn’t have any immediate effects, but if it goes on for a couple of months, there could be some delays in funding. Grants for projects involving transportation, arts and culture, and community grants…

Rep. Collin Peterson Speaks on Possible Effects Now That Farm Bill is Passed

The president is expected to sign the bill

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Now that Congress has passed the Farm Bill, Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson updates us on which areas will impact farmers the most. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee says the bill will help farmers and ranchers, especially in the midst of a trade war. One of the most controversial parts was the SNAP program, which is…

Crash Causes Traffic To Be Re-Routed On Interstate 94 In Fargo

Roads Were Wet And It Was Snowing At Time Of The Crash

FARGO, N.D. — A serious crash on Interstate-94 near the 45th Street South underpass in Fargo sent two people to the hospital and caused a traffic standstill for hours this afternoon. The highway patrol says a jeep driven by a 25-year-old Moorhead woman lost control, crossed the median and was hit by a van. The woman was thrown from the…