Minnesota Lawmakers Make Major Decisions on Budget Battle

Lawmakers reconvened around noon

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Legislative leaders have released a bill to borrow more than $1 billion for public construction projects that includes more than $250 million for transportation infrastructure. The bonding bill is expected to be the final piece of legislation that lawmakers take up during the special session, which was envisioned as a one-day event for Tuesday…

Gov. Dayton Says He’s Willing to Compromise on Transportation Funding Debate

Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans’ tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs in Minnesota. Dayton and lawmakers have struggled for years to pass a major road and bridge funding package amid partisan divides over how to pay for it. Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route….

Roadway Litterbugs Beware: Fines May Drastically Increase for ND

North Dakota lawmakers approved a $500 fine for littering while driving

FARGO, N.D. — Drivers in North Dakota could face harsher fines for throwing garbage on state highways. NDDOT workers said it’s bad for the environment and can even be dangerous to other drivers. If you get caught littering on state highways in North Dakota, the fine is $100. But changing laws could drastically raise the fine to $500. The bill…

Governor Burgum: Sunday, February 19th on KVRR Local News at 9

Governor Burgum talks with KVRR about a number of topics...and on a lighter note, addresses his now "famous" denim

FARGO, N.D. — KVRR’s weekday anchors TJ Nelson and Alison Voorhees had a sit down interview with Governor Burgum. A number of topics were discussed, including the cleanup at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The governor said crews already cleared out 120 dumpster loads of trash which in his words, “barely puts a dent,” in what’s needed. He said…

City of Grand Forks Wants Your Input on I-29 Corridor

Your input will help the city determine what is needed to improve current transportation needs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you live in or near Grand Forks and would like to give your input on improving the I-29 corridor, here’s your chance. A public meeting will be held to talk about current and future transportation needs. It’ll be held Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Alerus Center. A formal presentation will be given…

MATBUS Changing Up Some Moorhead Routes

Moorhead MATBUS will be making some changes to a number of its popular routes

MATBUS is making changes to some of its routes in Moorhead. The affected routes will be four, five, seven and eight. Route seven will be completely eliminated and the areas serviced by seven will be picked up by route eight. Route four will extend its service until 11:15 p.m. People with MATBUS said these changes should come as a positive…

West Fargo Plans for a Safer Intersection

The project costing over $6.5 million would add two left turn lanes in every direction at the intersection

West Fargo city leaders say it’s time to expand an accident prone intersection, but that also means another season of construction starting this spring. If you’ve driven on 13th Avenue East and 9th Street East during rush hours, you know the frustration drivers face. “There are 20,000 cars that go through that intersection and during peak hours in the AM…

MATBUS Continues Regular Schedule for New Year’s Eve

Need a ride? MATBUS is here for you on New Year's Eve

Planning what you’ll be doing on New Year’s Eve can be a little hectic. Getting there, doesn’t have to be. MATBUS will continue its normal operating hours on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. The transportation service is encouraging people to use their service to safely get to and from their festivities. It’s also suggested that you plan your…