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Researchers examining rare elements in North Dakota coal

Rare elements (USGS)GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Researchers plan to spend the next year looking at whether it might be possible to recover some of the rare elements used to make magnets for electric motors and cell phones, batteries and other high-tech products from North Dakota’s coal seams. It’s already been proven that some rare earth elements and other critical minerals…

First Woman Appointed to ND Supreme Court Dies at 86

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Former Justice Beryl Levine, the first woman appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court, has died. She was 86. Levine died Saturday at her home in San Mateo, California, with her family by her side. Former Gov. George Sinner appointed Levine to the Supreme Court in January 1985, shortly after the Democratic governor took office. Levine…

Jerry Seinfeld returning to Grand Forks

Jerry SeinfeldGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Grand Forks. Seinfeld will perform at the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 24. Seinfeld’s career catapulted after he appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Later, he teamed up with Larry David to create “Seinfeld.”  The show ran nine seasons,…

Report says North Dakota’s 2022 economic outlook is strong

BISMARCK, N.D. – The latest economic outlook report for North Dakota is showing continued improvement for 2022, despite a national economy that shrank in the first quarter and is showing signs of entering a recession. The quarterly report by the NDSU predicts growth in wages and salaries, as well as a growing labor force with decreasing unemployment rates, strong total…

UND’s commencement saw around 2000 students eligible for graduation

"The University of North Dakota is a widely recognized leader in fields that are near and dear to my heart"

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)- UND’s commencement saw around 2000 students eligible for graduation. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force spoke to the 639 graduate and doctoral students, 1,128 bachelor’s degree candidates, 63 law graduates, and 69 receive their M.D. degree. An additional 13 law students who graduated in December were recognized at…

UND, Frontier Airlines create accelerated pilot training program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and Frontier Airlines have reached an agreement that creates a predetermined, accelerated route for students to join the airline’s pilot workforce. “Instead of going to a regional carrier after graduation, students with 1,000 hours of flight time who are selected by Frontier Airlines…

UND first ND university to launch Esports Major

UND will debut a new major this fall for those looking to join a multimillion dollar industry in Esports.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — UND will debut a new major this fall for those looking to join a multimillion dollar industry in Esports. “I don’t think we’re the first in the country to do this, but we’re the first to create a major in North Dakota and I think we’re in good company doing so,” said Dr. Sandra Moritz,…

NDSU & UND pave the way for Esports in ND

E sports has becoming a multi million dollar industry. Games like Rocket League and Fortnite give careers and scholarships for athletes in the college ranks.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR)- E sports has becoming a multi million dollar industry. Games like Rocket League and Fortnite give careers and scholarships for athletes in the college ranks. “I was a little biased at first, Like, this is just a video game. Why would anyone take it that seriously? Then getting more into the community realizing the growth and potential…

UND faculty discusses humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – University of North Dakota hosts a webinar offering more insight into the Russo-Ukrainian War. A panel of five professors featuring ties to the two countries speak about what the future holds as the situation becomes more grave. With Romania accepting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees and allocating resources for at least a month, some…

War crimes expert, former UND professor: Putin responsible for ‘whole slew’ of crimes

HONG KONG (KVRR) – A former University of North Dakota professor who is considered one of the world’s leading war crimes authorities says it won’t be a “slam-dunk” if a decision is made to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin. Professor Gregory Gordon helped prosecute Nazi war criminals and has lectured the United Nations about war crimes and genocide. Gordon was…