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Fargo Police Department swears in two new officers

"Today is an important day for these new officers as they begin a challenging but rewarding career as guardians of our Fargo community."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department welcomes new officers to its law enforcement team. Officer Alex Torp is from New Prague, Minnesota, a graduate from University of North Dakota and a Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Officer Matthew Wolbersen comes from Alexandria, Minnesota and is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. “Today is an important…

UND mourns death of Gayle Clifford

Gayle & Tom CliffordGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The University of North Dakota is mourning the death of Gayle Clifford, the widow of former University president Tom Clifford. Gayle Clifford died Sunday at her Grand Forks home. She was 79. UND President Andrew Armacost said Gayle Clifford, like Tom, held a deep respect for the UND community and Grand Forks….

Kraus named UND Aerospace dean

Robert KrausGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A new dean has been named at the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Robert Kraus is associate dean of flight and operations at Kent State University. He is a retired Air Force colonel. Kraus says he’s excited about the opportunities at UND Aerospace and says one of those…

Video: UND, NWS Launch Weather Balloon Into Blizzard

Some People Embrace The Worst Of Winter Weather In The Name Of Science

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – How are you spending this blizzard morning? Hunkering down inside under a blanket?Because in the northern valley, weather scientists are right in the thick of it. Alexandra Kent with the National Weather Service and UND Associate Professor in Atmospheric Sciences Aaron Kennedy launched a weather balloon into this blizzard around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The…

Iconic Nickel Trophy moved to North Dakota Historical Society

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The Nickel Trophy has found a final resting place. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has turned over the traveling trophy to the North Dakota Historical Society. The giant nickel was presented to the winner of the UND/NDSU football game between 1938 – 2003. In 2017 the legislature ordered the trophy be displayed at the…

UND To Play Crucial Role In Developing “Flying Cars”

Matt Chasen, LIFT Aircraft chief executive officer, pilots the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Hexa over Camp Mabry, Texas, Aug. 20, 2020GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Imagine getting behind the controls of one of these contraptions in the future. “Flying Cars” are a real thing and UND is playing a role in the development of the machines. The university has…

UND task force releases diversity, inclusion recommendations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Following several months of discussions, the University of North Dakota’s Diversion and Inclusion Task Force has released a list of recommendations to promote a “welcoming, safe and inclusive campus.” According to UND, the report is the result of months of research and discussions conducted by the task force, a 27-member body comprising the Campus Community…

UND student shares experience with contact tracing in a state where COVID-19 is surging

Kailee Leingang has shifted from identifying close contacts to being a case investigator.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Like many pursuing a career in the medical field, University of North Dakota nursing student, Kailee Leingang, felt compelled to do her part once the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I wanted to do as much as I could, but I knew that I didn’t have the license to do everything I wanted to do,” Leingang said. “If…

UND Law School professor finds no significant issues with Walz COVID orders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – An associate law professor at the University of North Dakota says he hasn’t found any significant civil rights issues with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s newest pandemic-related executive order. The order prohibits social gatherings between members of different households, but it also contains several exemptions, including an exemption for the care of a family member or…

UND alum remembers her time on Jeopardy!, meeting Alex Trebek

Stephanie Gagelin competed on the iconic show in 2010 and represented UND.

FARGO, N.D. — Thursday, November 11th marks a very unique 10-year anniversary for Stephanie Gagelin. “I have gone back and watched it every once in a while. My mom is really a nostalgic person and so she’ll want to dig it out every once and a while like if I am home for the holidays,” admits Gagelin. The then 19-year-old…