TransCanada Recovers 24,000 Gallons of Oil at Site of South Dakota Spill

They don't believe any of the spill polluted surface water or drinking water systems

  AMHERST, SD — TransCanada officials say they have been able to recover thousands of gallons of oil from the site of a spill in Amherst, South Dakota. The company says more than 24,000 gallons of oil have been recovered as of Wednesday and nearly 170 people remain at the site working on the clean-up. They don’t believe any of…

Authorities Investigating Leak in Keystone Pipeline

Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and resources to help clean up the spill

  MARSHALL COUNTY, SD — An investigation is being launched by the federal government on why 210,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the Keystone pipeline in rural South Dakota. TransCanada shut down the massive pipeline Thursday morning after technicians detected a drop in pressure. Officials say they have put together an emergency response plan and are sending staff and…

Hunters Beware: Ice May Not be as Thick as You Think

Officials say the ice may at first appear to be safe for crossing, especially if hunters see wildlife take a chance, but that's where the danger is

  NORTH DAKOTA — The state Game and Fish Department wants hunters to be aware before stepping out on the ice. Officials say the ice may at first appear to be safe for crossing, especially if hunters see wildlife take a chance, but that’s where the danger is. With the warmer temperatures, many of the small and mid–sized waters have…

Authorities Need More Resources in Search for Missing Red Lake Fishermen

Their boat capsized and one man was able to swim to shore

  RED LAKE, Minn. — More help is needed to find two missing fishermen on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The Northeast Regional Water Rescue Team and the Stutsman County Dive Team will begin searching Lower Red Lake on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Regional Team will provide airboats since conditions on the lake have changed since the fishermen went missing…

North Dakota State Water Commission Uses New Technology to Locate Groundwater

The technique uses a helicopter with a giant, hoop-shaped antenna

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota State Water Commission is using a new technology to survey major groundwater supplies in the area. It involves using a helicopter with a giant, hoop-shaped antenna flying just 100 feet over Cass and Richland counties. The technology allows the water commission to collect data in just two weeks instead of what would normally take years…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Cold Convection Current

Fun and Easy Science Experiment

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Science Teacher Barry Olson to create a convection current with cold water. What you need for the experiment: Cold water Room temperature water Food coloring Large tank with a barrier How to conduct the experiment: We’re going to take a look at how convection currents work in a liquid….

Grand Forks Sales Tax Vote Approved By Overwhelming Majority

The 20 Year Tax Will Help Fund Water and Road Projects

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Voters in Grand Forks have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax. Unofficial results showed that 3,781 people voted “Yes”, while 1,365 voted “No”. It will bring the city’s overall sales tax to 7.25 percent which would be a quarter percent behind Fargo and West Fargo sales tax rates. The 20 year tax plan will help…

Grand Forks Community to Vote on Sales Tax Increase

Tuesday, People in Grand Forks Will Vote For or Against an Increase in Sales Tax

GRAND FORKS, ND — People of Grand Forks will be voting for or against a slight increase in sales tax on Tuesday. The city has purposed a half cent increase in sales tax to supply money for water and roads. “It’ll generate $5 million dollars a year starting in 2018,” said Chamber President Barry Wilfhart. “Roughly 40 percent of that…

Olympic Aquatic Center in West Fargo Prepares for Opening

The pool used for Olympic trials in 2016 was moved from Omaha all the way to West Fargo

FARGO, ND — A swimming pool used in the 2016 Olympic trials is getting ready to open in West Fargo. The Hulbert Aquatic Center, attached to the south end of L.E. Berger Elementary, will be used for open swim and competitions. They were pouring in concrete earlier this year. Now they’re pouring in water. “They transported it up here and…