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How to Beat the Heat in the Red River Valley

A local doctor gave us advice on how to get through the summer heat

FARGO, ND — With temperatures getting in the 90’s, we asked a local doctor how to beat the heat. Dr. Ann Safo from Sanford Family Medicine recommends drinking a pint of water every hour and wearing loose clothing. Do not leave children or animals inside a car even if the window is cracked. While things like Gatorade will help hydration,…

Gov. Dayton Hoping to Improve Minnesota’s Water Quality

This includes holding meetings in Rochester, Marshall, Ely, Stillwater and more cities throughout the state.

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton wants to hear from people throughout the state on how best to improve Minnesota’s water quality. Dayton’s office announced 10 town halls throughout the summer to help develop water strategies throughout the state. They include meetings in Crookston, Rochester, Marshall, Ely, Stillwater and more cities throughout the state. It’s part of the…

Minnesota DNR Reminds Everyone to Stay Safe on the Lakes

Authorities remind the public about boat and water safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — It’s no surprise if you live in the Valley you might be spending Fourth of July on the lakes. Some celebrate the Fourth of July with food on the grill, fireworks in the sky and boats on the lake; however, being on the water could be dangerous if you’re not playing by the rules. “On a…

Body Pulled from the Red River in Fargo

They would not confirm if it is the body of Fanuel Asrat

  FARGO, ND — Emergency crews said they pulled a body from the Red River in Fargo on Saturday night. Authorities would not say if it is the 24-year-old missing MSUM student, Fanuel Asrat. Crews have been searching the river for Asrat since Thursday morning. The body is being sent to Grand Forks for identification. We have a crew on the…

Searches Continue for Two Men Involved in Separate Incidents on North Dakota Waterways

Volunteers are assisting various agencies

  NORTH DAKOTA — Two men are presumed drowned in separate incidents on North Dakota waterways. Forty-two-year-old Chad Kanine, of Parshall, was operating a jet ski when he disappeared on the Missouri River arm of Lake Sakakawea June 11. A boater later found Kanine’s jet ski with no one on board. About 125 miles to the northwest, the search continues…

Livestock Deaths Linked to Blue Green Algae in North Dakota

It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the Harvey Reservoir in Wells County

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning about the presence of blue-green algae in some waters around the state. The algae can produce toxins that can sicken and even kill both people and animals. There have already been reports of livestock deaths linked to the algae. It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the…

The Fargo Project in Final Steps of Developing Nature Property

The Fargo Project is hoping to make a vacant property a place where people in the Red River Valley will have a space to relax and gather for fun activities

FARGO, ND — People of the Fargo Project are putting their plans into place for an open plot of land in south Fargo. They are working on developing the land to connect people with nature. The Fargo Project is hoping to make a vacant property a place where people in the Red River Valley will have a space to relax…

Gwinner Man Pulled from Slough Near Cogswell Dies

He was in the water for nearly 20 minutes before he was found

  FARGO, ND — The man pulled from Kraft Slough near Cogswell on Sunday has died in a Fargo hospital. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says 57-year-old William Vandervoort of Gwinner was with friends when he went under water. He was in the water for nearly 20 minutes before he was found. Paeper says it’s possible a medical condition was…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Finding the Human Density

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Barry Olson of Benjamin Franklin Middle School to find the human density. What You Need: Ruler Scale Bathtub or human-size container full of water (big enough to completely submerge yourself in it) Pen and Paper a friend How to do the experiment: 1st you must find your weight on a scale in pounds…

Swimmers Are Getting Safety Tips Before Getting Into the Water

Swimmers in the FM area are getting safeety tips during Water Safety Day

FARGO, ND., — School’s out for the summer and what better way is there for kids to spend their days off, than hanging by the pool. With the blazing heat outside, it’s no surprise kids are ready to spend their summer vacation jumping in and out of pools. But before dipping their toes in the water, the Fargo Park District…