KVRR Experiments with Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Color-Bombs

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie, to create a Color-Bomb! What you need to create a Color-Bomb: Small Clear Cup or similar container Water Cooking Oil Food Coloring How to Make a Color Bomb – Fill the cup with water about 3/4 full. Gently tilt the cup  and pour a very thin…

Details Released in Death of 12-Year-Old Alexandria Girl

Jalysa got into the water on her own and was swept away by the current before she went under water

GoFundMeALEXANDRIA, Minn. — It has been determined that a 12-year-old girl died of freshwater drowning last month near Alexandria. The body of JaLysa Cook was pulled out of the channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling on April 28th around 6 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found that JaLysa got into the water on her own and was swept…

West Fargo Fire Hydrants Are Getting Spring Cleaning

The City of West Fargo is cleaning out fire hydrants around town to freshen them with clean water

WEST FARGO, ND — Fire hydrants are flowing with water throughout West Fargo, but for good reason. The City of West Fargo Public Works Department began flushing fire hydrants on south of the interstate and will end on the north side. The purpose is to clean out the city’s main filtration system and ensure the water is fresh. The process…

City of West Fargo May Have Cloudy Water

The flushing could turn your water cloudy, which means it's full of minerals

WEST FARGO, ND — People in West Fargo could find that their water has turned cloudy. The city is flushing fire hydrants all week to clean out the water main filtration system. The flushing could turn your water cloudy, which means it’s full of minerals. Before washing your clothes you are encouraged to check it by running the cold water…

West Fargo Officials May Take Action Against the Waste Pond Stench

In a public meeting on Thursday, city officials brought up three options

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For many years, people living in West Fargo have complained about bad summertime smells. City workers are looking into possible solutions. You smell them before you see them. Bad smells coming from West Fargo’s stabilization ponds are a growing concern among citizens. City officials want to hear your thoughts on three proposed ways to reduce the…

Fixing Minnesota’s Polluted Water Sources

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hoping to receive funds for new water treatment facilities

MOORHEAD, MN — Each year, 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. lakes, rivers and streams. Water is one of Minnesota’s most abundant and precious resources. That means it’s up to us as a community to make sure it stays clean. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency met with Moorhead city officials and…

The City of Grand Forks Reflects on the Flood of ’97

For those who were there for the 1997 flood they remember it like it was yesterday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Life came to a screeching halt for thousands of people in Grand Forks after the flood of 1997. But after 20 years, the city has grown and improved. For many people who were in the heart of the disaster, it still feels like yesterday. The river rose to 54.35 feet in 1997. It is still the…

Woman Pulled From Red River has Died

Police, fire and ambulance crews responded to Iwen Park at 52nd Avenue and University Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police say a woman has died after being pulled out of the Red River in South Fargo earlier this afternoon. Authorities tell us they do not suspect foul play. They have not released the woman’s name. People at Iwen park say they spotted the woman in the water. Officers responded at around 2:30 p.m. to the 4900…

Digging Up Soil Moisture Facts

What Exactly Makes Your Garden Grow

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what your soil needs in order to be healthy. This will help your garden grow to its fullest potential: Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Ag, Agriculture, air, crops, farming, fertilizer, garden, gardening, nutrients, soil, topsoil, water

Northern Parts of the Red River Valley Dealing with Floodwaters

Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — Flooding continues across the northern Red River Valley. The Pembina River at Neche is down a little but water flows are beginning to increase again. Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days. The crest at Pembina is ongoing with a slow fall expected to continue…