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Moorhead Judge Loses Battle Over Retirement Age in Minnesota

A Ramsey County district court judge ruled that the Minnesota Constitution gives the legislature authority to impose the mandatory retirement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Judge Galen Vaa of Moorhead has lost his legal challenge to a Minnesota law that forces judges to retire at the age of 70. Judge Vaa claims the mandatory retirement age for district court judges is discriminatory and unconstitutional. A Ramsey County district court judge ruled that the Minnesota Constitution gives the legislature authority to impose the…

North Dakota Man Sentenced in Copper Theft in Afghanistan

In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was set up

  NATIONAL — A North Dakota man accused of stealing copper wire from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan is sentenced. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced to nearly three years in prison following his conviction for theft of government property. In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was…

Energy Transfer Partners Report Coordinated Attacks at DAPL Construction Site

Company officials say the project remains on track to start moving oil this week between North Dakota and Illinois

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline claims that there have been coordinated physical attacks along the line. The brief court filing late Monday from Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t detail the attacks, but said they “pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment.” Company officials say the project remains on track to start…

What’s Got Reporter Nick Broadway So Startled? Find Out on KVRR Local News @ 6!

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KVRR LOCAL NEWS @ 6 — Here’s what we’re working on to bring you at 6: KVRR Reporter Nick Broadway says lawmakers in North Dakota are considering raising the penalty when it comes to motorists who toss trash outside the car while driving down state highways. How much does law enforcement pay attention to the fines in place now?  Find…

FPD Annual Report: Violent Crimes on the Rise, but so are Efforts to Fight Them

Major crimes in the city increased by 12 percent while petty crimes dropped by four percent

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department has released its 2016 Annual Report to the public. Police Chief David Todd said 2016 proved to be a “difficult and challenging year” as the department continues to work through the death of one of their own, Officer Jason Moszer. Officers responded to 78,784 calls in the city, which are up by about five percent…

Suspect Dead in Standoff in Polk County

While a deputy was investigating, he was confronted by a man with a rifle and called for backup

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A man is dead in Polk County after allegedly shooting at a mail carrier, setting off an hours-long standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. The mail carrier reported hearing two gunshots around 11:20 this morning in Northland Township, about 30 miles north of Crookston. One of the bullets shattered the rear window of his vehicle….

Moorhead Man Cited for Showing BB Gun During Disturbance Call

Police responded to a handgun disturbance Sunday night that turned out to be a BB gun

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police responded to a disturbance call allegedly involving a handgun early Sunday night. When police arrived, they found out it was actually a BB gun. “In this case, it was reported that there was a male outside waving around a black gun,” said Lt. Tory Jacobson with the Moorhead Police Department. At a first glance, a…

Fargo City Commission Learning Ways to Boost City’s Economic Growth

Ecenomic Development expert comes to Fargo to discuss successful business incentives

FARGO, N.D. — Economic development has been a hot topic at Fargo City Hall for several months. Fargo City Commissioners said the economic growth over the last two to three decades in the city has been consistent. They said this is all thanks to business incentives and how they play a crucial role in the economy. “If you don’t have…

Fargo Public School Names Teacher of the Year

Leah Juelke wins teacher of the year for Fargo Public School District

FARGO, N.D. — The award for Fargo Public School Teacher of the Year goes to…Leah Juelke. The surprise announcement was made during a school fire drill assembly. Juelke is an alumnus of Fargo Public Schools and began teaching as an English Learners Language Arts Instructor in the district in 2013. Her selection as teacher of the year was based on…

Poison Prevention Week: Keeping Children Out of Danger

Many poisonous items in our home may look appealing to a child

FARGO, N.D. — To a young child, medication can look like candy and cleaning supplies can look like apple juice. It’s National Poison Prevention week. Health professionals say if kids can move, they are at risk for putting something dangerous in their mouths. Last year, more than 5,000 poison exposure calls were made to the Minnesota Poison Center, the same…