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JCPenney Closing More Than 100 Stores Nationwide

NATIONAL -- JCPenney executives announce they are closing nearly 140 stores nationwide in an effort to slash company costs. Officials with the department store chain say they are offering about 6,000 employees a buyout with an "early retirement program." They…

NDSU Offering Free Tax Preparation for Public

  FARGO, N.D. -- If you haven't taken a crack at filing your taxes yet, NDSU has just the deal for you. The university is offering free tax preparation to the public on February 28th, March 7th, March 21st and…

'Coffee With Cramer' Boils Over

FARGO, N.D. -- A contentious "Coffee With Cramer'' event in Fargo. North Dakota Republican Congressmen Kevin Cramer faced many frustrated people who have questions about the nation's future. "Make wall…

Coffee with Cramer Event Gets Heated

FARGO, N.D. -- A contentious "Coffee With Cramer'' event. North Dakota Congressmen Kevin Cramer faced people who have questions about the nation's future. It was Cramer's first town hall style meeting…

Fargo City Employee Under Investigation for Facebook Post

  FARGO, N.D. -- A Fargo city employee is under investigation after posting personal comments about the DAPL protesters on a local news station's Facebook page. A city spokesman did not identify the employee. The comments were posted by the…

Gov. Dayton Proposes Plan for Monitoring Vikings' Stadium

  ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Dayton is tapping a former Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice to lead the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium. Dayton has named Kathleen Blatz as interim chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports…

ND House, Senate Adjourn Until March

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota House and Senate have both adjourned until Wednesday March 1. Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break. When the session continues next week, the…

Authorities Make Final Arrests, Officially Close Main DAPL Camp

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. -- Authorities have declared the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp officially cleared after arresting the last remaining holdouts. Nearly three dozen people were arrested. It took under four hoursĀ as officers methodically checked buildings and arrested…

Tech Tip Today: Organizing Gmail

You probably have more than one email address, but the one you're most likely using for much of your personal email is your Gmail account. Francie Black gives us some great Gmail organizing tips…

Pet Connection: Meet Sugar and Shasta

Sugar and Shasta are a bonded pair who stopped by KVRR with Homeward Animal Shelter worker Heather Klefstad for a live in-studio interview with Emily Welker about looking for a forever home for this…

MSUM's President Tackles Budget Issues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- MSUM's president was at the capitol building in St. Paul to present a budget request to state lawmakers. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, university officials requested $178 million…

Two Sentenced in 2016 Sex with Minors Sting

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. -- Two more men have appeared in court on charges connected to a sex sting last summer in the metro. Eighteen men were accused of going to local hotels to hire minors for sex. Brandon Murch,…

State Ordered Budget Cuts Cause More Changes at NDSU

  FARGO, N.D. -- NDSU has announced more changes as a result of state-ordered budget cuts. President Dean Bresciani says the university is eliminating student affairs administrators and will continue to offer buyouts. Fifty buyouts have already been completed and…

New Art Center Coming to Fargo this Summer

FARGO, N.D. -- A new art center is coming to Fargo this summer. Jade Presents is renovating an old sunflower processing plant at the edge of downtown Fargo. Company officials want it to be a venue for many things like…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called "constitutional carry'' bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure…

North Dakota Sees Drop in Farms, Ranches in 2016

  NORTH DAKOTA -- The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year. The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015. The number of small farms and…

Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing Honored

  MINOT, N.D. -- Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is…

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