Author: Austin Erickson

“Their lives are at risk” Organization relocating Afghan refugees in ND describes process

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Forty-nine Afghan refugees are set to come to North Dakota as part of the federal government’s Afghan Placement and Assistance Program. “It’s in our national security interest. We have allies that have been working with our troops for 20 years in Afghanistan and now they are under threat. Their lives are at risk,” Lutheran Immigration and…

West Fargo assistant police chief Jerry Boyer resigns

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A city spokesperson says West Fargo Assistant Chief Jerry Boyer has resigned. His last day with the department will be Oct. 1. Boyer has been on paid administrative leave “due to an ongoing, internal investigation unrelated to criminal matters” since August 19. West Fargo Communication Director Melissa Richards says the internal investigation of Boyer has…

Bemidji Police need help finding missing woman

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – Police are asking for your help finding a Bemidji woman last seen Monday, Sep. 13. Twenty-three-year-old Stephanie Chupp was last seen around 6:45 AM on the 1900 block of Park Avenue. She may have been a white Pontiac Grand Prix with Minnesota plates 655-RVZ. Anyone who may know where Chupp should call Bemidji Police at 218-333-9111….

UPDATE: Moorhead shooting suspect arrested in Rochester

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A Rochester, Minn. man has been arrested for second degree murder in the September 10 shooting death of Abdi Abdi. Moorhead Police say Rochester Police Officers, Olmstead Sheriff’s deputies and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents took Idris Haji-Mohamed into custody without incident in his hometown. Haji-Mohamed is awaiting extradition to Clay County. Abdi’s preliminary autopsy…

Parents rail against GF Schools’ mask mandate, one claims it’s against Nuremberg Code

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – After protesting the district’s mask mandate at Century Elementary School Monday morning, people get heated arguing against it at a Grand Forks school board meeting. Parents and others speaking called the requirement “adult level bullying.” One man compared the board’s actions to being against the Nuremberg Code of principles for human experimentation at the end…

Man found dead following 911 call in Beltrami County

TURTLE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KVRR) – Police are investigating a suspected homicide in Beltrami County. The sheriff’s office responded around 3:30 Sunday afternoon after a man said he was shot at a home in Turtle River Township. When deputies arrived, they found a man dead. His body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office for identification and an autopsy….

Update: Moorhead girls found safely in Minneapolis

Update: Moorhead Police say the two girls have been located safe in Minneapolis.¬† The case file will be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for appropriate charges. MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Police need your help finding two girls the department says were taken by their biological father Thursday night. Moorhead Police say 40-year-old Arlow Johnson was last seen driving a…

Fargo students’ growth in math and reading declined in the 2020-2021 school year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Students in Fargo Public Schools’ growth in math and reading fell amid distance learning in the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s Measures of Academic Progress results from last winter for students in grades three through nine were presented at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Only third and ninth graders met their individual growth goals in reading…