Author: Alison Voorhees

Making a Splash at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo hosts Dunk Tank Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — A fundraiser at the zoo makes a big splash. The Red River Zoo in Fargo recruited volunteers to take the plunge in the dunk tank. KVRR’s own Molly Fontaine who works behind the scenes even got in on the action. Nearly a dozen volunteers raised money before the big event. Kids at the zoo got to take…

No More Blue Laws in North Dakota

Businesses will be allowed to open on Sunday mornings

BISMARCK, N.D. — Come Sunday, shoppers in North Dakota will be able to get an earlier start. The law which reverses regulations that close most retailers from midnight to noon on Sundays takes effect. Gov. Burgum signed the “Blue Law” House Bill 1097 in March. He said it provided a “more level playing field” for businesses to compete with online…

KVRR Travels to “Town of the Year” Ellendale, North Dakota

KVRR's Rob Kupec & Danielle Church visit Ellendale for the day

ELLENDALE, ND — KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec along with reporter Danielle Church are in Ellendale for our “Town of the Year” celebration. There’s plenty of history here in Ellendale and 101-year-old John Wheelihan has lived through most of it. He served in World War II from 1941 to 1945, flying all kinds of warplanes. He was a second lieutenant…

Black Bear Spotted Near Fosston

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of one wandering near town

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston, Minnesota need to keep a watchful eye for a black bear. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says one may be wandering near town. Police responded after someone saw the bear in the 600 block of 9th Street Northwest. Deputies came up empty after searching in the area. If you see it, call the sheriff’s…

Devils Lake Man Killed After Hitting Power Pole

North Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened on Highway 20, south of Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Devils Lakes man is dead after his vehicle hit a large power pole. The crash happened at 6:30 Saturday night. North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 52-year-old man was driving south on Highway 20, three and a half miles south of Devils Lake when his truck left the road and struck the pole. The truck…

Fargo Man Charged with DUI After I-29 Crash

Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol says alcohol played a role in a south Fargo rollover early Saturday morning. Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck driven by 29-year-old Patrick Hestbeck, of Sabin. Fritzler’s vehicle struck the median, rolled and landed on the roof. He was taken to Essentia with…

City of Dazey Wants to Clear False Reports on Flooding

City has been dealing with groundwater and overland flooding for several weeks

DAZEY, N.D. — The city of Dazey and Barnes County wants to clear up any false reports regarding  the city’s recent flooding situation. Below is what the Barnes County Emergency Manager sent out. — — — — City of Dazey, North Dakota Press Statement Regarding Summer 2019 Flooding As of 4:00pm on July 18, 2019 General Information The City of…

Fatal Storage Unit Fire Ruled Accidental

Fargo Police Department says it appears the man was living inside

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department is calling a fatal storage unit fire accidental. The early Sunday morning fire killed 58–year–old Jonathan Liles of Fargo. It happened at 1725 1st Avenue North. Firefighters had the fire out in ten minutes and then discovered the man’s body. Police say it appears Liles was living in the storage unit. Categories: Local News,…