Author: Alison Voorhees

Man sentenced to life in prison for death of five-year-old

Chief Judge Peter Welte handed down the sentence to Erich Longie, Jr. of Tokio.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — One of the two people involved in the death of a five-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation has been sentenced to life in prison. Chief Judge Peter Welte handed down the sentence to Erich Longie, Jr. of Tokio, North Dakota in federal court. Longie, Jr. plead guilty multiple felony charges involving First-Degree Felony Murder, Child…

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal bicycle crash north of Jamestown

The victim is a 20-year-old man from Illinois

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) —  One person is dead after a truck crashes into a bicycle on State Highway 20, north of Jamestown. The victim is a 20-year-old Timothy St. John from North Brook, Illinois.  St. John was wearing a helmet. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the truck was driven by 78-year-old James Lees, of Jamestown. Authorities say Lees…

Spirit Lake Tribe and North Dakota Highway Patrol sign mutual aid agreement

The agreement was signed during the Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships Conference.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A mutual aid agreement is signed between the Spirit Lake Tribe and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The agreement will allow North Dakota Highway Patrol to help on the reservation when needed. However, it does not give the highway patrol the authority to arrest anyone. Officers can intervene regardless of tribal status until local law enforcement…

Winners elected to Grand Forks City Council Ward 2 and 4

Rebecca Osowski and Tricia Lunski will take over seats on the city council

gf ward 4 GRAND FORKS, N.D (KVRR) — Grand Forks voters are picking two new members for the city council. There are open races in Wards 2 and 4. Rebecca Osowski beat out Mathew Ternus with 59 percent of the votes for the seat being vacated by Katie Dachtler in Ward 2. Ward 4 incumbent Jeannie Mock opted not to run…

Country star Toby Keith announces he has stomach cancer

In a post to Twitter, the 60-year-old singer says he underwent surgery

CNN — Country music star Toby Keith makes a surprising announcement on social media. On his Twitter account, Keith revealed he has been battling stomach cancer over the last six months. The post revealed he underwent surgery, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. He says he has been recovering well. Keith is 60 years-old. According to his official website, Toby Keith…

Scott Stapp is out, Johnny Holm Band is in for Ribfest

Happy Harry’s RibFest takes place June 8th - 11th outdoors at the Fargodome

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Organizers of Happy Harry’s Ribfest announces a switch up to this year’s lineup. Scott Stapp of Creed will no longer be coming to Fargo next week. They are citing health concerns within his touring party. The Johnny Holm Band will now take the stage on Thursday, June 9th The other Ribfest performers include Granger Smith, Phil Vassar…

Center Avenue construction set to begin Monday in Moorhead

One of Moorhead's main roads is soon to be under construction

center ave phase two MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — You can expect to run into construction along Center Avenue in Downtown Moorhead starting on Monday. The project is being divided into two phases. Phase One is from the Red River bridge to 6th Street and will take until late August to complete. Phase Two affects 6th and 8th Streets and is…

Hundreds of fentanyl pills recovered during Moorhead drug arrest

Maurice Bell, 33, was arrested in the 1300 block of Belsley Boulevard

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — An arrest is made in Moorhead and hundreds of fentanyl pills are now in the hands of police. Thirty-three-year-old Maurice Bell was arrested in the 1300 block of Belsley Boulevard and faces a number of charges. During the search warrant, police found 501 fentanyl pills, with a street value of $15,000, a handgun and over $20,000…

Woman arrested after found walking near Governor Burgum’s Bismarck home

Both the governor and first lady were at home at the time

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A woman was taken into custody after walking on Capitol property near the Governor’s house in Bismarck. Thirty-two-year-old Dakota Bee of Bismarck was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. North Dakota Highway Patrol says she was first seen walking around property 9:45 Sunday night and was asked to leave. She returned shortly…

Fargo man killed in motorcycle crash in Grant County

The motorcycle collided with an Apache Crop Sprayer

GRANT COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a crop sprayer in Grant County. Thirty-five-year-old Brandon Cermak was taken to Sanford in Bismarck where he was pronounced dead. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both drivers were traveling south on Highway 31 Saturday night when the sprayer turned left. Cermak drove into the sprayer….