Author: Alison Voorhees

Fire destroys house in rural Wahpeton

Richland County's Brett Lambrecht reports the house looks to be a total loss.

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — Fire destroys a house northwest of Wahpeton. Crews were called to 17905 County Road 10 Southeast around 6:30 Saturday night. Departments from Dwight, Wahpeton, Breckenridge and Mooreton responded. They worked for about three hours on scene. The home owners were not at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The American…

“It’s been a long week”: Former KVRR employee describes living in Texas

Former KVRR photographer John Hanson now lives near Frisco with his girlfriend

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s been a long week for people living in Texas. Some are dealing with constant power outages; others battling frozen or busted pipes. A former KVRR photographer now lives in Texas and tells how he’s getting by in the winter crisis to our south. “It’s been a long week. I’ll tell you that.” After living many…

Meet RUDI: Jamestown Regional Medical Center shows off new germ-zapping robot

The robot's name was chosen through a contest set up by the medical center

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — Jamestown Regional Medical Center hosts a contest to name its second germ-zapping robot and the winner is… R.U.D.I.! It was purchased for $100,000 with the help of the North Dakota Department of Commerce Economic Resiliency Grant. Their first robot R.O.S.I.E. was bought in 2018. The robots are 99.9 percent effective in destroying hard-to-kill superbugs in hard-to-clean…

Nicole’s Fine Pastry & Café will be on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives next week

The downtown Fargo restaurant posted to Facebook to announce the news

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Get your TV set to record. Another Fargo business will be featured on Food Network. Nichole’s Fine Pastry & Café in downtown Fargo posted on Facebook that it will be featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on January 29th at 8 p.m. The post says, “This was such an incredible experience and we can’t wait for…

Two seriously injured after vehicle crashes into Fargo power pole

Xcel Energy worked to restore power to the area after the crash

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Two people suffered serious injuries after crashing their vehicle into a power pole. Fargo Police say it happened at 1st Avenue and 14th Street South shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say the vehicle was headed west on 1st Avenue when it veered directly into the pole. The female driver and male passenger were taken by ambulance…

Man involved in downtown Fargo riot pleads guilty

Errick Toa pleaded guilty for his role in the downtown riot last May

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man that took part in a riot last year pleaded guilty is U.S. District Court to Civil Disorder. Thirty-one-year-old Errick Toa, originally from California, was seen on video stomping on the windshield of an occupied police vehicle. The protests took place in May after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They started off…

No charges against former Deputy Police Chief Osmundson

Todd Osmundson is retired from the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick says no criminal charges will be filed against former Deputy Police Chief Todd Osmundson. That decision was made after an independent investigation done by the BCI. Osmundson was still with the Fargo Police Department at the time of the downtown riot on May 30. He was dressed in civilian clothing…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office wants help in search for missing teens

Ethan Duval and Diamond Funk may be heading to the east coast

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) —  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding 15 year-old Ethan Duval. Ethan currently suffers from anxiety and depression and was last seen in Kindred yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Ethan is 6’1″ and 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. It’s longer on the top and shorter on the sides. He…

Fargo man arrested in connection to overdose death

Officers responded to an apartment building for an unresponsive man in the stairwell

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man is arrested after officers were called to check on a man found unresponsive in the stairwell of an apartment building. Thirty-two-year-old Derek Pettersson was arrested for Felony tampering with evidence and an unrelated warrant. On Saturday, officers tried to save 29-year-old Jake Davis of Fargo before being declared dead of a suspected overdose….

More than 1,000 goats killed in Otter Tail County barn fire

The fire was reported in Henning, Minnesota around 3:00 a.m.

HENNING, Minn. (KVRR) — An early morning barn fire in Henning, Minnesota kills more than one thousand goats. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the barn, multiple tractors, and nearby hay are also a total loss. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. They are unsure of what caused the fire. No people were injured. Categories: Agriculture, Local News,…