Author: Alison Voorhees

Arrest Made in Duluth’s Historic Synagogue Fire

36-year-old Matthew Amiot, of Duluth, was arrested Friday

DULUTH, Minn. — Authorities say a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in Duluth doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken says 36-year-old Matthew Amiot, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in connection to the fire at Adas Israel Congregation. The fire happened early in the morning on September 9. Duluth’s fire chief says the…

Strong Wind Causes Semi to Tip on I-94

It happened four miles east of Tower City

BUFFALO, N.D. — Strong wind causes a semi to tip on I-94. It happened near Buffalo, North Dakota. The truck was pulling an empty box trailer. The semi blocked part of the westbound land of the interstate. The 22-year-old driver from New York was taken to Essentia for minor injuries. The blocked lane was opened about 30 minutes after the…

Body Found in North Fargo Hotel

Authorities were called to WoodSpring Suites at 1090 35th Street North

FARGO, N.D. — Police respond to a body found in a north Fargo hotel. An officer on scene says they were called to WoodSpring Suites at 1090 35th Street North before 1 p.m. for a medical situation. When they arrived, authorities found a body that they say was already decomposing. At this time, they say there is no threat to…

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…