Author: Alison Voorhees

Cass County prosecutor announces run for State’s Attorney

Prosecutor Kim Hegvik wants to take over for Birch Burdick who is stepping down from the position

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Another person has dropped their name in the race for Cass County State’s Attorney. Prosecutor Kim Hegvik wants to take over for Birch Burdick who is retiring in December. Hegvik has been an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 15 years. She’ll be running against Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney…

FirstLink will host film festival on mental health and suicide

FirstLink says the film festival gives young people a medium to speak out

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — FirstLink wants to bring the topics of mental health and suicide to the forefront for young people. A film festival will be held on April 28th at Fargo Theatre. College and high school students are encouraged to submit their own films. Cash prizes up to one thousand dollars are being offered. FirstLink answers the National Suicide…

Hornbacher’s donates $152,668 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Hornbacher’s customers have stepped up in a big way to help feed the community. Nearly $153,000 was handed over to the Great Plains Food Bank. It’s part of the organization’s annual Feed Hope campaign. The money raised through donations at each Hornbacher’s location through the month of December will provide more than 458,000 meals for those…

Rocket Dogs K-9 Aquatics and Wellness Center will soon close

The owner announced on Facebook that their current building is being sold

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It was the first of its kind in Fargo and now it’s closing. In a post to Facebook, the owner of Rocket Dogs K-9 Aquatics and Wellness Center says they are forced to close their doors. The building is being sold and the owner says reopening is not financially doable. The aquatics center for dogs opened…

One person found dead in Valley City fire

Fire Chief Scott Magnuson says it happened at 925 2nd Street Southeast

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (KVRR) — One person is dead after an early morning fire in Valley City over the weekend. It happened around 3:30 Sunday morning at 925 2nd Street Southeast. The victim was found in the lower level of the home after the blaze was put out. The remains have been sent to the UND Forensic Pathology Department for…

Man arrested in human smuggling at Canadian border released without bond

Florida Man Arrested for Human Smuggling

Steve Shand RCMP 1 012022 RCMP 4 012022 UPDATE – A Florida man arrested for human smuggling after four bodies were found near the Canadian border has been released from jail without having to pay bond. Steve Shand is charged with transport or attempted transport of illegal immigrants. He is not charged in the deaths. A judge says Shand must…

One woman dies after fire at Grand Forks home

Officers were able to visibly see smoke and fire in the residence

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — A Grand Forks woman dies from her injuries after an early morning fire Saturday. Forty-year-old Sarah Gatica was taken to Altru Hosptial, along with another person that was in the house at the time of the fire. Grand Forks Police, Altru paramedics and Grand Forks Fire were called around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning to the…

West Fargo Assistant City Administrator arrested

Police were called to a domestic situation at 11:50 p.m. Saturday

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A West Fargo city official has been arrested and booked into the Cass County Jail. Assistant City Administrator Timothy Solberg was arrested after police were called to a domestic situation in the 6000 block of Osgood Parkway South in Fargo. The call came in just before midnight Saturday. The City of West Fargo says Solberg…

Moorhead man injured in snowmobile crash in Becker County

The Becker County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a snowmobile crash on South Tulaby Lane

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Moorhead man is hurt after crashing his snowmobile in Becker County. It happened around 11 a.m. Morgan Leiseth, of Moorhead, was traveling northbound on South Tulaby Lake Lane when he left the trail and hit a tree. The 45-year-old was taken by North Memorial Air Care to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. His injuries are unknown…

Semi ends up in the ditch after clipping NDDOT snowplow

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both drivers were not injured in the crash

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — A semi sideswipes a NDDOT snow plow near Jamestown on I-94. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both vehicles were going eastbound about five miles east of the city shortly before 2 p.m. when the semi clipped the passenger-side blade of the plow. It caused the semi to go into the ditch and tip onto its…