Author: Brandon Blakney

Ellison: Minnesota will continue to allow legal abortions

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says abortion will be legal in Minnesota regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says abortion will be legal in Minnesota regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. He mentioned Doe V Gomez from 1995 where the Minnesota Supreme Court went even further than Roe V Wade that rules abortion a constitutional right at the state level. It allows low income women to use…

Camper killed, another injured during Minnesota storms

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – One person is dead and another hospitalized after a tree fell on a camper during severe storms in central Minnesota. Among the storm damage calls the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received late Monday night was one from Elmwood Resort on Lake Mary near Alexandria about 11:400 p.m. The caller reported cries for help coming from the camper…

Rising temperatures leads to tough work for repair companies

The extensive heat is leaving people without electricity for hours at a time and mechanical contractors are seeing a rise in calls for air conditioning repairs.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Some neighborhoods are experiencing power outages, leaving them without air conditioning during record breaking heat. Air conditioning, heating and electrical contracting company Robert Gibb and Sons is getting almost 100 calls a day, most dealing with air conditioning. The business says it normally gets half that amount of calls for service. “It’s been real hectic around…

Medical officials warn of health risks in hot weather

They say if you can avoid the sun, you should.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Medical officials say to avoid staying in the sun more than 30 minutes at a time, doing so could lead to heat exhaustion and other heat based illnesses. Some symptoms to watch for are confusion, slurred speech, profuse sweating or lack of sweat, nausea, vomiting or very high body temperature. They say the elderly and young…

Record-breaking Heat Has People Trying To Stay Cool

A weekend heat wave brings record high temperatures to the region.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — We saw our first triple digit temperature for the year. One weather expert tells us we haven’t seen temperatures like this in North Dakota since the 1930’s. Heat reaching 100 degrees in June has some wondering what the deal is. “Part of it is the middle to upper atmosphere so we’re talking 20, 30, 40,000 feet…

Juneteenth celebration shares African American heritage

People in the FM Metro celebrate Juneteenth at the third annual Fargo celebration.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — This year’s theme is Sankofa. The message is to make progress towards the future by claiming the past. Organizers say this event is important to educate the community as a whole on the Juneteenth holiday, what it represents and how it’s acknowledged in our country. People gathered for soul food, there was live music and poetry performances….

West Fargo Street Fair a big hit with community

The food trucks were a hit, people packed their row, and enjoyed all the options available like hot dogs, kabobs and tacos.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Street Fair gives people a chance to get out of the house and enjoy some art, food, and fun outside in the sun. In 2020 people say crowds were smaller than normal at the West Fargo Street Fair because of COVID-19, now restrictions have loosened, this year Fresh air, good food, and…

Walk To Defeat ALS exceeds goals

The North Dakota chapter of the ALS Association raises $17,000 over their intial goal at WALK TO DEFEAT ALS .

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Organizers were excited for everyone to have the opportunity to gather in person this year, and they say the turn out was exceptional. families, supporters, and people battling ALS all gathered, to spread awareness on this disease with no cure, and to offer insight on how you can help your loved one if they have ALS. People…

Northern Thunder Air Show returns after 12 years

The Northern Thunder Air & Space Expo returns to Grand Forks after more than a decade away.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR)- After twelve years excitement is building around the return of the Northern Thunder Air Show! There will be nine aircrafts on display soaring through the skies and pilots flying them from all over the country, and Canada too. “This is a great opportunity for the local community to come out and see what the Air Force…

What all you need to know heading into the polls Tuesday in Fargo

The Polls will open at seven tomorrow morning and people in Fargo will cast their ballots for mayor, two city commissioners, three park board members and five school board members.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- People in Fargo will cast their ballots for mayor, two city commissioners, three park board members and five school board members on Tuesday. Do you know what to bring? Or where to go? “You know what? It’s always busy. No matter, you know, the same preparation goes into an election whether it’s a midterm primary or a…