Author: Brandon Blakney

Law enforcement uses flight support for street racers

KVRR'S Brandon Blakney brings us inside the action during his ride along with North Dakota Highway Patrol.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- On this KVRR exclusive we take you inside the latest North Dakota Highway Patrol flight operation, and their efforts to crackdown on speed racing. Before we hit the streets there was a briefing to fill everyone in on plans and for the eight officers from Fargo PD, West Fargo PD and North Dakota Highway Patrol to get…

Food Truck Festival has community buzzing

Food, fun and the sun bring people out to Fargo Elks Club for the 3rd annual Fargo Pop-up Food Truck festival

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s something people look forward to and an event that has grown in popularity. “I’m just someone who really loves to eat man and with an event like this I can’t miss it you know, it’s rare to have events like this, and for someone like me who likes to eat and for anyone that likes…

Senator Smith revisits abortion pill access and expanding Supreme Court

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — In 2021, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith proposed a bill to expand the number of justices on the US Supreme Court from nine to thirteen. She says the goal is to restore balance and she also feels the court has lost some trust with the public in recent years. On Thursday, Senator Smith proposed another bill to grant…

Supreme Court striking down Roe V Wade puts pressure on Red River Women’s Clinic

The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three sends shockwaves throughout the country impacting millions.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three is stirring up emotions of people on both sides of the aisle. Social media is flooded with comments expressing strong emotions. People are angry, excited, surprised and scared. Protests and rallies broke out nationwide, here locally a rally was held in front of the Federal Courthouse…

Minnesota woman’s cloud picture goes viral

A weather picture showing some unique clouds is making rounds on social media.

AKELEY, Minn. (KVRR) – A Minnesota woman says she didn’t even intend on taking the picture. Theresa Lucas of Bemidji was coming back from visiting family in Rochester for a few days and was on Highway 64 near Akeley. There was a storm brewing over the weekend. Her daughter was afraid at home wondering where her mom was. “I basically…

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…