Author: Joe Radske

It’s Giving Hearts Day. Find out how you can make a difference.

FARGO (KFGO/KVRR) – Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $112 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities. Nearly 550 charities are participating in Giving Hearts Day in 2022. Giving Hearts Day 2022 has already raised over…

Dilworth Police looking for help identifying person of interest in vehicle break-ins

They are trying to identify a male in a video.

DILWORTH, MN (KVRR) – Dilworth Police are using social media to ask the public for help investigating some vehicle break-ins. They are trying to identify a male in a video. He is considered a person of interest in some break-ins from Sunday night. If you can identify the male of the vehicle he left in, please contact Dilworth Police at…

Comedian, Minnesota native Louie Anderson has died

The publicist had said earlier this week that Anderson was hospitalized for a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” has died at age 68. Anderson’s publicist Glenn Schwartz says the comedian died Friday in Las Vegas. Anderson is a Minnesota native who grew up in St. Paul. The…

UND ends work on gender inclusion policy

The plan would have required the use of a transgender person's preferred pronouns and the use of facilities that align with their gender identity.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – UND President Andrew Armacost says the University will stop work on its draft policy on gender inclusion — and will not implement it. The policy was recently criticized by the North Dakota Catholic Conference, in a letter to parents of students in Catholic high schools. In a statement Friday, Armacost said “when speech becomes the…

Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell singer, has died at age 74

A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) – Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” has died at age 74. A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday…

Horace grade school will go virtual due to COVID-19

School officials say there are 21 active positive COVID-19 cases.

WEST FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Horace Elementary will go to virtual learning beginning Friday, January 21. School officials say there are 21 active positive COVID-19 cases. More than half of the cases are staff. Virtual learning will begin on Friday and go through Tuesday, January 25. Here’s the letter sent to parents: The WFPS School Board adopted thresholds for when…

City Commissioner Preston files to run for Fargo Mayor

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Two people are now officially in the race for Fargo mayor. City Commissioner Arlette Preston has joined businesswoman, attorney and state lawmaker Shannon Roers-Jones on the June ballot. Preston says she’s looking ahead. “Building a future for our children and grandchildren, and granted others could probably say that as well, but the core of that truly and…

Cass County Jail is dealing with a spread of COVID

Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units.

CASS COUNTY, ND (KVRR) – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the spread of COVID at the Cass County Jail. Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units. They do not know how many inmates are infected. Nursing staff are working to test every inmate. The Sheriff says no one is currently experiencing any medical difficulties….

President Biden remarks on the anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden and members of Congress are solemnly marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers are holding events Thursday to reflect on the violent attack by supporters of President Donald Trump last Jan. 6. The ceremonies will be widely attended by Democrats, but almost every Republican on Capitol Hill will be absent. It’s…