Author: KVRR Staff

MN Gov. Walz’s Budget Proposal Includes 20 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday proposed hiking Minnesota’s gas tax by 20 cents per gallon to pay for road and bridge projects. Under the governor’s spending proposal, the state’s gas tax would increase by 70 percent from the current 28.6 cents per gallon to 48.6 cents. That would make Minnesota’s gas tax the fourth-highest in the…

MN Sen. Klobuchar Says Doctors Need to Change Opioid Prescribing Habits in CNN Town Hall

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar referenced the late singer Prince in saying that doctors need to change the prescribing habits of opioids in the United States. At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday night, Klobuchar says her state still hasn’t gotten over the 2016 death of Prince, one of Minnesota’s most famous residents. He died of…

UPDATE: Deputies in Officer-Involved Shooting in Nevis Identified

The name of the officer has not been released

UPDATE: The Minnesota Bureau Department of Public safety identifies the Hubbard County Deputy who was shot and injured and the deputy who shot at a suspect in Nevis on Saturday. DPS says Deputy Erick Rypkema was shot by Bryce Bellomo during a chase. He has been in law enforcement for 13 years including four with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office….

Three People Dead & Deputy Injured After Shootings in Hubbard County, Minn.

One Hubbard County deputy was shot during this incident. He was treated and released at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.

UPDATE, NEVIS, Minn. – Three people are dead and a Hubbard County Sheriff’s Deputy is hurt after a shooting in Nevis, Minnesota Thursday night. Deputies responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a home on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Trail around 8:00. The sheriff’s office says when they arrived,  they found a dead woman outside the…

UPDATE: House Passes Border Bill, Sends to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border – well short of what he requested – is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote. The House voted 300-128 with Republican North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson both voting in favor…

West Fargo Police Warns About Potential Dangers of Social Media Use Among Students

The forum was held to inform parents about the potential dangers social media poses and how it can get students in trouble

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police and Cheney Middle School teamed up Wednesday for another forum. It was held to inform parents about the potential dangers social media poses and how it can get students in trouble. Speakers shared startling statistics about how social media use among students can lead to bullying and harassment online. Some parents say they…

Congressional Leaders Make Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

Washington (CNN) – Congressional negotiators say they have reached an agreement in principle to avert a government shutdown at the end of this week. The four lead bipartisan negotiators, emerging from talks Monday night, declined to get into details on how the agreement was struck, but when asked whether it included barrier funding and a resolution to the detention bed issue,…

UPDATE: Fargo Man Identified as Person Who Died in Vehicle in Hornbacher’s Parking Lot

Police say a medical condition most likely happened yesterday afternoon

UPDATE – Fargo Police have identified the dead person found in a vehicle in the 32nd Ave S Hornbacher’s parking lot as 68-year-old Roger Fjeldahl of Fargo.   FARGO, N.D. — A body was found in a car in the parking lot of Hornbacher’s on 32nd Avenue. Police say a customer noticed a man slumped over in the driver’s seat just…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…

No Travel Advisory in SE ND, Schools Cancelling Classes

FARGO, N.D. – Another winter storm system is bringing more snow and blowing snow across the region. A number of schools and churches in the area called off evening activities. Some are running 2 hours late. Find all closings by clicking here. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is granting an hours-of-service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane due to…