Author: KVRR Staff

Panel OKs draft legislative redistricting map with new districts in Fargo and the Oil Patch

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A panel of lawmakers on Thursday substantially completed a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in population-lean rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved by the Republican-controlled committee also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep…

Timberwolves part ways with Gersson Rosas

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday they have parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor released the following statement: “Today, the Minnesota Timberwolves parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud…

Tribes say DAPL review company has conflict of interest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders fighting the pipeline sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army…

Dakota Access Pipeline asks U.S. Supreme Court to scrap environmental study order

NEW YORK (FOX) – Dakota Access on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit whether the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin requires additional environmental review. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia revoked a key environmental permit for the pipeline last year and ordered an additional environmental study. The pipeline entered service in…

Wisconsin quadruple homicide victims were killed in St. Paul, investigators say

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The St. Paul Police Department announced Monday it is taking the lead in the investigation into the four people found dead in an abandoned vehicle in western Wisconsin after investigators determined the murders occurred in St. Paul. All four victims were found left in a corn field in rural Dunn County, Wisconsin. Thirty-five-year-old Loyace…

North Dakota Guard Members Get New Pandemic Orders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty…

Ex-Minneapolis cop’s murder conviction reversed in woman’s 2017 death

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman in 2017, saying the charge doesn’t fit the circumstances in this case. Mohamed Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Damond, who called 911 to report a…

Minnesota judge rejects attempt to force school mask mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a statewide mask mandate in all schools. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan said the court was “gravely concerned” about the risks of COVID-19 for Minnesota children, but said in his ruling late Tuesday that the court lacks the legal authority to order…

Friday Night Death in Moorhead Investigated as a Homicide

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Moorhead police say the are investigating shooting death as a homicide. Police said they responded to calls of gunshots about 8 p.m. Friday on the south side of the city. When officers arrived, a bystander was treating an adult victim. Emergency responders conducted medical care but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. No arrests have been made in…