Author: KVRR Staff

Buildings Evacuated Near U of M After Fire And Possible Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/FOX9) – Authorities have evacuated a portion of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis after responding to reports of a fire and possible explosion, but no injuries have been reported. Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted about 3:30 p.m. Thursday that firefighters were responding to a fire in the basement of a building on campus. As they were extinguishing that…

Jamestown Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old

Thomas RemmickJAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — A Jamestown man is arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Tuesday night. Police say 71-year-old Thomas Remmick followed the victim in his vehicle, enticed the juvenile to get into his car, and then sexually assaulted the victim while driving in and around Jamestown. The victim did not know Remmick. He was located thanks to…

Troubled Former Africa Restaurant & Nightclub Up For Sale

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) —  Summit Nightclub in Fargo, the former Africa Restaurant and Nightclub, is for sale. The business, with a full commercial kitchen and class “A” liquor license, is listed for $1.5 million dollars. Real estate developer Tyler Brandt bought the building and liquor license last year. That followed a deadly shooting in the parking lot and dozens of…

North Dakota Economy Is Booming Post-Pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — North Dakota keeps showing signs of economic growth. Taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2022 were up 13.2% compared to the same period last year. State Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus reports all of the 15 major industry sectors reported increases over the first quarter of 2021. He says it’s the fourth consecutive quarter…

MN’s Ellison and 21 Other Attorneys General Reaffirm Abortion Access

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Keith Ellison of Minnesota, issue a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. It comes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed the matter back to the states on Friday. In Minnesota, the right to abortion is protected under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court…

UPDATE: GoFundMe for Red River Women’s Clinic Move Surges Over $728,000

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, the GoFundMe for Red River Women’s Clinic move to Moorhead had surged over $728,000.  More than 9,000 people have contributed to the fundraiser. **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW** FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A GoFundMe account created just two days ago to raise money to move North Dakota’s only abortion clinic to Moorhead has…

Former Officer Who Shot & Killed Woman Reporting Rape To Be Released

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Mohammed Noor is scheduled for release on Monday. Noor shot and killed Justine Damond five years ago after she called 911 to report a possible rape. Noor was initially sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison after third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter convictions. The state’s Supreme Court reversed the third-degree murder conviction and he…

Purchase of N.D. Farmland By Group Tied to Bill Gates Under Scrutiny

FOX News (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)FARGO, N.D. (AP) —  The sale of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. State Attorney General Drew Wrigley has asked the trust that acquired the land…

Gov. Walz Proposes “Gas Checks” for Minnesotans, Republicans Call It a “Gimmick”

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz is now appealing for rebate checks for Minnesotans of $2,000 per family and $1,000 for individuals. Walz says Minnesotans will consider them “gas checks” to deal with record-high prices. He is getting support for his latest rebate idea from DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman. But the idea still lacks the bipartisan support it needs…