Author: KVRR Staff

Update: Prosecutors, judge didn’t object to runaway manslaughter convict’s furlough

Sean SchroederFARGO (KFGO) – There’s new information about a man convicted of manslaughter who walked away from a Fargo halfway house and is now being sought by police. 29-year-old Sean Schroeder pleaded guilty in February to manslaughter for a violent death in Dunseith, N.D. According to federal court documents, Schroeder was in federal custody in the Cass County jail last…

Allegiant cancels flights for lack of planes

(AP) – Allegiant is canceling more flights because, it says, new planes didn’t show up when expected. Customers are venting on social media, demanding reimbursement for things like last-minute hotel stays. Allegiant canceled 16 flights Friday after scrapping about 21 on Thursday. Allegiant spokeswoman Krysta Levy says delivery dates for some new planes were missed, leaving the airline with limited…

Boaters rescued on Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KFGO) – High winds and rough water led to a rescue on Devils Lake Thursday afternoon. Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson a search and rescue teram was for a boat that swamped and sank on the big lake. He says the boat’s motor failed and wind and waves pushed the boat into a shallow area, sinking the…

CNN: GOP Senate Candidates Rep. Kevin Cramer and Corey Stewart Sought Support of Anti-Gay Group

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Two Republican Senate nominees sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy. North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a “Senate Candidate Survey” for the group Public Advocate of the United States. The survey asks…

Amid Backlash For Peeping Guilty Plea, Will Gardner Ends ND Secretary of State Bid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota politician accused in a peeping incident at a college campus has formally dropped out of the race for secretary of state. Will Gardner notified Secretary of State Al Jaeger by a letter Wednesday that he will decline the GOP’s nomination. Gardner said he would withdraw last month after it came to light that…

Supreme Court strikes down MN law banning political clothing at polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voterscan wear to polls. The justices ruled Thursday that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. Most states have laws restricting what voters can wear to cast their ballots but Minnesota’s…

Driver injured in crash with Amtrak train near Devils Lake

File PhotoDEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A Larimore man was hurt after his car was struck by an Amtrak train 6 miles east of Devils Lake and 2 1/2 miles north of U.S. Highway 2. It happened around 6:30 Wednesday morning at the railroad crossing on the 4600 block of 89th Ave NE in Ramsey County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says…

Raccoon That Made Daring Climb Up St. Paul Skyscraper Caught

Courtesy: @ubs_plaza/TwitterST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A raccoon who caused a stir on social media Tuesday afternoon after it started scaled an office building in St. Paul—reaching up to 23 stories before stopping to groom itself and, apparently, take a nap on a ledge—made it to the roof and was captured by animal control. The raccoon was stranded on the ledge of Town…

“A Very Good Story to Tell on Results” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Stands by Her Record in ND Senate Race Interview

  It was an easy primary election win for Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota since she faced no party challenger. November will be another story when she comes up against Rep. Kevin Cramer for her seat in the Senate. KVRR talked to Senator Heitkamp Tuesday about the race that is heating up between the two candidates. Campaign…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Touts Work On Tax Cuts in ND Senate Race Interview

  Representative Kevin Cramer has been vocal over the support that his challenger, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has received from the president. I talked with Representative Cramer this afternoon about his opponent and his race for the senate seat. Alison Voorhees: You have said that you believe president trump is giving Sen. Heidi Heitkamp preferential treatment because she is a woman….