Author: KVRR Staff

Frazee-Vergas School Bond Defeated

FRAZEE, MN (KFGO) – A $25.6 million bond referendum that was on the ballot in a special election held Tuesday in the Frazee-Vergas School District failed to get the approval of voters. The referendum included projects to update security at the elementary and high schools, add an auditorium, build a new gym and locker rooms and improve the outdoor running…

Minot man faces murder charge in shooting death of father

MINOT, N.D. – Prosecutors have charged a Minot man with murder in the death of his father. Officers responding to a report of a man with a gunshot wound on Friday found 55-year-old Mark Vickerman of Minot dead at the scene. His 28-year-old son, Christopher, was charged Monday and made an initial court appearance. He was ordered held without bond…

Man pleads guilty to throwing boy from Mall of America balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Emmanuel Aranda, the man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third floor balcony at Mall of America, entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning in Hennepin County District Court. Aranda, 24, agreed to a sentence of 19 years in prison Aranda was charged with first-degree attempted murder for the April 12 attack. According to the criminal complaint, he told police…

UPDATE: Clean Water Restored to Breckenridge Hospital

Do not use water. Use a safe alternative source. They expect to have the issue resolved this afternoon.

UPDATE: The CHI Saint Francis Hospital and nursing home has access to safe water after a power outage released too much lime into the city’s water supply Friday morning. Crews are now focusing on bringing safe water to the Twin Town Villa Assisted Living Facility. The Wilkin County town says it needs to build up water inventory since it has been…

Sale of Duluth-Based Retailer Maurices Finalized

DULUTH, Minn. – Maurices has announced that its sale to private equity firm OpCapita is complete, marking a new era in the Duluth-based women’s fashion retailer’s 88-year history. The headquarters of the company will remain in downtown Duluth. “This is an exciting day for our Maurices family,” said Maurices President and Chief Executive Officer, George Goldfarb. “We’ve had strong holiday…

VP Mike Pence Coming To Glyndon, MN Thursday

GLYNDON, Minn. – (AP) White House officials say Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Minnesota to talk with farmers and steelworkers about the status of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence is scheduled to begin his day Thursday at R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon. Officials say he will tour the facility and talk to producers…

Classes canceled after officer-involved shooting outside school in Douglas County, MN

KENSINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) – An elementary school in the west central Minnesota town of Kensington is closed Tuesday following an overnight officer-involved shooting near the school property. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate the shooting, which happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. According to the sheriff’s office, three Douglas…

Police: Man Involved in Moorhead Standoff Sunday Used Fake Gun

this is the second one within the week

UPDATE: A Moorhead man is facing several charges after assaulting a woman and a brief standoff with police on Sunday. 52-year-old Terry York is accused of felony domestic assault and false imprisonment. Moorhead Police called Red River SWAT to assist in the standoff Sunday morning at the Terrace on the Green apartment complex. Someone called 911 to report that a woman…