Author: KVRR Staff

Arrests made after Jamestown Walmart bomb threat

Someone called in the threat just before 11:30 Thursday night

JAMESTOWN, ND (KFGO) – Police have arrested two men for terrorizing after a bomb threat late Thursday at the Walmart in Jamestown. Perimeters were set up around the store after someone phoned in the threat just before 11:30 p.m.  Stutsman County deputies, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Stutsman County Emergency Management were all called to assist. Dispatchers traced the cell…

Kelan Oster joins Fargo commission race

Oster is a bank compliance consultant

FARGO (KFGO) – An eighth candidate is in the race for Fargo City Commission. Kelan Oster, a bank compliance consultant and graduate of the University of Mary School of Business, says his campaign will focus on bringing fair jobs to Fargo with competitive benefits. Oster lives in south Fargo. He says he volunteers with the school district’s junior achievement program….

Angela Shen

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Angela grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in mass communications/journalism. She interned at the New Mexico News Port at UNM; KOB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque; and Talk Media News in Washington, D.C., where she covered national politics.   Angela loves traveling, trying new foods, dance, and yoga.   Follow her…

Green Tech- Sunday At 9

With traditional energy cost rising, more people are turning to alternative energy. But is it worth the investment? And does solar energy work in North Dakota? Sunday, join Emily Welker as she learns the pros and cons of going green. Watch Green Tech on KVRR Local News. Where local news comes first.

Young Walleye Population Booming on Lake Sakakawea

The department also cites a rebounding of the smelt population for another reason for the high numbers

NORTH DAKOTA — Officials with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department say flooding from seven years ago is helping with the young walleye population on state lakes. The department says they’ve recorded the fourth-highest catch of the fish in Lake Sakakawea in a half-century. Lake Sakakawea reservoir is on the Missouri River and officials say because the flood changed…

Winter Weather Outlook – Tonight at 9

Are you ready for winter? Tonight, look beyond the 7 day forecast. How much snow? How cold will it get? What will our winter say about next spring? Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec will look at the models, trends, and historical data for your forecast. Watch Winter Weather Outlook tonight on KVRR Local News at 9.

Maria’s Journey: From Patient to Nurse

A mid-life career change and return to college came to an abrupt halt for Maria Schmidt. Sunday at 9 hear Maria’s story. How she took a breast cancer diagnosis and turned it into helping others. Watch Maria’s Journey on KVRR Local News at 9. Where local news comes first.

“It Can Happen Again”: Minnesota Holocaust Survivor Speaks on Charlottesville, Surviving and How We Can Stop Hate

Reva Kibort lost her parents and some of her siblings to the Holocaust. She said Charlottesville Brings it all back. KMSP Fox 9 reporter Christina Palladino reports.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — A Holocaust survivor, chilled by the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. “I wish I had a picture of my mother but I don’t,” Reva Kibort said. “She died from starvation in the ghetto.” Almost every time Kibort mentions her mother who she last saw in a Nazi labor camp in Poland, the 84-year-old gets very…

Danielle Church

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Danielle was born in Delaware but grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. She attended DePaul University where she was involved in the student newspaper, the DePaulia, the Society of Professional Journalists, Good Day DePaul and the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence. During her time in the Windy City, she also interned at “Chicago’s very own” WGN-TV. Danielle…

Polygamous Sect Leader Wanted by the FBI for Fraud Arrested Near Sioux Falls

Lyle Jeffs is the brother of Warren Jeffs, who made national headlines as a leader of the same polygamous sect. Lyle has been on the run since 2016. Reporter Jack Eble from our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls reports

SIOUX FALLS, SD — An FBI most wanted polygamous sect leader is now in custody in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, who has been on the run for nearly a year, was arrested by FBI agents and Yankton County authorities. “We received a tip from the public on June 13th on someone matching his description,” said Special Agent in Charge Eric…