Author: KVRR Staff

MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

Jayme Closs honored with Hometown Hero Award by Wisconsin State Assembly

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin State Assembly is honoring 13-year-old Jayme Closs with a Hometown Hero award Wednesday. Jayme is in the Assembly chamber to accept the honor, according to the Associated Press. Closs was nominated for the award by Rep. Romaine Quinn On Oct. 15, Jayme Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were…

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…