Meet The KVRR Team

Ryan Bowlin

Sports Reporter

Ryan grew up in the Twin Cities area. He was an All-Conference football and basketball player at Holy Family Catholic High School. Ryan’s passion for sports runs in the family. His four siblings played sports at St. Cloud State University, Augsburg College, Southwest Minnesota State University and Colorado Christian. Ryan attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated in with a degree in…

Bree Bolin


Bree was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She moved to West Fargo where she graduated in 2013 and then attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she studied education. Bree worked in radio for years as “Raspy” on BIG 98.7 and 96.9 HITS FM here in Fargo. Bree joined the KVRR news team in February, 2023 as a reporter and…

Max Mueller

Chief Meteorologist

Max returned to KVRR in October, 2022 as Chief Meteorologist after previously spending 2018 to 2020 as the weekend meteorologist here in Fargo. From 2020 to 2022 he was at KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho as the morning meteorologist. Max grew up in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, where his love for cameras helped him discover his love for…

Blake Rafferty


Blake was born and raised here in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm south of Dickinson near the town of Regent, ND. Currently Blake is a student at the University of North Dakota. He is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Blake is involved in student clubs including the North Dakota Student Chapter of the American…

Brian Barrett


Brian was born and raised in New Jersey. As a kid, Brian always had his eyes glued to the Weather Channel and loved when severe weather struck. He continued his passion for weather into his late childhood. His spark for Meteorology occurred after witnessing a tornado touch down a few miles from his house on July 25, 2016. After this,…

Lauren Larsen


Lauren is a Minnesota native growing up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. She is currently a student at the University of North Dakota (Go Hawks!) and loves Grand Forks’ winters. She is working towards Bachelor’s degrees in Atmosphere Sciences and Communications. Lauren enjoys hanging out with her friends at school and being actively involved in on-campus clubs where she…

Hami Arain


Hami Arain is a weekend anchor and weekday reporter from Illinois. He graduated from DePaul University in 2018. Categories: Meet The KVRR Team, News Reporters

Mariah Bush


Mariah Bush was born and raised in North Carolina. She knew at a young age that she had a passion for weather. This led her to further pursuing her career in meteorology. Upon graduating from Cherryville high school, she attended North Carolina Agriculture State University, where she received her Bachelor in Atmospheric science and Meteorology. After undergrad Mariah decided to…

Jim Monk

KVRR News Director

Jim was born and grew up in St. Paul, Minn. He’s wanted to work in broadcast journalism since he was a young child, when his interest was sparked by a tour of a Twin Cities radio station. For nearly his entire career, Jim has remained in the Midwest. Most recently, he worked at KFGO Radio in Fargo, where he earned…

Adam Ladwig

Morning News Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

Adam co-anchors KVRR Local News from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Adam Ladwig joined KVRR as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter in October, 2015. Prior to that, he was the Devils Lake bureau reporter for WDAZ-TV for nearly four years. He started his journalism career at KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards for reporting, including an Eric Sevareid award…