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Wells County Sheriff Resigns, Deputies Fired

The state's attorney says an investigation is underway

  WELLS COUNTY, ND — The sheriff of Wells County, North Dakota has abruptly resigned. Johnny Lawson says he stepped down for personal reasons. The county commission has also fired his two deputies. The state’s attorney says an investigation is underway. Lawson has asked people to pray for himself and his family as they continue on to new adventures. Sheriff’s…

Judge Finds Liquor License Non-Renewal Unreasonable Near Pine Ridge Reservation

The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay

  WHITECLAY, NE — A judge has overturned a decision to bar four Nebraska beer stores from selling next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The South Dakota reservation is struggling with alcohol-related problems. The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay, an unincorporated village of nine people that sells millions of cans of…

Eight Extradited from Jamaica to North Dakota Over Lottery Scam

The eight suspects have appeared in federal court in Bismarck

  BISMARCK, ND — Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to North Dakota in a lottery scam. The eight suspects have appeared in federal court in Bismarck. Four pleaded not guilty. Four didn’t enter pleas because their public defenders weren’t present. All were ordered held until detention hearings. Authorities allege the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly…

Garfield, Minnesota Home Damaged in Fire

The garage and vehicle inside were both lost

GARFIELD, Minn. — Fire spreads from a garage into a house, causing extensive damage. It happened at 9170 Blue Jay Way Northwest in Garfield, Minnesota, west of Alexandria. Authorities say the fire consumed the upper floor of the house and caused extensive damage to the main and lower floors. The garage and vehicle inside were both lost. The fire is…

Wrigley Being Considered for ND’s Top Prosecutor Job…Again

Wrigley served as U.S. attorney from 2001 to 2009 and hired Myers as assistant prosecutor

  NORTH DAKOTA — Former Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley could be getting one of his old jobs back. According to Senator Hoeven, Wrigley and Chris Myers are both being considered by the White House for North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor job. But Hoeven says Myers has told him he does not want to go through the nomination process. Wrigley served…

United Airlines Reaches Settlement Deal with Man Dragged Off Chicago Flight

The airline has established 10 recommendations that improve and update their customer service polices

  CHICAGO, IL — The attorney for the Kentucky man who was dragged off a United Airlines plane has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount. He also says his client will not sue the city of Chicago as part of the agreement. United has released details of its review of the incident. The airline has established 10…

Rescue Crews Respond to Medical Emergency at West Fargo Apartment Building

Police and emergency workers responded to an apartment building at 612 6th Street East

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Rescue crews in West Fargo are on the scene of a medical emergency at an apartment building. The call for help came just before 5:30 p.m. Police and emergency workers responded to an apartment building at 612 6th Street East. More ambulances were soon dispatched. KVRR reporter Nick Broadway and photojournalist John Hanson are on the…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday

From 10 A-M until 2 P-M law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused .. uneeded or expired prescription drugs.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 A-M until 2 P-M law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused .. unneeded or expired prescription drugs. Here in the Fargo-Moorhead area you can drop off at the Moorhead Police Department at…

Pet Connection: Meet Sparrow

There's a good reason Golden Retrievers lead the list of "Most Popular Dogs."

She’s a breed we don’t see a lot of in this region’s shelters, and that’s likely because they get snapped up right away by would-be pet parents. Sparrow is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever/Irish Setter cross who joined Emily Welker and 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert for a live in-studio appearance on the KVRR Morning Show. Sparrow, like most…

South Dakota Artist Terry Redlin’s Unfinished Work on Display in Watertown

IT'S THE FIRST TIME ANY OF REDLIN'S UNFINISHED WORK HAS EVER BEEN SHOWCASED. SCOTT GROSS FROM OUR SIOUX FALLS SISTER STATION, KDLT, REPORTS

WATERTOWN, S.D. — The Redlin Art Center in Watertown unveiled one of three paintings artist Terry Redlin was working on before he died. It’s the first time any of Redlin’s unfinished work has ever been showcased. It was unveiled on Monday, the anniversary of his death.   “This is an opportunity we didn’t know we would have,” said Julie Ranum,…