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Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…

Postal Workers Fighting Hunger with “Stamp Out Hunger” Program

Did you get one of these bags at your doorstep?

FARGO, N.D. — Postal workers are fighting hunger by delivering empty grocery bags to homes across the region. Anyone can use the bags to donate non-perishable foods for the 25th annual Stamp out Hunger. Simply leave the bags of food out this Saturday and postal workers will pick them up. It’s a nationwide effort to stock food at places like…

Becker County Man Dies in Farm Accident

The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Becker County man is dead after getting trapped between his tractor and a tree. Emergency crews were called out just before 3 o’clock to 28998 Tower Road. They found 77-year-old Larry Jones trapped under a still running tractor. The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a mechanical failure…

Secretary of Transportation Scheduled for Fargo’s UAS Event

The event which begins on May 31st will be a gathering of local, national and global leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry

FARGO, ND — The Secretary of Transportation is coming to Fargo for the 2017 Drone Focus Conference. Elaine Chao was invited to attend by Senator John Hoeven. The event, which begins on May 31st, will be a gathering of local, national and global leaders in the unmanned aerial systems industry. Secretary Chao has agreed to address the conference and meet…

West Fargo Breaks Ground on Willow Park Elementary

Willow Park Elementary School Will Open Up For the 2018-2019 School Year

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo School District is closer to opening up another elementary school. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Willow Park Elementary School on land that is actually in Fargo. The¬†school will help get kindergarten children on the north side of town back into their neighborhood schools as well as provide a closer school to the…

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Calling for Further Investigation in Midst of Comey Firing

Comey traveled to North Dakota last year to open a FBI office in Williston and to visit with tribal officials at the Fort Berthold Reservation

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s senators are calling for different investigations into Russian ties to the election after the firing of the FBI director. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Trump and Russia following the president’s firing of James Comey. The North Dakota Democrat says Comey’s firing “raises far more questions than…

Drekker Brewing Company Expands Due to Customer Demand

On the 24th, you'll start to see them on the shelves of local liquor stores

FARGO, ND — You can soon buy your favorite local beer at the store! Starting Monday, Drekker Brewing Company will begin selling four packs of 16 ounce cans you can take home from their north Fargo location. On the 24th, you’ll start to see them on the shelves of local liquor stores. The brewery added two fermenting tanks to make…

Fargo Park District Unveils New Pickleball Complex

Pickleball was invented near Seattle in the 1960s

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Park District has unveiled a new six court pickleball complex. The new outdoor venue is located in Brunsdale Park in South Fargo and was made possible through a donation by the Brunsdale family. Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses large wooden paddles and a whiffle ball and is played on a miniature size tennis court….

KVRR News Team Takes Two Awards in AP Great Plains Broadcast Contest

Reporter Shiina LoSciuto and photographer John Hanson placed first for "Spoiled Soil"

  FARGO, ND — We have to take a moment to congratulate our team at KVRR Local News. We won two awards in the 2016 AP Great Plains Broadcast Contest, which included twenty broadcast outlets in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Reporter Shiina LoSciuto and Photographer John Hanson placed 1st in the Agriculture category for their story “Spoiled Soil”…

Judge Considering Prince’s Siblings as Potential Heirs

Prince left no known will when he died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April 2016

  CHANHASSEN, Minn. — A Minnesota judge says he’ll take a request that Prince’s six siblings be declared his lawful heirs under advisement. The judge had said in January he wouldn’t declare the heirs of the late rock superstar until appeals run their course. But lawyers for Prince’s sister and five half-siblings don’t want to wait, saying any further delays…