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Speakers Take Over Fargo Civic Center July 26th

Dr. Michael Burns sits down with Adam Ladwig to talk about TEDx Fargo. Dr. Burns is a professor of communications at Texas State University. He also works for the Today Show, and has worked four different Olympic games. He’ll be speaking at TEDx about his communications research startup, CoSearch. His goal is to help academic figures get their research and…

UPDATE: Mapleton Woman Apologizes for Alleged Death Threats Towards Somali Americans at Fargo Walmart

They said the woman began yelling at them to go "back to their own country"

FARGO, ND — The woman who is at the center of a social media controversy over alleged death threats she made to three Somali Americans at a Fargo Walmart reached out to KVRR to explain why she said what she said. Amber Hensley said she is sorry things got out of control in the heat of the moment and takes…

Community of Park Rapids Offering Help on Repairs of Park Theater

What started off as small sparks has now turned into a damaged piece of history.

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A classic symbol that’s graced Main Street of Park Rapids since 1938 has been damaged. We first brought you the story last night of the Park Theater’s marquee on fire. What started off as small sparks has now turned into a damaged piece of history. “I kind of smelled something, walked outside didn’t see anything,” said…

It’s a Boy! Sanford Medical Center Delivers its First Baby

The parents said they feel like their new child is a part of history

FARGO, ND — It’s the first day of operations at the new Sanford Medical Center and the hospital has already delivered its first baby, a little more than an hour after the doors opened. Meet Kadyn Reynolds: the fourth child of Christine and Shaun Reynolds of Fargo. They said Kadyn is more than seven weeks early and has a rare…

Vatican to Turn Off 100 Water Fountains in Wake of Drought in Rome

The area has been struggling with below average rainfall for the last two years and the extreme heat

ROME — While parts of the U.S. and much of North Dakota is dealing with extreme drought conditions, the Vatican and the city of Rome are also struggling. For the first time Vatican officials say they can remember, the city state will begin shutting off the 100 fountains that surround the Vatican campus. The area has been struggling with below…

Over $30,000 Raised at 27th Annual Paws Walk

They're still counting up the event's donations as of Tuesday night

FARGO, ND — Many sets of feet and paws trotted around Rheault Farm to help a local animal shelter. About 250 people and 177 dogs showed up to the 27th Annual Paws Walk to help Fargo’s Homeward Animal Shelter. Rumor has it there were even a couple of cats who joined the walk. Their goal is to raise $35,000 from…

Allegiant Airlines Strands Passengers in Las Vegas After Flight Cancellation

Allegiant officials said the last minute cancellation was due to mechanical issues

  LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Tourists waiting to fly home out of Las Vegas on Allegiant Airlines are stranded after the airline cancels the flight and won’t make one available until Thursday. Nearly 200 passengers were waiting to fly home to Oklahoma City on Sunday when they were given the announcement. Allegiant officials said the last minute cancellation was due…

FruitFly-Two Malware Targets Mac Users

MalwareBytes researchers say the malware appears to not be stealing information, but simply to spy on unknown users

  NATIONAL — A security firm says they have discovered a new strain of malware targeting Mac users, called FruitFly Two. The malware operates in the background of Mac computers, spying on users through the computer’s camera and captures images of what’s displayed on the screen while also logging in key strokes. MalwareBytes researchers say the malware appears to not…

People Allowed Back into Homes After Five Electrical Fires at Minot Apartment Building

An evacuation order was issued July 12

  MINOT, ND — People forced from their apartments after five electrical fires in three days are allowed back home. The first fire at North Highlands Apartments in Minot happened July 10. Water entered a crack in the foundation and compromised the electrical system in the elevator equipment room. That was followed by four fires in electric clothes dryers. An…

North Dakota’s Judge Erickson Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Erickson was nominated by President Trump to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A North Dakota judge appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven introduced U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson to the panel. Erickson was nominated by President Trump to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Both senators encouraged the committee to approve Judge Erickson’s nomination and move it to the Senate for confirmation. “Judge…