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Safe Kids: Keeping Children Safe from Accidental Injury in the Home

A group of social workers is set to teach younger parents about keeping their kids safe

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Safe Kids educators say keeping small children from accidental injury involves more than storing cleaning fluids out of reach. It’s why a team of social workers and home visitors are getting the tools they need to educate younger parents across the valley. A child care specialist said more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription medication…

Inspire Innovation Lab Offering Free Pie and a Pi Challenge

The lab celebrates the occasion with a pie contest as well as a "build your own pie station"

FARGO, N.D. — Some of us probably avoided the number 3.14 in math class. It still comes back to haunt us, but maybe in a tastier way than you expected! It’s “Pi” day, and Inspire Innovation Lab is offering free pie for all. The lab celebrates the occasion with a pie contest as well as a “build your own pie…

Perham Man Reunited with 6-Year-Old Daughter in Nashville

She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw fliers put up by Cooney's private investigators

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Perham man who spent the last month searching for his daughter was reunited with her Monday night in Nashville. Brian Cooney was granted temporary custody of his daughter Claire, who is 6 years old, but hadn’t seen her. She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw…

Fargo City Commissioner Accuses Lutheran Social Services of Calling for His Recall

Appearing on KFGO's News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn isn’t bothered by a group calling for his recall over of his stance on refugee resettlement. Appearing on KFGO’s News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort. A member of the recall sponsoring committee says that is untrue. Piepkorn has complained that the local government…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…

Army Corps Finishes Clean-Up of DAPL Protest Camps

A total of 835 industrial-size trash bins were filled and removed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up three Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The Corps hired a contractor after the main camp and two others were cleared out and shut down late last month in advance of the spring flooding season. They’d operated since last spring and at times held thousands of pipeline…

LIVE: Pi Day With The Arts Partnership

Celebrate Pi With Pie This March 14th

March 14th is Pi Day, celebrating the number with infinite decimals with infinite deliciousness. Dayna Del Val, executive director of The Arts Partnership, joins us on KVRR Local News with a scrumptious apple pie. The Arts Partnership is hosting a Pi Day celebration with an event showing off a new arts incubator down. The group is also showing off a…

Thanks to Supporters, Search for Perham 6-Year-Old Traveled Beyond Community Borders

Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe

  PERHAM, Minn. — Brian Cooney, the Perham father who traveled to Tennessee to look for his daughter, is reuniting with the six-year-old tonight in Nashville. Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe. “I’m a wreck, this entire situation has been a nightmare,” said Cooney. The story of Claire Cooney…

Garth Brooks Makes Good on His Promise for One Fargo Couple

Garth Brooks is flying one local fargo couple out to his concrt in Philadelphia

  FARGO, N.D. — Superstars and celebrities make promises to their fans all the time. But the legendary Garth Brooks is keeping his word when it comes to a Fargo couple. If it’s one thing Siri Freeh knows, it’s music. As co-host for Froggy 99.9’s Morning Splash, Freeh gets to rub elbows with some of the most famous country music…

West Fargo Police Department Posts Job for New Police Chief

The job opening is now open for the public to apply for the chief of police position with West Fargo

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Police Department wants to know if you have what it takes to be in charge. The city is looking for a Chief of Police after the commission fired Mike Reitan last month for creating a hostile and toxic work environment. The job opening was posted late Friday afternoon. Qualified applicants must have…