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Done Deal? A Preview of KVRR’s Special Report on the Star Lake Casino Project

Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to the county

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A new Shooting Star casino location is proposed on an undeveloped part of Star Lake in rural Otter Tail County. The project is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered from within the White Earth Nation and from the Otter Tail community. Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to…

Early Voting Begins on Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy

The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills

FARGO, N.D. — Early voting is underway in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy election. Voting began this morning at Baymont Inn in Fargo. The general election is Tuesday, March 7. The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value…

Minnesota Preps for Budget Surplus

Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state’s expected budget surplus. Tuesday’s forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state’s funds in a variety of competing areas. Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged. Dayton has said he wants to…

More than $60,000 Raised for Carrington Family After Fatal Fire

The local police department has turned the investigation over to the BCI and state fire marshal

  CARRINGTON, N.D. — As a community continues to mourn, authorities have confirmed the identities of three young children killed in a weekend house fire in Carrington, North Dakota. Alex Tufte, 11, his 8-year-old sister Melody and 7-year-old brother Spencer died early Saturday when fire engulfed their mobile home. Their parents, Dawn and Brandon Tufte and a third adult survived…

Two More Stores Close at West Acres, Brings Total Number of Closures to 11

Family Christian and Wet Seal now make the total number of stores to leave the West Acres Mall within the last year and a half to 11, as we first reported in January of this year

  FARGO, N.D. —¬†Two more stores located in the West Acres Mall announce they are closing their doors. Family Christian Store¬†Announces Closure Family Christian Store is closing all of its 240 stores across the country saying it is due to changing consumer behavior and declining sales. The president of the company said the last two years have been difficult for…

Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election Voting

Starting Monday, you can vote in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election

Early voting in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election begins Monday. You can vote Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 7 each day at Baymont Inn in Fargo. The general election will take place on Tuesday, March 7. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property…

Adoption Days Makes Sure that Every Furry Friend Finds a Home

The event was held by Diamond in the Ruff to get their animals adopted

FARGO, N.D. — Our furry friends from Diamond in the Ruff are looking for their forever home. Diamond in the Ruff has partnered with Fierce Revolution for their first official adoption event of 2017. For every shake purchased, Fierce Revolution will donate $2 to the pet rescue. Adoptable animals were roaming around for the public to meet and play with…

Kindergartners Learn That You’re Never too Young to Read

Kindergarten Success Storytime Series continues at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — You’re never too young to pick up a book. Kindergarten Success Story Time Series is an opportunity for children ages three through five to have some story time fun. This once-a-month series focuses on five practices important for reading success, including reading, talking, singing and writing. Every child left the event with a new book. “I pick…

The LGBTQ Community Rallies for Support in the F-M Area

The rally was held in response to Trump's comments on gender identity bathrooms

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s latest reversal on the guidelines for transgender bathrooms has sparked outrage in the LGBTQ community throughout the nation. Stories were shared, tears were shed and laughter was heavy as people showed up to support the Transgender Youth Rally at Pride & Collective. This was in light of President Trump’s revisions to Title Nine, saying the…

Downtown Bar Crawl Helps Charity Replace Damaged Supplies

The first-ever Diaper Crawl helped the YWCA replace flood-damaged goods

FARGO, N.D. — Diapers and beer…who would’ve thought? A pipe at YWCA Cass-Clay malfunctioned, and the entire shelter flooded, which ruined many of their supplies. Surly Brewing Company saw a need to help them refill their items by holding a diaper crawl. For every item donated, a person earned one free surly beer ticket, which could be used at one…