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Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

Gov. Burgum said the garbage left at the camp is a threat to the Missouri River system

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum isn’t waiting. He has issued an evacuation order for people at the main Dakota Access protest camp in Morton County. The governor held a late-afternoon press conference in Bismarck to make the announcement. He said the U.S. Army Corp’s initial timeline of February 22nd to clear the camp out is no…

South Dakota Considers Lawmaker Approval on Refugee Resettlement

States across the country are looking into similar bills after President Trump issued the travel ban earlier this year

  SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota lawmakers are considering taking more control of refugee resettlements in the state. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved amending a bill that would require state lawmakers’ seal of approval on refugee resettlements. The bill would require private refugee resettlement groups to provide certain information about the process, like services provided, demographics and the number…

UMD Student Identified in Fatal Shooting

Police say they have identified a possible motive but have not made an arrest

FacebookDULUTH, Minn. — A man who was fatally shot in Duluth has been identified as a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Police say the victim is 22-year-old William Grahek of Duluth. He was the son of a St. Paul police officer. Authorities were called to a house in the East Hillside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Grahek was taken to a…

Missing Thief River Falls Man Found Dead

Orvin Sund was found in a building during a search of his building

  THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — An elderly Thief River Falls man who went missing on Tuesday, has been found dead. Orvin Sund, 80, who suffered from dementia, was reported missing around 11 a.m. from his home on Conley Avenue. Police asked the community to look for Sund last night. He was found dead in a building on his property…

Thief River Falls Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Mary Reierson died after another vehicle slid into her lane and hit her vehicle

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A woman is dead after a crash on an icy highway in northwestern Minnesota. Mary Reierson, 62, of Thief River Falls, was driving on an icy stretch of Highway 32 five miles south of the city around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The state patrol says a pickup pulling a Skid Steer trailer slid into the lane…

Feeling Lonely After Valentine’s Day? Red River Singles Might Be Able To Help

Group Has Monthly Events To Bring Singles Together

The day after Valentine’s Day is sometimes called Singles Awareness Day. If you’re single, this time of year can be hard. Adam Ladwig chats with Jerome Hasbargen, the president of Red River Singles. The group hosts multiple events each month to bring singles together in a low-pressure environment. Their next event is a dance on February 25th at the West…

Homecoming: An F-M Family Reunites After 12 Years

A family who came here as refugees reunites after years of being away

FARGO, N.D. — A Moorhead family reunites after a federal judge put a halt to a temporary travel ban on refugees from Muslim majority countries. A mother and daughter from Iraq, who were detained in Turkey, have arrived in Fargo. We ¬†caught up with family members as they waited at the airport. It’s a reunion they’ve been waiting on for…

MN Legislature Looking at Expanding Bar Closings to 4 a.m.

A bill in the Minnesota House is proposing mandatory bar close be extended from 2 am to 4 am

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Think the bars close too early? A new bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature is proposing to extend closing time from 2 to 4 a.m. But some say for state border towns like Moorhead, passing this bill into law could become a double edged sword. If this bill were to become law, Moorhead bar owners and law…

Affectionately Yours: Local Grandfather Writes Book for Granddaughter

Clark Tufte has a few key ingredients that will cook up a successful marriage

FARGO, N.D. — It’s Valentine’s Day and one special grandpa proves to us that chivalry isn’t dead. “It was 60 years ago this week that me and my wife were engaged to get married,” said Fargo man Clark Tufte. Clark, who is 81-years-old, wrote a book for his granddaughter titled “Affectionately Yours: Ideas for Lovers Who Are in it for…

F-M News Changes Locations, Addresses Neighboring Business’ Concerns

The owner of FM News says it's just a newsstand...that also happens to sell adult themed items but area businesses are worried about its message

FARGO, N.D. — A longtime Fargo store that recently moved is causing a stir at its new location. KVRR talked with the owner and cleared up the confusion. If you’re out shopping with your children, it may catch you off guard to see a store that sells adult books and movies. “It’s a newsstand first of all,” explained Kim Patterson,…