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Amazon Server Failure Taking Out Webpages, Causing Errors Across the Country

We wish we could show you the Tweets that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has issued...but the photos won't load into this article because of the outage

NATIONAL — Slow internet?  Web page won’t load?  Photos and videos at a stall? We’re even experiencing it here at KVRR! Websites and companies across the country are in the same situation as Amazon announced Tuesday afternoon that its S3 web services began showing errors and multiple web servers within the company have gone offline. We wish we could show…

Group Raising Money To Help Transgender People In F-M Community

Community Uplift Program Helps LGBTQ+ And Minority Communities

Ryan Black with the Community Uplift Program joins KVRR’s morning show to talk about the group’s new fundraising effort. The group works with LGBTQ+ and minority communities, offering therapy and a chance to feel welcomed. The group is raising money online for a number of projects, including a transition transit program, which helps transgender people travel to the Twin Cities…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

The project would construct a third Shooting Star location on Star Lake in Otter Tail County

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County are asking two questions: what does progress look like and what price are they willing to pay for it? Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, and 25…

Fat Tuesday Brings Out King Cakes…But No Baby for Some!

Breadsmith of Fargo makes an old fashioned style King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras

FARGO, N.D. — Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and that means it’s the last day to try a king cake. King cakes can come in many different forms. “We’re going to start by mixing the King cake dough,” said Kenny Lindley, Assistant Manager at Breadsmith, who guided KVRR’s Shiina’s LoSciuto through the process of making a king cake. Mardi Gras is…

Republican Legislators Talk Budget, Higher Ed Cuts, DAPL and Hopes for President Trump

Politics and Plate was held for legislators to tackle and discuss important issues in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It just might be every Republican’s favorite way to spend the noon hour. Lunch…with a side of politics. The United Republican Committee hosted “Politcs and a Plate” at the Holiday Inn and invited the public to talk with lawmakers about their concerns. Issues regarding medical marijuana, behavioral health needs and autism insurance were just a few of the topics…

Minnesota Police Officer Makes Plea in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Yanez is charged with second degree manslaughter and two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm because there were two other people in the car at the time of the shooting

  FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A Minnesota police officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a black man last summer. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in Falcon Heights. Earlier this month, defense lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the charges, claiming the…

“The Biggest Loser” Trainer, Bob Harper, Recovering from Heart Attack

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women and it can hit anyone at any time, regardless of a "healthy lifestyle"

COURTESY: Twitter @MyTrainerBobNEW YORK CITY — Bob Harper, one of the beloved personal trainers of NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser” reported just hours ago he is recovering from a heart attack. Harper tweeted a picture of himself at the hospital with the following message: As you’ve heard, I had a heart attack 2 weeks ago. I’m on the mend…

NDSU Departments Go Head to Head for Fellow Student with Health Crisis

Two NDSU departments are raising money for a pharmacy student's medical bills

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are having some friendly competition for a good cause. The College of Engineering and the College of Health Professions are going head to head to raise money for Emily Perrin’s medical bills. The pharmacy student suffered a brain hemorrhage in December. In the 7th annual “Battle of the Cents-es”, donated coins will give positive points…

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…