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Fergus Falls surgeon let go after speaking at school board meeting

A local surgeon Dr. Jeff Horak at Lake Region Healthcare Was Let Go After Comments Made At A Fergus Falls School Board Emergency Meeting About A Mask Mandate

Fergus Falls, N.D. (KVRR)- A local surgeon Dr. Jeff Horak has been relieved  of duty at Lake Region Healthcare after comments made at a Fergus Falls school board emergency meeting  about a mask mandate for students in elementary school, who haven’t been added to the age group for vaccinations.  The board voted on a two-week mandate for elementary schools in…

Glasser Images owner to be deposed under oath, AG’s office subpoenas documents

More than 500 complaints have been received from customers in several states

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed a Bismarck photography firm that suddenly closed, leaving customers with no way to get their money back. Parrell Grossman, the director of the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division, says investigators are seeking relevant documents from Glasser Images and owner Jack Glasser. When Glasser Images closed in early October,…

Update: Body of missing Pembina County man found

Neil KiemelePEMBINA, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – The search has ended for a missing 18-year-old man in northeastern North Dakota. The Pembina County Sheriff’s Office says the of 18-year-old Neil Kiemele was found Friday afternoon in the Tongue River, not far from his home. The man was autistic and there was concern he may not survive Thursday night in the cold. He…

Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the law. The court’s action leaves in place for the time being a law…

Minneapolis officer charged in pursuit that killed motorist

Leneal Frazier memorial (FOX 9)MINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor says a Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a fatal crash in July that occurred while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle. Officer Brian Cummings was driving nearly 80 mph in Minneapolis with his siren and lights activated when his squad car slammed into a…

Fargo man pleads not guilty in assault on girls and using a racial slur

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office are reviewing the case for possible federal hate crimes violations.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Larry Baldner has pleaded not guilty on charges he attacked two girls and used a racial slur. Baldner, 73, of Fargo is charged with aggravated assault against a victim under the age of 12, preventing arrest and simple assault. Baldner’s attorney filed a waiver for a preliminary hearing and entered not guilty pleas on Wednesday. The…

LIVE: FM Halloween Run

Consider it the training run to help you hit as many houses as possible trick-or-treating.

Is your kid already lacing up her tennis shoes to help her hit as many houses as possible trick-or-treating? Here’s a way you can keep up with her on the big night… and burn off some of the candy you’ve been snacking on all month long. The organizers of the Fargo Marathon are launching their first-ever FM Halloween run this…

Police: 14-year-old Steals Car In Breckenridge, Caught In St. Cloud

Car Reportedly Stolen From Breckenridge High School

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) — Breckenridge Police say a 14-year-old made off with a stolen car, cash and cell phones and got all the way to St. Cloud before he was caught. Police and the Wilkin County Sheriff responded to Breckenridge High School just before 6 p.m. on Monday for a report of a stolen car. They determined that the boy…

Two-time breast cancer survivor urges people to get screenings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A two-time cancer survivor is sharing her story this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marti Simmons was first diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2000. Nearly exactly 20 years later, she received her second diagnosis last November. The cancer returned in the same breast and this time, resulted in a mastectomy. “In the exact same breast. Who…