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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…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…

Brief Lockdown at West Fargo High School after Social Media Threat

Social media threat stated a pipe bomb was in a locker. Nothing was found.

According to a release from the West Fargo School District: At 12:19 PM today, West Fargo High School went into lockdown in response to a social media threat regarding a pipe bomb in a locker.  Our School Resource Officer conducted the investigation.  Nothing was found to give any merit to this threat, and the lockdown was lifted after approximately 30 minutes. …

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,…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Lending a Hand to Moorhead PD

Amid staffing shortages at Moorhead Police Department, the two law enforcement agencies have signed a contract to share recources

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are going to be getting a little help from Clay County Sheriff’s Office due to staffing shortages. Moorhead Police said the staffing issues are the result of unanticipated injuries, medical conditions and military deployments. The department has always worked closely with Clay County and the contract between the two law enforcement agencies will allow off…

NDSU Creates Journals for Families of Two Students Involved in Fatal Accident

The journals are designed by other students to share memories and condolences

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has given students a way to express their grief over the deaths of two fellow students. The Biological Sciences Department set out journals in Stevens Hall so classmates of Danie Thomssen and Carson Roney can share memories and condolences. The journals will then be given to the families of Thomssen and Roney. The two students…

Morton County Facing Potential Environmental Disaster from Cleaning Protest Camps

Officials say the melting conditions are combining with human waste and trash, which could create a possible disaster

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Officials are now worried about a potential health and environmental disaster in Morton County. Rapid melt and runoff at the pipeline protest camps is hampering efforts to cleanup the area. The wet conditions are combining with human waste and trash to create a possible disaster. Maj. French Pope of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…