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Three Teams, 500+ Pills, One Snapchat Deception Leads to Six Arrests in Joint ND-MN Drug Bust

Authorities say they tracked more than 500 blue pills stamped with the label "A 215" between the five people, along with 40 grams of marijuana wax, over four pounds of marijuana and a SKS rifle

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Boy Accidentally Shot in the Head While Playing With a Gun

The boy's condition is unknown at this time

BENEDICT, N.D. — Authorities in Benedict, North Dakota say a 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head while playing with a gun. Officials say the boy and his 11-year-old cousin were playing with a .22 caliber pistol at home Wednesday night. They say neither of the boys knew the gun was loaded. The 9-year-old boy was taken to a…

Owner of Daycare Suspected of Sexual Abuse is Arrested for No License

Officials say her license expired more than a year ago

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Authorities arrested a woman in charge of a Grand Forks daycare which is under investigation for potential sexual abuse. Reports say 32-year-old Amy Jo Puppe ran the Little Rascals daycare out of her south Grand Forks home without a license, which is a Class B misdemeanor. Puppe told investigators she thought her daycare license expired in…

Fargo Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Husband with Battery Acid

The suspect told officers she was unhappy with the relationship

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman is being accused of trying to kill her husband with battery acid. Nyabenda Spes is charged with one count of reckless endangerment. Authorities say officers were called to her home and she confessed to them she was pouring battery acid in her husband’s beer, hoping he would drink it and die. They said Spes…

Body Recovered from Mississippi River; Believed to be of Missing St. Cloud College Student

The body was taken to Ramsey County for an autopsy and official identification

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Stearns County authorities say they have recovered a body from the Mississippi River and believe it to be missing St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady. Authorities say at about 6:20 p.m., divers recovered a body in the Mississippi River just south of the Veterans Bridge. The body was taken to Ramsey County for an…

Reunion and Renewal: 28th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow

It's been a long winter. Shake it off this weekend at the powwow in Moorhead.

If you’ve never been to a powwow before, you’re missing out. If you have been and don’t go this weekend, you’ll be missing all your friends. Committee member Jered Pigeon and Head Dancer Winona Goodthunder stopped by the KVRR morning show to talk live in-studio with Emily Welker about Saturday’s festivities. Watch the dances, hear the drums, eat some delectable…

Changing Gun Laws Could Change the Game for Campus Gun Policies

The proposed bill to allow guns in state owned buildings put Universities in a legal grey area

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Board of Higher education passed a measure making it the only body who can decide if guns should be allowed on college campuses. It’s in response to North Dakota lawmakers proposing another gun bill which would allow firearms into buildings owned or managed by the state. This would put public universities like NDSU in…

“Half of it is Gone”: UND Students React to Program Cuts on Campus

Many students said that hockey is the reason why they came to UND in the first place

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — News of the women’s hockey team getting cut at UND has shocked students on campus. Many players on the women’s hockey team have expressed disappointment and sadness about the decision on social media. The feeling seems to be mutual among the student body. “You think hockey, you think UND,” said student Robert Koop. “Now, half of…

Patty Wetterling: “I’m Not Strong. Jacob’s the Strong Force in My Life”

After months of silence, Patty Wetterling is speaking out about how she is moving on. Reporter Anndrea Anderson with our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls, Reports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is trying to find out what’s next for her life. After her son Jacob’s remains were finally found after 27 years and his killer was put behind bars, she is trying to continue her own recovery. Anndrea Anderson sat down with patty to talk about the nearly 30-year ordeal. “They found some bones and…

Grand Forks Tour Bus Disabled by Lighting, Leaves ND Passengers Stranded in Ohio

The group was picked up about an hour later by a new tour bus and taken to a local hotel for the night

Courtesy: Fox News  STREETSBORO, Ohio — A group of tourists headed for Washington D.C. from Grand Forks found themselves stranded on the side of an Ohio interstate after a lightning strike disabled the bus. Eileen Tromnes-Nelson, one of the passengers, told KVRR’s Nick Broadway that everyone on the bus is safe and no one has been injured. Tromnes-Nelson said at…