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Gov. Walz tours Dilworth fire station as city asks for millions for renovations

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is making his rounds on his local jobs and projects tour including a stop at the Dilworth fire station, a unit that serves a big portion of Clay County. The station is seeking state and federal funding for a renovation plan that’s estimated to cost $6.5 million. They’re asking the state of Minnesota…

Two Arrested In Drug Bust At Spirit Lake Casino

ST. MICHAEL, N.D. (KVRR) — A drug bust at Spirit Lake Casino south of Devils Lake. Benson County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs Police were called to the casino Wednesday night around 8:30 for suspicious activity. They found 41-year-old Joann Tiegen and 44-year-old Michael Garner, both of Devils Lake, in possession of meth, marijuana, packaging materials, scales and…

Woman crossing road to help motorist is struck, killed

KILLDEER, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a woman crossing a road to help a motorist whose vehicle was disabled was struck and killed near Killdeer. The patrol says the 73-year-old Killdeer woman had pulled over on the shoulder of the highway and was walking across the road to assist a driver who had a flat tire. Authorities…

LIVE: Cabbage Patch Kid Speaks

She's sharing her secrets for award-winning veggie growing -- and how to get kids outside more.

The real-life cabbage patch kid of North Dakota has some dirt to share this morning. Elementary-school student Sully Amundson took a break from school this morning to talk with KVRR’s Morning Show. She’s the new North Dakota winner of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. Sully won a thousand-dollar scholarship for her 11 pound cabbage, which she says is…

Detroit Lakes woman arrested during burglary near Mapleton

Tina RetzMAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Detroit Lakes, Minnesota woman is jailed in Fargo in connection with a burglary at a rural building near Mapleton. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy was patrolling west of Mapleton and observed suspicious activity on a property just off of County Road 10. Investigators say 34-year-old Tina…

Pet Connection: Meet Thimble & Button

Thimble & Button join Pet Connection as a bonded pair from Cat's Cradle Shelter

  We’re featuring a shelter for the very first time for this week’s Pet Connection. Meet Thimble and Button from Cat’s Cradle Shelter. During our interview, Button got restless and jumped out of the arms of Natural Pet Center owner Michelle Smith. They’re four-month-old bonded kittens. They’re staying at Natural Pet Center while they’re waiting for a new home. Because…

Minnesota won’t approve anxiety as condition for medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health says it would not add anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, unlike North Dakota and three other states. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says there’s not enough scientific evidence of benefits of medical cannabis use when compared to the possibility of “unintended consequences.” No new conditions were added…

Gunshots reported in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead police are investigating gunshots fired Wednesday night in the 1200 block of 27th Ave. S. Officers located evidence, which confirmed that gunshots had been fired.  There were no injuries. No arrest has been made and the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Moorhead Police Department on-duty supervisor at 701-451-7660…