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St. Louis follows Fargo’s lead with using approval voting

The city of St. Louis is inspired by Fargo's trailblazing method allowing approval voting where voters choose as many candidates as they'd like

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Voting for multiple candidates in elections could be the norm sooner than later as more cities look to approval voting for a more effective way to cast votes. “With the people in St. Louis and the people in Fargo, they’re starting to go through this process where they’re saying like, ‘Hey this is really exciting.’ We…

Fargo Mayoral Candidate Far Ahead of Others In Campaign Contributions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Recent disclosures show a massive gap in campaign contributions between Fargo’s mayoral candidates. Shannon Roers Jones is outpacing her opponents, reporting over $120,000 in total contributions. Nearly half that amount is from a $55,000 donation Roers Jones made to her own campaign. Hukun Dabar reports the next largest campaign total at over $32,000. Mayor Tim Mahoney…

Memory Café celebrates 5 years with a birthday party

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Memory Café is celebrating its 5th year of service at Bethel Church in Fargo. From pottery lessons and a fitness class to service dogs and live music, the Memory Café serves as a safe social gathering place where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss come together. Organizers are excited to celebrate another year building relationships with…

UPDATE: Active Shooter Call at Sheyenne High School Result of Others Talking About Restaurant Shooting

Administrative and counseling teams will be available in the morning for anyone needs support.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR-UPDATE 7PM) — Shortly after the shooting at Plaza Azteca, someone inside Sheyenne High School heard bits and pieces of what was happening, panicked and called 9-1-1 to report a shooter at the school. That’s according to West Fargo Public School officials. Hundreds of people attending an all-city track meet were being ushered into the school as…

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. As part of Wednesday’s plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Lane, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, has already been convicted on…

Land stolen from Leech Lake decades ago to be returned

CASS LAKE, Minn. – The federal government will soon return nearly 12,000 acres of land in northern Minnesota it wrongfully took from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe decades ago. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs thought it had the power to sell tribal tracts without the consent of the majority of the owners, a misinterpretation of an Interior Department…

Suspect being sought in early morning burglary and assault in south Moorhead

When officers arrived they found a man who had been beaten.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO/KVRR) – Moorhead police are investigating a burglary and assault that sent one person to the hospital. Officers responded to a disturbance just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of 19 1/2 Street. When officers arrived they found a man who had been beaten. His injuries are not life-threatening. Police learned that the suspect, who was…