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No Kid Left Hungry: Great Plains Food Bank Offering Free Lunches for Kids in F-M Area

The Great Plains Food Bank Will Be Giving Kids Free Lunches All Summer Long

FARGO, ND — The Great Plains Food Bank is making sure kids in the F-M area are staying well fed for the summer. Monday through Friday, kids under the age of 18 are offered a free lunch at West Village Park in Fargo. This program is an extension to the free and reduced meal programs that occur during the school…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Use of Force Expert Convinced Yanez Reacted Appropriately in the Situation

Prosecutors argue Yanez acted unreasonably in shooting Castile

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A use-of-force expert testifies that a St. Anthony police officer was right to use deadly force in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Joseph Dutton took the stand for the defense and is convinced that Officer Jeronimo Yanez saw a gun before he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb….

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dakota States in Need of Rain

About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing drought conditions

  REGIONAL — A national report shows the Dakotas are in need of some rain. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions. The conditions are taking a toll on the states’ farmers and cattle producers. About 87 percent of North Dakota is in drought and just over half of South Dakota is experiencing…

Standing Rock Tribe Considering Renewable Energy Options

Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The tribe at the center of the Dakota Access pipeline protests is working to develop renewable energy programs. Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects. Archambault accepted the Henry A. Wallace award from the Wallace Global Fund, which supports social movements through investments…

Tree Trimmer Operator Knocks Out Power to Homes in Fergus Falls Area

Power lines began to arc and were on the ground

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — We now know the cause of a power outage that left several people without electricity in the Fergus Falls area Wednesday. Otter Tail Power Company officials say several power poles were knocked out when the operator of a tree trimmer vehicle left the boom extended while working. Power lines began to arc and were on the…

Fosston Man Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The crash is still under investigation

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Fosston man dies after crashing his motorcycle in Polk County. Authorities say 42-year-old Cary Berberich was traveling northbound on County Road 4 when it went off the road Wednesday. The crash happened just south of Spruce Grove Road Southeast. The crash is still under investigation. Categories: Community, Local News, Minnesota News, News Landing Page…

Douglas County Authorities Catch Up with Wanted Motorcyclist

Cada's motorcycle was impounded and may be seized

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — After releasing dash cam video of a brief chase, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office catches up with a wanted motorcycle driver. Authorities arrested 23-year-old Brandon Cada of Alexandria after asking for the public’s help in locating him. Cada’s motorcycle was impounded and may be seized. The motorcycle was clocked at 80mph on County Road 82. Several deputies…

Pet Connection: Meet Tinkerbell

The original was saucy. This Tink is much sweeter than her namesake.

She has a sweet and sparkling personality, but the sugar in this girl’s nature comes all from her and none from her diet. That’s because this 8-year-old Maine Coon Cat is a diabetic and she needs to control her diet carefully to avoid a potentially dangerous reaction in her blood sugar. Tinkerbell visited the KVRR Morning Show with Homeward Animal…

West Fargo Officers Meet an FBI Agent Who Could be their New Boss

The FBI supervisory agent works in Kansas City but his family has ties to the F-M area

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Two finalists remain in the running for West Fargo’s police chief opening. One is a North Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant and the other is an FBI supervisory agent whose ties to the FM area go back decades. It’s been four months since West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was terminated. With complaints from staff which said…