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Gov. Dayton Names $12 Million Police Training Program in Honor of Philando Castile

Governor Dayton says he wants people and law enforcement to work together to improve relationships

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s been exactly one year since the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and Governor Dayton is recommending a new program be named in his honor. The Philando Castile Law Enforcement Training Fund is a $12 million program that will pay for training Minnesota officers who serve in diverse communities. Dayton says he wants people and law…

Mandan Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting “Justified”

Prosecutors say Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen "tried everything in his power to stop'' the shooting from occurring

  MANDAN, ND — A prosecutor has concluded that an officer-involved shooting in Mandan was justified. A Mandan Police spokesman says the shooting death of ex-Marine Ivan Wilson was a tragic example of an officer trying to avoid pulling his gun. He said Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen “tried everything in his power to stop” the shooting from occurring. A former classmate…

Rapid City Man Shot in the Spine Waits 10 Hours for Help

The shooting suspect, Michael Wisecarver, is charged with attempted first-degree murder

Michael WisecarverRAPID CITY, SD — A man with a bullet lodged in his spine lay injured in his Rapid City driveway for 10 hours before getting help. A passerby noticed Chad Arnold and called authorities at about 8 a.m. Monday. Police say a preliminary evaluation found Arnold paralyzed from the waist down. The shooting suspect, Michael Wisecarver, is charged with attempted…

Thief River Falls Man Drowns Swimming in Gravel Pit Pond

Kuznia is urging swimmers in this week's heat wave to choose monitored beach areas and stay clear of gravel pits, calling the ponds very dangerous

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — The sheriff of Pennington County is warning swimmers to stay away from gravel pit ponds after a drowning. Forty-year-old Myron Sunram of Thief River Falls was pulled from one of the ponds and later died. Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the accident happened Wednesday night in a pit near Oak Ridge Lutheran Church west of Thief…

Vector Control Spraying for Mosquitoes in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead

Vector Control will be spraying areas in the metro to get rid of mosquitoes

WEST FARGO, ND — You might have noticed more pesky mosquitoes in your backyard. That’s why spraying is planned for tonight in the metro. According to Cass County Vector Control, there’s been an increase in nuisance mosquitoes over the last 48 hours. Starting at 8 p.m., there will be at least 27 pickups riding through Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and…

North Dakota Ranchers Dealing with Deadly Algae Killing Their Livestock

She says it finds its way in the animal's drinking water and can kill livestock within five minutes of it being consumed

NORTH DAKOTA — Livestock specialists say the drought conditions are causing the spread of a type of algae deadly to livestock. Miranda Meheen says cyanobacteria caused the death of at least six livestock animals in North Dakota. Many of these deaths go unreported. She says it finds its way in the animal’s drinking water and can kill livestock within five…

Minnesota Lawmakers for Gather Health Care Forum in Detroit Lakes

They are hoping to answer people's questions on the struggle over the GOP health care plan

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Representative Collin Peterson is one of the panelists answering questions about health care reform this evening. They’re getting to ready to have a forum with Minnesotans who may be feeling anxious about the future of their health care. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from Detroit Lakes with the latest. KVRR REPORTER NICK BROADWAY:  TJ, the…

West Fargo Family of Six Escapes Burning Home

Within minutes, firefighters arrived on scene and battled the blaze until about four this morning

WEST FARGO, ND — A West Fargo family of six was able to escape after fire breaks out and flames fully engulf their house. As this house went up in flames this morning, neighbors say they’ve never seen anything so terrifying. West Fargo Firefighter Perry McClellan was on his way home at about 1 a.m. when he spotted flames coming from…

Senator Heitkamp Asking Ranchers be Given Tax Break Due to Drought

The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle

  NORTH DAKOTA — Senator Heitkamp has asked the IRS commissioner to allow ranchers to defer paying capital gains tax due to the drought. The deferment would be for a two year period on the sale of cattle. The action is being requested due to the ongoing severe drought which has stretched for months across nearly half of the state….

Senator Hoeven Says GOP Health Care Bill Needs Improvement

He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Sen. John Hoeven says he “doesn’t support” the current GOP health care bill. The Republican made the comment during a discussion Wednesday at UND. He is just the latest member of his party to criticize their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Hoeven said he’s hopeful that the legislation can be improved to lower premium…