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Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

Interior secretary orders review of Native American boarding schools

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is launching an inquiry into her agency’s past oversight of the federal government’s boarding school program for Native American children. Haaland told tribal leaders from across the nation during a virtual address Tuesday that the investigation will focus on compiling and reviewing decades of records to better understand the loss of life…

LIVE: Drought Leaves Farmers’ Futures Uncertain

It may be game over already for some of them this growing season.

We keep hoping for some relief from the drought with more rain in the forecast. But for some farmers in the region, anything we get may be coming too little, too late. Bell Bank agribusiness analysts say some farmers may already be out of the growing game this season. In the north central part of North Dakota, the lack of…

Girl sells sweet treats to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Donations collected from ice cream sales will be directly donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) — A local girl is raising money and awareness for a cause as she serves sweet treats to a local assisted living facility. With Alzheimer’s hitting close to home, Amanda Paquin and her daughter Keena, have created a mobile treat wagon. They go door to door handing out popsicles, ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches to…

Attorneys negotiating plea deal for Grommesh, trial canceled

Garrett GrommeshMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating a possible plea agreement for Garrett Grommesh, the Moorhead man charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Grommesh is facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of disseminating child pornography. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton tells KVRR that Grommesh’s June 29 trial has been canceled…

Walk-In And Mobile Clinics Offer Several Chances to get COVID-19 Vaccine

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is changing its COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic starting Tuesday, July 6th. The clinic will operate between noon and 6 on Tuesdays and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available. Clay County Public Health’s walk-in is Wednesday from 1-5 and Thursday from 9-1 at the Family Service Center. In Grand Forks,…

Ponsford man found guilty of assault using cinderblock

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – A federal jury has convicted a Ponsford, Minn. man for a violent assault on the White Earth Indian Reservation last June. Twenty-two-year-old Wesley Warren was found guilty on two of four counts including assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each…

Supreme Court sides with former athletes in dispute with NCAA

WASHINGTON – In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court has unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting certain compensation. The high court ruled Monday that NCAA limits on the education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes who play Division I basketball and…

Happy Father’s Day From KVRR

FARGO, N.D.– With this being Father’s Day, KVRR hit the community to find out how special father’s day is and what it means to them. “Favorite thing about being a father is watching them grow up instilling some values you know that’s probably the most fun part to watch,” Jacob Boltenshier “Fathers day is very special the kids and i…