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Man found dead following rollover crash in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – A 39-year-old Glenwood, Minnesota man was found dead Friday afternoon on County Road 6 near Mums Road in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says an initial investigation shows Dennis Hovde was driving a commercial vehicle when he left the road, entered a ditch and rolled over. He was pronounced dead at the scene….

Health experts and Fargo-Moorhead officials urge COVID-19 vaccinations

"This is reaching a new level. It's affecting the children in our community. It's time, so with all do respect we ask for your consideration."

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) — City leaders and health experts are urging people to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, officials are placing an urgent call as they say cases are beginning to overwhelm hospital resources. “We don’t usually reach out to the public unless we think there’s a serious issue here. Our people are…

Group calls for updated hate crime laws following ‘horrific attack’ on 11-year-old girl

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization is calling for new hate crime laws in North Dakota following reports that an 11-year-old girl was assaulted this week in Fargo. “This horrific attack and the failure to prosecute it as a hate crime points to the need for clear legislation to deal with bias-motivated crimes in North Dakota”…

Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School among growing number of Minnesota schools with COVID-19 outbreaks

St. Paul, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Dept. of Health says Horizon Middle School in Moorhead is one of at least 94 Minnesota schools with an outbreak of at least five cases of COVID-19.  Last week, just 26 schools reported outbreaks. Other schools in the region with at least five COVID-19 cases include Lake of the Woods Elementary in Baudette,…

28-Year-Old Man Walking On Railroad Tracks Hit & Killed

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) — A Crookston man is dead after being hit by a BNSF train. Polk County Dispatch was notified around 2 Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the 28-year-old man was walking on the railroad tracks and did not respond to the trains horn before he was hit. It happened near 411 North Main Street in Crookston. His name is…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Drax

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It was a super-big day at the Morning Show Thursday, because for the first time in more than a year, we got to do Pet Connection our favorite way — with a live adoptable animal and volunteer in the studio. The aptly named Drax (because he’s built like Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy) joined us with rescue worker…

Suspect hit by deputy’s SUV dies of injuries

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. – Authorities say a male suspect died after a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy used an SUV to hit him on Wednesday when he began shooting at officers who were investigating a domestic assault in Mounds View. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that authorities were looking for the assault suspect when he began firing…

Few COVID-19 vaccinated patients need intensive care

MINNEAPOLIS – Two large hospital systems in the Upper Midwest say fully vaccinated people make up a minority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and an even lower number of people needing intensive care and ventilators. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported 176 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 this week and that 22% are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, reported…