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Gov. Walz signs executive order further protecting those who seek abortions from neighboring states

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states. This follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz says this should help shield people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from facing legal consequences in other states. He…

Senator Smith revisits abortion pill access and expanding Supreme Court

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — In 2021, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith proposed a bill to expand the number of justices on the US Supreme Court from nine to thirteen. She says the goal is to restore balance and she also feels the court has lost some trust with the public in recent years. On Thursday, Senator Smith proposed another bill to grant…

Fargo Police Arrest Reckless Endangerment Suspect

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Andre Leshaun Darnell Strickland, 26, from Moorhead, was arrested on Wednesday, June 22. Strickland was wanted by the Fargo Police Department for his involvement in a shots fired incident in South Fargo June 19. He was arrested without incident in an apartment in Moorhead for Reckless Engenderment with a Weapon. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski said,…

Supreme Court striking down Roe V Wade puts pressure on Red River Women’s Clinic

The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three sends shockwaves throughout the country impacting millions.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three is stirring up emotions of people on both sides of the aisle. Social media is flooded with comments expressing strong emotions. People are angry, excited, surprised and scared. Protests and rallies broke out nationwide, here locally a rally was held in front of the Federal Courthouse…

Update: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years – a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. Friday’s outcome overturning Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision was the culmination of decades of efforts…

Miss Minnesota wants to use platform for Native issues

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Twenty-five-year-old Rachel Evangelisto is the first Indigenous woman to wear the Miss Minnesota crown and is speaking out about the racism she faced while growing up. “It’s a historical moment. People keep messaging me, it’s just the sweetest things, that they feel seen. That they finally feel like they have somebody to look up to and I…

Former Officer Who Shot & Killed Woman Reporting Rape To Be Released

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Mohammed Noor is scheduled for release on Monday. Noor shot and killed Justine Damond five years ago after she called 911 to report a possible rape. Noor was initially sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison after third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter convictions. The state’s Supreme Court reversed the third-degree murder conviction and he…

Man reported missing in Beltrami Co. found

UPDATE: The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says Gary Schyma was found in Waubun, Minnesota and has been reunited with his family.   HAGALI TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities are searching for a missing man in Beltrami County. Gary Schyma was driving a 2013 black Chevy Silverado with Minnesota license plate EJE313. Schyma was last seen wearing crocs, gray sweatpants, and…

Airboat Recovered From Bottom of Maple Lake in Mentor

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Polk County Sheriff’s Office airboat that tipped and sank in Maple Lake in Mentor on Wednesday morning is now out of the lake. Crews removed the airboat around 8 Wednesday night with the help of LePier’s Dock and Boat Lift Service and Advanced Tire out of Crookston. They say all fluid containers were intact…