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LIVE: Glamour Ghouls

Makeup that can enchant anyone.

Halloween is a time when you really want to knock ’em dead, whether your look is freaky, fun or purely fabulous. But when it comes time to head out on the Halloween town, if you want your look to slay, there are some things you need to remember. Your makeup job has got to survive the evening’s festivities, and it…

Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights for Felons in Minnesota

The lawsuit would affect more than 52,000 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group’s Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000 people who live and work in their communities, raise families and pay taxes…

Staff Shortage Increases Overtime at Minnesota Prisons

The DOC had 113 officer vacancies as of Sept. 17.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Corrections almost doubled the overtime it paid prison staff in the past year because of a chronic staff shortage. The state’s DOC data shows it paid $12.3 million for more than 262,000 hours of overtime during fiscal year 2019. That’s up from the year before when the DOC paid $6.9 million of overtime for…

Local Veterans Brave The Rain In D.C. On Latest Honor Flight

KVRR's Adam Ladwig is with our local veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our nation’s heroes know what it takes to overcome a little obstacle like the weather. KVRR’s Adam Ladwig is with our local veterans in a soggy Washington D.C. with the latest Veteran’s Honor Flight of North Dakota/Minnesota. The vets have been dealing with horrible weather all Sunday. Cold, heavy rain. Pouring and pouring and not letting up….

“College GameDay” To Feature Bison At Dakota Marker Game On Saturday

The show will broadcast from Brookings, South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. — ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” will feature the Bison but in South Dakota. The show will broadcast from Brookings this Saturday before the top-ranked Bison play the No. 3 Jackrabbits in the Dakota Marker game. The show began travelling to campus sites in 1993 and usually broadcasts from a major FBS game. It has set up twice in…

ValleyCon Ready for Halloween

The kids were able to show off their favorite characters

FARGO, N.D.- Spiderman, Elsa, Mario, and Superwoman made a special appearance in Fargo as part of ValleyCon’s annual kids’ costume contest. The kids strutted their stuff on the runway, while also answering questions. “We’ve been doing this for about four years, and we’ve been coming here to hang out, we volunteer at some points,” said Aurora and Abby, who were…

Runners From F-M Area Go The Distance

The Fargo Mini Marathon celebrates its 11th year

FARGO, N.D.- The nice weather made for a perfect day to run at the Fargo Mini Marathon. Participants came from all over North Dakota and Minnesota. Runners started at the Civic Center and made their way through different types of scenery in the Fargo–Moorhead area. They were given medal ribbons at the end for completing the entire course. “If you’re…

Charges: Driver admitted to using PCP before crash that killed woman, unborn child

MINNEAPOLIS – Charges show the driver in a deadly, wrong way crash in Minneapolis admitted to using PCP before getting behind the wheel. The driver crashed into five cars Thursday night, killing a pregnant woman and her baby. Authorities say an SUV hit a parked car before continuing on and hitting the other vehicles. 36-year-old Mark Franklin Junior faces criminal…

Man Seen With Gun Near MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A security alert was issued for Minnesota State University Moorhead at 3:5o Friday afternoon after a report of an armed man near campus. Police say the man stole a gun from someone and was seen three blocks north of the university. He’s described as Hispanic, 5’9″ tall wearing a grey sweatshirt and red pants. Authorities add there’s…

LIVE: ValleyCon 2019

Looking for fellow Halloween-heads? Here's where you can find them.

If you’re looking to get in on the biggest pop culture event of the past 45 years in the Fargo metro area – you’d better head on over to ValleyCon. The region’s chief cosplayers, comic book lovers, sci-fi nerds and movie mavens are all converging there this weekend. The convention offers events that are both family-friendly and adult-only, including costume…