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North Dakota law enforcement to end aid across Minnesota state line

Officers on the North Dakota side need time to train on new Minnesota protocols before lending a hand across state lines.

NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County law enforcement officers are halting their aid across the Minnesota border. A change in a new Minnesota law that took effect Monday, March 1st is changing how officers can use deadly force if a reasonable apparent threat of death or great bodily harm is present. The word “apparent” has…

Moorhead students return to in-person learning

"The safety of students and staff is our primary concern so we have in place the safety mitigation guidelines that our state is requiring us to follow."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — After almost a year of students learning outside of the classroom, Moorhead High School is preparing to welcome back students full time to in-person learning. “We’re pretty excited to have the kids coming back. It kind of almost has that first day of school feel. I know the teachers have been looking forward to teaching kids…

Fargo attorney says jury selection has ‘paramount importance’ for Chauvin trial

FARGO (KVRR) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals Friday ordered a third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to be reconsidered. The order sets up a potential delay in the trial, which is scheduled to begin with jury selection Monday. The selection process could take up to three weeks. Vogel Law Firm criminal defense attorney Mark Friese…

3rd-degree murder count could delay start of Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS  – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd’s death. A three-judge panel said Friday that the trial judge erred when he rejected a motion to reinstate the third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. The panel says the judge should have…

LIVE: Red River Sportsmen’s Show

If you buy a boat this weekend, don't forget the life jacket to go with it.

The ice is melting fast throughout the region, and the boats and grills are disappearing just as fast. That’s the word from organizers at the Red River Sportsmen’s Show, who say some of the boat dealers you’ll see at the show are already looking at the end of their inventory for the season. The heightened demand is due in part…

Police: Suspects made false robbery report to divert police from drug investigation

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – Three people from Detroit Lakes, Minn. were arrested after police received a false report of an armed robbery in Watertown, S.D. Watertown Police say officers responded to a report of possible drug activity in a parking lot and made contact with several people in the parking lot. While police were investigating the incident, the people involved…

Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste

FARGO, WEST FARGO AND MOOHREAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE TESTING THE SCHOOL LUNCH REPACK PILOT PROGRAM

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A pilot program at Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools aims to eliminate food waste by making sure no student goes hungry. “In the pandemic especially, we have realized there’s a lot of need out there,” said West Fargo Public Schools Director of Food Service Dana Reith. She says food waste has always been…