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Red River Basin Commission Discusses Ideas Concerning Red River Viability

Forty four board members from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Manitoba talk about several topics

FARGO, N.D. — Once every three months, officials from across the Red River basin gather to discuss issues that will impact the river and its surrounding communities. There are over forty members on the board for the Red River Basin Commission, and they discuss issues such as drought and water quality. Several prominent leaders, such as Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn…

Plains Art Museum Celebrates Youth Art Month

grades k-12 are the ones who have their artwork up

  FARGO, N.D. — More than 40 schools from around North Dakota and western Minnesota are showcasing their art at the Plains Art Museum. The exhibition is being put on as part of Youth Art Month at the museum, which they’ve been doing for 16 years now. Schools within a 40 mile radius of the museum were eligible to submit their…

Democrat-Backed Gun Bills Put On Hold By Republicans In St. Paul

Gun Rights Advocates Argued The Bills Would violate Constitutional protections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans in the Minnesota House have put on hold a pair of Democratic-backed bills meant to restrict guns. The House Public Safety committee voted to table bills that would have expanded background checks and allowed family members or police to temporarily take a gun from someone suffering a crisis. Nearly every Republican voted to table the…

Two Fargo Men Arrested In Grand Forks County After Police Chase

Steven Johnson And Dustin Stautz Were Both Wanted On A Warrant

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Two men were arrested after an early morning pursuit through East Grand Forks, Grand Forks and Thompson. Authorities say Steven Johnson of Fargo was behind the wheel and refused to stop. Spike strips were deployed two separate times before the vehicle came to a stop west of Thompson. Johnson was arrested for fleeing, driving under…

Emily Dewey’s Family Says She Was “Taken Advantage Of” Before Death

GoFundMe Account Called "Fighting For The Deweys" Is Raising Money For An Attorney

The family of Emily Dewey claims she was “taken advantage of” during the final hours of her life in Colorado. The widow of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey died on January 31. Hannah Rentmeester, Emily’s sister, said a man who claimed to be her boyfriend coerced Emily into making him the executor of her estate hours before she died. She…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Roxy

A short dog who's long on charm.

Roxy the doxy, or dachsund, is a dog who immediately shows you why there are pretty much two kinds of people — people who love dachsunds and people who don’t know any yet. Roxy joined Emily Welker live in-studio on the KVRR Morning Show with Diamond In The Ruff volunteer Ryan Keel to talk about the long and the short of…

Fargo School Board President Removed for Accusations of Bullying

School Board Vice President Rebecca Knutson will take over the rest of Johnson's term

FARGO, N.D. — Jennifer Benson continued to choke up as she addressed her fellow Fargo School Board members. “It might take me a bit to get through this but please bare with me because I think it’s important that we talk about even though it’s very, very difficult clearly,” she said. She told them how their president, Jim Johnson, had bullied…

MSUM Spelling Bee Raises Awareness for Cancer Research

Students competed by spelling cancer-related words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM students put on a spelling bee to raise awareness for cancer research in partnership with a non-profit called With Purpose. “We just want to create awareness in a way that’s fun and that can include kids too without making it too serious, but also making it serious enough,” said Samantha Rushford, With Purpose group leader. That’s why students…

MSUM Art Exhibit Honors Those Who Struggled To Achieve Equality

The display focused on the music composed by those in the middle of the Civil Rights movement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An exhibit celebrating the struggle for racial equality ends its run on MSUM’s campus. The Songs of Resistance and Civil Rights exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. The exhibit includes pictures of songs vital to the fight for civil rights and scanable codes for visitors to play on their smartphones. Faculty in…

Minnesota Has $329 Million Budget Surplus

After previous indications that the Legislature may have to fill a budget shortfall

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton isn’t ready to start laying out specific plans for using a $329 million budget surplus. State budget officials delivered the good news of a surplus after previous indications that the Legislature may have to fill a budget shortfall. But the Democratic governor called the surplus modest and cautioned lawmakers against overspending. Dayton says…