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Man accused of painting hate messages on Mosque back in court

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) - A Moorhead man charged with vandalizing a Moorhead mosque made another court appearance Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle is charged with aggravated harassment because of bias and criminal damage to property because of bias. Enderle is accused…

FBI: No particular pipeline threats in Dakotas, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) - As authorities investigate a cyberextortion attempt that shut down a vital U.S. pipeline, the head of the FBI in Minneapolis says cyber-related crimes are becoming more common. "A very popular activity now in the cybercrime arena; for…

Former theater teacher accused of abusing boys

MINNEAPOLIS - A former Anoka, Minn. teacher who was an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ students is charged with 10 felony counts of sexually abusing minors. Forty-seven-year-old Jefferson Fietek taught arts theater at Anoka Middle School and created the non-profit group…

Mental Health Mindsets of Minorities.

FARGO, N.D.-(KVRR) -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month and after a rocky 2020, people are ready for a more hopeful tomorrow in 2021. "Like many things when we start talking about it we understand…

Hay bale starts quonset on fire in Angus, Minnesota

ANGUS, Minn. -- Fire crews responded to a quonset on fire in Angus, Minnesota. The fire was at 13407 US HWY 75 North, owned by Arlen Stroble. A deputy says a nearby burning hay bale started a the quonset on…

High-speed chase spanning 103 miles ends outside of Fargo

PEMBINA COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) -- A high-speed chase covering 103 miles on I-29 ended with nobody hurt on Saturday. Authorities say the pursuit began in Pembina County when a deputy noticed that a vehicle that was reported as stolen from…

One-year-old boy dies in northern Minnesota house fire

REMER, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) - A one-year-old boy has died in a house fire near Remer, in northern Minnesota. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived around 1:45 a.m. Friday to find the duplex in Boy Lake Township engulfed in…

St. Cloud Hostage Standoff Ends: Suspect In Custody

  ST. CLOUD, Minn.- St. Cloud Police say a man accused of holding five employees hostage at a bank is in custody this morning after an hours-long standoff. St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson says the suspect, 35-year-old Ray Reco…

Commendations, minor reprimands for officer in Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS - The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps.…

LIVE: Walz to end Minnesota mask mandate by July 1

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) - Gov. Tim Walz has announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide mask mandate when 70% of residents 16 years and older get…

St. Paul requests formal review of Sheriff's livestreams

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX9) - The St. Paul City Council is asking the state’s Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) to evaluate if Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher’s on-patrol livestreams violate the police code of conduct. Fletcher’s "Live on…