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Walz denounces Minnesota GOP leaders for hedging on vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Tim Walz is criticizing Minnesota Republican leaders for refusing to clearly say the presidential election was free and fair. The Democratic governor also disclosed that troopers had to take his 14-year-old son to safety last…

Indoor service for bars, restaurants resumes in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.  - Beginning today (Jan. 11) Minnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits, as COVID-19 cases have been declining. The eased restrictions returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Gov. Tim Walz…

WE Fest announces headliners for August return to Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) -- WE Fest has announced 2021’s Headliners. The festival will open with Florida Georgia Line on Thursday, August 5. Dierks Bentley will perform Friday, August 6 and Blake Shelton on Saturday, August 7. Three-day festival tickets…

Police: Man Stabs Woman Then Injures Himself in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A man is being treated for self-inflicted wounds at Sanford after stabbing a woman in south Moorhead. Police responded to an apartment at 1202 34th Avenue South around 2:30 Sunday afternoon and found the woman with life-threatening…

Five cases of new COVID-19 strain found in Minnesota

MINNESOTA -- The Minnesota Department of Health announced the new variant strain of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom was positively identified in five people of four different counties in the Twin Cities metro area. Four of the cases…

Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius…

Minnesota GOP lawmakers silent on blame for Capitol siege

MINNEAPOLIS - The four Republicans in Minnesota’s congressional delegation split on whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. But they remained silent on whether President Trump and other GOP leaders bear any blame for the violence…

LIVE: Insurrection at the Capitol and Trump

Calls to remove President Trump from office on the grounds he's unfit to lead are coming now from his own political party. But political scientists here at home say invoking the 25th Amendment…

Walz loosens Minnesota's COVID-19 restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) - Gov. Tim Walz has announced several changes to a long list of coronavirus-related executive orders. The loosened restrictions will go into effect Jan. 11. “The situation in Minnesota is undeniably better than it was last…

Fire deaths increased in Minnesota in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS - Careless smoking was the leading cause of fatal fires in Minnesota in 2020. Fifty-three people died in fires last year, a 13% increase over 2019. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says seven deaths last year were attributed…

Fire destroys second floor apartment in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) - Fire has gutted a second floor apartment at 1916 18th Avenue South in Moorhead. Assistant Fire Chief Benton Hicks says a building alarm came in just before 2:00 a.m.Wednesday. While firefighters were en route, it was…

Sheriff says Clay County's new bodycams are success

MOORHEAD (KVRR/KFGO) - The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is one of the latest area law enforcement agencies to obtain body cameras. Sheriff Mark Empting says 22 officer-worn cameras were ordered last fall at a cost of $44,500 and have been…

Man accused of pointing gun over lack of masks at fitness club

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - A Twin Cities-area man accused of pointing a gun at a fitness club manager after complaining that members were exercising without masks was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Sixty-four-year-old Michael Florhaug was arrested following the…