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Entire NDSU Bison Football Team Heading To The White House On Monday

KVRR's Keith Albertson Is In Washington, D.C. To Cover The Team's Trip And Meeting With President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. —¬†You can bet the majority of NDSU’s football team is heading to bed or already sound asleep at this hour. That’s because the entire team and coaching staff is heading for Washington, D.C. around 4:30 Monday morning to meet the president. We sent KVRR Sports Director Keith Albertson there a day early to cover the trip. Keith said:…

88 Veterans Experience Day One of the Honor Flight: KVRR’s TJ Nelson is Live from Washington D.C.

These 87 men and one woman chosen for this flight served their country and this is just one more way to say "Thanks"

WASHINGTON D.C. — Eighty-eight veterans from North Dakota and Minnesota are in Washington, D.C. on the latest Honor Flight. KVRR Anchor TJ Nelson and Chief Photographer John Hanson are traveling with the veterans as they visit the memorials in their honor. It has been a whirlwind day of travel, sightseeing and getting to know one another. These 87 men and…

Blasey Ford’s Testimony Raises Questions About Sexual Abuse: Fargo Professionals Give Insight

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted...some of who take years to tell their story

FARGO, N.D. — All eyes and ears across the country were on the Kavanaugh hearing. Many people on social media say the stories told on Capitol Hill have triggered their own past experiences. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen learned more from professionals about victims coming forward. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted…some of who take years to tell their story….

Former North Dakota Governor’s Mansion To Be Demolished On Friday

The former mansion was completed in 1960 and has been home to nine governors

BISMARCK, N.D. — The old North Dakota governor’s mansion will meet the wrecking ball on Friday. The ranch-style home has been replaced by an adjacent $5 million mansion that’s 13,500 square feet. The former mansion was completed in 1960 and has been home to nine governors. The new home is the third official residence built for North Dakota’s governors. The…

Minnesota 2018 Legislative Session Begins On Tuesday

Tax Code, opioid abuse and public construction high on the agenda

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol Tuesday with a long list of work but uncertain odds of finishing it. Squaring Minnesota’s tax code with the recently passed federal tax cuts may get top billing. But it won’t be easy for the Republican-controlled Legislature to make sure taxpayers can easily file their taxes next year…

“Truman” The Turkey Will Not Get A Pardon, Unlike His Two Siblings

Minnesota Raised Turkey To Be Processed And Donated To A Food Shelf

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A brother to two Alexandria, Minnesota turkeys that are getting a presidential pardon won’t be as lucky. “Truman” the turkey was the guest of honor at the State Capitol in St. Paul to kickoff Thanksgiving Week in Minnesota. The turkey was raised by Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg. Unlike the presidential turkeys, Truman will not get a…

Protests Against Sexual Harassment on Minnesota’s Capitol Hill

Two other women have come forward and are accusing U.S. Senator Al Franken of misconduct

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Multiple political and nonprofit organizations descended on Minnesota’s Capitol to show their support for people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. A crowd gathered with signs and many current and former lawmakers stood up to speak out about Democratic State Senator Dan Schoen and Republican State Representative Tony Cornish, who are…

Outside Firm Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations At Minnesota State Capitol

Allegations Are Against A State Representative And A State Senator

State Rep. Tony Cornish & State Sen. Dan Schoen ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s House speaker says an outside firm will be hired to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Two women came forward this week and said Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish sexually harassed them. Cornish has admitted texting one of the women, a fellow lawmaker,…

Thousands Want Christopher Columbus Statue Replaced with Prince

Legal boundaries may interfere with this effort

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thousands of people in Minnesota are rallying behind an effort to bring prince to the capitol. Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus at the Minnesota state capitol and replace it with one of the late singer, “Prince.” The petition says Columbus does not represent the values of…

Policy Changes Being Considered in Minnesota After Arrests at the Capitol

Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials may make policy changes at the state Capitol after recent demonstrations led to arrests. Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests. Republican State Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove suggested creating a designated protest area outside of the Capitol building…