civil unrest

Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski delivers his first State of the City address

"We have a lot to be excited for and the future belongs to Grand Forks," Bochenski said

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski began his State of the City address with a tribute to Cody Holte on what would’ve been the police officer’s 30th birthday. Holte was killed in the line of duty last May. Despite a year full of challenges, Bochenski says Grand Forks is “coming out of this pandemic stronger than…

Walz activates National Guard for trials of former cops involved in death of George Floyd

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz has authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide public safety assistance to the Twin Cities area during the upcoming trials of four former officers involved in the death of George Floyd. The governor says members of the Guard “will be visible and available as needed as public interest increases surrounding the trials.”…

Gov. Walz requests federal support to help rebuild after civil unrest

Nearly 1,500 businesses were vandalized, set on fire or looted during the riots.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Walz is requesting financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after civil unrest caused extensive damage to public infrastructure. Nearly 1,500 businesses were vandalized, set on fire or looted during the riots that followed the murder of George Floyd. Gov. Walz is also requesting President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for the State of…