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Thanks to Supporters, Search for Perham 6-Year-Old Traveled Beyond Community Borders

Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe

  PERHAM, Minn. — Brian Cooney, the Perham father who traveled to Tennessee to look for his daughter, is reuniting with the six-year-old tonight in Nashville. Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe. “I’m a wreck, this entire situation has been a nightmare,” said Cooney. The story of Claire Cooney…

Seven Children Injured in School Bus Crash with Suspected Drunk Driver in Minnesota

The bus was carrying 22 children at the time of the accident. Seven of them suffered minor injuries

  ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — Five children were sent to the hospital and are now recovering after an erratic driver crashed into a school bus in a suburb of the Twin Cities. Robbinsdale Police say the driver, identified as 28-year-old Argeni Fernandez of Minneapolis, hit the school bus while he was trying to flee from authorities. Police say Fernandez was found behind…

Downtown Fargo Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The St. Patrick's Day parade took over downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Irish spirit was felt all throughout downtown Fargo. For Timothy O’Leary, there are only four words to describe the atmosphere. “Very festive and happy,” said Timothy O’Leary. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until next Friday, but those in the F-M area say it’s never too early to get your Irish on. “It’s cold, but people are loving…

NWS Confirms Earliest Recorded Tornadoes in Minnesota History

Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down trees and power lines

Damage in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Fox 9 KMSP ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused extensive damage to communities north and south of the Twin Cities. They are the earliest tornadoes recorded in Minnesota history. Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down…

Fargo Cyclers Ride to Help Ex-Cons Find a Fresh Start

Cyclebar offered a charity ride to help people returning from confinement

FARGO, N.D. — With warmer weather come greater opportunities for outdoor fun, but cyclers are staying indoors to help ex-cons get back on their feet. Riders put on their cycling shoes and came out to Cyclebar in Fargo for a charity ride. F5 Project teamed up with Cyclebar from two to three in the afternoon to help transition people returning…

Lawmakers Update the Public on the Current Legislative Session

Democrats and Republicans each gave seperate updates in Fargo and Casselton

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through the North Dakota legislative session and discussions are getting heated up. Democratic representatives from District 44 gave brief updates on the session so far and answered questions from citizens. “The District 44 legislators had a great time today visiting with our constituents about issues that are important to them and some of the…

Funeral Services Set as Carrington Community Comes Together in Support of Tufte Family

Toys for the kids, flowers and pictures are set up to honor their memory

CARRINGTON, N.D. — The community of Carrington is coming together to support a family after three siblings die in a house fire. Family friend Chelee Finch still can’t believe the loss of Spencer, Melody and Alex. “I just was shocked,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that it was true.” Friends and family across the valley are giving an outpouring of support to…

Republican Legislators Talk Budget, Higher Ed Cuts, DAPL and Hopes for President Trump

Politics and Plate was held for legislators to tackle and discuss important issues in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It just might be every Republican’s favorite way to spend the noon hour. Lunch…with a side of politics. The United Republican Committee hosted “Politcs and a Plate” at the Holiday Inn and invited the public to talk with lawmakers about their concerns. Issues regarding medical marijuana, behavioral health needs and autism insurance were just a few of the topics…

Done Deal? A Preview of KVRR’s Special Report on the Star Lake Casino Project

Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to the county

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A new Shooting Star casino location is proposed on an undeveloped part of Star Lake in rural Otter Tail County. The project is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered from within the White Earth Nation and from the Otter Tail community. Some county leaders say the project is vital in attracting people to relocate to…

Recognizing Mental Health Changes in Children

Community members received a lesson on how to prevent mental illness in children

FARGO, N.D. — While some mental illnesses can’t be controlled due to genetics, there are some than can be preventable. Any adult dealing with a child who is battling mental illness in some way shape or form was invited to the Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour course. The goal of the course is to enlighten adults on how to…