Local siblings seek help in getting their family out of Afghanistan

"When I hear their voice I don't even want to hang up the phone because every time I feel like what if this is the last time."

UPDATE: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s office tells KVRR the governor has reached out to the State Department and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven’s Office on their behalf. KABUL, Afghanistan (KVRR) — Thursday marks Afghan Independence Day, but as the Taliban continues to take over the country, those once celebrating their independence are now fleeing for their lives. Three Afghanistan…

Crookston Diocese priest placed on leave for ‘boundary violations’

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KFGO) – A Catholic priest from the Diocese of Crookston has been placed on administrative leave. Bishop Michael Hoeppner says “several issues” concerning Fr. Bryan Kujawa have been brought to his attention, including “non-criminal, non-sexual boundary violations.” Kujawa works at St. Philip’s Church in Bemidji and St. Charles in Pennington. Hoeppner says Kujawa will remain on leave until…

Taking the Right Steps to Protect Your Home and Save Thousands in the Snow

Father and son, CEO and vice president, Mark and Tanner, are working together to unplug vents, rake roofs, and clear ice dams

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After years of cleaning roof vents, snow and ice dams, those with North Country Weatherization Technologies say this winter is one of the worst. Hear why taking the right steps could protect your home and save you thousands in the future. It may not be clear where that strange smell or weird sound could be coming from….

Four Out of Five Cooley Children Found, Mother Arrested For Kidnapping

Izetta Cooley's husband is accused of shooting Gabriel Perez outside McDonald's

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Four children are found safe after their mother, Izetta Cooley, took off with them when she was ordered not to contact them. Moorhead Police say executed a search warrant at Izetta Cooley’s house. She was arrested for kidnapping her children from Mower County, Minnesota. “When she found out her children were going to be taken into protective custody,…

Man Accused of Killing Father Arrested in Lindenwood Park a Week Later

His preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 31

FARGO, N.D. — After being on the run for a week, Christopher Riley, who’s accused of shooting his father, was arrested in Lindenwood Park. Police say Riley was found in the gray Dodge pickup truck from the crime scene. He was taken into custody without incident. Parkgoers say they were shocked to find a man wanted for murder in a family-friendly…

Felony Charges Dropped Against Father and Son Arrested for 210 Pounds of Marijuana

Christopher Conkey and Robert Smith were charged after a traffic stop west of Mandan on I–94

MANDAN, N.D. — Felony charges are dropped against a father and son arrested in February after 210 pounds of marijuana was seized from their pickup. Christopher Conkey and Robert Smith were charged after a traffic stop west of Mandan on I–94. Conkey is from Oregon and Smith is from Washington state. Attorneys for the pair filed motions to suppress evidence…

Fathers and their Kiddos are Celebrating the Day All About Dad

Dads and their kids got creative when finding ways to celebrate the special day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day all about dads and people in our area are out and about saying thank you to their old man. Creative outings in town give dads and their kids a fun way to celebrate. Whether they are eating his favorite meal, playing his go to game or trying something new, these dads are just happy…

Barnesville Pulls Together to Help Molly Greiff

While undergoing physical therapy in Colorado, friends in her hometown come together to help

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A small town is helping a family in need after a freak accident changed a young woman’s life. Parents said Molly Greiff, a 25-year-old from Barnesville, is still in rehab after breaking her back on October 15th. She’s known for her high spirits and hard work ethic. “Molly’s very energetic,” explained her father, Adrian Greiff. “She likes…

Father, Grandparents Working Together to Raise Haisley Jo, Daughter of Savanna Greywind

He said when the decision was made, he cried and that he couldn't wait to get back to his daughter

FARGO, ND — The baby at the center of the Savanna Greywind murder case is home tonight with her father. The court has granted Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of Greywind, full custody of Haisley Jo. KVRR talked with Ashton outside the courthouse and how he feels on finally having a small amount of closure. It is a crime that has rocked…