Thousands vote early in Cass and Clay Counties

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Many people have cast their ballots in North Dakota and Minnesota for early voting. Cass County officials say just under 5,000 people have voted across its five locations since Monday. Clay County officials say 3,400 ballots have been cast since early voting began in September. “It’s been pretty steady. We’re quite happy with how the results…

Minnesota introduces catalytic converter ID to prevent thefts

The Moorhead Police Department is among several police departments in Minnesota that have started using a new method to prevent people from stealing catalytic converters.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police is part of a pilot program paid through a state-funded grant estimated at more than $100,000 where they mark catalytic converters using serial numbers unique to each. A Moorhead police detective says there’s been a correlation with steel prices rising since 2020 and catalytic converter thefts across the country. “There’s three precious metals inside….

Gate City Bank Adds New Hand Scanners, Looks to Speed Up Lines in Branches

The bank plans to roll out the scanners to all 36 locations in the next few weeks

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Whenever people go to the bank, they might stand around in line for hours. However, starting in July, Gate City Bank introduced a new device that can identify a customer without them digging through their wallets. “The palm has a million unique patterns to each individual that it uses to identify you, and nobody else has your same…

No Settlement Reached Between State And Native Americans Over Voting Laws

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the closed-door meeting was unsuccessful

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has failed to reach a settlement with a group of Native Americans over voter identification laws. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the closed-door meeting Tuesday was unsuccessful, but “discussions may continue.” U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland criticized the state for raising a “litany of embellished concerns” about people taking advantage of his ruling that…

Woman Identified in Fatal House Fire in Alexandria

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Authorities have identified the woman who died in a house fire in Alexandria on Monday. Shandiin Goodbird, 19, died after a fire broke out at a house on the 400 block of Fillmore. Goodbird had originally been labeled as missing, but was found after the fire was put out. A preliminary autopsy report shows Goodbird died of…

ND Constitutional Carry Law: Loaded Guns Allowed in Vehicles with Proper ID

The state's constitutional carry law took effect in August

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is clearing up some confusion surrounding the state’s constitutional-carry law. Stenehjem says drivers may store a loaded gun in their vehicle, but if stopped by law enforcement, they must show proper state identification. He says showing a valid state driver’s license is the “equivalent of a valid concealed weapons license”…

Firehouse Subs, Hungry Donors Help Keep West Fargo Fire and Rescue Safe While on the Job

The West Fargo Fire Department has received four task force kits, eight hard armor plates, four ballistic helmets, one trauma bag and nine identification panels

WEST FARGO, ND — Firehouse Subs has granted West Fargo Fire and Rescue almost $10,000 for new life saving equipment. They have received four task force kits, eight hard armor plates, four ballistic helmets, one trauma bag and nine identification panels. The equipment will be used in the case of an active shooter situation and provides protection and aid for…

Authorities Release Identity of Fordville Man Killed in Rollover Crash

Behm died at the scene

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — A man killed on an icy road in Ramsey County on Monday morning has been identified. The Highway Patrol says 90-year-old Edgar Behm of Fordville lost control of his truck on an icy county road east of Crary. The vehicle overturned and ended up in the ditch. Behm died at the scene. The crash happened…

Prince’s Guitar Sell for Over Half a Million Dollars

That's the highest amount paid for one of the late rock star's guitars

  NATIONAL — A guitar that Prince used in the 1980s and 90s has sold for $700,000. That’s the highest amount paid for one of the late rock star’s guitars. Julien’s Live auction house anticipated the teal blue Cloud guitar would be sold for $60,000 to $80,000. Prince donated it in 1994 to benefit Los Angeles earthquake relief. The guitar…

Minnesota Man Dead After Crash in Grant County

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed on impact

  GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — A Sebeka man is dead after a fatal crash in west-central Minnesota’s Grant County. Two semis collided Monday morning at the intersection of Highway’s 59 and 27, just south of Barrett. The state patrol says one of the trucks started to cross Highway 59 and pulled out in front of the second truck. That driver…