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Victim in Massive Vehicle Pileup Friday Near Grand Forks Identified

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The name of a man killed when a semi crashed through a line of stopped vehicles at the intersection of Highway 2 and Airport Road in Grand Forks is identified. He is 61-year-old Eric Jayne of Des Moines, Iowa. The highway patrol says 54-year-old Steven Piechowski of Felton, Minnesota was behind the wheel of the semi…

Heitkamp Passed Over For Ag Secretary

Heidi Heitkamp/Tom VilsackWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is no long being considered for Agriculture Secretary. President-elect Joe Biden selected former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to return to the spot he held during the Obama administration. Vilsack spent eight years as head of USDA and served two terms as Iowa governor. Biden nominated Ohio Rep. Marcia…

Midwest Becomes COVID-19 Hotspot As U.S. Hits 6 Million Cases

Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at over 842,000

FARGO, N.D. — The United States hitting 6 million COVID-19 cases out of 25 million globally. The U.S. leads the count followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million. The Midwest becoming a hotspot for new cases with Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota recently reporting record one-day increases. Many of the new cases in Iowa…

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Leaving Sexually-Explicit Notes On Cars

In a plea deal, 39-year-old David Cheney's seven counts of misdemeanor harassment were dropped to just three

AMES, IA — A Rochester, Minnesota man pleads guilty to leaving sexually-explicit notes on women’s cars in Ames, Iowa. In a plea deal, 39-year-old David Cheney’s seven counts of misdemeanor harassment were dropped to just three. He’ll pay about $200 in fines and avoid jail time. Cheney was arrested in May after police received reports of the notes being left…

Klobuchar Reaches Polling Threshold For September Debate, Still Must Meet Donor Level

She is the eighth candidate to hit the polling requirement

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Amy Klobuchar has reached the polling threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in September, though she still needs to reach the donor requirement. Klobuchar got her fourth qualifying poll by getting 4 percent support in the CBS News/YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters in Iowa. Klobuchar will now need to hit 130,000 individual donors. Her…

Charges Pending After Head On Crash Near Buchanan, North Dakota

Mohammed Albanna had to be cut out of his car

BUCHANAN, ND — A Fairfield, Iowa man is in the Jamestown Regional Medical Center after a head on crash on Highway 52 north of Buchanan, North Dakota. The highway patrol says 33-year-old Mohammed Albanna crossed the center line and crashed into a semi driven by 65-year-old Dennis Montgomery of Carrington. Albanna had to be cut out of his car while…

Lewis Drug Buys Pharmacy Assets From Shopko

The company said Wednesday it bought prescription files and records from Shopko pharmacies in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton, South Dakota; Luverne and St. James, Minnesota and Ida Grove, Iowa.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Lewis Drug says it has purchased pharmacy assets from Shopko Stores in six communities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. The company said Wednesday it bought prescription files and records from Shopko pharmacies in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton, South Dakota; Luverne and St. James, Minnesota and Ida Grove, Iowa. Lewis Drug currently operates in four of…

Welcome to Agincourt: How Local Artist Brings Make-Believe Iowa Town to Life

What started off as an idea during a commercial break has now turned into a living, breathing story

MOORHEAD, Minn. — You won’t find this small Iowa town on a map, but you will find it at the Rourke Art Gallery Museum in Moorhead. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one NDSU professor turned artist and architect has brought his story to life. What started off as an idea during a commercial break has now turned into a…

Weed That Can Stop Combines Found In North Dakota For The First Time

Palmer amaranth has been positively identified in a soybean field in McIntosh County

MCINTOSH COUNTY, N.D. — A weed that’s strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been found in North Dakota for the first time. The Agriculture Department says Palmer amaranth has been positively identified in a soybean field in McIntosh County, southeast of Bismarck. The aggressive pigweed species has been found in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa in…

Body of Missing Iowa College Student Found

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the body was found Tuesday morning in rural Poweshiek County, which includes Tibbetts' hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

Police say a body believed to be that of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts has been discovered in a rural area near where she went missing last month. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the body was found Tuesday morning in rural Poweshiek County, which includes Tibbetts’ hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. The agency called a 4 p.m. news conference…