Law

Judge Blocks ND Law on Reversing Medication Abortions

North Dakota is among eight states to pass or amend laws on reversing medication abortions.

FARGO, N.D.–A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a state law passed earlier this year that required physicians to tell women they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. North Dakota is among eight states to pass or amend laws requiring doctors to tell women undergoing medication abortions they can still have a live birth…

Appeals Court Sides with Farm Equipment Makers

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on upheld U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland's decision to prevent the law from taking effect.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision by a North Dakota judge who blocked a state law meant to protect farm equipment dealers. Four major manufacturers of farm implements filed a lawsuit two years ago challenging the law that permits North Dakota implement dealers to sell generic rather than name-brand replacement parts. They say the…

New Abortion Laws Remain On Hold During Legal Challenges

The director of the Red River Valley Women's Clinic in Fargo says "basically, nothing has changed" at the clinic

BISMARCK, ND — Two new abortion laws in North Dakota aren’t being enforced because of legal challenges. The abortion clinic in Fargo sued in June over a measure requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a medication abortion if they have second thoughts. That law was to go into effect Thursday but the state has agreed to not…

No More Blue Laws in North Dakota

Businesses will be allowed to open on Sunday mornings

BISMARCK, N.D. — Come Sunday, shoppers in North Dakota will be able to get an earlier start. The law which reverses regulations that close most retailers from midnight to noon on Sundays takes effect. Gov. Burgum signed the “Blue Law” House Bill 1097 in March. He said it provided a “more level playing field” for businesses to compete with online…

Leaders Speak Out: Savanna’s Act Unanimously Passed in the Senate, Stopped in the House

The legislation is designed to improve access to crime databases and reporting missing and murdered Native Americans

FARGO, N.D. — Just weeks after Savanna Greywind was abducted and tragically killed, Savanna’s Act was introduced to the senate. Just last week it was unanimously passed, and now it’s come to a halt in the House. Just over a year after being introduced to the Senate, Democrat and Republican senators are agreeing; they want Savanna’s Act to pass. “It…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

Minnesota Law Requiring Law Enforcement To Test Rape Kits in Timely Manner Takes Effect

Moorhead Police tell us the department has not had issues with untested rape kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In 2015, the BCA found there were more than 3,400 untested rape kits. Today, that all changes. “After a rape kit is done and the hospital sends notice to law enforcement, after 10 days, law enforcement must pick it up. Then after it’s picked up, they have 60 days to send it to the BCA,” said…

SNEAK PEEK: Law Enforcement Agencies Merge, New Corrections Facility Coming to Moorhead

As the departments make their moves into these two spaces they will continue to put the best interest of the people of Clay County in mind

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are embarking on a new journey. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got a sneak peak of the new Joint Law Enforcement Center and the New Correctional Facility. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are merging into one building. “We work so well together, this is…

Candidates for Cass County Sheriff Discuss their Platforms Ahead of the Primary Elections

Throughout the next few months, both men are going to continue to show their dedication for Cass County

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — In November Cass County will have a new Sheriff in town and the race is between Jesse Jahner and Mike Kjera. After 20 years with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Jahner says he is ready to lead the department. “I’d be a voice for the people, the people elect the sheriff so to me it…

MATBUS Donates Youth Programming and Outreach Transport Van to Fargo PD

"We are working with families and kids that don't have transportation readily available to them"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months the Fargo Police Department has been trying to find a method of transportation for their community engagement group. MATBUS has donated a vehicle that is going to change the future for these programs. The Fargo Police Department doesn’t just serve to protect, they serve to help children in the community. “So we’re…