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Man Who Shot and Wounded Woman Near Pelican Rapids is Sentenced

Phouttasa PrathaneFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR)– A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and burglary for shooting a woman who had a protection order against him near Pelican Rapids, is sentenced to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Phoutthasa Prathane fled after the shooting in April but was later arrested following a high-speed pursuit in Redwood County, Minnesota. He later admitted…

Social Distancing: State Park Shutdown Looming

Minnesota State Parks Could Be Closed Just 1st If Budget Deal Isn't Reached

  Camping and outdoor activities exploded in popularity during the pandemic. RV’s. Campgrounds. Boats. All are at a premium right now as while we’re still technically in a pandemic. But some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in our region might soon be off limits thanks to some dug-in politicians in St. Paul. Here is one of my favorite…

Social Distancing: Snagging Coveted Camping Spots

If You Wait, You Might Not Get In To Popular Campgrounds

We discovered the Park Rapids area in Tuesday’s show. It’s the gateway to Itasca State Park, one of the most beautiful and most popular spots in our region. It’s the birthplace of the Mississippi River! Of course people are going to want to hang out there. But if you’re looking for some socially distanced fun this summer, I’ve got some…

Social Distancing: Avoid The Fall Colors Crowd

See the fall colors without running into too many people

Let’s take a look at the old Fall Color Finder from the Minnesota DNR. Most of the northern part of the state is still in peak color. That’s the bright red area. But more and more places are creeping into the post-peak territory. That’s the darker red areas. You’re running out of time to get out before the trees lose…

Randklev Charges Include Sexual Assault, Kidnapping and Fleeing

Randklev is accused of climbing in a basement window of the woman’s home and kidnapping her at gunpoint, threatening her four children if she didn’t cooperate.

FERGUS FALLS, MN — Formal charges have been filed against a Pelican Rapids man accused in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a rural Fergus Falls woman. Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Dale Randklev is charged three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, false imprisonment, and fleeing. All are felonies. Randklev is accused…

LIVE: Fall Foliage

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns About the Fall Foliage at Maplewood State Park

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly travels to Maplewood State Park to see how the colors of the leaves have changed so far. Park Manager, Don DelGreco, also talks about Leaf Days. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: fall, Fall foliage, leaves, Maplewood State Park