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The Ups and Downs of Osnabrock, North Dakota: KVRR Town of the Year

OSNABROCK, N.D. — Osnabrock has had its ups and downs like many small towns in America. But people there are making sure they remember the good times of years gone by while also building towards what lies ahead. Meet the oldest and youngest life-long residents of Osnabrock, 94-year-old Shirley Monson, and her eight-month-old great-grandson, Carl. Carl hasn’t seen much during…

Brooklyn Center mayor blasts police tactics to control crowds

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The mayor of a Minneapolis suburb that’s seen nightly protests after a white police officer fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright contends police are overreacting to demonstrators and should scale back their tactics. Brooklyn Center Mayor Tim Elliott said at a news conference that he doesn’t agree with police using pepper spray, tear gas and paintballs…

Moorhead City Council Member Shelly Carlson appointed mayor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – After Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after accepting a 7th Judicial District judgeship, the Moorhead City Council unanimously elected Council Member Shelly Carlson mayor at a council meeting Monday. The city says citizens will vote on a new mayor in November of 2022. The city will appoint someone from Moorhead’s second ward to serve as a council…

Moorhead’s mayor appointed to judgeship

Johnathan JuddST. PAUL, Minn. – Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd is appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District by Gov. Tim Walz. It is chambered in Fergus Falls. Judd will be replacing Judge Barbara Hanson who is retiring. The district includes Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties. Judd is in his…

Grand Forks mayor mandates masks in buildings owned by city

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski issues an emergency order requiring masks to be worn in city owned buildings and property starting on Monday. Bochenski says he took the action ahead of early voting at the Alerus Center which the city owns. While not imposing any requirement, Bochenski is urging businesses and non-profit organizations to encourage the…

Moorhead Breaks Ground On New Vanné Building Complex

The project is expected to be done next summer.

MOORHEAD MINN. — The ground is being broken at a new building complex in Moorhead. VannĂ© located on 1st Avenue North is a five story building that includes main level commercial space, underground parking, and housing units on the upper floors. The new complex is expected to be a place for retail, office space, and restaurants. The building will also…

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown kicks off re-election campaign

Mayor Brown is running for his sixth consecutive term as Mayor

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The June 9th election in Grand Forks will feature four candidates for mayor. Incumbent Michael Brown has launched his campaign to earn the job for a sixth consecutive term and will be running against Robin David, Brandon Bochenski, and write-in candidate Art Bakken. Mayor Brown says he wants to continue his leadership in the city to…

Grand Forks Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration in Preparation for Spring Flooding

The declaration lasts for 30 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Mayor of Grand Forks, Michael R. Brown, signed a Declaration of Emergency and Natural Disaster in preparation for historic spring flooding. Brown said, “We know an emergency is coming, we know that the Red River is going to flood this spring. This declaration is one of the first steps the city needs to take in order to…