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Miss Minnesota wants to use platform for Native issues

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Twenty-five-year-old Rachel Evangelisto is the first Indigenous woman to wear the Miss Minnesota crown and is speaking out about the racism she faced while growing up. “It’s a historical moment. People keep messaging me, it’s just the sweetest things, that they feel seen. That they finally feel like they have somebody to look up to and I…

CAIR wants FBI to investigate EGF mosque fire as a hate crime

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants FBI involvement nearly two weeks after a possible hate crime where a woman attacked an East Grand Forks Mosque during morning prayer. Fifty-seven-year-old Suzette Gay Thompson of Thief River Falls is arrested on an arson charge and could face up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000…

N.D. Commerce Commissioner Stepping Down For Global Think Tank

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Commerce Commission James Leiman is stepping down. In a social media post, Leiman says a post has been created for him by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank. He says it will enable him to serve populations that need help the most including the world’s most violent and impoverished places….

“Bison for Ukraine” raises money to send medical supplies overseas

Ukrainian NDSU students host a fundraiser to raise more awareness on their country's invasion by Russia and send medical supplies back home.

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – “Bison for Ukraine” features authentic food made by Ukrainian students, a silent auction showcasing artwork made by Ukrainians and live music at 4e Winery. North Dakota State University students were encouraged to donate $10 and non-students $50 to take part in the event. The ticket includes a drawing for raffle prizes and a free glass of…

Man Wanted In Alabama Murder Captured In Minnesota

SELMA, AL (AP/KVRR) — A man wanted in a gunshot murder last year in Alabama has been arrested in Minnesota. Police in Selma, Alabama say 18-year-old Javontae Mitchell was captured last week near the Canadian border by federal marshals. Authorities did not give an exact location of his arrest. Mitchell was sought in the killing of 26-year-old Taquon Fikes who…

Spitfire closes Detroit Lakes restaurant

Courtesy: SpitfireDETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – The Spitfire restaurant in Detroit Lakes says on Facebook it’s closing because “we haven’t been able to hire enough people to provide a level of service and quality that meets Spitfire’s standards.” The business says it will fulfill all catering events on its schedule. “We have enjoyed the years we’ve spent in Detroit Lakes…

MN Governor candidate Scott Jensen says he’d cut gas prices, but it’s easier said than done

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Record-setting gas prices have sent Minnesota politicians scrambling for something they can do to address voters’ concerns about inflation ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. Prices in the Twin Cities surged to a record $4.59 per gallon on Monday. Locally, the cost for a gallon of regular gas is up $1.61, or 62% from this time…