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Trollwood Mainstage Musical postponed to next summer

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Trollwood Performing Arts School has postponed its mainstage musical Singin’ in the Rain until the summer of 2023. The school cites a national labor shortage and inflation “that have impacted industries locally and across the United States have likewise created struggles for Trollwood to produce the musical.” Trollwood says the decision wasn’t made lightly. “The Mainstage…

Feds say Minnesota man stole guns, ammo from shipping facility

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A man is accused of stealing numerous boxes of guns and ammunition while working at a national shipping company in Minnesota. Jason Cikotte, of Isanti, Minnesota, is charged in federal court with possession of stolen firearms. Authorities said the thefts occurred over the course of almost a year at the XPO Logistics facility in Fridley, north…

Bird flu confirmed in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Avian flu has been confirmed in two poultry flocks in Minnesota. The state Board of Animal Health says the they are in Meeker and Mower counties. Samples were tested Friday and confirmed by USDA. The Board of Animal Health says it’s the first confirmed cases in the state this year. Minnesota officials have quarantined the properties and…

Minnesotan Tyler Jacob freed after being detained in Russia

(FOX 9) – A Minnesotan man that was taken by Russian soldiers as he tried to flee Ukraine for safety has been released. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued a statement Friday announcing the release of Tyler Jacob, who has left Russian custody and is now safely with his wife and daughter. Jacob’s mother, Tina Hauser told FOX 9 that her firstborn son moved to…

Minnesota man among three Muslim Americans suing over religious questioning

LOS ANGELES – Three Muslim Americans have filed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. border officers questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights when they returned from international travel. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and Arizona sued Department of Homeland Security officials in federal court in Los Angeles. The suit was filed in California because…

No one hurt during house fire in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Quick work by fire crews limits fire damage to a Fergus Falls home to only $3,000. Crews responded to the 1500 block of West Fir Avenue around 11:00 Wednesday morning. The Fergus Falls Fire Department says flames were coming out an open door when firefighters arrived. The flames were confined in five minutes. Crews say…

Man found dead with gunshot wound in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) – A man is found dead in a Breckenridge home during a domestic violence investigation. Officers and deputies from the Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 block of 8th Street North around 7:00 Wednesday morning. Breckenridge Police Chief Kris Karlgaard says there was an altercation between a husband and wife inside a home. Officers found…

Minnesota teacher asked to take down Ukrainian flag

BYRON, Minn. – A  teacher in southeastern Minnesota has been asked by high school administrators to remove a Ukrainian flag from her classroom, a flag her students asked her to display as a show of solidarity for the war-torn country. Byron Public Schools Superintendent Mike Neubeck says district lawyers are reviewing the school system’s policy covering what can be displayed…

Leah duCharme named District Court Judge based in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Governor Tim Walz announced Leah duCharme is replacing Seventh Judicial District Judge Amber B. Gustafson who announced her resignation. According to the governor’s office, duCharme is a senior shareholder at Gjesdahl Law practicing primarily family law, including marriage dissolutions, child custody, paternity, child and spousal support, domestic violence, protective orders, adoption, and guardianships. She earned her…