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Minnesota moose population at largest level since 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s moose population is the largest its been in more than a decade after 11 consecutive years of remaining relatively stable. Department of Natural Resources officials said that the state’s estimated moose population is about 4,700 animals. The survey showed no statistically signficant change from the last one conducted in 2020 but is the highest estimate…

Minnesotans, North Dakotans wake up to fresh batch of snow

Fargo Public Works stays busy as they clean up the streets after Fargo received over 4 inches of snow.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – We weren’t far from the snow becoming a distant memory until many woke up this morning with a fresh batch of the white stuff outside their windows. Some areas in Minnesota got up to 10 inches of snow. Wind gusts reaching up to 45 miles per hour affected driving conditions east of Moorhead. Meanwhile, Fargo Public…

Teen Flown To Minneapolis After ATV Crash in Beltrami County

BELTRAMI CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A 14-year-old is flown to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries after an ATV crash in Beltrami County. The sheriff says it happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon in Kelliher, north east of Bemidji. The teen hit a washed-out, two to three foot ledge in the ditch along Highway 72, flipping the ATV. The teen…

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…