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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…

Shelly Carlson announces run for Moorhead mayor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson announces a campaign to keep her job. She has announced a press conference Wednesday morning at Third Drop Coffee. Carlson was unanimously appointed mayor by the City Council in February 2021 when Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after being appointed to a judgeship in Fergus Falls. Carlson was elected to the City Council…

Moorhead’s Planned Parenthood clinic could soon offer abortion services

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Planned Parenthood says it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead if the Red River Women’s Clinic does not quickly relocate if the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade. The organization says it expects the clinic to make the short move across the river by July 1 if necessary. The Fargo clinic has long…

Rothsay Public School bomb threat deemed not credible

Courtesy: Rothsay Public SchoolROTHSAY, Minn. (KVRR) – The Rothsay School District says nothing was found while law enforcement was investigating a bomb threat at a school on Wednesday. Superintendent Wade Johnson says he was told around 12:20 PM a note was found in an elementary bathroom saying “the bomb’s going off at 1 pm.” The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office was…

Update: 3 arrested in largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County

Clay County fentanyl seizure 4/27/2022CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – Three men are in custody following the largest fentanyl seizure in Clay County of more than 1,000 pills near Moorhead Deputies attempted to pull over two vehicles on Interstate 94 in early this morning. In those vehicles were 52-year-old Larry McClendon, 36-year-old Raphael Murphy, and 32-year-old Cameron Desjarlais. All have no…

Minn. police leaders discuss how they plan to lower the increasing rate of carjackings statewide

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – According to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, carjackings statewide were up 15 percent from 2019 to 2020. During a roundtable with Senator Amy Klobuchar, state officials said a majority of the people committing them are juveniles with criminal histories. Police chiefs say they want to make sure they don’t put broken people back on the streets….