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Gov. Walz signs executive order further protecting those who seek abortions from neighboring states

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states. This follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz says this should help shield people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from facing legal consequences in other states. He…

Food Truck Festival has community buzzing

Food, fun and the sun bring people out to Fargo Elks Club for the 3rd annual Fargo Pop-up Food Truck festival

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s something people look forward to and an event that has grown in popularity. “I’m just someone who really loves to eat man and with an event like this I can’t miss it you know, it’s rare to have events like this, and for someone like me who likes to eat and for anyone that likes…

Minnesota introduces catalytic converter ID to prevent thefts

The Moorhead Police Department is among several police departments in Minnesota that have started using a new method to prevent people from stealing catalytic converters.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police is part of a pilot program paid through a state-funded grant estimated at more than $100,000 where they mark catalytic converters using serial numbers unique to each. A Moorhead police detective says there’s been a correlation with steel prices rising since 2020 and catalytic converter thefts across the country. “There’s three precious metals inside….

New Life Center opens second thrift store in South Fargo

Similar to their North Fargo thrift shop, it's a way for those struggling financially to buy quality items at a reasonable price.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The New Life Center opens a second thrift store on the 5500 block of 51st Avenue South continuing its mission helping people struggling with homelessness. Organizers say clothing is the primary product they can always use as there’s always a need for clothes. All the money they make goes back to expand programs within the New…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

Planned Parenthood describes why it’s possibly offering abortions in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Planned Parenthood possibly offering abortion services at its Moorhead clinic is part of its nationwide plan for what they are calling a “worst-case scenario” to handle an increase of patients. Planned Parenthood wants to offer abortions in states where it will be legal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They announced their plan to add abortion…

Memory Café celebrates 5 years with a birthday party

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Memory Café is celebrating its 5th year of service at Bethel Church in Fargo. From pottery lessons and a fitness class to service dogs and live music, the Memory Café serves as a safe social gathering place where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss come together. Organizers are excited to celebrate another year building relationships with…

Special Olympics athletes return to action in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Another “return to normal” event brings the community together after the COVID-19 hiatus, the regional Special Olympics return. Athletes across western Minnesota compete at Moorhead High School where they show off skills and athleticism in front of friends and family. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office helped light the torch while students from Moorhead High School, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton,…

Experts: Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines

An expert says while it's frustrating for everyone, vaccines remain the best way to prevent long-COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A second booster shot may be in store. Those older than 50 years old and some who are immunocompromised and over 12 are already eligible or have received it. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the state averages about 80 cases a week per 100,000 people. With the unpredictability of COVID-19, experts at Fargo…

Fargo leaders & the community discuss combating street racing

According to a Insurify study, North Dakotans are cited for street racing 85% more often than the national average. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A meeting brings people together to share how they feel about a growing concern of street racing that comes out during warmer months. Street racing and extreme speeding are on the rise across the country since the start of the pandemic, but nowhere more so than in North Dakota. The state ranks first in the nation…