Protests

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…

FBI Warns of Protests in all 50 State Capitols

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. State capitols were reinforced with extra police officers and National Guard units Monday as…

Man involved in downtown Fargo riot pleads guilty

Errick Toa pleaded guilty for his role in the downtown riot last May

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man that took part in a riot last year pleaded guilty is U.S. District Court to Civil Disorder. Thirty-one-year-old Errick Toa, originally from California, was seen on video stomping on the windshield of an occupied police vehicle. The protests took place in May after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They started off…

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The request comes following a federal judge’s decision last month to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit seeking…

UPDATE: Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson Has Resigned

Deputy Chief Osmundson's suspension is effective immediately.

UPDATE: Fargo Police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson has resigned from the Fargo Police Department. He made the announcement live on air with KFGO Radio. Osmundson was suspended for one week without pay due to his actions during the George Floyd protest on Saturday. We’ll have more on this story tonight on KVRR Local News at 6:00 p.m. — FARGO, N.D.–Fargo…

LIVE: How To Cope With Stresses Of Society

A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we've seen in a long time.

  A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we’ve seen in a long time. The Village Family Service Center has some tips to help cope with the stresses we’re all dealing with. Counselor Denise Hellekson says you can help your stress levels by not focusing on what-ifs. She says our minds always go to…

LIVE: President Trump Talks About Unrest in the Nation

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks in the Rose Garden amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Posted by Fox News on Monday, June 1, 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump holds a news conference from the Rose Garden. He is expected to address the unrest surrounding…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to provide update on Minnesota’s response to protests at 11:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a news conference to provide updates on Minnesota’s response to the protests over George Floyd’s death. Walz will also address the public safety concerns that have occurred since the protests have started. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington and Major General Jon A….

LIVE: Mayor Mahoney On Public Safety, Police, And COVID-19 Concerns After Weekend Protests

Mayor Sits Down With KVRR's Adam Ladwig & Emily Welker

  Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney joins Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker to talk about the protests over the death of George Floyd this weekend in the city. He tells us how he though Fargo Police handled the escalating situation and addressed concerns about public safety after Saturday night’s chaos. He addressed social media posts about armed men heading towards the…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to address Minnesota’s response to protests over George Floyd’s death at 10:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Friday to address the state’s response to the protests over George Floyd’s death. Walz will also discuss public safety concerns that occurred in the Twin Cities Thursday evening. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington will join Walz at the press conference. KVRR will have a…