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George Floyd pardon request now with Texas governor

HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas agency has approved a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid. Monday’s unanimous recommendation by the seven member Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant the pardon will now…

State senator says North Dakota likely to use Texas abortion law as model

Sen. Janne Myrdal (R-Edinburg) BISMARCK, N.D.  – A lawmaker who heads North Dakota’s anti-abortion legislative caucus said Thursday it’s likely the Republican-led Legislature will seek to pass a measure mirroring a new Texas law that virtually bans all abortions and that the Supreme Court has allowed to remain in force. GOP Sen. Janne Myrdal, one of the Legislature’s most ardent…

Vikings DB Jeff Gladney arrested in Texas for alleged assault

DALLAS (FOX 9) – Minnesota Vikings defensive back Jeff Gladney was arrested and booked by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning following an assault accusation, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Jail records show Gladney was taken into custody at about 11:20 a.m. Monday, and released minutes later after posting bond. Gladney, 24 years old and a Texas native, started…

Hoeven describes investigation into power outages

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Thousands of households across North Dakota and Minnesota had their power cut off last week without any kind of warning. Now, two federal agencies have launched a joint inquiry into what went wrong and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says we need to feel more confident in our access to power. “This cold snap…

“It’s been a long week”: Former KVRR employee describes living in Texas

Former KVRR photographer John Hanson now lives near Frisco with his girlfriend

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s been a long week for people living in Texas. Some are dealing with constant power outages; others battling frozen or busted pipes. A former KVRR photographer now lives in Texas and tells how he’s getting by in the winter crisis to our south. “It’s been a long week. I’ll tell you that.” After living many…

MN Health Commissioner concerned with Covid-19 calling the state a “hotspot”

More than a third of Minnesota counties have now had case rates of over 100 cases per ten thousand people.

MINNESOTA –  Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says the state remains in a crucial stage as Covid-19 cases are expected to continue to rise. Commissioner Jan Malcolm is expecting the number of deaths related to Covid-19 to increase in the coming weeks. “We are in still a very critical spot in this pandemic in Minnesota. This is the worst spot…

Victim in Fatal Crash Near Buxton Identified As Fargo Man

Crash Happened Saturday Just After Noon

BUXTON, N.D. — The name of a Fargo man killed in a crash with a semi near Buxton, North Dakota Saturday is released. The Highway Patrol has identified the man as 26-year-old Damon Williams. They say both Williams and the semi driver were heading southbound on I-29 just after noon when Williams rear-ended the semi. He died at the scene….

Moorhead Passes Juneteenth Independence Day Resolution

Juneteenth Independence Day began as a holiday in Texas

MOORHEAD, Minn. — June 19th is now designated as Juneteenth Independence Day in Moorhead. The City Council passing a resolution on the recommendation of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission from July. While there have been previous Juneteeth events held in the city in the past, this is the first time it has been formally adopted. The holiday is an observance…