Author: Jim Monk

Burgum’s $15B budget would not raise sales or income taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has unveiled a $15 billion budget that bumps state spending by 2%. The plan includes a $1.25 billion bonding package largely aimed at funding statewide infrastructure projects. The governor’s suggested spending does not raise taxes on sales or income. The Republican governor’s budget is the second-biggest proposed by a governor in state…

North Dakota coronavirus cases jump 225; 11 more deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Thursday reported 11 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 5,461 active cases in the state, an increase of 225 since Wednesday.  306 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 230.   BY THE NUMBERS  10,977 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,164,267 – Total…

Man accused of using vehicle to hit another man

Benny RodriguezFARGO (KVRR) – Fargo police say a man intentionally ran into another man with his vehicle this morning. The incident happened in the 2500 block of 15th Street South just after 4:15 a.m. Police say 36-year-old Benny Rodriguez of Moorhead hit a man on purpose, causing minor injuries. First responders treated and released the victim on scene. Police arrested…

Video: Small plane crash lands on Twin Cities highway

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (KVRR) – A small plane landed and hit a vehicle on Interstate 35W in the Twin Cities area Wednesday. The single-engine Bellanca Viking temporarily closed part of the highway in Arden Hills. Two people were onboard.  No injuries were reported. The pilot was 52-year-old Craig Gifford of Minneapolis. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board…

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 450 since Tuesday, 12 deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 12 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 5,236 active cases in the state, a decrease of 450 since Tuesday.  301 people are hospitalized. Burleigh County reported the largest number of new cases with 112.   BY THE NUMBERS  5,709 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,153,230 – Total…

UND task force releases diversity, inclusion recommendations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Following several months of discussions, the University of North Dakota’s Diversion and Inclusion Task Force has released a list of recommendations to promote a “welcoming, safe and inclusive campus.” According to UND, the report is the result of months of research and discussions conducted by the task force, a 27-member body comprising the Campus Community…