Author: Jim Monk

Bismarck lobbying firm targets Fargo City Commissioner

MAILER 1 MAILER 2 FARGO (KVRR) – A Bismarck lobbying firm is taking aim at a Fargo city commissioner, just weeks ahead of the June municipal election. A flyer showing up in Fargo mailboxes highlights an incident last year when Commissioner Dave Piepkorn raised his right fist with his middle finger extended during a tense city commission meeting. The incident…

May snow blankets western North Dakota

columbussouth columbusnorth columbuscenter COLUMBUS, N.D. (KVRR) – Snow covered portions of western North Dakota Friday morning. North Dakota DOT cameras show a light blanket of snow fell overnight in the Columbus area, near the Canada border in Burke County.       Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: COLUMBUS, may, north dakota, snow

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. As part of Wednesday’s plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Lane, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, has already been convicted on…

Land stolen from Leech Lake decades ago to be returned

CASS LAKE, Minn. – The federal government will soon return nearly 12,000 acres of land in northern Minnesota it wrongfully took from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe decades ago. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs thought it had the power to sell tribal tracts without the consent of the majority of the owners, a misinterpretation of an Interior Department…

Watch: Congress holds first public UFO hearing in over 50 years

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – The U.S. House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee holds a hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee is scheduled to hold a closed, classified briefing.

Hepola picks Fargo school administrator as running mate

FARGO (KVRR) – Minnesota governor candidate Cory Hepola has chosen Fargo Public Schools’ Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tamara Uselman as his running mate. Hepola and Uselman are running as members of the Forward Party. “Dr. Uselman has an impressive career in education that spans nearly four decades in both Minnesota and North Dakota, as a Teacher, Principal, Superintendent,…

Barn fire kills 1,000 goats in Otter Tail County

HENNING, Minn. (KVRR) – About 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies died in a barn fire near Henning, Minnesota. The barn was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.  The barn and equipment inside was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Fire Marshal. Fire…

Resigning North Dakota senator led lawmakers in travel costs

State Sen. Ray HolmbergBISMARCK, N.D. – A North Dakota state senator who is resigning following a report about text messages he exchanged with an inmate ran up travel expenses the past decade that are more than 14 times what lawmakers bill state taxpayers on average. Travel records reviewed by The Associated Press show Republican Ray Holmberg has made taxpayer-funded trips…