Author: Jim Monk

Glasser Images owner to be deposed under oath, AG’s office subpoenas documents

More than 500 complaints have been received from customers in several states

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed a Bismarck photography firm that suddenly closed, leaving customers with no way to get their money back. Parrell Grossman, the director of the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division, says investigators are seeking relevant documents from Glasser Images and owner Jack Glasser. When Glasser Images closed in early October,…

North Dakota seeks new deal with Josh Duhamel as pitchman

Josh DuhamelBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is working to extend its contract with actor Josh Duhamel to promote tourism in his home state. North Dakota’s top tourism official said the 48-year-old star of several “Transformers” movies has been effective in attracting visitors to the state better known for its brutal cold weather than as a vacation destination. The Minot native…

Update: Body of missing Pembina County man found

Neil KiemelePEMBINA, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – The search has ended for a missing 18-year-old man in northeastern North Dakota. The Pembina County Sheriff’s Office says the of 18-year-old Neil Kiemele was found Friday afternoon in the Tongue River, not far from his home. The man was autistic and there was concern he may not survive Thursday night in the cold. He…

Minneapolis officer charged in pursuit that killed motorist

Leneal Frazier memorial (FOX 9)MINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor says a Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a fatal crash in July that occurred while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle. Officer Brian Cummings was driving nearly 80 mph in Minneapolis with his siren and lights activated when his squad car slammed into a…

Former Senator Daschle says democracy is being threatened

"I have never been more concerned about our democratic republic"

Tom DaschleWASHINGTON (KVRR/WNAX) – A former longtime member of Congress and U.S. Senator from South Dakota says he’s more worried about the future of the United States now than anytime during his life. “We are closer to seeing the demise of our democratic republic than we’ve ever been in my lifetime” according to former Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle.  “I…

North Dakota man charged in New Mexico decapitation killing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Federal authorities say a North Dakota man is charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 10 decapitation killing of another man at the victim’s home on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. A criminal complaint says 28-year-old Shilo Aaron Oldrock attacked and decapitated the victim with an ax and burned the victims’ head in a wood…

Truck hauling 2,500 pigs overturns in Nelson County

PEKIN, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a truck hauling a livestock trailer with 2,500 pigs overturned Thursday morning in Nelson County. The rollover happened around 6:45 a.m. on State Highway 1, just southeast of Pekin. The truck driver, 51-year-old Chad Wood of Dow City, Iowa was not injured. Wood was driving south on North Dakota Highway…

Minnesota colleges investigate alleged sex competition

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University are investigating allegations that some male students started a competition this fall to count sexual encounters with female students. The allegations were first reported by the student newspaper, The Record. A spokeswoman for the schools wouldn’t provide details, but said they have been investigating since they learned about…

Cat awakens Fergus Falls resident to house fire

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Fire broke out inside a home in Fergus Falls Thursday morning. Crews were called to 503 Peck St. at around 3:30 a.m. A resident says he woke up because of his cat and found the home filled with smoke. He and his cat were able to get out safely. Firefighters pulled off the siding to…