Author: Jim Monk

Indoor service for bars, restaurants resumes in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Beginning today (Jan. 11) Minnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits, as COVID-19 cases have been declining. The eased restrictions returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Gov. Tim Walz imposed a ban on restaurant dining  in response to soaring cases in November. Indoor service can resume at 50% capacity…

More people indicted for trafficking drugs on North Dakota Indian reservations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – More charges have been filed in connection with what federal prosecutors say is a “pipeline” that’s transporting drugs from the Detroit area to Indian reservations in North Dakota. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says about 30 more people have been indicted charges in addition to the 26 defendants charged in federal court Thursday. Wrigley tells KVRR News…

Extra-long semis could be allowed on North Dakota roads

(U.S. DOT)BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of a bill that would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roadways say it addresses a growing need to move cargo, given the increase in e-commerce and a shortage of truck drivers. But, opponents of the “road train” legislation fear it would increase traffic fatalities and damage roads and bridges. Such road trains generally consist…

Video: Multiple fireball sightings reported in Minnesota, North Dakota

FARGO (KVRR) – A large meteor that appeared as a fireball with a bright tail lit up the skies across North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball was reported by at least 32 people at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses reported  seeing the fireball in southern, central and northwestern Minnesota, eastern North Dakota and…

Minnesota GOP lawmakers silent on blame for Capitol siege

MINNEAPOLIS – The four Republicans in Minnesota’s congressional delegation split on whether to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. But they remained silent on whether President Trump and other GOP leaders bear any blame for the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Minnesota Democrats held little back on a day when top Democratic leaders called for Trump’s removal…

Heitkamp: Remove Trump now

MANDAN, N.D. (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says President Trump needs to be removed from office. “Absolutely” Heitkamp said in an interview with KVRR News. “This is not a normal time. Anyone who thinks this is a normal time, recalculate your thinking and think about whether that person should be allowed to sit behind the resolute…