Author: Jim Monk

West Fargo school bus drivers may refuse to work, families urged to find alternatives

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Administrators say a critical shortage of drivers could make it very difficult for some students to get to school in the West Fargo Public School District. In an email Thursday, families are urged to establish a backup plan in case any routes are delayed or canceled. “District administration has been informed of a group of…

Four former top Minnesota GOP staffers seek Carnahan’s removal

Jennifer CarnahanMINNEAPOLIS – Four former top staffers from the Republican Party of Minnesota have accused embattled Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan of running a “morally bankrupt” operation that’s rife with verbal abuse, intimidation and sexual harassment. All four formerly served as executive director of the state party organization under Carnahan. They issued an open letter calling on her to resign or be…

Cramer, Hoeven demand accounting of U.S. military equipment lost in Afghanistan

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sens. Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) are among 25 senators demanding an accounting of lost U.S. military equipment in Afghanistan. “We write with grave concern regarding the status of U.S. military equipment left behind in Afghanistan as a result of our poorly executed withdrawal from the country” the letter says.  “As…

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools to receive grant from Line 3 pipeline owner

WAUBUN, Minn. (KVRR) – Enbridge Energy, the Canadian company that owns the controversial Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota, has donated $366,000 to the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Community Schools to subsidize internet access for low income families. Enbridge spokesperson Julie Kellner says the grant will provide “a combination of broadband and fiber infrastructure, and fund other services that will…

Jack Morris suspended indefinitely for using Asian accent during broadcast

Jack Morris apologies before Shohei Otani’s at-bat in the ninth inning. pic.twitter.com/WdCjfyfSvX — Spencer Wheelock (@SpencerWheelock) August 18, 2021 DETROIT (FOX 2) – Detroit Tigers broadcaster and former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris has been suspended indefinitely while he undergoes bias training. The announcement comes after the Hall of Famer used an Asian accent when discussing Angels player Shohei Ohtani…

Update: Downtown Fargo storefronts vandalized overnight

VANDALISM SUSPECT WINDOWS SMASHED3 2021 WINDOWS SMASHED2 2021 WINDOWS SMASHED BRICKS 2021 WINDOWS SMASHED5 2021 WINDOWS SMASHED 8-18-2021 FARGO (KVRR) – Windows were smashed out of several businesses along Main Ave. and in the downtown Fargo area overnight. Police say they were called to a report of a male breaking windows in the 600 block of Main Ave. at 2:14…

No plans to resettle Afghans in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – State officials say there are no current plans to bring any of the people fleeing the violence in Afghanistan to North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Human Services says there is no resettlement plan and that the process is actually quite extensive. The state’s refugee coordinator says the people being transported to the U.S. are classified…

Minnesota State Fair urges, but won’t require masks

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Minnesota State Fair officials are strongly urging fairgoers to mask up both inside and outside, but stopped short of imposing any mandates to fight the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Fair officials issued updated health guidance urging masks indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people; outdoors in crowded settings, especially for the unvaccinated; and…

Grand Forks man died from accidental drowning

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Grand Forks man who was found dead in Devils Lake Tuesday died from an accidental drowning. Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson says it’s still unclear how the man ended up in the water. He had been fishing from shore sometime between about 9:00 p.m. Monday and 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, when his body was found….