Author: Jim Monk

Feds settle ADA complaint with State of North Dakota

FARGO (KVRR) – The Justice Department says a settlement has been reached over a lawsuit that claims North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in nursing facilities. Under the agreement, North Dakota will expand services to residents with physical disabilities who live in, or are at risk of entering a nursing facility, to allow them to live in their homes….

Sheriff releases name of teen who was killed by dog

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (KVRR) – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a teen who died after he was attacked by his family’s dog. Fourteen-year-old Dion Bush was attacked by the Long-Haired German Shepherd on Dec. 10 near Battle Lake. The sheriff’s office says the dog “was extremely aggressive when the deputies arrived.”  The 3 year-old…

Clear Channel cancels billboard art depicting George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Clear Channel Outdoor has canceled a billboard order for downtown Minneapolis that featured an artist’s painting of George Floyd’s death. The painting by Brooklyn-based artist Don Perlis depicts Floyd being restrained by three officers, along with a quote attributed to the Dalai Lama.  The painting was on a billboard in New York’s Times Square for most of November….

Update: Battle Lake area teen killed by family dog

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (KVRR) – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says a 14-year-old boy is dead after being attacked by his family’s dog near Battle Lake. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, deputies were called to a welfare check.  The boy was found dead in the yard. The dog, a Long-Haired German Shepherd,  was extremely aggressive when the deputies arrived.  The…

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 190, 27 deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 27 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 4,406 active cases in the state, a decrease of 190 since Thursday. 277 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 95.   BY THE NUMBERS   8,682 – Total Tests from Yesterday*  1,217,591 – Total tests…

Update: Police identify woman found dead in Sheyenne River

Divers search for woman in Sheyenne RiverWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Police identify body of the woman recovered from the Sheyenne River. At about 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, West Fargo Fire and Police recovered the body of 70-year-old Beverly Odden of West Fargo. Odden was found along the bank of the Sheyenne River between 13th Avenue W….

North Dakota state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Ray HolmbergGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A state senator from Grand Forks who is also one of three North Dakota presidential electors has tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Ray Holmberg, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, says he tested positive this week. Holmberg is not hospitalized, and is recovering at home. Holmberg was also one of the three electors…