Author: Jim Monk

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‚Äôs 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….

Northeastern Minnesota wildfire grows to 5 square miles

Northeastern Minn. wildfire (U.S. Forest Service)MINNEAPOLIS – A wildfire in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota has grown to 5 square miles as hot, dry and windy conditions persist. Crews have been fighting the fire from the air and on the ground since it was spotted Sunday afternoon near Greenwood Lake. The fire covered a little over 3 square…

State fines city of Moorhead $3,000 for improper electric repairs

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The city of Moorhead will pay a $3,000 fine to the Minnesota Dept. of Labor & Industry for making electrical improvements to a city-owned building without proper permits or licenses. City Manager Dan Mahli says the fine was imposed by the Construction Code & Licensing Division. He says Moorhead firefighters performed the work in a 3-stall…

State workers to start mowing areas along highways

BISMARCK, N.D. – State transportation workers are getting set to begin mowing areas along state highways this week. The mowing will focus on weeds and areas where hay has been collected. State Department of Transportation Director Wayde Swenson says typical summer mowing has been delayed to give property owners more time to collect hay during the drought. Fall mowing will…

Dozens of homes evacuated as Minnesota wildfire spreads

Northeastern Minn. wildfire (U.S. Forest Service)LAKE COUNTY, Minn. – The U.S. Forest Service says dozens of homes have been evacuated as a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota continues to spread. The fire near Greenwood Lake in the Superior National Forest has expanded to about 3.1 square miles by Tuesday as crews fought the fire on the ground and from the air….

Former Navy diver returns medals in Line 3 protest

MINNEAPOLIS – A former U.S. Navy diver who helped efforts to search for bodies in the Mississippi River after the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007 has returned his awards to protest the Line 3 oil pipeline. John Miller, a native of Monticello who now lives in Hawaii, asked Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to stop construction on the pipeline replacement project…