Author: Jim Monk

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop by 145, four deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday reported four additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 1,878 active cases in the state, a decrease of 145 since Sunday.  108 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 23. Categories: Coronavirus, Health, Local News, North Dakota News Tags: COVID-19, north dakota

Stenehjem charges service provider with Medicaid fraud

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office is charging a Mandan woman with Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting $76,000 worth of claims for work she did not perform. The Department of Human Services began looking into claims Rebecca Fruge made for in-home medical services after she claimed she had performed more than 24 hours of work on…

2020 ‘pretty terrible year’ for North Dakota oil industry

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s top oil regulator says 2020 will be known for the rapid collapse of crude prices in the spring, leading to dismantled rigs and idled wells. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms called it “a pretty terrible year for the industry.” Oil companies filed for bankruptcy and thousands of people in North Dakota’s oil patch lost…

Moorhead restaurant invites Walz for free meal if he dines outside

Brewtus’ Brickhouse, Moorhead, Minn.MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A Moorhead restaurant is inviting Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to dine for free, but there’s a catch. Brewtus’ Brickhouse says Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm can enjoy a meal on the house if they sit outside as the Governor’s COVID orders require. The invitation is on the…

Drekker Brewing plans major Brewhalla expansion in Fargo

FARGO (KVRR) – Drekker Brewing of Fargo is planning a multi-million dollar expansion of its Brewhalla, including a food hall, event center, hotel and apartments. Drekker says the facility will include a 24-room boutique hotel, two large event halls that can each host about 400 guests for weddings, conferences, meetings and festivals. Some of the featured items include pizza, ice…

‘You just can’t see’ Blizzard warning continues for Red River Valley

Blizzard 12/23/2020 (NDHP)FARGO (KVRR) – High winds and snow are causing plenty of travel difficulties throughout eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says I-94 is mostly clear in the Mapleton area, but visibility is near zero.  “You just can’t see” according to Capt. Bryan Niewind, who says if you don’t need to travel, stay home….

Watch: Man uses ax to vandalize Hoeven’s downtown Fargo office

POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Police say they’ve positively identified a man who used an ax to vandalize Sen. John Hoeven’s downtown office. Police were called to Hoeven’s office in the Skyway at 123 Broadway, Suite 201, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Video shows the male suspect walk up the stairs towards Hoeven’s office and smash two windows with an ax….

Update: Blizzard Warning issued, Fargo area schools cancel classes

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which goes into effect at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Near whiteout to blizzard conditions are expected to develop in the Red River Valley and northwest Minnesota. Due to the weather, all Fargo Public Schools classes and extra-curricular activities have been canceled for Wednesday, December 23. School officials say they…

Vaccine distribution begins for Fargo area first responders

FARGO (KVRR) – Beginning this week, Fargo Cass Public Health plans to administer 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people in eligible priority groups, as identified by the North Dakota Department of Health. Vaccine recipients include people employed in fire departments, EMS and law enforcement. Members of area fire departments, including Fargo and West Fargo, along with EMS…

UND joins Midwestern alliance to lure Space Command

OMAHA, Neb. – The University of North Dakota is among four Midwestern universities that have formed a space-oriented academic and research alliance to lure the U.S. Space Command headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says the partnership with the University of North Dakota, Kansas State University and Purdue would develop new degree…