Author: Jim Monk

Hundreds demonstrate over fatal Minneapolis police shooting

courtesy, KMSPMINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of protesters marched in Minneapolis to demand justice in the fatal police shooting of a 23-year-old man, the city’s first police-involved death since George Floyd died after being restrained by officers in May. As many as 1,000 demonstrators marched and chanted Sunday near the site where Dolal Idd was killed Wednesday during an attempted felony traffic…

Judge dismisses latest DAPL protest lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge in North Dakota has thrown out another lawsuit alleging officers used excessive force during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in 2017. The lawsuit by Eric Poemoceah is the second such lawsuit to be dismissed in recent weeks. The complaint, filed last April, said the Oklahoma man was tackled while running from law enforcement and…

Mathern introduces $2 billion bonding bill

BISMARCK (KVRR/KCND) – Fargo Democratic Sen. Tim Mathern has introduced a $2 billion bonding bill. Mathern says the bill fully funds the “Prairie Dog” infrastructure program, provides money for roads, bridges, low income housing and a low interest loan program for schools and colleges. Mathern says the bill takes advantage of the relatively low prices for bonds right now and…

Two North Dakotans have suspected allergic reaction to vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has reported two suspected severe allergic reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The two people had no history of anaphylactic reactions and the incidents were unrelated. Neither person was hospitalized, and they have both since recovered. The allergic reactions occurred during a 15-minute post-vaccine observation period recommended by the Centers for…

Minnesota woman pleads guilty to raping young boy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to raping a young boy in South Dakota. Thirty-year-old Kelsie Krueger pleaded guilty to felony rape in Brookings County. She faces up to 40 years in prison. According to court documents, Krueger assaulted the boy between Jan. 2012 and Dec. 2013, when he was 2-4 years old. She was originally…

North Dakota medical marijuana program growing faster than expected

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – More people are participating in North Dakota’s Medical Marijuana program than the state health officials expected. State Medical Marijuana Director Jason Wahl says that about 4,400 patients are enrolled in the program.  Wahl earlier projected about 4000 patients by the summer of 2021. Wahl attributes some of the increase to the addition of more medical conditions…

Arson is suspected cause of fire at Detroit Lakes RV dealer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – A fire that destroyed Wold’s RV Sales in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday is being investigated as arson. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson says the fire caused major damage to the showroom and parts room of the building.  Damages are estimated at more than $1 million dollars. The fire was reported at around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Swanson says…

Attorney general looks to stop Winnebago New Year’s Eve bash

WINNEBAGO, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he wants to shut down a planned New Year’s Eve party in Winnebago he because it violates Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order on activities that could spread COVID-19. Ellison said in a release that the Carlson Event Center in the southeastern Minnesota town advertises the event as a “big new year’s…