Author: Jim Monk

Reinbold appears in court, held without bail

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A court appearance was held Friday for an Oklee, Minn. man charged in the July 9th murder of his wife. Forty-four-year old Eric Reinbold appeared before Pennington County District Judge Tamara Yon.  Reinbold is charged with two counts of second degree murder.  No bail was set. Reinbold was arrested early Wednesday in a wooded…

Attorney says Mister Money employee who shot at getaway car did nothing wrong

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The attorney for a Fargo pawnshop employee who fired shots at the car of a fleeing armed robber says prosecutors made the wrong decision in charging him with reckless endangerment. Craig Richie represents Kyle Ramsey, an employee of Mister Money, which was robbed at gunpoint on June 10. “They’re sincerely wrong on this. This will not be settled…

Fargo Police report outlines use of force, personnel complaints

FARGO (KVRR) –  The Fargo Police Department’s Professional Accountability Unit conducted 65 use of force reviews involving 84 officers from Jan. 1 to June 30. The report says that out of 65 reviews, 60 were found to be within policy, 4 were unfounded, and 1 was found to be outside of policy. Unfounded means a claim of injury was made,…

Update: Man critically injured outside of Fargo hotel

FARGO (KVRR) – Police say a man who was found unconscious in the parking lot of a south Fargo hotel remains in critical condition. Police were called at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Motel 6 at 1202 36th St. S. Detectives reviewed surveillance video and conducted several interviews and learned that the man was involved in an altercation with…

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies

WASHINGTON – The longtime president of the AFL-CIO labor union has died at age 72. Richard Trumka had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving as the organization’s secretary-treasurer for 14 years. The AFL-CIO said in a statement Thursday, “The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today.” The organization said Trumka had “devoted his life to…

State auditor, senator injured in Redwood County crash

THREE LAKES TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Minnesota’s state auditor and a state senator are hospitalized following a collision with a semi in Redwood County. A legislative aide for Sen. Melisa Franzen says Franzen and state Auditor Julie Blaha were injured Wednesday while driving back from Farmfest in Redwood County. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Jeep Cherokee driven by Blaha collided…

News outlets want judge to release names of Chauvin jurors

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – A coalition of news media outlets is asking the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him. Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. In a Wednesday court filing, the coalition, which includes The Associated Press, asked Judge Peter Cahill to immediately…