Author: Jim Monk

Fargo man arrested for burglarizing South Dakota home

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – A Fargo man arrested Monday night in South Dakota is accused of burglarizing a home in Codington County. Thirty-two-year-old Dylan Kerr is being held on charges of first degree burglary, intentional damage to property, possession of a stolen vehicle and petty theft. Codington County deputies were called to the area where the burglary occurred on a…

Recall election today for two Horace City Council members

HORACE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – A special recall election is underway Tuesday in Horace. City Council members David Fenelon and Bryan Schmidt are running to keep their seats. Both were re-elected unopposed last June. Three challengers are on the special ballot seeking to oust the incumbents. They are Naomi Burkland, Jeffrey Trudeau, and Zachariah Lee. A citizens committee upset with the…

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks

NEW YORK  – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. That’s according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. They also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy…

NDSU investigating decals at Minard Hall

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – An investigation is underway after decals that reference a “hate group” were found at North Dakota State University. According to an email sent to employees, NDSU received a report at 8:30 a.m. Monday regarding two small decals placed on doors of Minard Hall in violation of university policy. “There will be no comment since the investigation…

Phase 1C groups encouraged to share contact info with Fargo Cass Public Health

FARGO (KVRR) –  In preparation for a transition to Phase 1C priority groups to COVID-19 vaccine clinics, Fargo Cass Public Health is encouraging residents in Phase 1C to complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1C Contact Form. Phase 1C includes an estimated 165,000 people and includes the following, in order of priority: · National Guard, not previously covered · Workers enabling access…

Constitutional amendment would eliminate North Dakota property taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A Bismarck lawmaker has introduced a state Constitutional amendment that would eliminate local property taxes. Republican Rep. Rick Becker told the House Judiciary Committee the state would take over funding for schools, parks, police, firefighters and other local government expenses. He also said this would not affect local control. There would be exceptions for special projects,…

North Dakota campaign urges younger adults to get vaccinated

FARGO – Older residents and health care workers have kick-started the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in North Dakota. But many health officials worry that turning out younger and healthier adults will be a more difficult chore. The state has started soft selling via social media and word of mouth emphasizing the safety of the vaccine and the importance of a strong…

Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd has paused jury selection while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge. Judge Peter Cahill said Monday that he does not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated against…

Burgum says harassment ‘unacceptable’ following expulsion of Simons

BISMARCK (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum’s office has issued a statement regarding the ouster of Republican Rep. Luke Simons. “Harassment of any kind is unacceptable in the workplace” Burgum said, in response to a question about the expulsion from KVRR News. Simons was expelled after being accused of threatening and sexually harassing women. Lawmakers say Simons engaged in a “pattern…