Author: Jim Monk

Peterson donates official papers to Becker County Museum

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.  (KVRR/KDLM) – Former Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson will donate his official papers and  correspondence to the Becker County Historical Society in Detroit Lakes. Congressional correspondence, papers, furniture, memorabilia, photos, plaques and books are among the items Peterson is donating. Peterson’s desk and chair from his Washington, DC office will be on display in the Becker County Museum….

Walz denounces Minnesota GOP leaders for hedging on vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz is criticizing Minnesota Republican leaders for refusing to clearly say the presidential election was free and fair. The Democratic governor also disclosed that troopers had to take his 14-year-old son to safety last Wednesday during a “Storm the Capitol” protest in St. Paul, which later shifted to the governor’s residence. That rally coincided…

Group hoping to legalize recreational pot takes another swing

BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of amending North Dakota’s constitution to legalize recreational marijuana are taking another run at the issue, after failing to collect enough signatures to get it on the 2020 ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group filed the petition on Monday. If approved, backers would have one year to turn in at least 26,904 valid…

Indoor service for bars, restaurants resumes in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Beginning today (Jan. 11) Minnesota bars and restaurants may resume indoor service with limits, as COVID-19 cases have been declining. The eased restrictions returns bars and restaurants about to where they were before Gov. Tim Walz imposed a ban on restaurant dining  in response to soaring cases in November. Indoor service can resume at 50% capacity…

More people indicted for trafficking drugs on North Dakota Indian reservations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – More charges have been filed in connection with what federal prosecutors say is a “pipeline” that’s transporting drugs from the Detroit area to Indian reservations in North Dakota. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says about 30 more people have been indicted charges in addition to the 26 defendants charged in federal court Thursday. Wrigley tells KVRR News…

Extra-long semis could be allowed on North Dakota roads

(U.S. DOT)BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of a bill that would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roadways say it addresses a growing need to move cargo, given the increase in e-commerce and a shortage of truck drivers. But, opponents of the “road train” legislation fear it would increase traffic fatalities and damage roads and bridges. Such road trains generally consist…