Author: Jim Monk

Minneapolis mayor, police chief oppose police budget cuts

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis’ mayor and police chief are speaking out against a proposal to cut the police department’s budget by nearly $8 million. Mayor Jacob Frey says the cuts would be irresponsible in a year that saw rising violent crime and the departures of dozens of police officers. Demands for change to the Minneapolis Police Department have been a focus…

Bismarck man accused of shaking, injuring baby daughter

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Bismarck man was charged with felony child abuse after his baby daughter suffered brain injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. A police affidavit says 36-year-old Delaurence Monsegue was arrested Sunday after the baby was taken to a hospital apparently suffering from seizures. The affidavit says health care providers called police after finding injuries that they say…

West Fargo Police ask for help in locating teen

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Phoenix Linblad. Linblad was reported missing Sunday. Linblad is a 5’8”, 210 pound Native American with long hair. He was last seen wearing black shoes, black pants and a red hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information about Linblad should contact local law enforcement…

Bemidji man shot, killed while deer hunting

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – A Bemidji, Minn. man has died after being shot while deer hunting in Beltrami County. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Lukas Dudley was shot while hunting in Nebish Township Nov. 25. A man who was not hunting with Dudley told investigators that he observed movement of what he thought was a deer and fired…

Fargo’s Union State Bank to merge with Border Bank

FARGO (KVRR) – Border Bank of Greenbush, Minn. has announced that it plans to merge with Fargo-based Union State Bank. “This merger will result in our customers having access to additional products and services, and substantially greater access to capital for business development,” said Kory Shae, Border Bank and Union State Bank Senior Vice President and Business Development Director. “Our…

North Dakota Covid-19 cases drop by 360, 7 more people die

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday reported 7 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 6,477 active cases in the state, a decrease of 360 since Sunday.  331 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 189.   BY THE NUMBERS  7,777 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,144,256 – Total…

North Dakota Christmas tree lighting goes virtual due to COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – Plans to light North Dakota’s state Christmas tree have been altered this year because of the pandemic. Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Burgum, plan to light the tree virtually on Tuesday evening with a livestream on Facebook. The governor’s office says this year’s Christmas tree theme is “creating connections,” a reminder to stay socially connected…

North Dakota reports record camping numbers amid pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s 13 state parks have hit record camping numbers during the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s Parks and Recreation Department reported a 35% increase in campsite nights from May 1-Oct. 31 compared to the same period in 2019. Camping boomed in September and October over 2019. Annual park pass sales were up 18% this year from 2019….