Author: Jim Monk

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….

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers affected by coronavirus

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based volunteer organization that helps farmers when they are injured or otherwise impaired says it has helped a number of Midwest farmers who were sidelined by the coronavirus. Since 2005, Farm Rescue has helped more than 700 farm families that have been unable to plant, harvest or feed livestock due to injury, illness or natural…

8 COVID-19 cases reported at Davies High School

FARGO (KVRR) – Officials at Davies High School in Fargo say there were 8 positive COVID-19 cases involving students and staff over the past 7 days. Out of those cases, 7 had close contacts inside the school or during after-school related activities or athletics. Davies High School administration has informed all the close contact families. Close contacts include students and…

Minnesota exceeds 100 single-day virus deaths for first time

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 101 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, marking the first time the state has climbed over 100 deaths in a day. Health officials reported more than 5,700 new infections on Friday, and more than 1,800 patients remain hospitalized. The updated figures bring the state’s totals to more than 295,000 cases and more…

Juveniles are using bikes to menace drivers in Fargo

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo police are working to resolve a dangerous game that’s has been the source of complaints from the public for several months. Police spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker says juveniles using their bikes have been harassing drivers by blocking intersections, using offensive language directed mostly at women drivers, and sometimes even playing chicken with cars. She says it’s not…

Update: COVID-19 leads to lockdown at Cass County Jail

jail to remain locked down until 300 inmates, staff members are tested

FARGO (KVRR) – The Cass County Jail was locked down Friday morning after an inmate who had been housed in the general population tested positive for COVID-19. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the lockdown will remain in place until at least Monday, when the entire jail population and staff will be tested for the virus. Jahner says special arrangements are being made…

North Dakota reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 5 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,226 active cases in the state, a decrease of 119 since Thursday. Grand Forks County reported the largest number of new cases with 123.  Cass County reported 122 cases.   BY THE NUMBERS  7,951 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,119,225…

Thanksgiving day house fire kills 3 dogs in Fargo

FARGO (KVRR) – Three dogs were killed in a Thanksgiving day fire that started in the kitchen of a Fargo home. Firefighters were called at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to 5217 47th Ave S. The homeowner had just arrived home and discovered her house was full of smoke and immediately called 911. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire…