Author: Jim Monk

One arrested in connection with Grand Forks stabbing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Police in Grand Forks are investigating a stabbing. Police were called Thursday to the 400-block of North 7th St. on a report of a disturbance. Witnesses reported that someone had been stabbed, but the victim couldn’t be found. Minutes later, Altru Hospital called police to report that a patient was dropped off with multiple stab…

WATCH: Minnesota squirrel gets drunk after eating fermented pears

An Inver Grove Heights, Minn. woman captured the video outside her home

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (FOX 9) – A woman in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota got a video of a squirrel outside her home who accidentally got a little tipsy from eating fermented pears. In the video, the squirrel starts to tip over, then balances itself before getting dazed again. Katy Morlok said feeding the squirrels has become her hobby because…

Homicide under investigation in Beltrami County

sheriff says it appears to be "targeted incident'

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of man who was shot in Ten Lakes Township. The shooting was reported at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday.  Investigators say the shooting appears to be a “targeted incident.”  No arrests have been made. The victim’s name has not been released.  The body was taken to the Midwest Medical…

North Dakota has 6 new COVID-19 deaths, number of cases drops

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting 6 new deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,615 active cases in the state, a decrease of 292 since Tuesday. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 276.   BY THE NUMBERS  9,586 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,102,420 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began   1,096 –…

North Dakota cities set to get infrastructure funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cities across North Dakota are set to get the first distribution of new state infrastructure funding next month. The 2019 Legislature passed “Operation Prairie Dog,” which created several state funds filled every two years with up to $250 million of oil tax revenue.  The money is to be distributed throughout North Dakota for city, county, township and airport…

Staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes, National Guard deployed

St. Paul, Minn. – A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the state to send the National Guard to help out. Gov. Tim Walz’s administration has also emailed state employees, asking them to consider volunteering at care facilities for two-week stints. The email says says no…

State board certifies Joe Biden as winner in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s state canvassing board has unanimously certified the state’s election results. It’s an ordinarily routine task that drew closer attention due to President Trump’s efforts to delay it in key states. The board agreed 5-0 that Joe Biden defeated Trump in Minnesota by just over 233,000 votes, or about 7 percentage points. Biden therefore officially got…

Walz, GOP, push for quick aid for hard-hit businesses

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota House Republicans have unveiled separate relief proposals for small businesses that have been hit the hardest by new restrictions to curb the coronavirus. They’re expressing hope that lawmakers can pass a plan in a special session as early as next week. Highlights of the plan the governor developed with House…