Author: Jim Monk

Two Minot B-52’s sent to Middle East

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) – Two B-52H bombers from Minot Air Force Base have been deployed to the Middle East as part of a mission to discourage Iran from escalating attacks on the one-year anniversary of the death of an Iranian military leader. According to U.S. Central Command, the B-52’s “made a deliberate appearance in the Middle East to underscore the…

Fire causes major damage to Detroit Lakes RV dealer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Damage is estimated at over one million dollars after a fire at Wold’s RV Sales on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson says smoke was pouring out the east side of the building when the fire was reported around 10:00 Tuesday night. He says Detroit Lakes firefighters with mutual aid from Audubon…

Otter Tail County fugitive arrested in Wadena County

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) A Perham, Minn. man who was wanted for not reporting to prison on a drug conviction has been arrested in Wadena and may face new drug charges. Thirty-nine-year-old Terry Ciancio was arrested Monday during the search of a home. Wadena Police, county deputies, Wadena-Hubbard SWAT and members of a drug task force seized meth, 650 pills and…

Hoeven ‘evaluating’ Trump’s $2,000 stimulus proposal

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) says he’s in the process of evaluating whether to support President Trump’s request to approve $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus payments. Trump recently signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that provides stimulus payments of $600.  But after he signed the bill, Trump made it clear to lawmakers that he wants the individual payments increased…

North Dakota unemployment insurance claims plummet since pandemic began

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Job Service North Dakota says the number of unemployment claims has dropped dramatically since the early days of the pandemic. Deputy Director Darren Brostrom says at one point, around 100,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed.  He says the number of claims peaked in early May, when around 13,000 claims were filed in one week. Two federal…

Winter storm hits Midwest, worst weather expected south of Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO – A strong winter storm has begun making its way across the upper Midwest, creating treacherous travel conditions and spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois. By Tuesday morning, snow was so heavy in western Nebraska that…

Kraus named UND Aerospace dean

Robert KrausGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A new dean has been named at the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Robert Kraus is associate dean of flight and operations at Kent State University. He is a retired Air Force colonel. Kraus says he’s excited about the opportunities at UND Aerospace and says one of those…