Author: Jim Monk

‘You just can’t see’ Blizzard warning continues for Red River Valley

Blizzard 12/23/2020 (NDHP)FARGO (KVRR) – High winds and snow are causing plenty of travel difficulties throughout eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says I-94 is mostly clear in the Mapleton area, but visibility is near zero.  “You just can’t see” according to Capt. Bryan Niewind, who says if you don’t need to travel, stay home….

Watch: Man uses ax to vandalize Hoeven’s downtown Fargo office

POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Police say they’ve positively identified a man who used an ax to vandalize Sen. John Hoeven’s downtown office. Police were called to Hoeven’s office in the Skyway at 123 Broadway, Suite 201, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Video shows the male suspect walk up the stairs towards Hoeven’s office and smash two windows with an ax….

Update: Blizzard Warning issued, Fargo area schools cancel classes

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which goes into effect at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Near whiteout to blizzard conditions are expected to develop in the Red River Valley and northwest Minnesota. Due to the weather, all Fargo Public Schools classes and extra-curricular activities have been canceled for Wednesday, December 23. School officials say they…

Vaccine distribution begins for Fargo area first responders

FARGO (KVRR) – Beginning this week, Fargo Cass Public Health plans to administer 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people in eligible priority groups, as identified by the North Dakota Department of Health. Vaccine recipients include people employed in fire departments, EMS and law enforcement. Members of area fire departments, including Fargo and West Fargo, along with EMS…

UND joins Midwestern alliance to lure Space Command

OMAHA, Neb. – The University of North Dakota is among four Midwestern universities that have formed a space-oriented academic and research alliance to lure the U.S. Space Command headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. University of Nebraska President Ted Carter says the partnership with the University of North Dakota, Kansas State University and Purdue would develop new degree…

Pandemic leads to more North Dakotans shopping online

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more North Dakotans shopping online. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says online sales tax collections were up 7.8 percent in the third quarter of 2020, compared with the previous year. Rauschenberger says while that helps the state’s bottom line, it’s not helping local business. Rauschenberger says that after more people are…

Police respond to gunshots in Trollwood Park

FARGO (KVRR) – Police are asking the public for information regarding a report of gunshots and a stolen vehicle. On Sunday at 10:31 p.m., police were called to Trollwood Park, 3664 Elm Street North, for a report of gunshots. An officer on scene spotted a vehicle which matched the description that a caller gave to another officer.  As the vehicle…

North Dakota coronavirus cases drop 140, two more deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday reported 2 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 2,655 active cases in the state, a decrease of 140 since Sunday.  158 people are hospitalized. Burleigh County reported the largest number of new cases with 19.   BY THE NUMBERS  1,619 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,269,206 – Total…

Contractor at Enbridge Line 3 pipeline site dies in accident

HILL CITY, Minn. – A contractor working on the Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project has died in a fatal accident. Enbridge Energy spokeswoman Juli Kellner says the accident happened Friday at a construction yard in Hill City. Kellner said work in the area was stopped on Friday, but resumed Saturday. An investigation continues. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags:…