Author: Jim Monk

Stenehjem: No cost for North Dakota to join Trump election lawsuit

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D.  – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says there will be no cost for North Dakota to join a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. North Dakota and 16 other states won by President Donald Trump in November joined Texas in urging the court to take on the lawsuit that…

NDSU president says hate speech task force is working rapidly toward solutions

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says a task force he commissioned in the wake of racist social media posts by students is “working rapidly” toward finding appropriate solutions. In a letter to the campus community Thursday, Bresciani said the panel has met twice this week, and plans to meet often. “The task force is working…

Pilot error cited in North Dakota plane crash that killed 3

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal investigators say pilot error most likely caused the 2018 crash of a medical plane in North Dakota that killed all three people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report attributed the Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County to “the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane in dark night conditions.” It said…

Church identified as hate group gets permit in Minnesota

MURDOCK, Minn. – The city council in a small Minnesota farming community has voted to grant a permit that allows a Nordic heritage church that has been identified as a white supremacist group to gather at an abandoned church. The vote Wednesday night came after the council in the Swift County community of Murdock was advised by the city attorney…

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 220, 16 deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 16 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 4,554 active cases in the state, a decrease of 220 since Tuesday.  284 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 116. Categories: Coronavirus, Local News, Minnesota News, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19,…

Small earthquake felt in northern South Dakota

BOWDLE, S.D. – The U.S. Geological Survey says it detected a small earthquake in northern South Dakota late Tuesday night. The USGS says the earthquake just before midnight registered at 3.2 on the Richter Scale, which is just above the threshold for feeling a tremor. The agency says three people within 15 miles of the epicenter near Bowdle reported feeling…

KFGO radio personality ‘struggling for his life’ with coronavirus

Bob HarrisFARGO (KVRR) – A longtime Fargo radio personality is hospitalized in critical condition with complications from COVID-19. KFGO radio’s Bob Harris was admitted to the hospital on Thanksgiving Day, according to Harris’s sister, Jeanie Smith. “He is basically in a coma” Smith said. Harris went into cardiac arrest twice and remains unconscious and intubated, although doctors believe his lungs…