Author: Jim Monk

Dakotas, Minnesota brace for winter storm late Thursday into Friday

FARGO (KVRR) – A strong winter storm is expected to cause blizzard conditions across western Minnesota and portions of the eastern Dakotas Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service says a blizzard is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 p.m. Friday in parts of northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. About 1-3 inches of snow are expected…

Fargo Kiwanis makes annual Pancake Karnival virtual

FARGO (KVRR) – A Fargo tradition that dates back more than six decades has gone virtual this year because of the pandemic. Organizers say they’ve decided to cancel the in-person Kiwanis Pancake Karnival event. Kiwanis Vice President Dan Feeley says it’s a “tough scenario” for the organization, which typically serves over 30,000 pancakes to more than 10,000 people each year….

House votes to impeach Trump a second time

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – For the second time in just over a year, the House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump. Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not agree to bring that chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until…

North Dakota bar owner seeking donations to challenge Burgum’s executive orders

WILLOW CITY, N.D. – A North Dakota bar owner who says the state drove him out of business with COVID-19 restrictions is soliciting funds to file a federal civil rights complaint. David Corum, who ran Gunslingers Bar in Willow City, has been contacting bar owners about hosting fundraisers to challenge Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive orders that hurt businesses. Northeast District…

Walz activates Minnesota National Guard

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard Wednesday to assist state and local law enforcement over the coming days. The activation follows the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and FBI concerns about the possibility of armed protests at state capitol buildings around the nation. “We will always support Minnesotans’ First Amendment rights to peacefully…

USS North Dakota returns after 6-month deployment

GROTON, Conn. (KVRR) – The USS North Dakota has completed its second six-month deployment and returned to the boat’s homeport at Naval Submarine Base, New London in Groton, Conn. According to the Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine crew, commanded by Capt. Mark Robinson, was welcomed by a parking lot full of socially-distanced friends and families with signs and flowers. The…