Author: Jim Monk

Cramer: No pressure from Trump in phone call to Georgia

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer says he listened to the entire 62 minute phone call between President Trump and Georgia officials. Cramer, appearing on Squawk Box on CNBC, says he didn’t hear any political pressure from the president, but rather, that he was just stating facts. Cramer says Trump was simply talking about the math he…

ATM stolen from Litchville convenience store

LITCHVILLE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – The Barnes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of an ATM from a convenience store in Litchville. Sheriff Randy McClaflin says the ATM was stolen Monday morning from the Farmer’s Union Cenex.  The sheriff says the front door of the business was smashed and the ATM was pulled out with a vehicle. McClaflin says surveillance…

Attorney general concludes child sex abuse investigation in Fargo, Bismarck dioceses

BISMARCK, N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says an 18-month investigation by his office into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the North Dakota Catholic dioceses has concluded. Stenehjem says the investigation began around the time when the Diocese of Fargo and the Diocese of Bismarck released a list of 53 people whom they believed that allegations of…

Midwest economy improving but businesses less optimistic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy continues improving in nine Midwest and Plains states but business leaders are less optimistic after the latest surge in coronavirus cases in the region. The overall index for the region suggests strong growth even though it dipped to 64.1 in December from November’s 69. Any score above 50 on the survey’s indexes suggests growth,…

Hundreds demonstrate over fatal Minneapolis police shooting

courtesy, KMSPMINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of protesters marched in Minneapolis to demand justice in the fatal police shooting of a 23-year-old man, the city’s first police-involved death since George Floyd died after being restrained by officers in May. As many as 1,000 demonstrators marched and chanted Sunday near the site where Dolal Idd was killed Wednesday during an attempted felony traffic…

Judge dismisses latest DAPL protest lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – A federal judge in North Dakota has thrown out another lawsuit alleging officers used excessive force during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in 2017. The lawsuit by Eric Poemoceah is the second such lawsuit to be dismissed in recent weeks. The complaint, filed last April, said the Oklahoma man was tackled while running from law enforcement and…

Mathern introduces $2 billion bonding bill

BISMARCK (KVRR/KCND) – Fargo Democratic Sen. Tim Mathern has introduced a $2 billion bonding bill. Mathern says the bill fully funds the “Prairie Dog” infrastructure program, provides money for roads, bridges, low income housing and a low interest loan program for schools and colleges. Mathern says the bill takes advantage of the relatively low prices for bonds right now and…