Author: Jim Monk

Video captures vandalism suspect at Moorhead mosque

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police have released video of a suspect walking near the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center Mosque before the building was vandalized. On Sunday at around 5:20 am, officers were called to the mosque at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Go to Hell,” “Death to Islam” and other messages on several portions of the building….

Student arrested after firing gun inside Plymouth Middle School

(FOX9)PLYMOUTH, Minn. (FOX9) –  Plymouth Middle School in Plymouth, Minnesota was on lockdown Monday after a student brought a loaded handgun to the school and fired several shots into the ceiling of a hallway. No injuries were reported and all students are safe, Robbinsdale Area Schools confirmed. Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said the shooting occurred in the hallway outside…

Man dies in house fire in Hendrum, Minn.

HENDRUM, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A man is dead after a house fire in Hendrum, Minn. The Norman County Sheriff’s Office says smoke was spotted coming from the roof of the home late Friday morning. The body of a 66-year-old man was found once the blaze was out. The sheriff’s department and state fire marshals’ office are investigating. The man’s name…

Mondale family plans memorials in Minnesota, DC

Walter MondaleMINNEAPOLIS – Public memorial services for former Vice President Walter Mondale are planned for September in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C. Mondale’s family says details will be shared in the coming months. Mondale died April 19 in Minneapolis. Mondale was vice president under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, then lost one of the most lopsided presidential races to…

Video shows Jesus statue being vandalized, police seeking information

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Police have released surveillance video of a person who vandalized a statue of Jesus outside St. Mary’s Cathedral. on April 17. The face of the marble statue at 604 Broadway was spray-painted black.  Police say it happened in the early morning hours of April 17. Investigators are seeking assistance in identifying the person responsible. Anyone with…

Moorhead City Council member considering motion to eliminate aerial spraying

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – At least one member of the Moorhead City Council says he’s considering a motion to eliminate aerial mosquito spraying and another member says he’s heard from residents concerned about the practice. “I’m considering it. I never liked it, not in favor,” city council member Larry Seljevold said.  Seljevold, who represents Ward 3, says his concerns were prompted…

More than 23 million viewers watched Chauvin verdict

NEW YORK – At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week when former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was declared guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. The Nielsen company’s estimate came from viewership figure on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday’s verdict live. The actual audience was surely bigger, however, since Nielsen’s count did not…

Truck driver killed in rollover near Mandaree, N.D.

MANDAREE, N.D. – A 61-year-old truck driver has died in a crash near Mandaree in McKenzie County of western North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday. The truck was hauling water when the driver lost control on a curve on Bear Den Road and overturned in the ditch, coming to rest on…