Author: Jim Monk

Alternate juror supports Chauvin conviction

MINNEAPOLIS – An alternate juror at the trial of Derek Chauvin said she agreed with the jury’s decision to convict him in George Floyd’s death. Lisa Christensen said that she saw Chauvin as the leader of officers at the scene and that he brushed off warnings by bystanders that Floyd was in danger. Christensen said she didn’t know if she…

Pedestrian struck on I-94 in Fargo

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Fargo man is in the hospital after he was struck by a car on I-94 in Fargo. An SUV driven by 47-year-old Penny Parker was westbound when the struck 29-year-old Saha Khadka, who was attempting to cross the interstate. Parker braked and swerved to avoid striking Khadka but hit him with the front driver side of…

Chauvin jurors to remain anonymous indefinitely

Judge Peter CahillMINNEAPOLIS – The judge who oversaw Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death said the jury will remain anonymous until he considers it safe to release their names. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill hasn’t publicly said how long their names might stay secret.  Cahill told jurors that he will protect their privacy as long has he feels it’s necessary….

Noem bans ‘un-American’ vaccine passports in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Kristi Noem has signed an executive order to ban vaccine passports in South Dakota. “We are not going to restrict freedom with un-American policies like vaccine passports” Noem said on social media. “We’ve resisted government mandates, and South Dakota is stronger for it.” “I encourage all South Dakotans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but we…

Burgum to lift North Dakota emergency declaration April 30

BISMARCK (KVRR) – North Dakota’s COVID-19 emergency declaration will be lifted April 30 as the state continues to shift the focus of its pandemic response efforts to increasing vaccination rates. Gov. Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020, two days after North Dakota had confirmed its first case of COVID-19. “Lifting this emergency…

Fargo Cass Public Health to move vaccine clinic

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health says beginning April 26, COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered at its main location at 1240 25th St. South. Vaccine clinics will take place each Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins will continue to be welcomed, but health officials say appointments help to…

Burgum signs $680 million infrastructure bonding bill

BISMARCK , N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a $680 million bonding package for infrastructure upgrades including flood control, roads, bridges and water projects. Burgum says the package will be funded with Legacy Fund earnings and without raising taxes. “With historic low interest rates, investing in infrastructure now is the financially conservative thing to do” Burgum said. “We…

Chauvin held in maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX9) – The Minnesota Department of Corrections released a new mugshot of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin after he was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd and booked into the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison. Chauvin is being held at the prison as he awaits sentencing on murder and manslaughter convictions. A jury found Chauvin…