Author: Jim Monk

Crews responding to fire at Minnkota Recycling

MINNKOTA FIRE 3 MINNKOTA FIRE 2 MINNKOTA FIRE 1 FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire at Minnkota recycling. The fire in downtown Fargo was reported shortly before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. This is a developing story. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: Fargo Fire, MinnKota Recycling

Captain resigns, chief deputy retiring from Cass County Sheriff’s Office

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A top administrator in the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has left the department. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says he reluctantly accepted the resignation of Capt. Mitch Burris earlier this month. Burris, who’d been with the department for more than 33 years, says the job has become much more difficult in recent years, with civil unrest and people viewing…

Some residents with health issues advised to limit time outdoors

Western ND wildfiresBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is advising residents with respiratory conditions to consider limiting outdoor activities in areas affected by wildfires. Smoky conditions currently exist downwind of a wildfire in Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit. The agency says extremely small particles of ash, soot and particulate matter have been increasing.  Particulate…

Minnesota House Democrats unveil package of budget bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Democrats have unveiled legislation that calls for more spending on education and recovery for those most affected by the pandemic while increasing taxes on wealthy residents and large companies. The package of legislation follows the $52.5 billion budget targets released by House Democrats late last month, which is more than both Democratic Gov. Tim…

Trees removed for controversial Lindenwood Park project

thumbnail_IMG_6647 thumbnail_IMG_6653 thumbnail_IMG_6656 thumbnail_IMG_6648 thumbnail-img-6652 thumbnail-img-6646 FARGO (KVRR) – A company hired by the Fargo Park District  removed several old trees from Lindenwood Park Monday. The tree removal is part of the Park District’s controversial $1.5 million project to rebuild the park’s main road. Activists have been fighting the plan, which called for eliminating up to 82 trees from the…

Death of ‘Miracle on Ice’ standout Pavelich was suicide

Mark PavelichANOKA, Minn. – A Minnesota medical examiner says last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was a suicide. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County says the 63-year-old Pavelich died of asphyxia.  His body was found March 3 at the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, Minn. Pavelich was undergoing treatment as part…

More hate group stickers found at NDSU

FARGO (KVRR) – More decals representing a hate group were recently found on the NDSU campus. “The stickers represent a hate group and are inconsistent with NDSU’s values of diversity, inclusion and respect” according to an email sent to NDSU employees. “We are providing this email to be transparent with our community and to offer support to individuals who feel…

Burgum warns fire season to be ‘tough’ amid drought

Grassland fire. Richland County, N.D.BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is warning the state is headed to a “tough fire season.” He visited Billings County, where a fire had prompted him to call a statewide wildfire emergency. The governor says that even prior to calling the state of emergency this week, far more acres have already burned this…

Moorhead man who participated in riot will serve 2 years in prison

Jonathan MontanezFARGO (KVRR) – A Moorhead, Minn. man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for participating in the May, 2020 riots in downtown Fargo. Acting U.S. Attorney Nick Chase says 31-year-old Jonathan Montanez jumped on top of an occupied Fargo Police vehicle and slammed his fists on the police vehicle causing extensive damage. Chase says Montanez also…

Wildfires continue in western North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National ParkMEDORA, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Firefighters are making progress in controlling a large grass fire near Medora as more wildfires have started in other areas in the western part of the state facing high fire danger. According to the North Dakota Forest Service, as of midday Sunday, the Medora blaze was 85% contained. It had burned an estimated…