Author: Jim Monk

Clear Channel cancels billboard art depicting George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – Clear Channel Outdoor has canceled a billboard order for downtown Minneapolis that featured an artist’s painting of George Floyd’s death. The painting by Brooklyn-based artist Don Perlis depicts Floyd being restrained by three officers, along with a quote attributed to the Dalai Lama.  The painting was on a billboard in New York’s Times Square for most of November….

Update: Battle Lake area teen killed by family dog

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (KVRR) – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says a 14-year-old boy is dead after being attacked by his family’s dog near Battle Lake. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, deputies were called to a welfare check.  The boy was found dead in the yard. The dog, a Long-Haired German Shepherd,  was extremely aggressive when the deputies arrived.  The…

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 190, 27 deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 27 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 4,406 active cases in the state, a decrease of 190 since Thursday. 277 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 95.   BY THE NUMBERS   8,682 – Total Tests from Yesterday*  1,217,591 – Total tests…

Update: Police identify woman found dead in Sheyenne River

Divers search for woman in Sheyenne RiverWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Police identify body of the woman recovered from the Sheyenne River. At about 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, West Fargo Fire and Police recovered the body of 70-year-old Beverly Odden of West Fargo. Odden was found along the bank of the Sheyenne River between 13th Avenue W….

North Dakota state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Ray HolmbergGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A state senator from Grand Forks who is also one of three North Dakota presidential electors has tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Ray Holmberg, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, says he tested positive this week. Holmberg is not hospitalized, and is recovering at home. Holmberg was also one of the three electors…

Stenehjem: No cost for North Dakota to join Trump election lawsuit

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D.  – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says there will be no cost for North Dakota to join a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. North Dakota and 16 other states won by President Donald Trump in November joined Texas in urging the court to take on the lawsuit that…

NDSU president says hate speech task force is working rapidly toward solutions

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says a task force he commissioned in the wake of racist social media posts by students is “working rapidly” toward finding appropriate solutions. In a letter to the campus community Thursday, Bresciani said the panel has met twice this week, and plans to meet often. “The task force is working…