Author: Jim Monk

Police say so far, cocktail drugging claims not verified

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo police say no specific people or locations have been linked to recent reports of people being drugged at various liquor establishments in downtown Fargo. Police say they’re investigating several reports of people who claim that illicit drugs were dropped into their drinks without their knowledge. Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says that while police take…

George Floyd’s girlfriend recalls the first time they met

Courteney RossMINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd’s girlfriend testified through tears Thursday about how they prayed together the first time they met in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where her son’s father was staying and Floyd was a security guard. Forty-five-year-old Courteney Ross said she was upset because her son’s father was not coming to the lobby to discuss their son’s…

Dangerous potential for wildfires continues

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service says to expect critical fire weather conditions across all of North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota and portions of South Dakota Thursday afternoon and evening. Forecasters say very dry air, gusty southerly winds, and dry vegetation will create dangerous conditions. Any fires that occur could spread rapidly and unpredictably. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, North…

Burgum vetoes measure allowing bill introductions in December

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Legislature to introduce, consider and vote on bills in the December organizational session, just as they would during the regular session. In his veto message to the Speaker of the House, Burgum said the measure attempts to “circumvent the Constitution.” Burgum said Article IV…

Border agent credited with saving man from brush fire

PORTAL, N.D. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent is credited with saving a man who was trapped in a brush fire along the North Dakota border with Canada. Officials say the agent assigned to the Portal Station was on patrol when he spotted smoke rising near the international border last Friday. As he went to investigate he saw a vehicle…

Fargo attorney says witnesses ‘humanize’ videos in Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Video continues to dominate the early days of testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. It’s not just the widely-seen bystander video that millions have seen since last year.  Other unseen videos from surveillance cameras and other bystanders are being played for the first time. Luke Heck,…

Feds file new sex crimes charges against Moorhead man

James VanRadenFARGO (KVRR) – A Moorhead man who had been facing sex crime-related charges in Fargo is now facing federal charges. Forty-six-year-old James Van Raden is charged in U.S. District Court with coercion and enticement. Federal court documents say in December, 2019, Van Raden responded to an ad from an undercover West Fargo police detective who acted as a father…

NDSU-SDSU football game postponed to April 17

FARGO (KVRR) – The Missouri Valley Football Conference has postponed the North Dakota State-South Dakota State football game scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., due to positive COVID-19 test results and subsequent contact tracing in NDSU’s Tier 1 personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff….

Police warn residents of more Felony Lane Gang thefts

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo police are once again urging everyone to remove valuables from vehicles while running errands. On March 25 & 26, two incidents occurred at fitness facilities in Fargo. Police say at least three incidents also occurred at fitness facilities in West Fargo. In those cases, windows were broken and purses were stolen from vehicles. Police say a…