Author: Jim Monk

Mayor says Fargo mask mandate will likely not be extended

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says a city mandate requiring face coverings in indoor public places will likely be allowed to expire later this month. In a statement on social media, Mahoney said that there are three elements Fargo Cass Public Health will use to guide their recommendation. “To start, the percentage of active cases in Fargo should…

Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State health officials say more than 45,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should arrive in Minnesota this week. Minnesota Department of Health spokesman John Schadl says the order for the first shipment of the single-dose J&J vaccine was placed on Sunday night. He says it usually takes a couple of days…

About $500k in criminal assets forfeited in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – The state of North Dakota seized about $500,000 in forfeited assets from criminal activity in nearly one year. In the first report compiling statewide data on civil asset forfeitures, nearly $522,000 in cash was seized statewide from August 2019 to June 2020. Of that total, about $34,000 was returned to defendants and $10,000 went to North Dakota…

Wrigley discusses death penalty moratorium, national security issues before departure

FARGO (KVRR) – The only person nominated twice as North Dakota’s chief federal prosecutor has officially stepped down. Wrigley’s highest profile case was the 2006 prosecution of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., who remains on death row for the murder of Dru Sjodin. Wrigley was asked about President Biden’s plans to possibly place a moratorium on federal executions. “I start off from…

Fargo-Moorhead law enforcement prepares for Chauvin verdict

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo-Moorhead area law enforcement agencies are getting ready for a verdict in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death if George Floyd. Thousands of demonstrators gathered May 30 for a peaceful protest in Fargo, just days after Floyd died in police custody.  About 20 people were arrested after the demonstration turned…

Twin Cities gets ready for Derek Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – The FBI is “leveraging significant resources” to ensure public safety during the upcoming trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, who’s charged in the death of George Floyd, is set to go on trial next week. “We ask that the public be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings” according to Michael Paul, special agent…

Suspect who shot police dog refusing to surrender in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police have yet to arrest a man who fatally shot the department’s dog after officers responded to a report of a domestic assault. Police are asking local residents to avoid the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Friday because the armed man continues to be uncooperative and is refusing to surrender. Officers responded to a report of an…