Author: Jim Monk

Looters hit Fargo apartment building damaged by fire

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo police are investigating after thieves stole personal property from tenants who were victims of a late Wednesday night apartment fire. The property manager of the building at 605 11th St. S says looters on bicycles and cars took items from the building Thursday night. She doesn’t know exactly what was stolen. The manager says tenants returning…

Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers at risk

OMAHA, Neb. – During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as the virus spread rapidly among workers, according to a congressional report released Thursday. The report by the House’s Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said…

UND, Frontier Airlines create accelerated pilot training program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and Frontier Airlines have reached an agreement that creates a predetermined, accelerated route for students to join the airline’s pilot workforce. “Instead of going to a regional carrier after graduation, students with 1,000 hours of flight time who are selected by Frontier Airlines…

Severe weather causes damage, power outages in Minnesota

A house in Coon Rapids, Minn. split in two after a tree was uprooted during Wednesday night’s storm. (FOX-9)MINNEAPOLIS – Severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes to Minnesota, where one person died in a crash that authorities say was caused by downed power lines. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses were without…

Abortion rights activists to rally in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot

FARGO (KVRR) – Abortion rights activists are planning demonstrations across North Dakota on Saturday. The “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies will be held in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Minot. Similar events are scheduled across the country. Organizers say the rallies are part of what they call a “national day of action to demonstrate deep support for access to safe,…

Police investigate threats to Minnesota congressional candidate

Jennifer CarnahanFARIBAULT, Minn. – Congressional candidate Jennifer Carnahan says a man threatened her and swerved his car toward her while she was campaigning in Faribault. Carnahan called police after the run-in Tuesday while she was going door-to-door. Police Chief John Sherwin said they are looking for the man or anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Carnahan is a former…

Clay County Sheriff Empting to seek second term

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting is running for reelection. Empting was elected to his first term in 2018, when former Sheriff Bill Bergquist announced his retirement. “In my first term as your Sheriff, I am confident I have proven myself as a strong law enforcement leader, successfully taking your Sheriff’s Office through some of the most…

Burgum tours northeast North Dakota flooding

CAVALIER, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum surveyed flood damages in northeast North Dakota Monday. During a roundtable discussion at the American Legion in Cavalier, local officials gave an update on efforts to stabilize the Bourbanis Dam. “We’re deeply grateful for the outstanding local leadership during this historic flood fight, with dozens of local, state and federal agencies collaborating with…