Author: Jim Monk

Amazon brings more than 100 new jobs to West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – As construction continues on the massive $100-million Amazon Fulfillment Center in north Fargo, another part of the Amazon network is setting up in West Fargo. It’s an Amazon hub, referred to as a Last Mile delivery station. West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis says it’s a great addition to the fast-growing city, adding more than 100…

Police looking for suspicious vehicle in Breckenridge

Suspicious vehicleBRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in Breckenridge, Minn. are asking for help in locating the driver of a vehicle that may have been following a child who was walking to school. Police say a parent reported that a silver station wagon was allegedly following their child as the child was walking to the elementary school on 9th Street North….

Hundreds of vaccinated Minnesotans still contract COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials say hundreds of Minnesotans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus became infected with COVID-19, dozens needed to be hospitalized and six people died. Data from the state Department of Health shows the vaccines are highly effective in Minnesota, but that it remains unclear how well they protect against the more contagious variants of COVID-19. Health…

Ex-cop appears in court as Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charges

Kim PotterBROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – A former Minnesota police officer has made her first court appearance in the traffic-stop shooting of motorist Daunte Wright. Kim Potter appeared alongside her attorney at a brief initial appearance Thursday over Zoom. She posted $100,000 bond after being arrested Wednesday. The judge reminded Potter that while out on bond she must remain law-abiding, make…

Transgender sports bill heads to Gov. Burgum’s desk

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A bill to require North Dakota public grade school and high school athletes to compete in sports according to their birth gender is on its way to Gov. Doug Burgum’s desk. Grand Forks Democratic Sen. JoNell Bakke said the measure is meant to address a problem that doesn’t exist. “We are interfering in a personal issue…

Tattoo artist accused of spray painting businesses acquitted

BISMARCK, N.D. – A tattoo artist accused of spray painting his logo on some businesses in Bismarck has been acquitted of felony criminal mischief. The prosecutor who handled the case against 33-year-old Richard Hudson was scolded by the judge during the trial and was fired before hearing the verdict. Hudson was accused of painting the word CRAN, which is his…

UPDATE: Closing arguments set for Monday in Chauvin trial

(Court TV, via AP, Pool)MINNEAPOLIS – The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has rested its case without putting Chauvin on the stand. The defense called witnesses over the course of two days.  The prosecution took two weeks to present its case. Chauvin informed the court Thursday that he will…

Biden to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

U.S. Army soldiers in AfghanistanWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden says he will withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war by Sept.11. Biden said that the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan, cannot justify American forces still being there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. NATO’s chief said the…