Author: Jim Monk

$1.5M bail set for Nathaneal Benton

DELAFIELD, Wis. (FOX6) – A man charged with attempted murder in Fargo and accused of shooting two police officers in Wisconsin appeared in court Monday. Bond for Nathanael Benton was set at $1.5 million. Benton faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon) and one count of possession of a firearm by out-of-state felon, repeater. According to…

Partnership may lead to new owners for Fargo radio station

FARGO (KVRR) – A Fargo radio station that’s been owned by the same family for several decades may be changing hands. Flag Family Media entered into a partnership agreement with Forum Communications Co. to play “an extensive role in the day-to-day operations at WDAY Radio.” Flag Family Media says the agreement provides “an eventual path to ownership.” Forum Communications also…

Pandemic causes more delays in Rodriguez death penalty case

Alfonso RodriguezAlfonso RodriguezFARGO (KVRR) – COVID-19 infections are causing slowdowns in the appeal process of Alfonso Rodriguez, the man facing the death penalty for the kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says in court documents that his office “recently encountered attorney staffing issues, which have impacted several attorneys in the office.” Wrigley says so far, 3…

Moorhead Public Schools to provide adult meals through December 30

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Beginning Tuesday, Moorhead Area Public Schools will provide free meals for adults along with student meals during scheduled student distribution. Meals will also be delivered to several low income or senior living centers that do not provide meals to residents. The meals are being paid for by a Grant funded through the CARES Act through the…

Former judge supports cameras during trial of former officers

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A former Minnesota District Court judge says she’s not surprised that the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd will be televised. Lisa Borgen was nominated to the bench by then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty.  She previously served as Clay County attorney. Borgen tells KVRR that she believes Judge Peter Cahill…

VIDEO: Man wanted for attempted murder in Fargo captured in Wisconsin

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wisc. (FOX-6) – A man suspected of shooting two police officers in Delafield has been taken into custody, officials say. The suspect is identified as Nathanael Benton, who’s also wanted in Fargo in connection to another shooting. The officers, one from Delafield and one from Hartland, were shot and wounded in Friday morning, Nov. 6. Both officers were taken…

One injured, another cited in south Fargo rollover

Fargo rollover 11/6/2020FARGO (KVRR) – One person was taken to a hospital and another was cited for running a red light following a two-vehicle crash in Fargo. The crash happened shortly after noon Friday at the corner of 32nd Avenue South and University Drive. Police say that a Nissan Murano was traveling southbound on University Drive and struck a Nissan…

Teenage boy arrested after crash involving stolen vehicle

FARGO (KVRR) – A 15 year-old boy is in custody following a crash that caused extensive damage to a bar in Horace, N.D. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was arrested after deputies responded to a crash at Big Erv’s Bar & Grill. Through investigation, Cass County authorities learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Moorhead and…

NDSU urges students not to travel during Thanksgiving break

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University says students are being urged not to return home for the Thanksgiving break, citing the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. A statement from NDSU President Dean Bresciani said traveling and attending family gatherings will be a sure way of spreading the virus, especially to older, more vulnerable family members. NDSU says residence halls…