Author: Jim Monk

UPDATE: Fargo apartment fire investigation continues

FARGO (KVRR) – Fire heavily damaged a south Fargo apartment building Thursday. The fire at 137C Prairiewood Drive broke out shortly before 5 a.m. No injuries were reported. Fargo Battalion Fire Chief Lee Soeth says the the fire started on the third floor of the three-story building. The cause is being investigated. Several families have been displaced.  The Red Cross…

Judge allows live video during trial of officers charged in George Floyd death

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill also denied the defense's request to move the trial out of Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota judge has declined defense requests to move the trial of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death, and also ruled that all four would be tried in a single proceeding. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled Thursday after defense attorneys argued that pretrial publicity had made it impossible for the four men to get…

Attorney general says Burgum has no authority to fill dead candidate’s seat

Late North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota’s attorney general says Gov. Doug Burgum has no authority to appoint a coal company executive to fill a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election. Burgum announced that he was appointing BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans to the seat won Tuesday by…

WATCH: Biden issues statement on Presidential Election

WASHINGTON – Joe Biden says he’s not ready to declare victory as vote counting continues in the presidential election, but he says, “When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.” Biden addressed reporters Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware, alongside his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris. Biden says, “Every vote must be counted.” He added, “We…

Fargo street to be closed one week for utility work

FARGO (KVRR) – Beginning Thursday, November 5, South River Road in Fargo will close between 4th St. S. and Oakland Ave. S. The closure is needed for underground utility work and is expected to be in place for one week. A complete list of local road closures is at www.FargoStreets.com. Categories: Local News Tags: FARGO ROADS, Road Closures, Traffic

Burgum names executive to House seat won by dead candidate

Burgum appointed BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans

David AndahlBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a coal company executive to fill a state House seat left open by a Republican candidate who died last month due to complications from COVID-19. Burgum appointed BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans despite the attorney general’s recent opinion that the party should choose a replacement for the dead candidate….

14 arrested at Minneapolis protest against police brutality

Protesters blocked intersections, spray-painted storefronts and threw signs in the streets

MINNEAPOLIS – Police say 14 people were arrested after a few dozen protesters demonstrated against police in Minneapolis. Protesters blocked intersections in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday night, spray-painted storefronts, shot off firecrackers and threw traffic signs and debris into the streets. Authorities say fires were seen that appear to have been set by the group. As officers approached, some demonstrators…

Peterson says outside money contributed to loss against GOP’s Fischbach

WASHINGTON (KVRR) Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says “outside money” is partially responsible for his loss to Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach. Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, lost his bid for a 16th term in western Minnesota’s 7th District. “I’d like to thank the people of the Seventh District for their support over the years. Serving them in Washington…

Armstrong wins second term in U.S. House

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong will serve another term. Armstrong, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat Zach Racknerud and Libertarian candidate Steven Peterson. Armstrong has served in the House since 2019. Tags: 2020 ELECTION, Kelly Armstrong

Burgum elected to second term

FARGO (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum has been elected to a second term. The Republican governor defeated Democratic challenger Shelley Lenz, a veterinarian from Killdeer. Burgum was first elected governor in 2016. Tags: 2020 ELECTION, DOUG BURGUM