Author: Jim Monk

Threat closes St. Louis Park synagogue as Sabbath begins

Beth El Synagogue ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – A threat of physical violence has caused a synagogue in a Minneapolis suburb to cancel preschool and shift Sabbath services online Friday. Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park was informed that the Anti-Defamation League regional office in Chicago received the threat on its website that specifically targeted a Beth El Synagogue…

Update: Burgum says possible legal challenge against vaccine mandate being discussed

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem are discussing the possibility of suing the federal government over President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandate. Biden’s executive order mandates that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. “We have reached…

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months-long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues…

North Dakota Air National Guard helping mission to support Afghan nationals

FARGO (KVRR) – Fourteen members of the North Dakota Air National Guard were recently mobilized as part of a mission to support the relocations of Afghan nationals. The Fargo-based Happy Hooligans are serving at Volk Field, Wisconsin and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Hooligans are providing base operational and other supplementary services in support. They were deployed Aug. 26. …

Nearly 3,300 citations issued during seat belt campaign

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota transportation officials say a special law enforcement campaign generated nearly 3,300 citations. The Department of Transportation says most of the citations, 1,325, were for speeding. More than 1,200 citations were for failure to wear a seat belt and 34 were child restraint citations.  The “Click It or Ticket” campaign ran from July 1 to Aug. 19….

Sheriff: 23 pipeline protesters arrested in northwestern Minnesota

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption BAGLEY, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities say 23 people were arrested following a pipeline demonstration Tuesday in northwestern Minnesota. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding protesters blocking a road. The initial call reported…

Sanford donating $350 million toward virtual care center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health says it is giving $350 million to a clinical initiative that aims to create a virtual care center to treat people in rural and underserved areas of the Midwest. The center will serve people from across Sanford Health’s network of hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. It will also house innovation, education and research…

AP source: Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID shot

WASHINGTON  – President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors, according to a person familiar with the plans, as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. Just weeks after he mandated federal workers get a shot or…

Klobuchar had breast cancer, says treatment went well

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has been treated for breast cancer and the treatment “went well.” The 61-year-old tweeted Thursday that the cancer was found in February during a routine mammogram, and eventually she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. She said she completed radiation treatment in May, and a checkup in August found she…