Author: Jim Monk

North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 190, 27 deaths reported

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 27 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 4,406 active cases in the state, a decrease of 190 since Thursday. 277 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 95.   BY THE NUMBERS   8,682 – Total Tests from Yesterday*  1,217,591 – Total tests…

Update: Police identify woman found dead in Sheyenne River

Divers search for woman in Sheyenne RiverWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Police identify body of the woman recovered from the Sheyenne River. At about 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, West Fargo Fire and Police recovered the body of 70-year-old Beverly Odden of West Fargo. Odden was found along the bank of the Sheyenne River between 13th Avenue W….

North Dakota state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Ray HolmbergGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A state senator from Grand Forks who is also one of three North Dakota presidential electors has tested positive for COVID-19. Sen. Ray Holmberg, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, says he tested positive this week. Holmberg is not hospitalized, and is recovering at home. Holmberg was also one of the three electors…

Stenehjem: No cost for North Dakota to join Trump election lawsuit

Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D.  – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says there will be no cost for North Dakota to join a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. North Dakota and 16 other states won by President Donald Trump in November joined Texas in urging the court to take on the lawsuit that challenges election results in…

NDSU president says hate speech task force is working rapidly toward solutions

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says a task force he commissioned in the wake of racist social media posts by students is “working rapidly” toward finding appropriate solutions. In a letter to the campus community Thursday, Bresciani said the panel has met twice this week, and plans to meet often. “The task force is working…

Pilot error cited in North Dakota plane crash that killed 3

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal investigators say pilot error most likely caused the 2018 crash of a medical plane in North Dakota that killed all three people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report attributed the Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County to “the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane in dark night conditions.” It said…

Church identified as hate group gets permit in Minnesota

MURDOCK, Minn. – The city council in a small Minnesota farming community has voted to grant a permit that allows a Nordic heritage church that has been identified as a white supremacist group to gather at an abandoned church. The vote Wednesday night came after the council in the Swift County community of Murdock was advised by the city attorney…