Author: Joe Radske

Fargo man pleads not guilty in assault on girls and using a racial slur

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office are reviewing the case for possible federal hate crimes violations.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Larry Baldner has pleaded not guilty on charges he attacked two girls and used a racial slur. Baldner, 73, of Fargo is charged with aggravated assault against a victim under the age of 12, preventing arrest and simple assault. Baldner’s attorney filed a waiver for a preliminary hearing and entered not guilty pleas on Wednesday. The…

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, according to his family

WASHIINGTON (AP) – Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.) Tags: colin powell, COVID-19,…

Minnesota clinic shooting brings premeditated murder charge

Prosecutors say Ulrich walked into the clinic on Feb. 9 and opened fire, killing 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay.

BUFFALO, Minn. – A Minnesota man accused of killing a staff member at a medical clinic and wounding four others during a February shooting is now facing an upgraded murder charge. A grand jury indicted Gregory Ulrich with one count of first-degree premeditated murder. He’s also charged with four counts of first-degree attempted murder in the shooting at the Allina…

Victim in bar shooting identified as St. Paul woman, 27

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old woman who was killed in a weekend shootout at a busy St. Paul bar. Police say Marquisha Wiley was killed early Sunday when gunfire broke out at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. Fourteen other people, including three suspects, were were wounded and are expected to survive….

Flying Farmer says he’s not done after “a bad ride”

My wife said she will leave me if I do it again but she won’t leave me.”

MAKOTI, NORTH DAKOTA, (KFGO) – John Smith, known as North Dakota’s Flying Farmer for his aerial car jumps, is recovering after what he calls “a bad ride.” Two weeks ago, the Makoti, North Dakota man was seriously injured when his car went off a ramp while he attempted a distance jump of 200 feet in a challenge with his son….

North Dakota will receive 49 Afghan evacuees later this month

The majority of the 49 evacuees will resettle in Fargo.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 legal and fully vetted Afghan evacuees starting later this month through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program. The federally funded APA program is a part of…

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to federal charges alleging he violated teen’s civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death has pleaded not guilty to violating a teenager’s civil rights in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. Derek Chauvin was convicted this year on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s 2020 death. He’s also charged in…

WATCH: North Dakota National Guard to Observe 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT.

Bismarck, ND (KVRR) — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Governor Doug Burgum,…

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. has given full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday may help lift public confidence in vaccinations as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet. The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety. More than 200 million doses…