Author: Joe Radske

Foreigner will play Alerus Center in September

GRAND FORKS, ND — Foreigner brings it’s “The Greatest Hits of Foreigner on Tour” to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The legendary band will play the venue on Thursday, September 9. Tickets start at $39.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM. VIP packages available at www.ForeignerOnline.com Please refer to https://pepperentertainment.com/covid-19 measures regarding this…

Diocese of Crookston Bishop removed by Pope

CROOKSTON, MINN. (KVRR) – Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston. Hoeppner is facing allegations of covering up sexual abuse claims. The Diocese released a statement saying, “Bishop Hoeppner’s resignation arose from reports that he had at times failed to observe applicable norms when presented with allegations of sexual abuse involving clergy of…

U.S. recommends “pause” in Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clotting issues

WASHINGTON – The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were…

Twins, Timberwolves and Wild cancel Monday games after police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Timberwolves have postponed their games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled for a four-game series beginning Monday afternoon at Target Field. There was no word yet about rescheduling or the…

Body Cam video released: Brooklyn Park Police Chief believes officer meant to use Taser and not handgun

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating….

Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case

MINNEAPOLIS – The judge in the George Floyd murder case has refused a defense request to sequester the jury, the morning after the death of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came from the attorney for former Officer Derek Chauvin. He argued Monday that the jurors could be influenced…

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

WASHINGTON – A judge has delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline recent changes in the economy. The 10-day continuance granted by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg came…