Author: Kendra Johnson

Man Fatally Shot Near Where Brother was Killed 2 Years Ago

A vigil was held near where the brothers were killed to pray for an end to gun violence.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A man fatally shot in north Minneapolis over the weekend lost his brother to gun violence just a block away two years ago. Community members held a vigil Sunday afternoon on a corner near where the brothers were killed to pray for an end to gun violence. The latest man to die has been identified by family…

Doug Burgum Directs Government Agencies to Fly Flags at Half-Staff

Burgum encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tuesday, July 23. Burgum encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the memory and longstanding service of retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens…

Game and Fish Workers Stock 11 Million Walleye Fingerlings

Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its workers have just completed one of the largest fish stocking efforts in the history of the agency. Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings from the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Fisheries production leader Jerry Wiegel says the Garrison…

North Dakota Unemployment Rate Saw No Change in June

The latest report shows 20 of 53 counties reported unemployment rates below the statewide average.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KNOX) – North Dakota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June came in at 2.3 percent. That’s equal to the May rate and three-tenths lower than one-year ago. Job Service officials say a total of 9,517 North Dakotans were in search of work in June. The latest report shows 20 of 53 counties reported unemployment rates below the statewide…

Body Discovered in Ditch Near Wyndmere

Sheriff's Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says the situation is still under investigation.

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dead man lying in a ditch around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Police located the man northwest of Wyndmere and discovered a UTV side by side next to the ditch the body was found in. The deceased man was taken to Grand Forks for an autopsy. Sheriff’s Deputy Steve…

Tractor Driver Dies After Landing in Pond

Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn't locate him.

COOK, Minn. (AP) _ Sheriff’s officials say a man has died after the tractor he was driving fell into a pond in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call Sunday night about a skid steer tractor that landed in a man-made pond. Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn’t locate him. A rescue crew…

Interest in Hemp Production Growing in North Dakota

CBD is cropping up in grocery stores, health food stores and even gas stations.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Interest in hemp production is growing in North Dakota. State officials say they’re seeing the most interest in growing hemp for cannabidiol. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, but unlike its cousin cannabis, it lacks potency. Now CBD, which many say has healing properties, is cropping up in grocery stores, health food stores and even gas…

Minnesota to Launch Working Group on Police Shootings

Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington say the group will begin work later this summer.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota’s top law enforcement officials are launching a working group and public hearings on police-involved shootings. Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington say the group will begin work later this summer. The move comes as police departments and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have often come under heavy criticism for…

Fargo Police Request Help Locating Missing Person

He was last seen southbound from Sanford, 5225 23 Ave. S.

The Fargo Police Department is requesting help in located Michael Hanson, 47-years-old, who was reported missing this morning at 4:55 a.m. He was last seen southbound from Sanford, 5225 23 Ave. S. wearing a dark colored shirt, white plaid shorts and sandals. He is 5’06” and approximately 150 lbs. If you see him or have any information, please call dispatch…

Legislator: Law Limiting State Auditor a ‘Mistake’

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion last month that says the new law is likely unconstitutional.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A lawmaker who pushed a measure that requires a state auditor to get approval from the Legislature to conduct performance audits is now calling the law a “mistake.” Republican Rep. Keith Kempenich tells The Associated Press that he will introduce legislation when lawmakers meet again in 2021 that will strike the requirement to have the auditor…