Author: KVRR Staff

Weekly tests dropped for unvaccinated state employees in MN

MINNESOTA (AP) – Minnesota state government employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer required to take weekly tests for the virus in order to stay in the workplace. The requirement that went into effect in September 2021 meant thousands of employees took tests each week. Those that didn’t comply were subjected to suspensions or other discipline. Minnesota Management…

Missing Vulnerable Adult Could Be Armed in Beltrami County

BELTRAMI CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Logan Roy left his home yesterday, possibly armed, and could be a danger to himself. Roy is a vulnerable adult who often goes for a walk to calm down after experiencing a mental health crisis. He lives about 30 miles north of Bemidji. His family said they began receiving…

Rep. Omar arrested during abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court

Rep. Ilhan OmarWASHINGTON (FOX 9) – Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested at a protest outside the Supreme Court today, according to a staff spokesperson. Omar’s staff said she planned to partake in the protests about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it an act of civil disobedience. Other lawmakers joined Omar at the protest, but additional details about arrests…

North Dakota lifts ban on poultry events as bird flu cases drop

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota animal health officials are ending a ban on poultry events that was instituted when bird flu was on the rise. However, the decision by the State Board of Animal Health comes too late for State Fair poultry exhibits this year. The board in March canceled all shows, public sales, and exhibitions of poultry within…

Employee Who Deleted Late AG Stenehjem’s Emails Resigns

Late North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemFARGO, N.D. (AP) – An employee in the North Dakota attorney general’s office who handled the deletion of the former AG’s email account has resigned. Administrative assistant Liz Brocker, who helped clear the email account of former attorney general Wayne Stenehjem after he died in office, turned in her resignation letter on Friday. A…

MN National Guard welcomes first Jewish chaplain

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota National Guard is welcoming its first Jewish religious leader. Rabbi Frederick Kamil was sworn in during a ceremony Saturday on the steps of the State Capitol. He moved to Minnesota last year from Detroit and says he’s always wanted to join the military. State Chaplain Colonel Buddy Winn says adding Rabbi Kamil to the chaplaincy…

Around 115 Ukrainian Refugees Resettle In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — North Dakota’s Refugee Coordinator says 115 Ukrainian refugees have arrived or have been authorized to resettle in the state. Nearly half of them are now in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Several other communities across the state have also welcomed at least one family, including Fargo, Grand Forks, Glenfield, Medora, Jamestown, and Williston. The Ukrainians arriving all have…