Author: TJ Nelson

90 Acres Secured For Future Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — A milestone is reached in building the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota. The library‚Äôs foundation announces it has secured 90 acres of U.S. Forest Service land near Medora following a lengthy appraisal process. Congress approved the land sale in December 2020. It cost $81,000 and was covered by the family of the 26th…

Minnesota’s First Case of Monkeypox Found In Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES (KVRR/AP) — An adult in the Twin Cities is Minnesota’s first presumed case of monkeypox. The patient likely was exposed to monkeypox while traveling abroad. They are receiving outpatient treatment for the infection. The state public health lab has forwarded the case to the CDC for confirmation. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes,…

Overnight Fire Destroys Rural Polk County House

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — An overnight fire in rural Polk County destroys a home. Polk County Sheriff’s Office was contacted before 5 a.m. Sunday for a structure fire in Rosebud Township. When deputy’s arrived, the house was fully engulfed. No one was home at the time. It is considered a total loss. Minnesota State Fire Marshal is investigating the…

Airboat Recovered From Bottom of Maple Lake in Mentor

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Polk County Sheriff’s Office airboat that tipped and sank in Maple Lake in Mentor on Wednesday morning is now out of the lake. Crews removed the airboat around 8 Wednesday night with the help of LePier’s Dock and Boat Lift Service and Advanced Tire out of Crookston. They say all fluid containers were intact…