Author: TJ Nelson

Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney Running For District Judge

Reid Brady wants to replace East-Central District Judge Frank Racek who is retiring

FARGO, N.D. — An assistant Cass County state’s attorney is running for district judge. Reid Brady wants to replace East-Central District Judge Frank Racek who is retiring. Racek was first appointed to the bench in 1988. Brady joined the state’s attorneys office in 2004. He now leads the personal crimes team. The district covers Cass, Traill and Steele Counties. Categories:…

Two Arrested After Shots Fired & Short Chase In Mahnomen County

Law Enforcement found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — Two people are in custody after firing shots and a short chase in Mahnomen County. Law enforcement responded to the Riverland housing area around 12:30 Tuesday morning on a report of shots fired. They found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt. A suspect’s vehicle was found a short time later which…

CEO And CFO At Altru Health System in Grand Forks Let Go, Effective Immediately

President Dr. Steven Weiser will assume all leadership responsibilities.

Brad Wehe & Sara LusignanGRAND FORKS, N.D. — The CEO and CFO of Altru Health System in Grand Forks are let go. In a press release, the Board of Directors announced that CEO Brad Wehe and CFO Sara Lusignan are leaving the organization effective immediately. They did not cite a reason for the dismissals other than saying it is a…

Fargo Teachers To Vote On Tentative 2-Year Deal

This latest round of teacher contract negotiations started early last year

James Urlacher & Jen Mastrud, Fargo Education AssocationFARGO, N.D. — Fargo Education Association has reached a tentative teacher contract deal with the Fargo School Board. The deal includes a 1.5% pay increase for the current school year and a 1.25% increase in 2020-2021. The next step is to ratify the 2-year agreement with members. Three FEA only meetings are planned…

UPDATE: Double Amputee Within 14 Months Prepares To Finally Return Home

"I know that God will take care of us and we do what we can to move forward," said Wendy Lee of Badger, Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. —  We have a quick update to a story we brought last Super Bowl Sunday on KVRR: Wendy Lee is finally going home! In case you missed her incredible story, the rural Badger, Minnesota woman had two leg amputations within 14 months. One was caused by a break in her foot in 2018 that became infected and spread. The…

Kent Defeats Bakk To Become Leader of DFL Senate Caucus In Minnesota

The 32-member caucus is signaling a shift in direction for the party

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Susan Kent defeated longtime Sen. Tom Bakk in an election for the leadership of the DFL Senate caucus. The two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority Leader on Saturday, toppling the longtime Iron Range leader to become the first woman ever to lead the caucus. The 32-member caucus is signaling a…

Dilworth Woman Killed in Train Crash

It happened just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An 87-year-old woman from Dilworth has died after colliding with a train. Moorhead officers were dispatched to the 10 block of 14th Street South just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday. That’s where the car driven my Lila Hoyme was struck by an eastbound train. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Police…

Super Bowl Sunday: Wendy’s Unbelievable Journey

She has gone through not one but two leg amputations in the past year and a half.

ROSEAU, Minn. — To say Wendy Lee of rural Badger, Minnesota is one tough survivor is almost an understatement. Wendy is staying at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau and working to gain upper body strength so she can once again stand on her own. She has gone through not one but two leg amputations in the past year and a…

Funeral For Young Shooting Victim To Be Streamed From Grand Forks Church

15-year-old Jonah Borth Was shot and killed Sunday in Northwood, North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The funeral service for the young man shot and killed Sunday in Northwood, North Dakota will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. It’ll be streamed on the church’s website. 15-year-old Jonah Borth will also be honored by the Grand Cities Children’s Choir. He had been a member along with…

Sanford Health Temporarily Isolates Patient On Novel Coronavirus Fears

the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health isolates a patient for possible novel coronavirus testing since the man recently traveled. Hospital officials say the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses. After consulting with the state of North Dakota, it was determined the man did not meet current CDC guidelines for further novel coronavirus testing. Sanford is…