Author: TJ Nelson

South Dakota Reports First Coronavirus Death Among 5 Cases

The state has tested a total of 20 people

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota confirms its first 5 coronavirus cases, and first death. A Pennington County, South Dakota man in his 60’s died Tuesday. He had underlying medical conditions. Four other people are quarantined in their homes in Beadle, Charles Mix, Davidson and Minnehaha counties. The state has tested a total of 20 people. Categories: Coronavirus, Local News Tags:…

Kirsten Baesler Charged With Misdemeanor DUI

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Plans To Plead Guilty, Seek Treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has officially been charged with misdemeanor DUI. Her initial appearance is set for March 25. Last month, Baesler was stopped for driving erratically on I-94. She refused a blood or breath test and was arrested. She has said she plans to plead guilty in addition to seeking treatment. Baesler…

Financial expert gives tips on 401k amid stock market sell-off

A free-fall in oil prices and worsening fears of fallout from the spreading Coronavirus outbreak cause a massive sell-off on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 8%, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dow lost 2013 points. The sharp drops triggered the first automatic halts in trading in two decades. U.S. stocks are…

Dow Jones Has Worst Day Since 2008 Thanks To Coronavirus & Falling Oil Prices

Paul Meyers of Legacy Wealth Management joined KVRR To Talk About The Markets

FARGO, N.D. — A free-fall in oil prices and worsening fears of fallout from the spreading coronavirus outbreak cause a massive sell-off on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 8%, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008. The Dow lost 2013 points. The sharp drops triggered the first automatic halts in trading in two decades….

Grand Forks Couple On Cruise Ship With Coronavirus Cases

Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship

OAKLAND, CA —  A cruise ship carrying at least 21 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has arrived at a California port Monday after being held at sea for several days, as cases of the virus spiked across the United States. Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Kari told Reuters that they…

One Man Hurt In House Fire In Alexandria

It was reported at 602 Cardinal Lane Southwest

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — One person is hurt in a house fire in Alexandria. It was reported at 602 Cardinal Lane Southwest around 12:30 Sunday morning. The renter told authorities that one person was inside and unable to get out. They found 59-year-old Brent Baustain lying outside his bedroom window. He was unresponsive but breathing. Baustain was taken to the hospital…

2nd Confirmed Case of Coronavirus In Minnesota

Carver County Resident In Their 50's

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota resident in their 50s has become the state’s second confirmed case of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday in a statement that the case involves a Carver County resident who was likely exposed to the coronavirus while traveling in Europe in late February. The patient developed symptoms on March 2, and sought…

Police Pull Two From Car Parked On Railroad Tracks Right Before It’s Hit

Fargo Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man is arrested on multiple charges after his car is hit by a train. Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station just before midnight and refused to move. Officers got Hussein and a male passenger out of…

Sheyenne High School Threat Deemed Not Credible

A photo shared by one student was modified by another to include a threatening caption

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Police and school officials in West Fargo say there is no credible threat to Sheyenne High School after a photo and message was posted on social media. School Resource Officer Mark Morris was tipped off about the photo Sunday afternoon and notified administration and law enforcement. They determined that the photo shared by one student was…

Fargo And Cass County Need Volunteers To Fill 400,000 Sandbags

Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10

FARGO, N.D. — The call is going out for volunteers to make around 400,000 sandbags for Fargo and Cass County. Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Operations will continue from 7 to 7 each weekday until the goal is met. Sandbag Central is located at 2301 8th Avenue North in Fargo. Mayor…