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Man sought in downtown Fargo bar shooting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo police are looking for Brandon Roosevelt Grant in connection with a downtown shooting that happened early  Sunday. Three people were shot near the Bismarck Bar in the 500 block of Broadway.  Police said Monday that all three victims remain in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say Grant is considered armed and dangerous and should…

ND State Rep. explains bills easing penalties for underage drinking

BISMARCK, N.D. — The way underage drinking is penalized in North Dakota may soon change. The state legislature is looking into two bills that would ease punishment for those drinking or possessing alcohol illegally. At first glance, the change being considered to one of the bills may be hard to see. “What my bill does is it changes one word…

North Dakota lawmakers introduce bills impacting voting rights

BISMARCK, N.D. — Multiple bills introduced in the North Dakota legislature would place more restrictions on how and when people can vote. As the 67th Legislative Assembly nears the end of its first month in session, the focus of Republican lawmakers is clear. “There are probably two dozen bills or more having to do with voting, elections, campaign finance, certain…

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…

Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and 13 critical access hospitals, along with associated clinics and living communities now operated by CommonSpirit…

Attorney general concludes child sex abuse investigation in Fargo, Bismarck dioceses

BISMARCK, N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says an 18-month investigation by his office into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the North Dakota Catholic dioceses has concluded. Stenehjem says the investigation began around the time when the Diocese of Fargo and the Diocese of Bismarck released a list of 53 people whom they believed that allegations of…

85-year-old woman pleads not guilty in pedestrian death

BERTHA HARPER'S TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MARCH

BISMARCK, N.D. – An 85-year-old Bismarck woman accused of driving away from a June collision in which a pedestrian died has pleaded not guilty. Bertha Harper is charged with negligent homicide and failure to report the incident that authorities say led to the death of 33-year-old Amber Rebel. Police say video from a nearby business showed Harper’s vehicle leaving the…

Last Minute Change In North Dakota Electors Before Monday’s Vote

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is a last minute replacement among North Dakota Electors who will formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President on Monday. John Trandem of Reiles Acres will replace state Senator Ray Holmberg who recused himself because of COVID-19 quarantine. The other electors are Sandy Boehler of Fargo and Robert Wefald of Bismarck. They will meet…

Sanford Health To Give Health Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Monday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — (KFGO) Sanford Heath announced Sunday night that they are planning to administer their first COVID vaccinations Monday afternoon. According to the press release; if the shipment arrived as scheduled Monday morning they will give the very first COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. The will happen at both Sanford Health Fargo and Sanford Health Bismarck around 1…