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First Woman Appointed to ND Supreme Court Dies at 86

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Former Justice Beryl Levine, the first woman appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court, has died. She was 86. Levine died Saturday at her home in San Mateo, California, with her family by her side. Former Gov. George Sinner appointed Levine to the Supreme Court in January 1985, shortly after the Democratic governor took office. Levine…

Say Cheese! & Others Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Today is National Cheese Lovers day, not to be confused with National Cheese Day which is on June 4. local businesses and cheese enthusiasts are celebrating by enjoying their favorite foods. There are over 1,400 varieties of cheese, in the United States with California and Wisconsin producing the most cheese. Dairy farms across North Dakota…

California governor denies RFK assassin parole

Sirhan SirhanSACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s governor has rejected releasing Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan from prison more than a half-century after the slaying shook the world in 1968. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners. Newsom said Sirhan, now 77, poses an unreasonable public safety threat. Kennedy, the U.S. senator from…

Sen. Cramer Introduces Bill To Mandate Voter ID if States Mandate Vaccine Proof

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer introduces a bill that would require states that mandate proof of vaccination to also mandate voter ID. It’s in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the city will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination status at indoor restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues. That is a first in the U.S….

UND Labs To Play Role In Testing COVID-19 UV Light Scanner/Disinfection Systems

The work is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Courtesy: UNDGRAND FORKS, N.D. — COVID-19 detect-and-disinfect technology is being developed and tested right here in North Dakota. SafetySpect, a California-based company, is bringing its virus-fighting solution to multiple UND labs for testing. The UV light scanner/disinfection systems could decontaminate an entire surface by zapping it with a handheld ultraviolet light. The hope is to have dozens of prototype systems…

Local Firefighters Arrive In Oregon To Help Battle Wildfires

Firefighters from Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston and Across Minnesota

GF FIRE CREW 1 GF FIRE CREW 3 GF FIRE CREW 5 MN FIRE 1 MN FIRE 2 MN FIRE 3 SALEM, OR — We are getting an update on the firefighting crews from North Dakota and Minnesota who are just arriving on the West coast to help fight wildfires. The North Dakota Firefighting Task Force is near Selma, Oregon…

Student Debt Relief Company Ordered To Stop Doing Business In N.D.

Investigators determined the company was not licensed in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered California-based Students Loan Services to issue refunds and stop doing business in the state until it meets licensing requirements. His office started an investigation into the student debt relief company after a woman who had paid almost $900 did not see any reduction in her debt. Investigators determined the…

Ten Charged After Riot In Downtown Fargo Saturday Night

ERRICK TEDDY NEGASI GARY MARTIN ADAM NATASHA KYLIE KIMBERLEY GODANA FARGO, N.D. — Ten people are charged for inciting a riot and preventing arrest during the downtown Fargo rioting and looting on Saturday night. They include: 33 year old Errick Toa of Fargo. 26-year-old Teddy Mata Jr. of Fresno, California who is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 23-year-old…

FEMA Will Help With Mobile Hospitals

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 328,275 people and killed more than 14,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 95,650 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Republican Sen….