NAMES

Sanford Health releases most popular baby names for 2021

Amelia and Oliver take the top spots for most popular names this past year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health helped welcome many new babies into the world this year. Now they have put out a list of the top names born in their hospitals. For the second year in a row, Amelia topped the list as the most popular name for girls born in 2021. For boys, Oliver is the most popular which…

UPDATE: Deputies in Officer-Involved Shooting in Nevis Identified

The name of the officer has not been released

UPDATE: The Minnesota Bureau Department of Public safety identifies the Hubbard County Deputy who was shot and injured and the deputy who shot at a suspect in Nevis on Saturday. DPS says Deputy Erick Rypkema was shot by Bryce Bellomo during a chase. He has been in law enforcement for 13 years including four with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office….

State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Clay County

The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died at the scene

  HAWLEY, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an early morning crash between an SUV and a semi that happened just south of Hawley. Lieutenant Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says emergency responders arrived at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 20th Avenue South at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died…

Governor Burgum Names New Executive Director of Job Service

The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Burgum has announced a new leader for the state’s unemployment program. North Dakota’s labor commissioner Michelle Kommer has been named executive director of Job Service North Dakota. She was appointed as labor commissioner in November 2016. The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies. Kommer will replace Cheri Giesen…

Social Security Administration Announces Top Baby Names for North Dakota in 2016

Harper and Olivia tied for the top name for girls, with 65 apiece

  NORTH DAKOTA — There will be a large number of kindergarteners named Oliver, Harper and Olivia in the year 2021. The Social Security Administration says those were the most popular names for babies born in North Dakota last year. There were 73 boys named Oliver born in 2016. Harper and Olivia tied for the top name for girls, with…