Author: Austin Erickson

Moorhead Schools encourages students to get Covid-19 tests every two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Health officials with Moorhead Area Public Schools approve of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation for students to get tested for Covid-19 every two weeks until the end of the school year. State health officials say 17 percent of the state’s Covid-19 cases have come from those under the age of 20. Moorhead district officials say they…

CDC changes quarantine guidelines for close contacts to Covid-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s Covid-19 numbers have improved a lot since the state’s surge in November. According to Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota has 89 percent fewer coronavirus hospitalizations since then with 34 now. White House information shows the state is the lowest in the country in seven day positivity rate and 48th in deaths per capita. The Centers…

Resignation of West Fargo teacher investigated by police accepted

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The West Fargo School Board unanimously accepts the resignation of a business education teacher being investigated by police. Ronald Thompson announced his intent to step down Tuesday after police served him a warrant. The board had to take action on his resignation to make it official. Thompson was a teacher at Sheyenne and West Fargo High…

Moorhead City Council Member Shelly Carlson appointed mayor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – After Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after accepting a 7th Judicial District judgeship, the Moorhead City Council unanimously elected Council Member Shelly Carlson mayor at a council meeting Monday. The city says citizens will vote on a new mayor in November of 2022. The city will appoint someone from Moorhead’s second ward to serve as a council…

Smith & Murkowski introduce bills on mental health & substance abuse

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith introduces bills to fund mental health initiatives and help those with substance abuse. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act would give federal money to states, tribes and communities to address behavioral health needs that may have gotten worse during the pandemic. Money would be used for training, technology upgrades and suicide prevention. The…

Silver Alert Cancelled After Man’s Body Found In Ramsey County

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – (update 2/3/2021) A Silver Alert for a missing Devils Lake man is canceled after his body is found in Ramsey County. Devils Lake Police Department say 76-year-old Thomas Townson was found in the Starkweather area. Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation. Townson was last seen Monday morning and a Silver Alert was issued for…

MN Democrats introduce marijuana legalization bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – DFL lawmakers introduce House and Senate bills that would legalize marijuana for adults in Minnesota. The proposal comes after a Be Heard on Cannabis tour of 15 communities and meetings with 13 state agencies and Gov. Tim Walz. The bill would create micro-businesses and a craft market and fund youth access prevention and substance abuse treatment….

R.D. Offutt moves offices to Downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – R.D. Offutt Company moves to Block 9 in Downtown Fargo. The machinery manufacturer’s new location will be home to four hundred workers who used to be in four different locations in Fargo-Moorhead. Right now, occupancy will be at 50 percent under the company’s Covid-19 protocols. The building project broke ground in September 2018 and was a collaborative…