Author: Austin Erickson

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…

ND venues ready to hold events at 75% capacity

FARGO, N.D. – Venues in North Dakota like Sanctuary Events Center are looking forward to holding events at 75 percent capacity starting Friday. Director of Sales Kayla Cash has seen many events like weddings booked from couples from Minnesota where capacity is at 25 percent. She adds lower Covid-19 numbers in North Dakota have eased tensions of many people who were…

Essentia Health begins vaccinating priority group 1B

Courtesy: Essentia HealthFARGO, N.D. – Essentia Health began giving the Covid-19 vaccine to priority group 1B which includes North Dakotans 75-years-old or older on Tuesday. 88-year-old Jean Cossette of Fargo was one of the first to receive a dose. “I’m a little nervous, but I’m excited to get COVID all over with. I want to get back to more normal…

Fargo apartment fire sends person to hospital

FARGO, N.D. – One person is hospitalized after an apartment fire in Fargo Wednesday night. It happened at 1402 32nd Street South. Fire officials say the blaze started in a first floor unit with multiple people inside. They were able to get out with minor injuries. Crews say they were able to knock down the fire in 10 minutes and…

Therapist gives advice on talking to children about U.S. Capitol violence

FARGO, N.D. – Mental health experts encourage parents and guardians to have conversations with children about the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Therapist Hannah Pederson with The Village suggests adults discuss what they want their children to know before having conversations with them. She adds it’s important to meet at their level at a developmentally appropriate way and use terms…

City of Fargo monitoring “credible threats” related to violence at U.S. Capitol

FARGO, N.D. – A statement from the City of Fargo says Fargo Police is monitoring “credible threats and suspicious behavior” related to protestors storming the U.S. Capitol. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Police Chief David Zibolski have been in contact “to ensure readiness.” The chief has also been communicating with the FBI “in a proactive measure to ensure local law…

ND House Speaker wants legislature to reexamine governor’s emergency powers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s Speaker of the House will not prioritize using state money for Covid-19 relief during the legislative session that begins on Tuesday. State Representative Kim Koppelman believes lawmakers should use the more than one billion dollars in federal money to combat the coronavirus efficiently and effectively. The West Fargo Republican criticized Governor Doug Burgum for not…