Author: Chris Howard

LIVE: What You Need To Know Before the One Fargo Celebration

FARGO, ND – The One Fargo Celebration isn’t a protest, but a forum for open dialogue and understanding between a diverse community and it’s leaders. Organizers want to be clear that this isn’t a protest, but a celebration. It begins at 1:00 PM at Island Park. Organizers want to make sure that everybody knows that no violence will be tolerated,…

Sanford Urging People To Get Wellness Checks

Doctors are noticing that patients are coming to the hospital with more advanced conditions because they wait too long to get care.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford is asking people who have put off wellness checks due to COVID-19 to visit their clinics and get a check up. Sanford will be hosting a Wellness Blitz starting today and running through mid June at all of their primary care clinics in the metro. Doctors are noticing that patients are coming to the hospital with…

Making the Metro a Welcome Place for All with Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd

Through all of the unrest and uneasiness, Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd has been a calm voice.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – It’s been a tough week and a half for a lot of people we’ve talked with and heard from both in our region, and around the country. Throughout all the unrest and the uneasiness in our community last week, an articulate and calming voice rose through the noise: Mayor Johnathan Judd’s. While criminal justice reform was obviously a…

Minnesota Bars & Restaurants Open To Outdoor Dining

The new guidelines allow for outdoor dining as long as social distancing is strongly enforced, guests make reservations, and the restaurant allows no more then 50 people at a time.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Bars and restaurants across Minnesota have been scrambling to make space for outdoor dining as new guidelines go into effect on June 1st. “It’s totally uncharted for all of us, so everybody is trying to find a way to do what they can,” said Aaron Juhnke, the owner of the Junkyard Brewing Company. As bars and restaurants…

Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…

$14 Billion in Additional Aid Secured for Agriculture Industry

UNITED STATES – The farming industry is getting some much needed relief through new funds being made available through the Commodity Credit Corporation. An additional $14 billion  will be made available to farmers, producers, and ranchers. That is in addition to the $16 billion that was secured for farmer aid from the CARES act. The USDA is hoping to start…

Department of Justice Going After Sexual Harassment Cases In Housing

The department has seen increasing cases of sexual harassment in housing across the nation.

FARGO, N.D. – The Department of Justice is going after those in housing who sexually harass people during the pandemic. United States Attorney Drew Wrigley is asking anyone who has experienced sexual harassment from a landlord or anybody with control over housing to come forward. The department has seen increasing cases of sexual harassment in housing across the nation. The…

MN Churches Prepare To Reopen With Capacity Limits

Places or worship across Minnesota are preparing to reopen as Governor Tim Walz allows faith services to resume under new guidelines starting Wednesday.

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The pews at Saint Josephs have been empty since early March. Under new guidelines for the reopening of places of worship across Minnesota, many of these pews will continue to remain empty. “It’s been a very different time, especially in how we do ministry for parishioners, because so many of the people that we would normally be in…

North Dakota National Guard Honors Fallen Heroes

For veterans across the country like Major Strebe, Memorial Day is a reminder that the cost of freedom is never free.

MANDAN, N.D. — “We are deeply and eternally grateful to the brave men and women who stood in harms way to protect our nation and defend the values we hold dear,” said Governor Doug Burgum, “Now more then ever, we must never forget that freedom isn’t free.” Retired Major Arnie Strebe never forgets the price of freedom. “For those who…

Senator Klobuchar Introduces Legislation To Help Local Non-profits

The new bill would offer grants to struggling non-profits who operate essential services during the pandemic, and who offer to hire new employees to help continue their services.

WASHINGTON – “We are living at a time right now where our non-profits are the backbone of getting food to people,” said Senator Amy Klobuchar. The COVID-19 crisis has brought on an increased demand for food pantries and shelters across the country, and struggling non-profits are doing all they can to accommodate that skyrocketing demand. “We’ve already seen an increase in…