Author: Chris Howard

Breckenridge businesses struggling with PPE costs, people taking their money to Wahpeton

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. – The cost of masks can be expensive for small businesses, something Minnesota and the Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce worked on to help. Face coverings aren’t the only thing causing issues for struggling companies in the area. Complying with the recent mask mandate handed down by Governor Tim Walz has been a tough order to fill…

Dorothy Day Mosaic one step closer to installation

Organizers are planning to have the mosaic installed at the Dorothy Day Food Pantry sometime in August.

FARGO, N.D. – Volunteers from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Arts Partnership come together to finish the grouting work on the Dorothy Day Mosaic. Volunteers wore masks and practiced strict social distancing. Most of the work is finished, and this is one of the final efforts needed before its completed. The mosaic includes more than 10,000 pieces. “There are…

Chad Greenway donates ‘Chad’s Locker’ to Sanford Children’s Hospital

Greenway began giving back just two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way.

FARGO, N.D. – Former Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway is giving back to the kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital through his foundation Lead The Way. Greenway began giving back two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way. In 2008, he and his wife Jennifer formed Chad Greenway’s Lead the…

How some runners are still participating in the Fargo Marathon despite the cancellation

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head in North Dakota and Minnesota, Mark Knutson and his team of organizers for the Fargo Marathon have been trying everything and anything to make sure the show went on.

FARGO, ND – “Nobody expected the cases to do what they did around the country, and then locally and regionally the same thing happened,” said Mark Knutson, the Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon. An uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Red River Valley has forced organizers to cancel the Fargo Marathon. “We’ve seen the uptick in North Dakota, and…

DFL criticizes MNGOP for “politicizing COVID-19”

Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it's a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists.

MINNESOTA – The DFL is responding to Republican criticism of the mask mandate, and calling out the GOP for politicizing COVID-19. Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it’s a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists. They advise everyone to wear masks to stop the spike in Coronavirus cases. Martin…

“Joyfest” aims to spread joy, provide mental health resources

FARGO, N.D. — The community came together in Island Park for Joyfest on Saturday. Organized by Faith Dixon of Faith-4-Hope Scholarship Fund and Frederick Edwards, the event focused on mental health. It provided resources to connect community members with therapists and opportunities to better their mental health during difficult times. Live music, poetry, arts and crafts, and dancing were all…

Healthcare workers may be among first to get coronavirus vaccine

Sanford says they've begun initial planning of what a mass vaccine roll out in North Dakota might look like.

FARGO, ND – New vaccines for COVID-19 are being acquired by the U.S. Government for wide spread distribution, just as soon as they can finish Phase 3 trials. The government is planning to distribute 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer some time in late 2020. The vaccine must pass Phase 3 trials. According to Sanford, those trials…

School Board to hold more discussion on Woodrow Wilson High School

Board members state that new policy must include looking thoroughly at how they rename schools, as there is possibly more than 6 school district buildings that could be renamed due to their historical links to slavery, segregation, and the oppression of people of color.

FARGO, ND – A Fargo school board governance committee meeting to determine if the school district should rename Woodrow Wilson High School has decided to ask for more public input and develop a new policy on renaming schools in the district. The committee came to the conclusion that they would discuss the topic further on August 11th. They have yet…