Author: George Gonzales

College art display sends strong message on police brutality

The display calls for the attention to the unarmed black and brown lives lost due to heavy police violence

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  In concurrence with Martin Luther King Junior Day, Concordia College displays a moving art piece to bring awareness of police brutality towards minority groups. The Tunnel of Oppression is located in the Knutson Campus Center atrium. The display calls for the attention to the unarmed black and brown lives lost due to heavy police violence from research…

People Express Concerns over Governor Burgum’s Reduced COVID-19 Restrictions

"I don't think we're there as in terms of not wearing masks yet."

  FARGO, N.D.  — After North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced reduced restrictions for businesses and the halt of the statewide mask mandate, some people in the community are unsure whether or not we are ready to move forward. “The statewide mask mandate to expire at 8 am January 18th,” Gov. Doug Burgum said. As COVID-19 cases are reduced with…

Diabetes advocates propose bill to help cap insulin costs

The proposed bill would place a $25 cap on out of pocket diabetic medical costs

NORTH DAKOTA — People in North Dakota are trying to get legislature attention for a bill that would decrease the cost of insulin. The proposed bill would help by placing a cap of $25 on insulin charges for those in need of the medication. Outlined in the proposal the cost would only cover those with North Dakota insurance plans. Other…

Car camping workshop provides helpful tips on enduring the outdoors

"The car camping route is going to make outdoors accessible for more people and that's why I really think it's going to become more and more popular."

MOORHEAD. N.D. — One local business is helping community members stay warm, comfy and cozy while spending prolonged periods of time inside their cars. Nature of the North welcomed campers to a virtual workshop on how to survive the outdoors in your car. The class included tips such as covering car windows and doors with good insulation like wool blankets…

Ninja warriors compete in Four Star Ninja Academy obstacle competition

"It's really a way to get people in the door to experience what a ninja competition would feel like."

FARGO, N.D. — A warrior-style training facility is giving athletes of all ages the chance to compete in a one-of-a-kind obstacle course. The Four Star Ninja Academy gives young athletes the chance to showcase their skills on balance, agility and endurance all while promoting a healthier lifestyle. “We really wanted to inspire kids’ fitness because the one thing we didn’t…

Fargo public school students return to in person learning Tuesday

"The most important thing is making sure that our students and staff are masked, making sure that we're practicing good hand hygiene."

FARGO, N.D — Fargo public schools return to in person learning on Tuesday. After an unexpected transition to virtual learning all Fargo public school students are now able to return to campus for in person classes. “Our process in Fargo Public Schools is that we’ve always had what we call a COVID-19 instructional planning committee, so when our committee met…

Marcus Theatres ensures guest safety with increased COVID-19 restrictions

"Besides masks, we also have partitions. We ask that we do as best we can to maintain social distancing."

FARGO, N.D. — As business restrictions ease up, a local movie theater is welcoming guests back with COVID precautionary guidelines to ensure safety. As restrictions are reduced, it may lead people to want to get out of their homes for some entertainment. “All of our theaters and auditoriums are not at 50 percent, some are below 50 percent to maintain…

Moorhead church helps reach and feed more people in need of warm meals

The meals change on a daily basis and are free of charge.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local church is partnering up with Churches United to reach more people in need of a warm meal. Trinity Lutheran Church is helping provide the extra space for more people to enjoy the warmth of the indoors as well as freshly prepared meals. The partnership comes after Churches United had to limit capacity to ensure social…

Former U.S. Attorney for ND breaks down riot investigation

"As a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable."

WASHINGTON – Days after the attack on the U.S. capitol federal agencies have made dozens of arrests. “As I was watching the attack unfold, as a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable,” Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon said. Those tools include…

Fargo Police Department swears in two new officers

"Today is an important day for these new officers as they begin a challenging but rewarding career as guardians of our Fargo community."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department welcomes new officers to its law enforcement team. Officer Alex Torp is from New Prague, Minnesota, a graduate from University of North Dakota and a Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Officer Matthew Wolbersen comes from Alexandria, Minnesota and is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. “Today is an important…