Author: Kathryn Gallo

RedHawks make the most of training camp ahead of shortened season

The RedHawks reported to training on June 25th. The season begins July 3rd.

FARGO, N.D. — Friday is the start of the American Association baseball season. The decision for play to go off amid the coronavirus pandemic with a six-team, 60-game schedule came on a bit of short notice. The league announced their plans on June 12th and training camp began just 13 days later on the 25th. It was a small window…

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Fargo reveals new Statue of Liberty at Veterans Memorial Bridge

The new statue replaces the old one that was stolen in July 2019

FARGO, N.D. — A new Statue of Liberty has been installed by the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Fargo. The new statue replaces the original statue, which was stolen last July. The 650 pound, eight-and-a-half-foot-tall statue was paid for with the donation of private funds. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the statue is something positive for people to see as they…

Moorhead Blues ready to begin new season, give seniors one last chance to play together

The Blues begin their season on Friday after Minnesota cleared teams to restart outdoor youth sports.

MOORHEAD, Minn — There was nothing but good feelings in the air at Matson field on Friday afternoon. The Moorhead blues held hitting practice just a couple of hours before the team’s long awaited start to the season. “Guys are excited,” said head coach, Bryant Bergeson. “We have been waiting for this moment since probably the middle of March, so…

Red River’s Mike LaMoine, Langdon-Edmore-Munich football earn NDAPSSA honors

LaMoine earns ND Male High School Coach of the Year, L-E-M earns Male Team of the Year

FARGO, N.D — The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association announced their honorees for 2019-2020 season. North Dakota Male High School Coach of the Year Grand Forks Red River boy’s hockey head coach Mike LaMoine received the honor after joining the Roughriders as interim head coach just before the start of the season. The former UND defenseman led…

Gardner picks name out of hat to break tie, chooses new city council member

The election for the second seat in the Gardner city council resulted in a tie between Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson. Nelson's name was picked out of hat and he will be the next city council member.

GARDNER, N.D. — Patrick Nelson will take the last open city council seat in Gardner, ND. He earned the spot in a way that hasn’t ever been done in Gardner. There were three candidates on the ballot for two open city council seats. It’s not often that a small town like Gardner, with a population of around 120, sees people…

Great Plains Food Bank helps those in need with Farmers to Families Food Box distribution

1,400 boxes of fresh produce were prepared for distribution

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áThe Great Plains Food Bank was in Moorhead to partner with USDA and their Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The program is part of the organizations’s COVID-related efforts. It brings fresh food from farms to food banks that can distribute them to those in need. People were welcome to come by the drive-through distribution at Probstfield Center…

Sen. Tina Smith addresses Native American communities negatively impacted by COVID-19

Smith held a Facebook roundtable with Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and Indigenous leaders from Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Native American communities say they have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota Senator Tina Smith hosted a virtual roundtable with indigenous leaders across the state to address these concerns. The greatest problem they have had to deal with is the CARES act. Members of congress, including Smith, sought $20 billion in relief for tribal communities, but…

Black Lives Matter meets with city leaders and police

The group would not reveal details about what was discussed, but says the meeting was positive and change is coming.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo city leaders, police and members of Black Lives Matter took another step towards trying to improve relations. Members of all three parties met for nearly two hours at the mayor’s office for a meeting that was set up by Mayor Tim Mahoney. While no details were given of the specifics of what was discussed in the…