Author: Kathryn Gallo

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

Fargo Fire Dept. recruiting new members to its team

The fire department is looking to hire four to five new firefighters/EMTs to the team by the spring of 2021

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Deparment is recruiting for the position of firefighter/EMT. In order to apply, you must be 18 or older, have completed at least 60 college credits, have a valid drivers license, be of sound mental and physical health and have the ability to understand written and spoken English. Eligible candidates will undergo a written test,…

Churches think creatively to keep holiday traditions alive through the pandemic

Some churches will hold online or drive-by services. Others may hold outdoor nativity scenes or send home advent kits.

FARGO, N.D. — One of the most the difficult things people have had to miss out on during the pandemic is attending church; a practice that many hold close to their hearts. “A lot of people have had trouble adjusting to the fact that they would not be in a house of worship,” said Pastor Bob Ona. At Northview Church…

City Commissioners try to strike down Mayor Mahoney’s Covid-19 order

The order now limits occupancy for bars and restaurants to 50% and up 150 people. It also works to accommodate attendance sizes with places of worship.

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus surge in North Dakota is among the worst in the U.S. Cass County is playing a big part. “The cases in the state as well as Cass County continue to increase on a weekly basis,” said Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. “Cass County has 1,562 active cases. One of our highest yet.” In Fargo, Mayor Mahoney…

ND United members seek state to do more to slow spread of COVID-19

In a poll of 756 teachers and education support staff conducted in October, 67% say Governor Doug Burgum has not gone far enough in trying to slow the spread.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota United has conducted three polls since July to hear from K-12 teachers and education support staff on what concerns they are facing during this unprecedented school year. The most recent survey suggests these educators are growing more fearful of the coronavirus and are asking for more to be done to help slow the spread. There…

Clay County Sheriff says social gathering restrictions will be ‘difficult’ to enforce

Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on Tuesday limiting the size of social gatherings to no more than 10 people and no more than three households.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More restrictive changes are coming to Minnesota as the state tries to limit the uptick in COVID-19 cases. Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that set a curfew of 10 p.m. for bars and restaurants, limits the number of guests at weddings to 50 people and allows for no more than 10 people from no more…

UND alum remembers her time on Jeopardy!, meeting Alex Trebek

Stephanie Gagelin competed on the iconic show in 2010 and represented UND.

FARGO, N.D. — Thursday, November 11th marks a very unique 10-year anniversary for Stephanie Gagelin. “I have gone back and watched it every once in a while. My mom is really a nostalgic person and so she’ll want to dig it out every once and a while like if I am home for the holidays,” admits Gagelin. The then 19-year-old…

Sanford Health, Essentia Health address uptick in patients seeking mental health care

Sanford Health says they try to get new patients scheduled for an appointment within 60 days. Essentia Health says their wait is about a month.

FARGO, N.D. — There is greater stress about health, finances and the future during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, it has also meant spending a lot of time alone. These are all things that can lead mental health to worsen, causing more people to reach out for help. “What is often described in the behavioral health world is this notion…

Moorhead Public Schools to provide free meals to adults

Breakfast and lunches will be distributed Monday through Friday from November 10th-December 30th.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you are a student or not, Moorhead public schools is making sure everyone in it’s community has enough to eat. Beginning November 10th, Moorhead Schools will be providing free meals for adults. They will be available for pickup from Monday to Friday and the meal bags will include both breakfast and lunch for the day. Any…