Author: Kendra Beneke

International travelers no longer required to quarantine in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakotans returning from overseas will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days. The North Dakota Interim State Health Officer Dr. Paul Mariani lifted the order which was last amended on July 28. Mariani said, “Lifting this order follows the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s important for North Dakotans to remember…

Fargo middle and high schools to transition to distance learning in October

The FPS Instructional Plan Committee will meet again on October 5.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Schools has announced that its middle and high schools will transition to distance learning October 5 through October 19. The FPS Instructional Plan Committee met on Monday to discuss the rising COVID-19 cases and the recently released CDC indicators for risk of infection in schools. Based on a 14-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in Cass County,…

West Fargo Police arrest man after domestic disturbance call

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department arrested a man after receiving a domestic disturbance call Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of 12 Street E and learned that 28-year-old Joshua Young had threatened to shoot someone. Young was located in possession of a rifle. Police Arrested him for domestic assault, interference with an emergency…

North Dakota reports 287 new COVID-19 cases and one new death Monday

Cass County accounts for 4,722 of the total positive cases and 77 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 287 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Monday. Thirty-five counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 46 and Grand Forks County the second most with 42. A man in his 80s from Rolette County died. The man reportedly had underlying health conditions. North Dakota’s…

Grand Forks Police searching for man who crashed vehicle while fleeing traffic stop

A K9 attempted to track the man, but was was not located.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is searching for a man who crashed his vehicle while fleeing from police Sunday evening. The man was driving a tan Ford Escape in the 1000 block of North 51st Street when a police officer attempted to perform a traffic stop. The man fled and ended up crashing his vehicle into a tree…

North Dakota reports 508 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Cass County accounts for 4,533 of the total positive cases and 77 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 508 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on Friday. The COVID-19 cases mark a new single day high for the state. Thirty-eight counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 84 and Cass County the second most with 77. A man and woman in their 90s…

Cass County Deputy’s phone number being used in scam

The phone number being used in the scam is 701-367-4639.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a scammer has found a way to “spoof” the phone number of a current deputy sheriff. Several citizens say the individual making the call is rude and does not reveal the reason for the call. Cass County personnel say they will place calls notifying individuals of a warrant, but will never request…

Thief River Falls man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Roggenbuck's sentencing will be at a later date.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–A Thief River Falls man has plead guilty to two counts of production and attempted production of child pornograpahy. According to the guilty plea, 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Roggenbuck used or attempted to use two prepubescent minor children to produce sexually explicit conduct between November 2012 and February 2020. Additionaly, Roggenbuck admitted to possessing and distributing child pornography….

Cass County seeking input on speed limit changes to paved highways

A total of seven Cass County highways meet the state's conditions for raising the speed limit.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Highway Department is considering changing the speed limit to 65 mph on certain county paved highways. The state currently allows county paved highways to have a maximum speed limit of 65 mph, but not all highways are candidates for raising the speed limit. Highways must meet certain design, safety and road hazard conditions before the…