Author: Kendra Beneke

Minnesota reports more than 2,800 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths Thursday

Clay County accounts for 2,529 of the total positive cases and 44 of the total deaths.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,849 new COVID-19 cases and 32 new deaths on Thursday. Eighty-four counties report new cases. Hennepin County reports the most new cases with 493 and Ramsey County the second most with 249. A total of thirty-two deaths were reported between the ages of 55 and 100. The deaths came from 18 different…

North Dakota students invited to apply for Superintendent’s Cabinet

Students interested in applying to be on the Student Cabinet must apply by 5 p.m. on Nov. 23.

BISMARCK, N.D.–State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is inviting students in grades three through 12 to apply for the Superintendent’s Student Cabinet. The Cabinet was created by Baesler in 2015 as a way for students to share their opinions and make a difference in the way schools operate all across the state. Students on the Cabinet serve for 18 months and…

North Dakota reports 781 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths Wednesday

Cass County accounts for 9,056 of the total positive cases and 84 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 781 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths on Wednesday. Forty-three counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 147 and Ward County the second most with 140. Six men and six women from six counties died. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 39,907 positive cases, 178 current hospitalizations,…

Essentia Health provides tips on staying healthy this Halloween

FARGO, N.D.–Dr. Jonathan KenKnight, a pediatrician at Essentia Health, is providing kids and adults with tricks for staying safe and healthy on Halloween despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For those trick-or-treating, Dr. KenKnight recommends wearing a mask with a costume and maintaining a safe distance between groups. Guardians should also wash all candy once the night is done and leave the…

North Dakota reports 896 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths Tuesday

Cass County accounts for 8,925 of the total positive cases and 84 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 896 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths on Tuesday. Fifty counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 176 and Grand Forks County the second most with 146. Six men and 9 women from six counties died. The NDDoH says it will no longer being supplying…

Arrest leads to recovery of items from several burglaries in metro

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday night after he stole a vehicle in Dilworth. Officers were able to track the stolen vehicle to County Road 81 between Argusville and Harwood. A Cass County deputy conducted a traffic stop and arrested 29-year-old Marcos Garza. While deputies were investigating, they discovered that Garza was in possession of…

American Red Cross urgently seeking volunteers from the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers from the Red River Valley to provide food, shelter and support to those across the country. With several natural disasters occurring in addition to the COVID-9 pandemic, the American Red Cross is spread thin attempting to provide care to people displaced locally and nationally. The Red Cross says more than…

NDSU set to launch mental health and wellbeing app for students, faculty and staff

NDSU bought the app with funds provided by the CARES Act.

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota State University Counseling Center recently purchased a mental health and wellbeing app for students and the university community. The app, called WellTrack, will allow students, faculty or staff to take an assessment regarding depression, anxiety and stress. The app then provides self-help therapy and allows users to track their progress. More than two million students and…