Author: TJ Nelson

International Music Camp Postponed To Summer of 2021

A fund has been started with a goal of raising $300,000

DUNSEITH, N.D. — The 65th Season of the International Music Camp is being postponed to the summer of 2021. Campers will be able to carry payments over to next year or get a refund. Summer camp operations make up over 90% of the International Music Camp’s annual income so the decision has a major financial impact on the organization. A…

Flooding Closes Section of Highway 54 Near Manvel, North Dakota

There is no signed detour in place so drivers should use an alternate route

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Some rural North Dakota homes are being surrounded by flood waters. Drone footage was taken by the North Dakota Department of Transportation of Highway 54. Water can be seen covering the highway between I-29 and the Red River about seven miles north of Manvel. There is no signed detour in place so drivers should use…

Gov. Doug Burgum Says Math Is On His Side In Not Ordering “Stay at Home” Order

North Dakota currently has a 3.1% positive test rate making it the 3rd lowest in the country

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appreciates an online petition calling for him to issue a stay at home order. But he says he won’t do that as long as the math is on his side. “You know we get to listen to both sides,” said Burgum. “We get to listen to people who think we’ve locked down…

Assistant Becker County Attorney Appointed District Judge

Nathaniel Welte’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge John Scherer

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s Office is appointed to become a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Governor Tim Walz announced the appointments of Nathaniel Welte and Laura Moehrle. Both appointments will be chambered in St. Cloud. Moehrle’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge…

COVID-19 By The Numbers April 5, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota is approaching 1,000, with five more deaths. Governor Tim Walz is now requesting a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump. He will present his State of the State address Sunday at 7 p.m. The state has 935 confirmed cases, up 70 from Saturday. Clay County is up…

Medical Supply Truck Rolls On Icy Highway In Steele County, Northwest of Fargo

the truck, with masks, medical gloves and gowns, was heavily damaged, but the driver wasn’t hurt

FINLEY, ND (KFGO) – A state health department emergency response truck loaded with medical supplies left a highway and rolled on a slick highway in Steele County, northwest of Fargo. Sheriff Wayne Beckman says the truck was headed to hospitals in Northwood and Mayville when it left the road. He says the truck, with masks, medical gloves and gowns, was…

Ice Buildup Causing Galloping Power Lines, Loss of Power To Some

Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Electric is dealing with galloping lines near Arthur and Grandin, North Dakota. A number of outages reported due to high winds, ice buildup and those galloping lines. Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored to people stuck at home during the pandemic. They ask that you use the Cass…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

Gov. Burgum Extends Business Closure To April 20

major presidential disaster declaration also approved

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has extended North Dakota business closures through April 20 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has also approved Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration. “This approval paves the way for North Dakota to receive federal funding at state, local, tribal level and also certain non-profits,” said Burgum. This support comes…

Doosan Bobcat & Polaris Make Changes To Operations, Staff

FARGO, N.D. — Doosan Bobcat North America is temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing facilities in response to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In North Dakota and Minnesota, the temporary shutdown will begin Monday with facilities resuming normal operations two weeks later. The company is experiencing supply chain disruptions. Doosan Bobcat leaders say they want to continue preventive…