Author: TJ Nelson

House Lost To Fire Near Lengby, Minnesota

The fire is under investigation

LENGBY, Minn. — Polk County Sheriff’s Office says fire destroys a house at 202 447th Street Southeast. That is near Lengby, Minnesota. They got a call around 5:30 Thursday night about a structure fire. Deputies and Fosston Fire Department responded. The house was a complete loss, no injuries were reported. At this time the fire is under investigation. Categories: Local…

State Leaders Take Action On Child Care And The June Election

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break. “We would also encourage those individuals to stay at home for 14 days after their arrival back in North Dakota and I know many people who are doing this and we thank them,” said Burgum. State leaders also revealing steps they…

Red River Crest Forecast Shows Flood Threat Is Diminishing for Fargo-Moorhead

A near-perfect snow melt has lessened the threat of serious flooding

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service in Grand Forks issues a flood crest forecast for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead of between 30 and 32 feet sometime late next week. Thirty feet is considered major flood stage, but the metro is well prepared to handle that much water without having to take much action. The lack of snow or rain…

Workers On The Frontline Get Workers Compensation Coverage In North Dakota

It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order to protect frontline workers. It provides workers compensation coverage for first responders and health care workers exposed to COVID-19 on the job. It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus. Compensation includes wage replacement and medical benefits. Burgum says the current workers…

COVID-19 By The Numbers for March 25, 2020

South Dakota and Minnesota have each reported just one death from the outbreak so far

FARGO, N.D. — Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in the region and around the globe. 25 new cases of the coronavirus are being reported in Minnesota bringing the state’s total to 287. In our area, just Clay County is reporting cases and holding steady at 3. 26 people are in hospitals in the state being treated for the virus. More…

Sen. Kevin Cramer Offers Apology For “R-word” Tweet Against Speaker Pelosi

He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is apologizing for a tweet that used an unacceptable term against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package. The Republican claims the autocorrect failed on his phone, changing the word ridiculous to the offensive R-word, a description of someone with limited intellectual…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 24, 2020

New Cases Reported In North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has two new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the official total to three. They include a man in his 70’s and a man in his 90’s. Both cases are under investigation for how they got the virus. Two other cases are being reported in Dunn and Burleigh counties. The Dunn case is a man…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…

You Can Defer Student Loans For 6 Months At Bank of North Dakota

The interest rate for variable rate borrowers is also decreasing April 1

BISMARCK, N.D. — Good news for people who have student loans through the Bank of North Dakota. You can defer your payments for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. “As you know we’re fortunate to be the only state in America that has its own bank,” said Gov. Doug Burgum. “And one of the things that that bank does…