Author: TJ Nelson

Mass Testing Event Ends Early In Grand Forks

The site reached it's testing capacity

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest COVID-19 mass testing event at Alerus Center in Grand Forks was shutdown around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, about an hour and a half early. The site reached it’s testing capacity. You can see in this snapshot a long line of vehicles lined up as people waited for the tests. Officials had a goal of testing…

Dilworth Man Hurt In Fatal Crash In Hubbard County

It remains under investigation

HUBBARD CO., Minn — A crash Monday morning in Hubbard County, Minnesota kills one man and leaves a Dilworth man hurt. The investigation shows that 29-year-old Ryan Schlichting of Dilworth collided head-on with a car driven by 36-year-old David Weimer of Walker. Weimer was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on Schlichting’s condition. The crash happening around…

11-year-old Buffalo Boy Killed In Polaris Ranger Crash Identified

The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota.

BUFFALO, N.D. — An 11-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old girl is at Sanford in Fargo after rolling their Polaris Ranger. The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says Owen Steckler turned and lost control going into a ditch. He was thrown and died at the scene. Owen was…

MSUM Drops ACT/SAT Test Scores Requirement For Admission

They say the change is part of a national trend for more equitable access to higher education

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is dropping ACT and SAT test scores as a requirement to get in to the university. They say the change is part of a national trend for more equitable access to higher education. The change is in effect for the fall class of applicants. Students will be able to choose whether to include their test scores…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For Our Region

North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

Minnesota has eight new coronavirus deaths including a person in their 80’s in the northern Minnesota county of Koochiching. The state is reporting another 523 cases of COVID-19. Nearly 31,000 people have recovered from the virus. A Cass County woman in her 80’s has died of COVID-19 bringing North Dakota’s death toll to 79. The county has 15 of the…

6 People In North Dakota Get Sick From Bagged Salad

The CDC says 206 cases from eight states have been reported

BISMARCK, N.D. — A parasite called cyclospora being found in bagged salad mixes has sickened at least six people in North Dakota. All six ate the Marketside brand salad which is sold at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Walmart. The bagged salads are being recalled in 12 states including North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Other bagged salads being recalled include…

Frazee, Minnesota Boy Killed In Crash Saturday Afternoon

Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee

BECKER CO., Minn. — A 3-year-old Frazee, Minnesota boy is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Evergreen Township in Becker County. Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee. A pickup driven by Kristopher Engle was eastbound when it hit an SUV driven by Chad Bladow of Lake Park. Engle’s vehicle left the…

West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center Enter Phase 2 Monday

The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sports activities are returning to a new normal in West Fargo. On Monday, both the Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will transition into the second phase of reopening. The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily. One sheet of ice will be available to guests for use in fitness, technique, development…

New Grand Forks Mayor Cuts City Relations Officer

Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The new mayor of Grand Forks is making budget cuts just hours after being sworn in. Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga, Community/Government Relations Officer for the city. He says it was a necessary decision to further his initiatives to be a full-time mayor and to lower administrative costs at City Hall….

West Fargo Man Sentenced In “Lie & Try” Case

72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man gets five months in prison in a “lie and try” case. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon. He was sentenced in March to serve four months for a federal tax conviction. About a week later, Johnson tried to buy a…