Walz, Birx say increased testing is key to slowing spread

Birx told Walz Minnesota is at a critical juncture in reducing infection rates.

MINNESOTA — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says increased testing is key to stopping the state from seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Walz says Minnesota is working hard to expand testing capacity and that Minnesotans are close to having at-home testing with immediate results. Over the weekend, the Governor met with the White House’s COVID-19 advisor, Dr. Deborah Birx who told…

Senate candidate Jason Lewis “rushed” to hospital for emergency surgery

EAGAN, MN — Jason Lewis, former Minnesota Congressman and GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, is recovering after having surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday. Lewis’ campaign manager, Tom Szymanski, released a statement this morning saying Lewis was rushed to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Upon arriving at the hospital, doctors determined Lewis was suffering from…

West Fargo Police Department’s School Resource Officer program gains national recognition

The department will be formally recognized at the 2021 National Conference.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department’s School Resource Officer program is being recognized as a model agency by the National Association of School Resource Officers. West Fargo began their program in 2005 with just one SRO and currently has seven SROs all managed by Sergeant Derek Cruff. The department began the process to become an NASRO model agency in…

Mask restrictions pose concerns for people in Fargo

Mayoral mask mandate raises awareness amid pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. — “We very much want to avoid a second shut down because in the spring it was very devastating to many of our businesses,” Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney said. With a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Mahoney enacted emergency protocol to have a city-wide mask mandate and prevent a second shutdown. Some people think it is…

Community members give back to West Fargo first responders

For the first responders, this past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions.

WEST FARGO, N.D.- The El Zagal Shrine in Fargo and Dakota Water Conditioning team up to say thank you to first responders. West Fargo first responders and their families received a meal at the POW/MIA plaza in West Fargo as token of appreciation for all they do. “It’s a drive through COVID safe meal. We got BBQ ribs, we got…

A virtual walk hopes to raise awareness about Huntington’s disease

For the walk, people are able to choose their own course and walk at their own pace.

NORTH DAKOTA & Minn. — Through the virtual walk, people can choose their own course and move at their own pace. Those with the local Chapter covering North Dakota and part of Minnesota, say because Huntington’s is a rare genetic disease, those affected don’t have a lot of support and treatment options. They hope that through this walk, although being…

Local church’s annual “Trunk-or-Treat” takes COVID precautions

Grace Lutheran Church encourages masks and social distancing to keep families safe

Fargo, N.D.– The Grace Lutheran Church hosted their annual Trunk-or-Treat, making sure to take precautions to keep families safe. The trunk or treaters showed up in their Halloween costumes and masks, ready to walk around the parking lot to get treats. Members of the church dressed up as well and handed out candy and snacks from their decorated car trunks….

Fargo Mayor discusses second COVID-19 shutdown for the city

How implementing measures can help prevent the spread

FARGO, N.D. — As of Monday evening, Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney issued a mask mandate for the city of Fargo. There is no enforcement. If Cass County continues to see an increase in cases, that could cause a shutdown. “The concern is that if we don’t start turning this around and our numbers keep going up it’ll be difficult to…

LIVE: Pay it Forward Program

Keep moving forward through the uncertainty -- and help someone else get through it too.

It’s been a stressful year. But a program at the YMCA of Cass Clay that’s here to ease financial and mental strain on local families is here to help. The “Pay it Forward” program at the YMCA allows you to nominate someone you know for a fully sponsored membership. It can go to families struggling under financial hardship, dealing with…