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Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…

Cass County Electric Cooperative Donates N-95 Face Masks to Sanford & Essentia Health

The company donated just over 1,000 masks.

CASS COUNTY – Company leaders say they wanted to do their part to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked through their inventory and saw they had extra masks they could give away. The company found they had 54 hundred masks on hand and decided to donate just more than one thousand of them. “You know whilst it’s…

Frontline Project supports workers fighting COVID-19

The project encourages healthcare professionals, law enforcement, scientists and researchers to share their experiences on the frontline

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-based photographers, Carissa Wirtz and Brittany Walsh, had noticed many people were having trouble understanding the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic simply because it had yet to touch them directly. The friends decided the best way for others to grasp the true severity of COVID-19 was to share the experiences of those who it has affected daily….

Fargo Teacher Nominated For Global Award

She Is One Of Fifty Finalists For The Award

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo teacher is getting international attention for her work with students. Fargo South Language Arts High School teacher Leah Juelke is one of fifty finalists up for the Global Teacher Award. The award is given out to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. She has worked on multiple projects with…

Truck Drivers Receive Free Meals As a Thank You Amid COVID-19

The organizations are expecting to deliver another 200 meals on Tuesday.

MAPLETON, N.D – Truck drivers continue to keep America stocked with food and supplies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our truck drivers are the backbone of America. They are what keeps the supply chain going and we are so appreciative of everything that they do day in and day out. And while the rest of America is trying to work from…

MN Governor’s Fishing Opener in Otter Tail Co. postponed to 2021

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (FOX 9) The 2020 Minnesota governor’s fishing opener has been postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Governor Tim Walz made the announcement during his daily briefing on Wednesday. The event was originally set to take place in Otter Tail County from May 7-10, but will instead now be taking place from┬áMay 6-9 in…

Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its South University Clinic. The healthcare facility says its most pressing need is for medical-grade N95 masks, but it is also in great need for medical-grade personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and face shields. Donors are even encouraged to create handmade masks. Donations…

UND publishes advice for parents learning to teach children remotely

UND College of Education & Human Development faculty outlines tips for homeschooling kids

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Marcus Weaver-Hightower is a professor of educational foundations and research at UND, but he’s also a parent. When his children’s schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, his education background gave him a leg up on knowing how to teach his own kids, but he quickly realized not everyone was in that same boat. “It occurred…

Sanford Health employees get more money due to family stability plan

SIOUX FALLS S.D. — Sanford Health announced its family stability plan which will lead to bigger paychecks next month. Full time employees will get an additional 300 dollars with part-time employees getting an additional 150. If employees are called off or have their hours reduced they temporarily will not have to fill that time with PTO. “We don’t know what’s…