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Fargo Public Schools receives two awards from ND Library Association

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation received the School Library Benefactor of the Year and Eagles Elementary School Library Media Specialist Jennifer Hess received the Youth Excellence Program of the Year.

FARGO, N.D. — Two awards were given to  Fargo Public Schools during the North Dakota Library Association Awards. The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation received the School Library Benefactor of the Year, which is given to a person or group who makes significant contributions to a school library. Eagles Elementary School Library Media Specialist Jennifer Hess received the Youth Excellence Program…

7-year-old celebrates being cancer free at Roger Maris Cancer Center

Tommy Calder was diagnosed with leukemia in February of 2018. After nearly three years of treatment, the Warren, Minnesota native is cancer free.

FARGO, N.D. –February 18th, 2018 was the day Robert Calder and Tina Flier heard every parent’s worst nightmare. “It felt like a big punch in the stomach,” said Calder. Their son Tommy was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since that day, the family has made the two-hour trip from their home in Warren, Minnesota to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo…

Governor Walz says Covid-19 cases ‘will not get good over the next few weeks’

What makes him feel hopeful and optimistic is he has a plan.

MOORHEAD, Minn.-  Governor Tim Walz hosts a roundtable in Moorhead to talk about the impact of COVID-19 in the area Randi Trowbdridge and her daughter were the first ones in their Barnesville household to get COVID-19. Their symptoms were mild. “Cold, sinus infection type,” Trowbridge said. Five days later, Randi’s husband started developing symptoms. At first, they were mild as…

Patients at Sanford Children’s Hospital enjoy a pet parade to celebrate Halloween

About 25 people took part in the parade.

FARGO, N.D. – The F-M therapy dogs, Red River Corgis and the F-M Kennel Club team up to host a pet parade outside of Sanford Children’s hospital. The organizations wanted to cheer up patients who will have to miss Halloween this year. They brought their dogs dressed up in costumes and walked from the east side of the building to…

Salvation Army will have Red Kettle bell ringers out this year

The Salvation Army is taking safety precautions to protect their bell ringers

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army still have Red Kettle Bell Ringers this holiday season, but there are some new rules they will be following. Bell ringers will no longer wear fabric aprons, bells and kettles will be sanitized and bell ringers will wear Salvation Army masks. The Salvation Army will have a QR code reader on the bells if there…

Gov. Burgum & First Lady hold fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event

Recovery Reinvented is designed to open up conversations about getting help for diseases like mental health & addiction

BISMARCK, N.D.- Governor Doug Burgum & First Lady Katheryn Burgum virtually held the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event. It’s a free, daylong event focused on eliminating addiction stigma by reinventing recovery. The first lady has been in long-term recovery for alcohol addiction for 18 years. The event brought in 2,500 online viewers from around the state & other countries. Headlining…

UPDATE: Jason Lewis out of hospital following hernia surgery

UPDATE: Jason Lewis’ campaign says the Republican was discharged from a Hibbing hospital Wednesday afternoon after two nights there for emergency hernia surgery. “I would like to thank Dr. Wendell Smith and the entire ICU staff at the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing for safely performing my emergency surgery and also for the stellar care I received afterward. I…

MSUM moves all classes online after Thanksgiving break

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead will move all classes online after the Thanksgiving break beginning November 30th until the end of the semester. President Anne Blackhurst says in an email to students and staff the move was done because of “the high COvid-19 case rates in Minnesota and North Dakota combined with the likelihood students will travel to…

Diocese of Fargo announces the death of Monsignor Jeffrey Wald from COVID 19 complications

FARGO, ND — The Diocese of Fargo announced Monsignor Jeffrey Wald has passed away due to COVID 19 complications. The 56 year old was Pastor of St. James Basilica in Jamestown, St. Mathias Church in Windsor and St. Margaret Mary Church in Buchanan. Monsignor Wald passed away Tuesday, October 27th in a Jamestown hospital due to COVID 19 complications. Monsignor…

North Dakota reports 781 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths Wednesday

Cass County accounts for 9,056 of the total positive cases and 84 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 781 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths on Wednesday. Forty-three counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 147 and Ward County the second most with 140. Six men and six women from six counties died. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 39,907 positive cases, 178 current hospitalizations,…