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Fargo City Commission votes down mask requirement for most city workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission votes to end its mask requirement for city employees except for public health, transit and library departments on Dec. 1. The motion also says any department head has the opportunity to require their workers to mask up. The only commissioner to vote no was Dave Piepkorn. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney brought the…

NDSU employees required to get vaccinated for COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota State University announces all employees must be vaccinated for Covid-19 or undergo testing to comply with an executive order from President Biden. It requires federal contractors to be fully vaccinated, which university officials say it is. NDSU workers need to get two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson…

CDC expands COVID-19 booster recommendations

WASHINGTON (KVRR) –  The CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for people 18 and older. On Monday, the agency said everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot.  The boosters should be given 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine. “The recent emergence of the Omicron…

Biden vaccine mandate for health workers blocked in 10 states

Preliminary injunction applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact the…

RDO’s Caters Taters raises $88,000

FARGO (KVRR) – The annual RDO Caters Taters fundraiser collected $88,000 this year. Proceeds from the event will be given to Bio Girls.  The Fargo-based charity focuses on building the self-esteem of girls from 6-12 with community service, mentoring and physical activity. “The board and staff of BIO Girls are filled with gratitude – gratitude for RDO and its employees for…

Update: Lincoln Elementary student brings loaded gun to school

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Fargo Public School officials say a student brought a loaded handgun into Lincoln Elementary School Monday. The student told other students that they brought the gun to school.  They told a teacher who then located the gun and immediately took possession of it. Lincoln Elementary went into a brief lockdown.  No threats were made to students or staff.  The…

Feds say former UND student used fake info to obtain coronavirus relief funds

FARGO (KVRR) – A former University of North Dakota student is accused of stealing more than $330,000 in federal coronavirus relief money. A federal grand jury says Enroy Oneil Duncan devised a scheme to defraud the government by filing a false application for PPP funds. According to court documents, Duncan falsely stated that his company, called “Homeinhome Senior Care” had…