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Charges Filed Against Man Involved in West Fargo Fire

Police are looking for 44-year-old Marty Johann

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Charges have been filed against the man involved in a West Fargo garage fire last week and a warrant is out for his arrest. Police officers and firefighters responded to the fire at 108th C Street on March 25th. Forty-four-year-old Marty Johann was inside the burning garage. The report says Johann told officers he would shoot…

MATBUS Relocates Downtown Hub, Begins Construction Project

FARGO, N.D.–MATBUS is relocating its downtown hub to a new temporary location starting April 4. The new hub will be at the former Fargo Cass Public Health building located at 401 3 Avenue North. Jefferson Lines will also move to the new location. The current Ground Transportation Center is undergoing a major construction update to the building and parking lot….

Ice Buildup Causing Galloping Power Lines, Loss of Power To Some

Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Electric is dealing with galloping lines near Arthur and Grandin, North Dakota. A number of outages reported due to high winds, ice buildup and those galloping lines. Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored to people stuck at home during the pandemic. They ask that you use the Cass…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization. Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosts COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting a COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable feauring F-M K-12 administrators. The speakers will provide information about how their education systems are continuing to provide valuable instruction through distance learning. The speakers include: · Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney · Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Rupak Gandhi · West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Beth Slette ·…

Schools Make Changes to Student Meal Distribution Due to Projected Weather Forecast

FARGO, N.D.–Many schools in the F-M area are having to make changes to their student meal distribution schedules due to the projected weather forecast. Fargo Public Schools is distributing Friday’s student meals on Thursday in order to ensure the safety of staff and families. The distribution times and locations for Fargo Public Schools can be found here. · West Fargo…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers’ and employees’ temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in any Menards stores as a precaution. Jeff Abbott, a spokesman…

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….