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United Way of Cass-Clay Want Help to Reach Goal of 6,000 Backpacks

The organization has received just over 3,400 backpacks.

FARGO, N.D.- July has been a busy month for United Way of Cass- Clay. The organization has been holding their annual school supply drive in the midst of a pandemic. “The need this year with the pandemic may be far greater than we could have ever anticipated and regardless of how students are returning back to school this fall, they…

Icewind Brewing In Mapleton Celebrates Grand Opening

They hope this 3-day celebration can bring in both new and returning customers for years to come.

MAPLETON, N.D. — After eight weeks of waiting, Icewind Brewing is ready to run its 3-day grand opening, giving people an opportunity to enjoy themselves with a cold drink outdoors. “There are a lot of breweries in town, making a lot of good beer, but there are a lot of classic styles that have been neglected, so we are trying…

Fargo Public School Board approves “Smart Restart” draft plan

The school year will now begin September 2nd instead of August 27th

FARGO, N.D. — After hours of deliberation, the Fargo Public School Board approved a Smart Restart plan for the upcoming school year. It also approved moving the school year’s start date from August 27th to September 2nd. If there’s one certainty about the drafted plan, it’s that almost nothing about it is certain. “Everything in this document can change,” said…

Gov. Tim Walz releases Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools

The plan allows for school districts to decide on one of three models; in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is taking a localized, data-driven approach to send K-12 students back to school this fall. School districts will have the ultimate say in what that will look like. “School districts and charter schools will be in one of three models; in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid-of the two,” said Lt. Gov. of Minnesota, Peggy Flanagan….

“Love Symbol”: New Statue Added To Prince’s Paisley Park

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — An 11-foot statue of Prince’s famed love symbol is unveiled at Paisley Park. The statue will greet visitors to Paisley Park as they enter the Chanhassen museum. According to Paisley Park, Prince assumed the symbol as his identity in 1993 after becoming frustrated with his publishing and recording contracts which owned the name Prince. The symbol was…

North Dakota reports 75 new COVID-19 cases and one new death

Cass County accounts for 2,872 of the total positive cases and 76 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 75 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Thursday. Twenty-five counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 22 and Burleigh County the second most with 11. An 80-year-old woman from Ramsey County with underlying health conditions died. The NDDoH says a previously reported case from…

LIVE: The Midwest and the Election

The major forces at play here in the Midwest could make for an even bigger surprise than last time around in the presidential elections.

With only three months away from what could be the most significant presidential election in modern history, a new story from one of the world’s foremost economic news sources says we voters here in the Midwest could play a huge role this time around. A number of pundits attribute President Trump’s surprise win in 2016 to the Midwest, particularly with…