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Woman Safe after Vehicle Catches Fire on Railroad Tracks in Moorhead

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A woman is safe after her vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks and caught fire near the intersection of 8th Street and First Avenue North in Moorhead Thursday night. The Moorhead Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly put the fire out. Firefighters pushed the vehicle off the tracks once the fire was out. Acting Fire Captain…

Trump Orders 3M to Meet FEMA’s Mask Needs

3M is on track to double global production of N95 masks to 2 billion a year in 12 months.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP)–President Donald Trump has ordered Minnesota-based 3M to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it needs. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act in an effort to speed up the distribution of desperately needed hospital masks. 3M CEO Mike Roman said earlier this week that the company is working closely…

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…

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program Offers Help to Minnesotans Struggling to Pay Energy Bills

New applicants have until July 1 to apply.

SAINT PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Energy Assistance Program is available to help Minnesotans struggling to pay energy bills. The department encourages the newly unemployed, households with young children, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors to apply for the program. The Energy Assistance Program helps low-income homeowners and renters by paying grant money directly to utility companies or heating…

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…

Doosan Bobcat & Polaris Make Changes To Operations, Staff

FARGO, N.D. — Doosan Bobcat North America is temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing facilities in response to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In North Dakota and Minnesota, the temporary shutdown will begin Monday with facilities resuming normal operations two weeks later. The company is experiencing supply chain disruptions. Doosan Bobcat leaders say they want to continue preventive…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 1, 2020

1/1 Mari Hofer Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — Five more people have died of coronavirus complications, bringing Minnesota’s death toll to 17. The state is reporting an additional 70 cases for a total of 689. The median age for those who have died is 84. Thirty percent of coronavirus cases in Minnesota are the result of community spread….

Perham Victim Stabbed In Both Eyes, Shot 16 Times

criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere

Derek SweereOTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Disturbing details about a murder in a house in Perham, Minnesota are spelled out in the criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere. He is accused of stabbing his roommate, Brandon Snyder, in both eyes with a knife after an argument over a missing gun. Sweere then went to get a rifle and shot…

Red Cross Providing Care to Families Affected by Home Fires Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is continuing to provide care to communities affected by home fires despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Red Cross volunteers responded to 43 fires across North Dakota, South Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota during the month of March and offered assistance to 125 people affected by these fires. The Red Cross says it is working closely with…