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Federal carjacking charges filed against Fargo man

John Poitra was charged in Clay County on March 17th

FARGO, N.D. — On March 17th, John Poitra, 30, was arrested after allegedly threatening to stab a man in Fargo, stealing their car and fleeing into Minnesota were he was taken into custody. “The deputy had just started a shift, he was right in the area when the call came out,” said Clay County Sheriff, Mark Empting. “He immediately saw…

Flooding Closes Section of Highway 54 Near Manvel, North Dakota

There is no signed detour in place so drivers should use an alternate route

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Some rural North Dakota homes are being surrounded by flood waters. Drone footage was taken by the North Dakota Department of Transportation of Highway 54. Water can be seen covering the highway between I-29 and the Red River about seven miles north of Manvel. There is no signed detour in place so drivers should use…

Gov. Doug Burgum Says Math Is On His Side In Not Ordering “Stay at Home” Order

North Dakota currently has a 3.1% positive test rate making it the 3rd lowest in the country

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appreciates an online petition calling for him to issue a stay at home order. But he says he won’t do that as long as the math is on his side. “You know we get to listen to both sides,” said Burgum. “We get to listen to people who think we’ve locked down…

Unemployment claims soar in North Dakota

There have been more than 19,000 claims filed in a roughly 3-week period

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A UND professor says three main factors are impacting North Dakota’s current economy: Coronavirus, the oil price war and the potential for spring flooding. Since North Dakota reported its first case of Coronavirus on March 11th, there have been more than 19,000 unemployment claims. The state saw around 23,000 unemployment claims for all of 2019. According…

Dem-NPL Governor Candidate Lenz Announces Running Mate

Vig is a farmer and former lawmaker from Steele County.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for governor of North Dakota announced her running mate. Dr. Shelley Lenz, who is a veterinarian and small business owner, has picked Ben Vig for Lieutenant Governor. Vig is a farmer and former lawmaker from Steele County. He was elected to represent District 23 in the State Legislature in 2006. He served until…

Sanford Hydroxychloroquine Trials Look ‘Promising’

Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it's a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, you’ve heard those words a lot in the news over the last few days. But what are they? Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it’s a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. “My professional opinion is that Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin show a lot of promise. What…

Assistant Becker County Attorney Appointed District Judge

Nathaniel Welte’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge John Scherer

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s Office is appointed to become a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Governor Tim Walz announced the appointments of Nathaniel Welte and Laura Moehrle. Both appointments will be chambered in St. Cloud. Moehrle’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge…

Gov. Walz intends to make Coronavirus models he bases decisions off of public

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz responds to concerns as to why he hasn’t made information he’s basing decisions like his stay at home order on public. Walz says he intends to be transparent with the statistics. He stresses he needed to make difficult decisions on keeping Minnesotans safe from the Coronavirus with little data initially available. “We were…