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Ambassador Motel in Grand Forks Is Condemned

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Ambassador Motel in Grand Forks has been deemed unsafe to occupy and everyone is ordered to vacate the premises. An investigation into an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint at the motel last month found several building violations. The structure was found to pose an imminent danger to life. The motel is also in violation of…

ND settles with Justice Dept. over ADA complaint

The state was completely willing to comply with the investigation into the complaint

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Justice Department has reached a settlement over a lawsuit claiming North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in long-term care facilities. The agreement expands services to people with physical disabilities who live in, or at risk of, entering a nursing facility to give them the option to live at home. The state will provide more…

Kennedy’s Park built in honor of Ada woman who died after farming accident

Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo died in November of 2018

ADA, Minn. — Laughter filled the air at the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada, as the community pulled together for a celebration needed after a tragedy. Kennedy’s Park was built from the ground up in honor of Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo’s memory. It’s been nearly two years since she was killed from injuries sustained after an accident with a tractor while…

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

Ada-Borup Band Teacher And Students Puts Together Graduation Song For Seniors

Tuttle says he and his 27 students worked together over multiple days practicing and sending in video digitally to help craft a graduation song for the class of 2020.

ADA, Minn. — As the school year nears it’s close for seniors Ada-Borup, the school’s band director who’s seen two decades worth of seniors walk through his doors wanted to make sure this class wouldn’t be forgotten. “So my take was to take these performances, these videos they uploaded putting them together so in a way we can kind of…

NDSU Reaches Settlement With U.S Attorney’s Office For ADA Violations

The findings found the university did not provide enough wheelchair seating, seating for companions of wheelchair users and accessible aisle seating.

FARGO, N.D. — All Tammy DeSautel and her daughter Macy wanted to do was watch basketball at the SHAC at NDSU. “Ya know we were just there to watch a game and to have some fun and cheer, ya know my nephews it just really threw me off guard when we ran into those obstacles,” DeSautel said. Those obstacles became…

Ada, MN – Town of the Week 11-19-19

Ada cruised to victory over Harvey, ND.   Ada was Town of the Week 6 years ago before we even had voting and has never had a chance to be up for Town of the Year.  Congratulations Ada and go Cougars! Categories: Minnesota News, Town Of The Week Tags: ADA, Ada Borup Cougars, NORMAN COUNTY, TOWN OF THE WEEK

Mayor of Ada, Minn. Resigns

ADA, Minn. – Mayor of Ada Todd Sawrey resigned during a City Council meeting Monday night. “I’ve been dealing with several health issues for the past several years and need to refocus my energy on my health, family and business. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Ada in many different capacities over the past…

Public Veterans Services Roundtable Discussions Will Be Held Next Week

Meet With Staff From Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Office And Others

DILWORTH, MN — Veterans and those caring for veterans are encouraged to meet with Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s staff during stops in our area on July 30. Stops are scheduled in Dilworth, Ada and Mahnomen. They will hold discussions alongside representatives from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, County Veteran Service Officers, and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. They…