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88 Amazon workers in Shakopee test positive for coronavirus

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP)–State health officials say the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee has one of the larger coronavirus outbreaks in a warehouse or distribution plant setting. At least 88 of its approximately 1,000 workers have tested positive for the disease caused by the virus. Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since…

Moorhead Parents Start Community Supply Drive to Support Families

The organizers say they have already received a $1,000 donation.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–With many families working and learning from home, three Moorhead parents have started a community supply drive to support Moorhead Area Public Schools, students and families. The Moorhead Community Supply Drive is asking for donations to support the childcare services provided for essential workers and to implement distance learning at West Central Juvenile Center. Donations can be anything from…

United Way of Cass Clay Wants To Help Those IAffected By COVID-19

The organization wants to make sure everyone can thrive during these difficult times.

FARGO, N.D.- United Way of Cass-Clay is working to anticipate the needs of our community through these difficult days. They created the Coronavirus Response Fund. “The dollars that we’ll be raising through these funds are are going to be utilized to go to the greatest needs in the community. We’re going to make investments in our trusted non-profit partners, because…

PET CONNECTION: Meet Chiquita

Chiquita Is An 8-Year-Old Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

  Chris Mullins from C.A.A.R.E. joins us with Chiquita! Chiquita is a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot. She’s about eight years old, and loves to sing. Birds like her can live 50-60 years in captivity. She LOVES attention and prefers men to women. You can find out more about Chiquita by visiting C.A.A.R.E.’s website here. Categories: Morning – Pet Connection Tags:…

What is Net Neutrality and How Does it Affect Us?

It's a set of rules that went into effect in 2015 to prevent speed traps on the information super highway

NATIONAL (CNN) — The FCC voted to approve a plan that puts an end to net neutrality rules. But what exactly does this mean and how does it affect you at home? What is net neutrality? It has nothing to do with a volleyball or a tennis court. The “net” refers to the internet, something that has become necessary as…

Google Threatens to Block YouTube App from Amazon’s Fire Stick

The two companies have been at each other's throats over streaming and product services

  NATIONAL — The feud between Google and Amazon is heating up. The two companies have been at each other’s throats over streaming and product services. Google is announcing they are pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices after Amazon is refusing to sell many Google products on its website. But the wrath of Google is far from gone. Company officials…

Minnesota Submits Bid to be Amazon’s Second HQ

The headquarters could carry a $5 billion investment and at least 50,000 jobs for any state

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The state of Minnesota has submitted a bid to be the spot for Amazon’s second headquarters. While the details behind the bid haven’t been released, the economic development commissioner says they promoted Minnesota’s diverse workforce, strong schools and high quality of life. Gov. Dayton said the bid was modest and doesn’t carry incentives beyond a…

Amazon Criticized Over “Pro-Eating Disorder” Clothing

It is labeled under Amazon's novelty clothing section and considered to be "humorous apparel."

  NATIONAL — Amazon is coming under fire for their decision to sell what some people say encourages people to get an eating disorder. People say the clothing not only promotes a “Pro-Anorexic” or “Pro-Bulimic” attitude, but it could be damaging to those who are struggling with the diseases. One of the hoodies describes anorexia as “Like Bulimia, Except with…

F-M Organization Considering Entering Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

Could the Red River Valley be the place for the next headquarters?

  FARGO, ND — At the beginning of September, Amazon announced it wants a second home outside of its headquarters in Seattle. They are looking for a place with a million people, a diverse population and 50,000 jobs to fill. Could the Red River Valley be the place for the next headquarters? According to James Gartin with the Fargo Moorhead…

Sanford Urges Awareness of FAA Drone Regulations

Drone sightings near Sanford Health MedAir helicopters in Fargo, Sioux Falls

FARGO, ND — Anyone can buy a drone. It’s as simple as going on Amazon and having it delivered to your doorstep the next day. While it can be easy to get them in your hands, not everyone knows the rules. It’s posing a threat for some pilots. “There’s a 400–foot rule whether you’re doing it commercially or for your…