Cass County

Cass officials changed course on citizenship verification on Election Day

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – After getting complaints from voters, campaigns, and advocacy groups, Cass County elections officials changed course on primary Election Day from requiring documentation for voters who were flagged as non-citizens when their IDs were checked, to simply allowing those voters to verbally attest to their citizenship. The updated guidance came from States Attorney Birch Burdick around noon. Cass…

Cass County says large number of contests caused election results delay

FARGO (KVRR) – Cass County election officials say the unusual delays in reporting election results Tuesday night “were due to the large number of contests” in the election. Local polls closed at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, but the first election results weren’t tabulated until hours later. Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the delay was not caused by any issues or failures…

Early Voting in Cass County officially underway

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Early voting in Cass County is underway for the primary election featuring the Fargo mayoral race and crowded city commission race which has 15 candidates running for two open slots. It’s Fargo’s second election featuring approval voting where people can vote for as many candidates as they like in the race for mayor and city commission….

Experts: Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines

An expert says while it's frustrating for everyone, vaccines remain the best way to prevent long-COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A second booster shot may be in store. Those older than 50 years old and some who are immunocompromised and over 12 are already eligible or have received it. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the state averages about 80 cases a week per 100,000 people. With the unpredictability of COVID-19, experts at Fargo…

Avian flu confirmed in Cass County

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed a case of avian influenza in a backyard mixed flock of birds in Cass County. The Red River Zoo moved all their birds off exhibit to protect the health and wellbeing of all animals and guests. Bird flu has also been confirmed in two areas of LaMoure and…

Cass County prosecutor announces run for State’s Attorney

Prosecutor Kim Hegvik wants to take over for Birch Burdick who is stepping down from the position

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Another person has dropped their name in the race for Cass County State’s Attorney. Prosecutor Kim Hegvik wants to take over for Birch Burdick who is retiring in December. Hegvik has been an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office for over 15 years. She’ll be running against Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney…

Former state lawmaker, Cass County commissioner dies at 86

Alon WielandWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) Longtime Cass County Commissioner and former state legislator Alon Wieland passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. Wieland, a Republican, was a member of the state house representing District 13 in West Fargo from 2002 to 2014 and a county commissioner from 1983 to 2003. Visitation will…

1 Killed & 3 Hurt After SUV Hits Stalled Tow Truck on I-94

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HAGEROTT FAMILY 012322 GoFundMe TOWER CITY, N.D. (KVRR| Update 01/23/22 8p.m.) — An unoccupied tow truck that was stopped in the right lane on I-94 near Tower City in western Cass County was hit by an SUV about 9 p.m. Saturday. 43-year-old Kelli Hagerott of Bismarck was killed. 42-year-old Timothy Hagerott is in stable condition while two girls, ages 9…