Cass County

“Significant” virtual Covid-19 briefing Friday involving health experts, Fargo & Cass County leaders

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The City of Fargo is hosting what it calls a significant virtual public briefing Friday, September 24th at noon urging people to do what they can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Sanford Health, Essentia Health, Fargo Cass Public Health, Fargo, West Fargo and county leaders will urge people to get vaccinated and wear masks…

Commissioners approve new Cass County mask mandate

FARGO (KVRR) – On a vote of  3-2, Cass County Commissioners have reinstated a mask policy for members of the public and county employees. The mask mandate was approved Monday evening.  Commissioners Jim Kapitan, Duane Breitling and Mary Scherling voted in favor of the mandate.  Commissioners Chad Peterson and Rick Steen oppose the mandate. The policy will remain in place…

Delta Variant has hospitals reaching capacity as COVID-19 cases soar

"In the last few weeks we have experienced a very high number of patients as the Delta variant continues to spread."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Health officials are yet again warning of the severity of COVID-19 as cases across Cass and Clay counties continue to rise. “Given the urgency of our current situation we felt it necessary to update the community as we enter our fourth wave with the Delta variant changing the game,” Fargo Cass Public Health Director, Desi Fleming…

Fargo Cass Public Health asks city & county leaders to follow CDC guidelines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health officials are drafting a letter to send to Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County leaders urging them to follow CDC guidelines regarding masks. The decision comes a day after Cass County was placed in the high risk category for COVID-19 transmission rates. In communities with high levels of transmission, the CDC recommends…

CDC raises Cass County transmission level from Substantial to High

FARGO (KVRR) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has placed Cass County in the highest risk category for COVID-19 transmission rates. Cass County joins 2469 other US counties with a “High Transmission” designation, driven by low vaccination rates and a higher transmission rate for the Delta variant. On Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Cass County stood…

Sheriff: West Fargo officer’s death is significant loss for community

Lt. Adam GustafsonFARGO (KVRR) – Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the death of a West Fargo police officer who died of a medical emergency while on duty Tuesday is “a significant loss for our community and law enforcement in our region.” “The Cass County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Lieutenant Adam Gustafson’s family…

Moorhead Agrees To Pay Retainer Fee For Possible Mosquito Aerial Spraying

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead’s City Council has decided to put the company that does aerial spraying for mosquitoes on retainer. The fee to secure Airborne Custom Spraying of Halstad, Minnesota is $12,000. That money would count toward the spraying cost which runs around $28,000 per application if the city council decided to go ahead and spray later in the summer….

Fargo’s vaccination rate is 50 percent

The virtual meeting gives people an update on where we stand in the Covid 19 pandemic and vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health says the city is nearing a Covid-19 vaccination milestone despite a change in vaccinations. Earlier this week the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was put on pause. Six people out of the more than six million who received the vaccine developed blood clots. Fargo Cass Public Health says they had to make some…

Three High Risk Sex Offenders On The Move in Fargo

Aaron Bever 1/2 Michael Skeldum Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Geoffrey Miller Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — One high risk sex offender in Fargo is homeless while two others have new addresses. Fargo Police say Aaron Bever has registered as homeless. The 35-year-old was convicted in 2003 in Dunn County, Wisconsin of sexual assault. Bever repeatedly sexually assaulted…

Fire emergency & burn ban declared in Cass County

FARGO (KVRR) – Due to unusually dry conditions, a burn ban is in effect in Cass County. The Cass County Commission declared a fire emergency and approved the burn ban Tuesday.  It will remain in effect until April 6. The ban includes garbage/pit fires, the burning of farmland, cropland and ditches and the use of fire to demolish structures. Residential…