Cass County

Bismarck Man Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges Against 15 Minors

All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident.

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota says 21-year-old Dawson Rouse of Bismarck is facing 27 federal indictments of sexual exploitation of children, the corrosion of sexual exploitation of minors and the creation and transfer of obscene material involving minors. All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident. With…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…

Cass County Vector Control seeing uptick in tick activity

Here's how to protect yourself this tick season

FARGO, N.D. — We may still be social distancing, but it’s that time of year when a certain critter will get too close for comfort; we’re talking ticks and the potential exposure to Lyme disease. Those with Cass County Vector Control say they’ve already seen increased tick activity this season. The good news, Cass County Vector Control Director Ben Prather…

Cass County Vector Control spraying Wednesday night; keeping safety of pollinators in mind

Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able to reduce the amount of times they have to spray pesticides yearly, which is ultimately safer for pollinators like Bees and Monarch Butterflies.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County Vector Control will be spraying for adult mosquito control on Wednesday, June 24th , but they are keeping the safety of friendly pollinators in mind while they do it. Trucks will begin spraying just after 8:00 PM. Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able…

Recount in Gardner, ND City Council election yields same results as initial count

Both Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson are still sitting at eight votes each

FARGO, N.D. — Several Cass County employees spent the day recounting ballots for three local elections, including the race for Ayr mayor, Gardner City Council, and West Fargo School Board. A tight race isn’t the norm for local elections in the small city of Gardner; a town of nearly a hundred people just 25 miles north of Fargo. “There’s basically…

OneFargo And BLM Take To Streets Toward Cass County Courthouse Demanding Action

Organizers say it's not about hating law enforcement, it's about having individual accountability

FARGO, N.D. — “Everybody deserves the right to vote, everybody deserves the right to protest and just like the state of emergency everybody has the right to bear arms,” Organizer Frederick Edwards said. Protesters starting at the Johnson American Legion Field made their way to the Cass County Courthouse demanding action. Along the route through Downtown Fargo, police helped escort…

Recount Set For Tied Gardner Council Race, Two Candidates Got 8 Votes Each

the recount will take place at 9:30 Monday morning

FARGO, N.D. — A recount for a tie in the council race in tiny Gardner, North Dakota is set for Monday at the Cass County Annex. As KVRR first reported Tuesday, Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson each got 8 votes in the election but Nelson was declared the winner on the vote.nd.gov website. That is an error according to Cass…

Only 6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cass County Monday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 19 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Monday. Five counties report new cases including Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Stutsman and Wells Counties. Stutsman County reports the most new cases with eight and Cass County the second most with six. North Dakota’s COVID-19 numbers: 2,880 positive cases, 29 current hospitalizations,…